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Indexes (27)

Index for 2023: Nos 450–460 & online features

25 March 2024 Written by Australian Book Review
Published in Indexes

ABR Index 2023

NB: this index includes material published in the print magazine and online in 2023

2023 Australian Book Review Index

Subscribers can read these reviews online here.

ADAM, Pip, Audition, Giramondo, 456/29, Jennifer Mills

AKBAR, Kaveh, The Penguin Book of Spiritual Verse: 110 poets on the divine, Penguin, 453/47, Felicity Plunkett

AKRAM, Wasim with Gideon Haigh, Sultan: A memoir, Hardie Grant Books, 453/43, Jonathan Green

ALBISTON, Jordie, Frank, National Library of Australia Publishing, 453/50, Anthony Lynch

ALEXANDER, Rustam, Red Closet: The hidden history of gay oppression in the USSR, Manchester University Press, 454/43, Iva Glisic

ANDERSON, Kim E. The Prize, Pantera Press, 454/38, A. Frances Johnson

ANDERSON, Susie, The Body Country, Hachette, 458/40, Bebe Backhouse-Oliver

ANGEL, Libby, Where I Slept, Text Publishing, 455/41, Jay Daniel Thompson

ARMSTRONG, Kate J., Nightbirds, Allen & Unwin, 459/32, Ben Chandler

ARROW, Michelle (ed.), Women and Whitlam: Revisiting the revolution, NewSouth, 453/14, Marilyn Lake

ASHLEY, Melissa, The Naturalist of Amsterdam, Affirm Press, 460/41, Danielle Clode

ATHERTON, Cassandra and Paul Hetherington (eds.), Alcatraz, Gazebo Books, 457/51, Judith Bishop

ATTWOOD, Bain, ‘A Bloody Difficult Subject’: Ruth Ross, te Tiriti o Waitangi and the making of history, Auckland University Press, 459/12, Jim McAloon

ATWOOD, Margaret, Old Babes in the Wood: Stories, Chatto & Windus, 453/30, Sascha Morrell

AUTY, Kate, O’Leary of the Underworld: The untold story of the Forrest River Massacre, La Trove University Press, 453/11, Ann Curthoys

BACKHOUSE, Bebe, More Than These Bones, Magabala Books, 458/42, Julie Janson

BALINT, Ruth, Destination Elsewhere: Displaced persons and their quest to leave postwar Europe, Cornell University Press, 450/53, Ebony Nilsson

BANCROFT, Jack Manning, Hoodie Economics: Changing our systems to value what matters, Hardie Grant Books, 458/38, Declan Fry

BARANAY, Inez, Drink Against Drunkenness: The life and times of Sasha Soldatow, Local Times Publishing, 452/34, Susan Varga

BARNES, Stuart, Like to the Lark, Upswell Publishing, 459/41, Michael Farrell

BASHFORD, Alison, An Intimate History of Evolution: The story of the Huxley family, Allen Lane, 457/42, Gary Werskey

BEESLEY, Luke, In the Photograph, Giramondo, 456/58, Paul Hetherington

BELLAMY, Alex J., Syria Betrayed: Atrocities, war, and the failure of international diplomacy, Columbia University Press, 451/52, Tom Bamforth

BENJAMIN, Roger, Growing up Modern: Canberra’s Round House and Alex Jelinek, Halstead Press, 454/46, Sheridan Palmer

BENNETT, Tamryn, Icaros, Vagabond Press, 459/43, Sam Ryan

BERMAN, Greg and Aubrey Fox, Gradual: The case for incremental change in a radical age, Oxford University Press, 457/19, Glyn Davis

BIRCH, Tony, Women and Children, UQP, 460/42, Naama Grey-Smith

BISHOP, Stephanie, The Anniversary, Hachette, 452/36, Astrid Edwards

BOOCHANI, Behrouz, (translated and edited by Omid Tofighian and Moones Mansoubi), Freedom, Only Freedom: The prison writings of Behrouz Boochani, Bloomsbury Academic, 450/12, Hessom Razavi

BOSTOCK, Shauna, Reaching Through Time: Finding my family’s stories, Allen & Unwin, 458/34, Jacinta Walsh

BOYD, William, The Romantic: The real life of Cashel Greville Ross – a novel, Viking, 450/37, Gabriella Edelstein

BRAGG, Melvyn, Back in the Day: A memoir, Sceptre, 453/23, Michael Shmith

BROOKS, Peter, Seduced by Story: The use and abuse of narrative, New York Review Books, 451/26, Killian Quigley

BROWN, Claire, The Oxford Guide to Australian Languages, OUP, 458/32, Thomas Poulton

BROWNING, Daniel, Close to the Subject: Selected works, Magabala Books, 458/22, Philip Morrissey

BUORO, Stephen, The Five Sorrowful Mysteries of Andy Africa, Bloomsbury, 455/38, Andrew van der Vlies

BURGMANN, J.R., Children of Tomorrow, Upswell, 453/32, Naama Grey-Smith

CADWALLADER, Robyn, The Fire and the Rose, Fourth Estate, 455/39, Naama Grey-Smith

CALABY, Tara, House of Longing, Text Publishing, 454/33, Rose Lucas

CAMPBELL, Genevieve with Tiwi Elders and knowledge holders, The Old Songs Are Always New: Singing traditions of the Tiwi Islands, Sydney University Press, 458/35, John J. Bradley

CANNON, Michael, Cannon Fire: A life in print, Miegunyah Press, 450/48, Johanna Leggatt

CARBIS, Gaylene, I Have Decided to Remain Vertical, Puncher & Wattmann, 455/50, Chris Arnold

CAREY, Jane, Taking to the Field: A history of Australian women in science, Monash University Publishing, 452/47, Jessica Urwin

CARLSON, Bronwyn and Terri Farrelly, Monumental Disruptions: Aboriginal people and colonial commemorations in so-called Australia, Aboriginal Studies Press, Cole Baxter, online only

