April 2021, no. 430

April 2021, no. 430

Welcome to the April issue! In our cover story, ABR theatre critic Tim Byrne examines the ways in which Australian theatre companies are coping after lockdown and the strategies they are implementing to welcome back audiences. Senior journalist (and new ABR Board member) Johanna Leggatt reviews Alan Rusbridger’s new book in which the former editor-in-chief of the Guardian offers an uneven attempt to demythologise journalism. Shannon Burns examines Steven Carroll’s fictionalised look at the life of the woman behind the notorious French novel Story of O. Claudio Bozzi, a legal academic, looks at whether the election of Joe Biden has given cause to hope that the position of Science Advisor to the President of the United States might be returned to a position of influence after years of neglect under Donald Trump. Other reviewers include Robert Dessaix, Andrea Goldsmith, Barry Hill, Kim Mahood, and Zora Simic.

Full Contents

War

War: How conflict shaped us by Margaret MacMillan

Society

Open Minds: Academic freedom and freedom of speech in Australia by Carolyn Evans and Adrienne Stone with Jade Roberts

Feminism

Feminisms: A global history by Lucy Delap

Non-fiction

No Document by Anwen Crawford

Short Stories

Pushing Back by John Kinsella

Short Stories

Born Into This by Adam Thompson

Short Stories

Smokehouse by Melissa Manning

Fiction

O by Steven Carroll

Interview

An interview with Kent MacCarter

by Australian Book Review
Interview

Open Page with Mark McKenna

by Australian Book Review
Photography

New Guinea: Nature and culture of Earth’s grandest island by Bruce M. Beehler, photography by Tim Laman

Migration

The Penguin Book of Migration Literature edited by Dohra Ahmad

Biography

Grimmish by Michael Winkler

Memoir

Monsters by Alison Croggon

Memoir

The Shape of Sound by Fiona Murphy

Memoir

Walk Like a Cow: A memoir by Brendan Ryan

Art

Cy Twombly: Making past present edited by Christine Kondoleon with Kate Nesin

Art

A History of Art History by Christopher S. Wood

Letter collection

Distant Dreams: The correspondence of Percy Grainger and Burnett Cross, 1946–60 edited by Teresa Balough and Kay Dreyfus

Letters

Letters to the Editor

by Tricia Dearborn, Trevor Shearston, Andrew McLeod, and Andy Morton