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#18 Dilan Gunawardana in conversation with Greg Sestero

The ABR Podcast 01 December 2017
ABR Deputy Editor Dilan Gunawardana spoke to Greg Sestero: actor, model, author and co-star of the 'best/worst film ever made', The Room (2003). His award-winning memoir The Disaster Artist: My life inside The Room, the greatest bad movie ever made chronicles the film's production and Greg's relationship with its creator, the enigmatic Tommy Wiseau. It was recently adapted into a film direct ... (read more)

About Edwin Lee Mulligan | States of Poetry WA - Series Two

States of Poetry Western Australia - Series Two 27 November 2017
Poet and painter Edwin Lee Mulligan was born in Derby in 1980. He is also known by his traditional name, Warrda Lumbadij Bundajarrdi. He grew up in Yakanarra and now resides in Noonkanbah in the central Kimberley and in Broome. His grandfather Jimmy Pike is a well-known Walmajarri artist and is the reason why Mulligan embarked on a career in the arts. Mulligan’s work has been exhibited in New Yo ... (read more)

#17 Stephen Orr reads 'Ambassadors from Another Time'

The ABR Podcast 02 November 2017
From the Herbig family who lived in a hollowed out tree trunk to Dr Bosisto’s ‘Syrup of Red Gum’, from the trauma and regeneration of bushfires to the ill-fated Burnside Village tree, the Tree of Knowledge, and the ‘dig tree’ - how can we understand Australia’s complex relationship with the eucalypt? The October 2017 Environment issue of Australian Book Review includes the third ABR Eu ... (read more)

Letters to the Editor - November 2017

November 2017, no. 396 25 October 2017
Marriage equality Dear Editor,I voted Yes in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey. However, I tend to agree with those who consider that a survey of this nature should not be necessary. On the basis of its international treaty obligations, the federal government already has a constitutionally valid means of legislating for same-sex marriage. Homosexuality is a perfectly natural phenomenon, ... (read more)

The Update - October 24, 2017

ABR Arts 24 October 2017
  Recent ABR Arts reviews Harry Windsor reviews Suburbicon (Roadshow Films) ★★★ Dilan Gunawardana reviews the 2017 Melbourne Festival Louise Martin-Chew reviews Gerhard Richter: The life of images (QAGOMA) Ian Dickson reviews Norma (Metropolitan Opera) ★★ Sally Grant reviews On Country: Australian Aboriginal art from the Kaplan–Levi Gift (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) ... (read more)

About Samuel Wagan Watson | States of Poetry QLD - Series Two

States of Poetry Queensland - Series Two 23 October 2017
Born in Brisbane 1972, Samuel’s poetry has collected numerous accolades and opportunities. His writing is featured in anthologies, public art works, films, and on-board the international space station. Love Poems and Death Threats is his latest collection with University of Queensland Press. He recently won the 2015 Raw Roar Poetry Slam in Wagga Wagga. Poems 'When we dreamt like Kerouac' 'Tug ... (read more)