CATTON, Eleanor, Birnam Wood, Granta, 452/44, Michael Winkler

CHANDLER, Daniel, Free and Equal: What would a fair society look like?, Allen Lane, 459/15, Glyn Davis

CHARLTON, Andrew, Australia’s Pivot to India, Black Inc., 460/54, John Zubrycki

CIURARU, Carmela, Lives of the Wives: literary marriages, HarperCollins, 453/42, Jacqueline Kent

CLANCY, Kate, Period: The real story of menstruation, Princeton University Press, 459/58, Caroline de Costa

CLARK, Christopher, Revolutionary Spring: Fighting for a new world, 1848–1849, Allen Lane, 460/22, Peter McPhee

CLARKE, Patricia, Bold Types: How Australia’s first women journalists blazed a trail, National Library of Australia, 450/54, Bridget Griffen-Foley

CLEMENS, Justin, A Foul Wind, Hunter Publishers, 452/50 and 454/47, Judith Bishop

COAD, Rachel, New York City Glow, Upwell, 460/44, Bernard Caleo

COETZEE, J.M., The Pole and Other Stories, Text Publishing, 455/36, Geordie Williamson

COHEN, David, The Terrible Event, Transit Lounge, 454/32, Alex Cothren

COLLINS, Rijn, Fed to Red Birds, Simon & Schuster, 453/36, Lisa Bennett

COOPER, Anthony with Thorsten Perl, Dispatch from Berlin, 1943: The story of five journalists who risked everything, NewSouth, 454/17, Joan Beaumont

COOPER, Melinda J., Middlebrow Modernism: Eleanor Dark’s interwar fiction, Sydney University Press, 451/24, Susan Sheridan

CORNWELL, Tim, A Private Spy: The letters of John le Carré, Viking, 450/50, Michael Shmith

CRAIG, Jen, Wall, Puncher & Wattmann, 457/29, Naama Grey-Smith

CROPP, Ryan, Donald Horne: A life in the lucky country, La Trobe University Press, 458/58, Tom Wright

CURTHOYS, Ann, Shino Konishi and Alexandra Ludewig, The Lives and Legacies of a Carceral Island: A biographical history of Wadjemup/Rottnest Island, Routledge, 455/33, Georgina Arnott

DAISLEY, Stephen, A Better Place, Text Publishing, 457/35, Patrick Allington

DALGARNO, Paul, A Country of Eternal Light, Fourth Estate, 451/33, Jennifer Mills

DALGARNO, Paul, Prudish Nation: Life, love and libido, Upwell, 460/51, Frank Bongiorno

DAMOUSI, Joy, The Humanitarians: Child war refugees and Australian humanitarianism in a transnational world, 1919-1975, Cambridge University Press, 451/58, Andrew Markus

DAO, André, Anam, Hamish Hamilton, 455/42, Scott McCulloch

DAVIDSON, Robyn, Unfinished Woman, Bloomsbury, 458/50, Jacqueline Kent

DAVIS, Megan and George Williams, Everything You Need to Know about the Voice, NewSouth, 458/17, Bronwyn Fredericks

DAVISON, Graeme, My Grandfather’s Clock: Four centuries of a British-Australian family, Miegunyah Press, 459/11, Marilyn Lake

DAY, Gregory, The Bell of the World, Transit Lounge, 451/34, Michael Winkler

DAY, Sarah, Slack Tide, Pitt Street Poetry, 451/43, Jennifer Harrison

DE GRAZIA, Margreta, Shakespeare Without a Life, Oxford University Press, 457/48, David McInnis

DEANE, Joel, Judas Boys, Hunter, 459/30, Anders Villani

DEBENEDETTI, Gabriel, The Long Alliance: The imperfect union of Joe Biden and Barack Obama, Scribe, 450/26, Varun Ghosh

DOBBIN, Cindy and Freda Marnie Nicholls, My Mother the Spy, Allen & Unwin, 458/61, Michael Sexton

DOWDING, Peter and Ken Spillman, Secret Agent, Unsung Hero: The valour of Bruce Dowding, Pen and Sword, 459/53, Peter McPhee

DOWLING, Gregory, The Colosseum Introduction, Franciscan University Press, 453/53, Geoff Page

DOYLE, Briohny, Why We Are Here, Vintage, 457/36, Alex Cothren

DRUMMOND, Willo, Moon Wrasses, Puncher & Wattmann, 459/43, Sam Ryan

DUNBAR, Jennifer Mackenzie, Missing Pieces, MidnightSun, 456/34, Diane Stubbings

DUNLOP, Tim, Voices of Us: The independents’ movement transforming Australian democracy, NewSouth, 450/20, Dennis Altman

DYLAN, Bob, The Philosophy of Modern Song, Simon & Schuster, 451/47, Andrew Ford

EAGLETON, Terry, Critical Revolutionaries: Five critics who changed the way we read, Yale University Press, 451/36, Benjamin Madden

ECKERMANN, Ali Cobby, She is the Earth, Magabala Books, 458/42, Julie Janson

EDELE, Mark, Russia’s War Against Ukraine: The whole story, Melbourne University Press, 457/20, Nick Hordern

EDEN HOROWITZ, Mark (ed.), The Letters of Oscar Hammerstein II, Oxford University Press, 453/40, Ian Dickson

EICH, Stefan, The Currency of Politics, Princeton University Press, 451/50, John Tang

ELLIOTT, Anthony, Algorithmic Intimacy: The digital revolution in personal relationships, Polity Press, 460/52, Judith Bishop

ELLIOTT, Helen, Eleven Letters to You: A memoir, Text Publishing, 455/22, Brenda Walker

ENRIGHT, Anne, The Wren, The Wren, Jonathen Cape, 459/31, Diane Stubbings

FINK, Jesse, The Eagle in the Mirror, Viking, 458/61, Michael Sexton

FINKEL, Alan, Powering Up: Unleashing the clean energy supply chain, Black Inc., 457/37, Julian V. McCarthy

