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May 2023, no. 453

May 2023, no. 453

Welcome to the May issue of ABR. This month’s powerful cover feature is David N. Myers on the troubled state of democracy in Israel in the light of the recent protests. Meanwhile Gordon Pentland explores the impact of nostalgia on British politics and Marilyn Lake examines a new book on Gough Whitlam and women. Barney Zwartz reviews Chrissie Foster’s new memoir and Michael Easson looks at the history of the Macquarie Bank. Anthony Lynch reflects on poet Jordie Albiston’s posthumous work, Frank, and we review new fiction from Margaret Atwood, Max Porter, Pip Williams, and J.R. Burgmann. Also in the issue, we reveal the 2023 Calibre Essay prize winner.

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Full Contents

Advances

Advances - May 2023

by Australian Book Review
Letters

Letters to the Editor - May 2023

by Neal Morrisey, et al.
History

Women and Whitlam: Revisiting the revolution edited by Michelle Arrow

by
Memoir

Still Standing by Chrissie Foster, with Paul Kennedy

Memoir

Back in the Day: A memoir by Melvyn Bragg

Calibre Prize

Flow States

Fiction

Old Babes in the Wood: Stories by Margaret Atwood

Fiction

The Bookbinder of Jericho by Pip Williams

Fiction

Children of Tomorrow by J.R. Burgmann

Fiction

An Ungrateful Instrument by Michael Meehan

Fiction

Where Light Meets Water by Susan Paterson

Fiction

Shy by Max Porter

Letters

The Letters of Oscar Hammerstein II edited by Mark Eden Horowitz

Literary Studies

The Family Idiot: Gustave Flaubert, 1821–1857, an abridged edition by Jean-Paul Sartre, translated by Carol Cosman, edited by Joseph S. Catalano

Memoir

Sultan: A memoir by Wasim Akram, with Gideon Haigh

Poet of the Month

An interview with Dan Disney

by Australian Book Review
Poetry

Frank by Jordie Albiston

Poetry

101 Poems by Ron Pretty

Literary Studies

Incarnation and Metamorphosis by David Mason & The Colosseum Introduction to David Mason by Gregory Dowling

Publisher of the Month

An interview with Martin Hughes

by Australian Book Review
Fiction

Gemini Falls by Sean Wilson