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February 2013

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.

February 2013

Features

Signs and portents

Morag Fraser

November in America signals a time to gather in, take stock and breathe a little. The elections are done by the end of the first week. Thanksgiving beckons, the high holidays begin, media ... More

Literary Studies

Fit audience of readers

Bernadette Brennan

As a reader, teacher, and scholar of Australian literature, I applaud any initiative directed towards increasing readers’ understanding of, and engagement with, Australian writing. Geord ... More

Media

The cult of Rupert Murdoch

Joel Deane

Talk about unfortunate timing. On 10 December 2012, the New Yorker ran a lengthy profile on Elisabeth Murdoch, the older sister of Lachlan and Ja ... More

Biography

Gillian Dooley on 'J.M. Coetzee: A Life in Writing'

Gillian Dooley

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

Also in this issue

Street to Street

Francesca Sasnaitis
Fiction

News from the Editor's Desk

The Editors
Advances

Letters to the Editor

Alan Gould et al.
Letters

Ryszard Kapuściński: A Life

Sheila Fitzpatrick
Biography

The Best Australian Stories 2012

Cassandra Atherton
Anthology

The Rosie Project

Jo Case
Fiction

Whisky Charlie Foxtrot

Stephen Mansfield
Fiction

Honestly: Notes on Life

Gillian Dooley
Essays

Fallout from Fukushima

Gillian Terzis
Nuclear Studies

Fragile Pranks

Emma Lew
Poem

City

Laura Elvery
Young Adult Fiction

Black Spring

Bec Kavanagh
Young Adult Fiction

On Poetry

David McCooey
Literary Studies

Walking Home

Bronwyn Lea
Memoir

Liquid Nitrogen

Kate Middleton
Poetry

Available Light

Mike Ladd
Poetry

Prepare the Cabin for Landing

Peter Kenneally
Poetry

History in the Making

Norman Etherington
History

Life Cycle of the Eel

Sarah Holland-Batt
Poem
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