FINKEMEYER, Pip, Sad Girl Novel, Ultimo Press, 454/36, Laura Elizabeth Woollett

FITZGERALD, Deborah, Her Sunburnt Country: The extraordinary literary life of Dorothea Mackellar, Simon & Schuster, 459/17, Susan Sheridan

FITZGERALD, Michael, Late: A novel, Transit Lounge, 460/40, Tim Byrne

FLANAGAN, Richard, Question 7, Knopf, 459/9, Catriona Menzies-Pike

FLANNERY, Tim and Emma Flannery, Big Meg: The story of the largest and most mysterious predator that ever lived, Text, 459/56, Danielle Clode

FORD, Richard, Be Mine, Bloomsbury, 456/32, Geordie Williamson

FORD, Thomas H., and Justin Clemens, Barron Field in New South Wales: The poetics of Terra Nullius, Melbourne University Press, 455/44, Philip Mead

FOSTER, Chrissie with Paul Kennedy, Still Standing, Viking, 453/17, Barney Zwartz

FOULCHER, John, Dancing with Stephen Hawking, Pitt Street Poety, 451/45, Prithvi Varatharajan

FROW, John (ed.), The Oxford Encyclopedia of Literary Theory, 452/22, Paul Giles

FUNDER, Anna, Wifedom: Mrs Orwell’s invisible life, Hamish Hamilton, 455/20, Michael Hofmann

GAMIELDIEN, Zeynab, The Scope of Permissibility, Ultimo Press, Rafqa Touma, online only

GARIBALDI, Korey, Impermanent Blackness: The making and unmaking of interracial literary culture in modern America, Princeton University Press, 457/45, Paul Giles

GAWENDA, Michael, My Life as a Jew, Scribe, 460/19, David Trigger

GIBSON, Andrew, J.M. Coetzee and Neoliberal Culture, Oxford University Press, 451/22, Sue Kossew

GIBSON, Prudence, The Plant Thieves: Secrets of the Herbarium, NewSouth, 454/53, Danielle Clode

GILLARD, Julia (ed.), Not Now, Not Ever: Ten years on from the misogyny speech, Vintage, 450/24, Kim Rubenstein

GLOVER, Dennis, Thaw, Black Inc., 456/33, Morgan Nunan

GORMAN, Zachary (ed.), The Young Menzies: Success, failure, resilience 1894-1942, Melbourne University Press, 451/16, David Horner

GOUGOULIS, Alaina and Ian See (eds.), Family: Stories of belonging, Text Publishing, 454/26, Michael Winkler

GRACE, Paul, Operation Hurricane: The story of Britain’s first atomic test in Australia and the legacy that remains, Hachette, 458/47, Elizabeth Tynan

GRAHAM, Jillian, Inner Song: A biography of Margaret Sutherland, Miegunyah Press, 453/38, Kay Dreyfus

GRANT, Stan, The Queen is Dead: The time has come for a reckoning, Fourth Estate, 455/26, Malcolm Allbrook

GRENVILLE, Kate, Restless Dolly Maunder, Text Publishing, 457/33, Penny Russell

GRIFFITHS, Madison, Tissue, Ultimo Press, 456/60, Caroline de Costa

GUIAO, Jordan, Disconnect: Why we get pushed to extremes online and how to stop it, Monash University Publishing, 453/54, Joshua Krook

GUILLORY, John, Professing Criticism, University of Chicago Press, 454/39, Paul Giles

HANKS, Tom, The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece, Hutchinson Heinemann, 454/34, Jordan Prosser

HANNAN, Victoria, Marshmallow, Hachette, 451/30, Debra Adelaide

HARFORD, Lesbia, Selected Poems, Text Publishing, 457/52, Rose Lucas

HASLUCK, Nicholas, Che’s Last Embrace, Arcadia, 454/38, A. Frances Johnson

HAUGEN, Frances, The Power of One: Blowing the whistle on Facebook, Hodder & Stoughton, 457/21, Kieran Pender

HEMMER, Nicole, Partisans: The conservative revolutionaries who remade American politics in the 1990s, Basic Books, 450/28, Dominic Kelly

HETHERINGTON, Paul, Ragged Disclosures, Recent Work Press, 451/45, Prithvi Varatharajan

HEUSER, Beatrice, War: A genealogy of Western ideas and practices, Oxford University Press, 451/53, Philip Dwyer

HIGGIE, Jennifer, The Mirror and the Pallette: Rebellion, revolution and resilience: 500 years of women’s self-portraits, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 450/52, Julie Ewington

HIGGS, Annette, On a Bright Hillside in Paradise, Vintage, 456/31, Kerryn Goldsworthy

HILL, Anthony, The Investigators, Michael Joseph, 452/38, Stephen Knight

HILL, Barry, Eggs for Keeps: Poetry reviews and other praise, Arcadia, 450/38, Geordie Williamson

HOBBS, Harry and George Williams, How to Rule Your Own Country: The weird and wonderful world of micronations, NewSouth, 450/23, Frank Bongiorno

HOBSON, Ben, The Death of John Lacey, Allen & Unwin, 452/38, Stephen Knight

HOGAN, Dan, Secret Third Thing, Cordite, 460/50, J. Taylor Bell

HOLMES À COURT, Simon, The Big Teal, Monash University Publishing, 450/20, Dennis Altman

HOPKIN, Michael (ed.), 2020: Reckoning with power and privilege, Thames & Hudson, 452/30, Joel Deane

HORNE, Craig, Line of Blood: The truth of Alfred Howitt, Melbourne Books, 458/36, Jason M. Gibson

HOULDEN, Jacquie and Seamus Spark (eds.), Shadowline: The Dunera diaries of Uwe Radok, Monash University Publishing, 451/55, Francesca Sasnaitis

