June–July 2016, no. 382

June–July 2016, no. 382

Welcome to the June-July issue of Australian Book Review. The highlight of this issue is the winning essay in this year's Calibre Prize. Michael Winkler's winning essay is titled 'The Great Red Whale'. It was chosen from almost 200 entries. Lucas Grainger-Brown reviews two new books on Tony Abbott's downfall, Sheila Fitzpatrick reviews a biography on Stalin's daughter, and Peter Stanley examines Henry Reynolds's new book on Australia's long history of bellicosity. Novelists reviewed in this issue include Toni Jordan, Jane Harper and Patrick Holland. Distinguished US poet Sharon Olds publishes her first poem in ABR.

Full Contents

Politics

Credlin & Co by Aaron Patrick & The Road to Ruin by Niki Savva

Memoir

Dying: A memoir by Cory Taylor

Fiction

Zero K by Don DeLillo

Biography

The Fighter by Arnold Zable

Australian History

Unnecessary Wars by Henry Reynolds

Memoir

The Boy on the Tricycle by Marcel Weyland & The May Beetles by Baba Schwartz

Memoir

Road Series by Hugo Race

Australian History

Anzac Day Then and Now edited by Tom Frame

Fiction

Asylum by John Hughes

Fiction

Our Tiny, Useless Hearts by Toni Jordan

Fiction

Comfort Zone by Lindsay Tanner

Fiction

What Belongs To You by Garth Greenwell

Fiction

One by Patrick Holland

Fiction

The Convict's Daughter by Keira Lindsey

Fiction

Kings Rising by C.S. Pacat

Psychiatry

In a Different Key: The story of Autism by John Donvan and Caren Zucker

Sport

From the Outer: Footy like you've never heard it edited by Alicia Sometimes and Nicole Hayes

Essays

Things My Mother Taught Me by Claire Halliday

Fiction

The Dry by Jane Harper

Biography

The Amazing Mrs. Livesey by Freda Marnie Nicholl