September 2012 no. 344

September 2012 no. 344

News from the Editor's Desk

Calibre – ‘Body and Soul’

Matt Rubinstein is the overall winner of the sixth Calibre Prize for an Outstanding Essay. His essay, entitled ‘More

Peter Craven on Patrick White's 'Happy Valley'

Peter Craven

Happy Valley is the first of Patrick White’s novels and it is a consistently compelling book, as well as the exhilarating performance of a great writer in the making. Everyone k ... More

Bernadette Brennan reviews 'Wild Card' by Dorothy Hewett

Bernadette Brennan

Dorothy Hewett’s Wild Card: An Autobiography 1923–1958 was first published by McPhee Gribble in 1990. Now, a decade after Hewett’s death, UWA Publishing has reissued this ex ... More

Jane Goodall: Remembering Robert Hughes (1938–2012)

Jane Goodall

When Gore Vidal died a few weeks ago, his publisher issued a statement calling him the last survivor of a postwar crop of American literary giants. ‘It is hard to think of another … wh ... More

Also in this issue


Ben Juers


Ben Juers


Anna Heyward


Philippa Hawker

Jo Langdon: Snowline

Peter Kenneally