HOYER, Katja, Beyond the Wall: East Germany 1949-1990, Allen Lane, 455/19, Sheila Fitzpatrick

HUGGINS, Rita and Jackie Huggins, Auntie Rita: The classic memoir of an Aboriginal woman’s love and determination, Aboriginal Studies Press, 458/31, Julie Andrews

INOON, Ayesha, Untethered, HQ Fiction, Rafqa Touma, online only

JACK, Richard Morton, Nick Drake: The life, Hachette, 459/55, Barnaby Smith

JACKSON, Davina, Australian Architecture: A history, Allen & Unwin, 451/37, Philip Goad

JAMES, Harold, Seven Crashes: The economic crises that shaped globalisation, Yale University Press, 459/23, Stuart Kells

JANSON, Julie, Madukka the River Serpent, UWA Publishing, 457/28, Debra Adelaide

JAY, Mike, Psychonauts: Drugs and the making of the modern mind, Yale University Press, 457/57, Ben Brooker

JOHNSON, Susan, Aphrodite’s Breath: A memoir, Allen & Unwin, 454/23, Jacqueline Kent

JOHNSTON, Michelle, Tiny Uncertain Miracles, Fourth Estate, 451/34, Naama Grey-Smith

JONES, Jill, Acrobat Music: New and selected poems, Puncher & Wattmann, 457/55, Cassandra Atherton

JORDAN, Toni, Prettier if She Smiled More, Hachette, 454/36, Laura Elizabeth Woollett

JOSE, Nicholas, The Idealist, Giramondo, 459/26, Paul Giles

KALAGIAN BLUNT, Ashley, Dark Mode, Ultimo Press, 451/28, Laura Elizabeth Woollett

KELLS, Stuart, MUP: A centenary history, Miegunyah Press, 452/20, Frank Bongiorno

KEMP, Peter, Retroland: A reader’s guide to the dazzling diversity of modern fiction, Yale, 460/47, Andrew van der Vlies

KENEALLY, Tom, Fanatic Heart, Vintage, 450/34, Ronan McDonald

KENNY, Paul D., Why Populism? Political strategy from Ancient Greece to the present, Cambridge University Press, 457/16, Ben Wellings

KERINAIUA, Mavis and Laura Rademaker, Tiwi Story: Turning history downside up, NewSouth, 458/35, John J. Bradley

KERTZER, David I., The Pope at War: The secret history of Pius XII, Mussolini, and Hitler, Oxford University Press, 451/56, Miles Pattenden

KILLAR, Ashley, Cranko: The man and his choreography, Matador, 452/24, Lee Christofis

KING, Richard, Here Be Monsters: Is technology reducing our humanity?, Monash University Publishing, 456/61, Robyn Arianrhod

KINSELLA, John, Collected Poems: Volume One (1980-2005), The Ascension of Sheep, UWAP, 454/50, John Hawke

KINSELLA, John, Collected Poems: Volume Two (2005-2014), Harsh Hakea, UWAP, 454/50, John Hawke

KLEIN, Naomi, Doppelganger: A trip into the mirror world, Allen Lane, 459/20, Zora Simic

KNEEN, Kris, Fat Girl Dancing, Text Publishing, 454/22, Diane Stubbings

KRISHNAN, Nikhil, A Terribly Serious Adventure: Philosophy and war at Oxford 1900-1960, Random House, 457/59, Karen Green

KRUZE, Kevin M. and Julian E. Zelizer, Myth America: Historians take on the biggest legends and lies about our past, Basic Books, 452/12, Marilyn Lake

KWON, Silvia Vincent & Sien, Macmillan, 457/29, Naama Grey-Smith

LANGTON, Marcia, The Welcome to Country Handbook: A guide to Indigenous Australia, Hardie Grant Books, 458/19, Sandra R. Phillips

LEACH, Roland, Cuttlefish: Western Australian poets, Sunline Press, 459/42, Brenda Walker

LEGGE, Kate, Infidelity and Other Affairs, Thames & Hudson, 451/21, Johanna Leggatt

LOHREY, Amanda, The Conversation, Text, 459/27, Felicity Plunkett

LOWELL, Robert, Memoirs, Allen & Unwin, 456/26, David Mason

LUBIS, Todung Mulya, War on Corruption: An Indonesian experience, Melbourne University Press, 456/17, Howard Dick

LUCAS, Madelaine, Thirst for Salt, Allen & Unwin, 452/41, Maria Takolander

LUCAS, Rose, Increments of the Everyday, Puncher & Wattmann, 455/48, Felicity Plunkett

LUCASHENKO, Melissa, Edenglassie, UQP, 458/53, Jeanine Leane

LUI-CHIVIZHE, Leah, Masked Histories: Turtle shell masks and Torres Strait Islander people, Miegunyah Press, 451/42, Ben Silverstein

LUMBY, Catharine, Frank Moorhouse: A life, Allen & Unwin, 459/19, Kerryn Goldsworthy

MACDONALD, Helen, and Sin Blaché, Prophet, Jonathen Cape, 458/57, J. R. Burgmann

MACINTYRE, Raina, Dark Winter: An insider’s guide to pandemics and biosecurity, NewSouth, 454/45, Ben Brooker

MAGEE, Paul, Suddenness and the Composition of Poetic Thought, Rowman & Littlefield, 457/49, Patrick Flanery

MALCOLM, Janet, Still Pictures, Text Publishing, 452/14, Georgina Arnott

MALCOLM, Lynne, All in the Mind, ABC Books, 457/58, Nick Haslam

MALING, Caitlin, Spore or Seed, Fremantle Press, 455/48, Felicity Plunkett

MANDELBAUM, Michael, The Four Ages of American Foreign Policy: Weak, power, great power, superpower, hyperpower, Oxford University Press, 452/11, Emma Shortis

