Welcome to our first issue for 2013! Highlights include Morag Fraser’s annual letter from the US – about the state of play in Washington D.C. Bernadette Brennan reviews Geordie Williamson’s controversial book The Burning Library. The first biography of J.M. Coetzee is reviewed by Gillian Dooley. We have reviews of new fiction by Brian Castro and Graeme Simsion. Brenda Niall writes at length about tensions between Henry Handel Richardson and Nettie Palmer.
When I heard that someone was writing Coetzee’s biography, I thought he must be either brave or foolish. After all, Coetzee’s own approach to autobiography is slippery, to say the leas ... More