Fiction

Lisa Bennett reviews 'A pple and Knife' by Intan Paramaditha, translated by Stephen J. Epstein

Lisa Bennett
26 April 2018

There is an observation in the titular story of Indonesian writer Intan Paramaditha’s first collection to be published in English, which can be read as the thematic spine of the book: More

Slobodanka Vladiv-Glover reviews 'Crime and Punishment' by Fyodor Dostoevsky, translated by Nicolas Pasternak Slater

Slobodanka Vladiv-Glover
26 April 2018

On its first appearance in Russia, Dostoevsky’s novel 'Crime and Punishment' was the hit of the season. It was serialised throughout 1866 in the journal 'The Russian Messenger'. Nikolai More

Amy Baillieu reviews 'Flames' by Robbie Arnott

Amy Baillieu
26 April 2018

Robbie Arnott’s Flames is an exuberantly creative and confident début. Set in an alternate Tasmania, Flames’s kaleidoscopic narrative crackles with energy and imagin More

Shannon Burns reviews 'Relatively Famous' by Roger Averill

Shannon Burns
26 April 2018

In Relatively Famous, Roger Averill combines a fictional memoir with extracts from a faux-biography of the memoirist’s Booker Prize-winning father, Gilbert Madigan. The biograph More

Chris Flynn reviews 'Property' by Lionel Shriver

Chris Flynn
26 April 2018

The sadly departed Terry Pratchett once said, ‘Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.’ While it is difficult to imagine anyone claiming that the great fantasist had no More

Gillian Dooley reviews 'A Sand Archive' by Gregory Day

Gillian Dooley
26 April 2018

‘And so I patch it together … I take the liberty of seeking not only an explanation but a connection between what at first might appear to be disparate ingredients.’ The narrator of More

Anna MacDonald reviews 'The Everlasting Sunday' by Robert Lukins

Anna MacDonald
27 March 2018

Set in England during the Big Freeze of 1962–63 – the coldest winter in nearly 300 years – Robert Lukins’s first novel tells the story of Radford, who is sent to live at Goodwin Ma More

Brian Matthews reviews 'A Stolen Season' by Rodney Hall

Brian Matthews
26 March 2018

Of the now twelve novels that make up Rodney Hall’s distinguished prose fiction – ranging from The Ship on the Coin (1972) to this year’s A Stolen Season – it is More

Ashley Hay reviews 'In the Garden of the Fugitives' by Ceridwen Dovey

Ashley Hay
23 March 2018

I was never brave enough to visit Pompeii, partly due to an overactive imagination that combined a sense of the ferocity of Vesuvius’s blast in 79 CE and the volcano’s ongoing mutterin More

Kerryn Goldsworthy reviews 'The Death of Noah Glass' by Gail Jones

Kerryn Goldsworthy
23 March 2018

Noah Glass is dead, his fully clothed body discovered floating face down in the swimming pool of his Sydney apartment block, early one morning. Born in Perth in 1946, father of two adult c More

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