MARKS, Russell, Black Lives, White Law: Locked up and locked out in Australia, La Trobe University Press, 451/10, David Kearns

MARNEY, Ellie, Some Shall Break, Allen & Unwin, 459/32, Ben Chandler

MARR, David, Killing for Country: A family story, Black Inc., 458/14, Mark McKenna

MARSH, Walter, Young Rupert: The making of the Murdoch Empire, Scribe, 456/20, Jonathan Green

MASON, Brett, Saving Lieutenant Kennedy: The heroic story of the Australian who helped rescue JFK, NewSouth, Nick Hordern, online only

MASON, Brett, Wizards of Oz: How Oliphant and Florey helped win the war and shape the modern world, NewSouth, 450/29, Julia Horne

MASON, David, Incarnation and Metamorphosis: Can literature change us?, Paul Dry Books, 453/53, Geoff Page

McCAFFRIE, Brendan, Michelle Grattan and Chris Wallace (eds.), The Morrison Government: Governing through crisis, 2019-2022, UNSW Press, 454/14, Patrick Mullins

McCARTHY, Cormac, Stella Maris, Picador, 450/33, Shannon Burns

McCARTHY, Cormac, The Passenger, Picador, 450/33, Shannon Burns

McCLELLAND, Roanna, The Comforting Weight of Water, Wakefield Press, 457/30, J.R. Burgmann

McCOOEY, David, The Book of Falling, Upswell, 452/50 and 454/47, Judith Bishop

McGRATH, Ann, Laura Rademaker, and Jakelin Troy, Everywhere: Australia and the language of deep history, UNSW Press, 458/20, Leonie Stevens

McKAY, Laura Jean, Gunflower, Scribe, 460/43, Susan Midalia

McKENZIE, Nick, Crossing the Line, Hachette, 456/11, Kevin Foster

McMULLIN, Ross, Life So Full of Promise: Further biographies of Australia’s lost generation, Scribe, 454/15, Raelene Francis

McPHEE-BROWN, Laura, Little Plum, Text Publishing, 451/31, Debra Adelaide

McPHERSON, Kira, Higher Education, Ultimo Press, 451/30, Debra Adelaide

MEAD, Rachel, The Art of Breaking Ice, Affirm Press, 456/34, Diane Stubbings

MEEHAN, Michael, An Ungrateful Instrument, Transit Lounge, 453/33, Graham Strahle

MILDENHALL, Kate, The Hummingbird Effect, Scribner, 456/28, Cassandra Atherton

MILLER, Alex, A Brief Affair, Allen & Unwin, 450/32, Penny Russell

MILLER, Alex, A Kind of Confession: The writer’s private world, Allen & Unwin, 460/18, Brenda Walker

MILLER, Suzie, Prima Facie, Picador, 460/38, Diane Stubbings

MITCHELL, Heather, Everything and Nothing: A memoir, 456/24, Tim Byrne

MITCHELL, James, Men at War: Australia, Syria, Java 1940–1942, Hardie Grant, 460/53, Michael McKernan

MOLLOY, Shannon, You Made Me This Way, Fourth Estate, 452/19, Anders Villani

MOORE, Lorrie, I Am Homeless If This Is Not My Home, Faber, 457/34, Kirsten Tranter

MORRISSEY, John, Firelight, Text, 458/52, Claire G. Coleman

MOULLAKIS, Joyce and Chris Wright, The Millionaires’ Factory: The inside story of how Macquarie became a global giant, Allen & Unwin, 453/18, Michael Easson

NEEDHAM, Kylie, Girl in a Pink Dress, Penguin, 454/38, A. Frances Johnson

NEILL, Sam, Did I Ever Tell You This? A memoir, Text Publishing, 456/24, Tim Byrne

NISBET, Gemma, The Things We Live With: Essays on uncertainty, Upswell, 460/56, Francesca Sasnaitis

NIX, Garth, The Sinister Booksellers of Bath, Allen & Unwin, 459/32, Ben Chandler

NOVAK, Genevieve, Crushing, HarperCollins, 454/36, Laura Elizabeth Woollett

NOWRA, Louis, Sydney: A biography, NewSouth, 450/57, Gay Bilson

O’FAIRCHEALLAIGH, Ciaran, Indigenous Peoples and Mining: A global perspective, OUP, 459/33, Deanna Kemp

O’GRADY, Emily, Feast, Allen & Unwin, 456/34, Diane Stubbings

O’KEEFE, Angela, The Sitter, University of Queensland Press, 457/29, Naama Grey-Smith

ODELL, Jenny, Saving Time: Discovering a life beyond the clock, Bodley Head, 453/46, Tim McMinn

OGILVIE, Sarah, The Dictionary People: The unsung heroes who created the Oxford English Dictionary, Chatto & Windus, 459/46, Ian Britain

OLUBAS, Brigitta, Shirley Hazzard: A writing Life, Virago, 451/18, Frances Wilson

ORD, Mandy, Bulk Nuts, Gazebo Books, 460/44, Bernard Caleo

PAGE, Geoff, 101 Poems: 2011-2021, Pitt Street Poetry, Paul Hetherington, online only

PALMER, Shannyn, Unmaking Angas Downs: History and myth on a Central Australian pastoral station, Melbourne University Press, 451/13, Eleanor Hogan

PAMUK, Orhan (translated by Ekin Oklap), Nights of Plague, Hamish Hamilton, 451/32, Mehrdad Rahimi-Moghaddam

PATEL, Zoya, Once A Stranger, Hachette, Rafqa Touma, online only

PATERSON, Susan, Where Light Meets Water, Simon & Schuster, 453/34, Susan Midalia

PETERS-LITTLE, Frances, Jimmy Little: A Yorta Yorta man, Hardie Grant Publishing, 454/30, Philip Morrissey

PHILLIPS, Carl, My Trade Is Mystery: Seven meditations from a life in writing, Yale University Press, 453/47, Felicity Plunkett

PHILPS, Alan, The Red Hotel: The untold story of Stalin’s disinformation war, Headline, 458/45, Sheila Fitzpatrick

PICK-GOSLAR, Hannah, with Dina Kraft, My Friend Anne Frank, Ebury Publishing, 457/46, Tali Lavi

PIM, Keiron, Endless Flight: The life of Joseph Roth, Granta, 451/48, Joachim Redner

PINCKNEY, Darryl, Come Back in September: A literary education on West Sixty-Seventh Street, Manhattan, riverrun, 452/16, Peter Rose

PITTOCK, Murray, Scotland: The global history – 1603 to the present, Yale University Press, 450/56, Gordon Pentland

PORTER, Max, Shy, Faber, 453/35, Diane Stubbings

PRETTY, Ron, 101 Poems, Pitt Street Poetry, 453/51, Sam Ryan

PRIOR, Robin, Conquer We Must: A military history of Britain 1914-1945, Yale University Press, 456/16, Joan Beaumont

RADFORD, Ron, John Glover: Patterdale farm and the revelation of the Australian landscape, Ovata Press, 457/62, Anne Gray

REES, Peter, I am Tim: Life, politics, and beyond, MUP, 459/44, Joshua Black

REGIS, Ed, Science, Secrecy and the Smithsonian: The strange history of the Pacific Ocean biological survey, Oxford University Press, 453/12, Billy Griffiths

RICHARDS, Michael, A Maker of Books: Alec Bolton and his Brindabella Press, National Library of Australia, 451/25, Brenda Niall

RILEY, Charlotte Lydia, Imperial Island: A history of empire in modern Britain, Bodley Head, 460/23, Jon Piccini

RILEY, Erin, A Real Piece of Work: A memoir in essays, Viking, 458/49, Yves Rees

RISEMAN, Noah, Transgender Australia: A history since 1910, Melbourne University Press, Jack Nicholls, online only

RITCHIE, Brendan, Eta Draconis, UWA Publishing, 457/30, J.R. Burgmann

ROBIN, Libby, What Birdo Is That? A field guide to bird people, Melbourne University Publishing, 454/53, Peter Monkhurst

ROBINSON, Jennifer and Keina Yoshida, How Many More Women? Exposing how to the law silences women, Allen & Unwin, 450/24, Kim Rubenstein

ROYAL, Autumn, The Drama Student, Giramondo, 455/50, Chris Arnold

RUDENKO, Serhii, Zelensky: A biography, Polity Press, 451/14, Nick Hordern

RUSHDIE, Salman, Victory City, Jonathan Cape, 451/29, Geordie Williamson

RUSSELL, Catherine, The Cinema of Barbara Stanwyck, University of Illinois Press, 457/61, Felicity Chaplin

RUSSELL, Meg and Lisa James, The Parliamentary Battle Over Brexit, Oxford University Press, 454/18, Ben Wellings

SALES, Leigh, Storytellers: Questions, answers and the craft of journalism, Scribner, 458/44, Patrick Mullins

SARTRE, Jean-Paul (translated by Carol Cosman, edited by Joseph S. Catalano), The Family Idiot: Gustave Flaubert, 1821-1857, an abridged edition, University of Chicago Press, 453/43, Brian Nelson

SAVILLE, Margot, The Teal Revolution: Inside the movement changing Australian politics, Hardie Grant Books, 450/20, Dennis Altman

SAVVA, Niki, Bulldozed: Scott Morrison’s fall and Anthony Albanese’s rise, Scribe, 450/14, Mark Kenny

SAYER, Mandy, Those Dashing McDonagh Sisters: Australia’s first female filmmaking team, NewSouth, 450/60, Desley Deacon

SCOTT, Kate, Compulsion, Hamish Hamilton, 453/36, Lisa Bennett

SCOTT, Ronnie, Shirley, Hamish Hamilton, 452/40, Morgan Nunan

SCRIMSHAW, Danielle, She and Her Pretty Friend, Ultimo Press, 455/55, Susan Sheridan

SILVERSTEIN, Jordana, Cruel Care: A history of children at our borders, Monash University Publishing, 456/23, Amy Nethery

SIMONS, John, Goldfish in the Parlour: The Victorian craze for marine life, Sydney University Press, 455/51, Danielle Clode

SIMONS, Margaret, Tanya Plibersek: On her own terms, Black Inc., 452/29, Patrick Mullins

SINGER, Hayley, Abandon Every Hope, Upswell, 451/59, Ben Brooker

SMITH, Aisling, After the Rain, Hachette, 455/40, Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen

SMITH, Dominic, Return to Valetto, Allen & Unwin, 454/35, Kerryn Goldsworthy

SMITH, Fred, The Sparrows of Kabul, Puncher & Wattmann, 460/20, Kevin Foster

SMITH, Simon, A Man of Honour, Echo Publishing, 452/38, Stephen Knight

SODEN, Oliver, Masquerade: The lives Of Noël Coward, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 456/52, Paul Kildea

SONENSCHER, Michael, Capitalism: The story behind the word, Princeton University Press, 455/32, Knox Peden

SPICER, Tracey, Mand-Made: How the bias of the past is being built into the future, Simon & Schuster, 459/50, Ruby O’Connor

STAVANGER, David, Radhiah Chowdhury, and Mohammad Awad (eds), Admissions: Voices within mental health, Upswell, James Dunk, online only

STELL, Marion, The Bodyline Fix: How women saved cricket, University of Queensland Press, 451/61, Diane Stubbings

STERN, Philip J., Empire, Incorporated: The corporations that built British colonialism, Harvard, 458/46, Clinton Fernandes

STINSON, Emmett, Murnane, Miegunyah Press, 456/53, Shannon Burns

STONE, Alison, Women Philosophers in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Oxford University Press, 454/42, Karen Green

SZE, Gillian, quite night think, ECW Press, 453/47, Felicity Plunkett

TAYLOR, Andrew, Shore Lines, Pitt Street Poetry, 456/57, Geoff Page

THOMPSON, Michael, How to be Remembered, Allen & Unwin, 453/36, Lisa Bennett

TILLERS, Imants, Credo, Giramondo, 451/39, Sophie Knezic

TOYNBEE, Polly, An Uneasy Inheritance: My family and other radicals, Atlantic, 459/34, James Antoniou

TREDINNICK, Mark, Walking Underwater, Pitt Street Poetry, 450/46, Tony Hughes-d’Aeth

TRUMBLE, Angus, Helena Rubinstein: The Australian Years, La Trobe University Press, 457/44, Ian Britain

TSIOLKAS, Christos, The In-Between, Allen & Unwin, 459/28, Shannon Burns

TURNER, Graeme, The Shrinking Nation: How we got here and what can be done about it, UQP, 458/60, Zora Simic

TURNER, Marion, The Wife of Bath, Princeton University Press, 456/56, Morag Fraser

TWYFORD-MOORE, Sam, Cast Mates: Australian actors in Hollywood and at home, NewSouth, 456/64, Jordan Prosser

VAROUFAKIS, Yanis, Technofeudalism: What killed capitalism, Bodley Head, 459/22, Nathan Holler

VILLANI, Anders, Totality, Recent Works Press, 450/39, Maria Takolander

VINCENT, Eve, Who Cares? Life on welfare in Australia, Melbourne University Press, 452/45, Shannon Burns

WALLACE, Chris, Political Lives: Australian prime ministers and their biographers, UNSW Press, 452/27, James Walter

WALSH, Toby, Machines Behaving Badly: The morality of AI, La Trobe University Press, 451/60, Dante Aloni

WARD, Stuart, Untied Kingdom: A global history of the end of Britain, Cambridge University Press, 456/13, Gordon Pentland

WATSON, Don, The Passion of Private White, Scribner, 450/11, Tom Griffiths

WESLEY, Michael, Helpem Fren: Australia and the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands, Melbourne University Press, 455/46, Ceridwen Spark

WESLEY, Michael, Mind of the Nation: Universities in Australian life, La Trobe University Press, 456/21, John Byron

WILLIAMS, Pip, The Bookbinder of Jericho, Affirm Press, 453/31, Jane Sullivan

WILSON, Sean, Gemini Falls, Affirm Press, Samuel Bernard, online only

WINDSOR, Gerard, On Every Tide: The making and remaking of the Irish world, Little, Brown, 453/52, Gerard Windsor

WINTER, Tim, The Silk Road: Connecting histories and futures, Oxford University Press, 452/49, Robert Wellington

WOHLLEBEN, Peter (translated by Jane Billinghurst), The Power of Trees: How ancient forests can save us if we let them, Black Inc., 455/54, Ruby Ekkel

WOLF, Misbah, Carapace, Vagabond Press, 451/45, Prithvi Varatharajan

WOLFF, Michael, The Fall: The end of the Murdoch Empire, The Bridge Street Press, 460/24, Walter Marsh

WOLPE, Bruce, Trump’s Australia: How Trumpism changed Australia and the shocking consequences for us of a second term, Allen & Unwin, 457/14, Emma Shortis

WOMERSLEY, Chris, Ordinary Gods and Monsters, Picador, 457/32, Jennifer Mills

WOOD, Charlotte, Stone Yard Devotional, Allen & Unwin, 460/39, Jennifer Mills

WOOD, Michael, Marcel Proust, OUP, 459/54, Andrea Goldsmith

WOOLLETT, Laura Elizabeth, West Girls, Scribe, 458/54, Mindy Gill

WRIGHT, Alexis, Praiseworthy, Giramondo, 452/37, Tony Hughes-d’Aeth

WYNN SCHWARTZ, Selby, After Sappho, Text Publishing, 45/42, Ruth McHugh-Dillon

YATES, Dean, Line in the Sand, Macmillan, 455/45, Kevin Foster

YOUNG, Sally, Media Monsters: The transformation of Australia’s newspaper empires, UNSW Press, 455/15, Patrick Mullins

YU, Jessica Zhan Mei Yu, But the Girl, Hamish Hamilton, 458/56, Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyan

ZELENSKY, Volodymyr, A Message From Ukraine, Hutchinson Heinemann, 451/14, Nick Hordern

ZYGAR, Mikhail, War and Punishment: The story of Russian oppression and Ukrainian resistance, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 457/20, Nick Hordern

Π.O., The Tour, Giramondo, 459/36, Francesca Sasnaitis


2023 Features Index

ABR Arts

ABR Arts reviews can be read here.


GARDINER, Thea, ‘Women philanthropists in our galleries’, online only

LOGAN, Cameron, ‘Architecture and the new national cultural policy’, online only

Maria Callas, Ian Dickson, online only


2023 Sydney International Piano Competition Opening Gala, Malcolm Gillies, online only

Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Des Cowley, online only


A Haunting in Venice (Twentieth Century), Philippa Hawker, online only

Aftersun (Kismet), Jo Stubbings, online only

Alcarràs (Palace Films), Stefan Solomon, online only

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed (Madman Entertainment), Anne Rutherford, online only

Asteroid City (Universal Pictures), Felicity Chaplin, online only

Beau is Afraid (Roadshow), Jordan Prosser, online only

Broker (Madman Entertainment), Michael Sun, online only

Caravaggio Shadow (Italian Film Festival), Angela Viora, online only

Corsage (Vendetta Films), James Cleverley, online only

Dalíland (Kismet), 456/66, Philippa Hawker

EO (Hi Gloss Entertainment), Anthony Frajman, online only

Godland (Palace Films), Stefan Solomon, online only

John Farnham (Beyond Oz), Joshua Black, online only

Killers of the Flower Moon (Paramount), 459/63, Philippa Hawker

La Chimera (Italian Film Festival), Felicity Chaplin, online only

Limbo (Bunya Productions), Anne Rutherford, online only

Maestro (Netflix Original), Jordan Prosser, online only

Napoleon (Sony), Philippa Hawker, online only

November (Palace Films), 454/58, Felicity Chaplin

One Fine Morning (Palace Films), Philippa Hawker, online only

Oppenheimer (Universal Pictures Australia), Jordan Prosser, online only

Past Lives (StudioCanal), 458/64, Michael Sun

Reality (Kismet), Stefan Solomon, online only

Run Rabbit Run (Netflix Original), Anthony Frajman, online only

Saint Omer (Palace Films), 455/60, Anwen Crawford

Shayda (Madman Entertainment), Anne Rutherford, online only

Sick of Myself (Static Vision), Stefan Solomon, online only

TÁR (Universal Pictures Australia), 451/64. Jordan Prosser

The Banshees of Inisherin (Searchlight Pictures), 450/67, Jordan Prosser

The Old Oak (Palace), Stefan Solomon, online only

The Son (Transmission Films), Tim Byrne, online only

The Teachers’ Lounge (German Film Festival), James Cleverley, online only

The Whale (Madman Entertainment), Jo Stubbings, online only

The Zone of Interest (A24), 460/59, Diane Stubbings

Un Couple (MIFF), Anthony Frajman, online only


All Rise (Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra), Des Cowley, online only

An Australian Songbook (Adelaide Cabaret Festival), Chris Reid, online only

Australian Chamber Orchestra (Ukaria Festival), Graham Strahle, online only

Juan Diego Flórez in Recital (Arts Centre Melbourne), 460/58, Peter Rose

Mahler’s Ninth Symphony (Australian World Orchestra), Malcolm Gillies, online only

Mahler’s Seventh (London Symphony Orchestra), 454/59, Michael Shmith

Melbourne Jazz Co-Operative (Melbourne Recital Centre), Des Cowley, online only

Midsummer Dreams(The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra), Malcolm Gillies, online only

Mozart and Beethoven Concertos (Melbourne Chamber Orchestra), Peter Tregear, online only

Ngapa William Cooper (Adelaide Festival), 452/59, Graham Strahle

Sibyl (Sydney Opera House), Michael Halliwell, online only

Steven Osborne (Ukaria Cultural Centre), Graham Strahle, online only


A Deep Black Sleep (IHOS Amsterdam), Sarah Day, online only

Adriana Lecouvreur (Opera Australia), Michael Halliwell, online only

Antarctica (Sydney Chamber Opera), Michael Halliwell, online only

Biographica (Theatre Works), Peter Tregear, online only

Das Rheingold (Royal Opera House), 459/61, John Allison

Das Rheingold Die Walküre (Opera Australia), Michael Halliwell, online only

Das Rheingold Die Walküre (Melbourne Opera), Peter Rose, online only

Das Rheingold (Royal Opera House), John Allison, online only

Der Ring des Nibelungen (Melbourne Opera), 453/58, Peter Rose

Die Frau ohne Schatten and Tosca (Wiener Staatsoper), Peter Rose, online only

Earth. Voice. Body (Sydney Chamber Opera), Michael Halliwell, online only

Idomeneo (Victorian Opera and Opera Australia), Peter Rose, online only

Juan Diego Flórez in Recital (Castiglione Arts & Culture), Peter Rose, online only

La Gioconda (Opera Australia), 457/64, Peter Rose

Maria Stuarda (Melbourne Opera), Peter Rose, online only

Michael Fabiano in Concert (Opera Australia), Peter Rose, online only

Otello, Hamlet, War and Peace (Bayerische Staatsoper), Michael Halliwell, online only

Siegfried and Götterdämmerung (Melbourne Opera), Peter Rose, online only

Siegfried Götterdämmerung ½ (Opera Australia), Michael Halliwell, online only

Tannhäuser (Opera Australia), Michael Shmith, online only

The Makropulos Case (Opéra National de Paris), Peter Rose, online only

The Tales of Hoffmann (Opera Australia), Michael Halliwell, online only


A Streetcar Named Desire (Red Line Productions), 455/59, Kirk Dodd

Bernhardt/Hamlet (Melbourne Theatre Company), Diane Stubbings, online only

Death of a Salesman (Her Majesty’s Theatre), 458/65, Diane Stubbings

Do Not Go Gentle (Sydney Theatre Company), 455/62, Clare Monagle

Escaped Alone (Melbourne Theatre Company), 457/65, Diane Stubbings

Exiles (Bloomsday in Melbourne), Ronan McDonald, online only

Far Away (Patalog Theatre Company), Ben Brooker, online only

Flake (Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre), Ben Brooker, online only

Happy Days (Melbourne Theatre Company), 454/63, Ronan McDonald

Into the Woods (Belvoir St Theatre), Ian Dickson, online only

Julia (Sydney Theatre Company), 453/58, Clare Monagle

Julius Caesar (Melbourne Shakespeare Company), Tim Byrne, online only

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill (Melbourne Theatre Company), 459/60, Ian Dickson

Loaded (Malthouse Theatre), Ben Brooker, online only

Macbeth (Bell Shakespeare), 452/56, Kirk Dodd

My Sister Jill (Melbourne Theatre Company), Diane Stubbings, online only

Nosferatu (Malthouse Theatre), Guy Webster, online only

Oil (Sydney Theatre Company), Patrick Lau, , online only

Orlando (Antipodes Theatre Company), Guy Webster, online only

Prima Facie (Melbourne Theatre Company), 451/65, Diane Stubbings

Romeo and Juliet (Bell Shakespeare), Kirk Dodd, online only

The Chairs (Redline Productions), 458/67, Ian Dickson

The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? (Sydney Theatre Company), Ian Dickson, online only

The Master & Margarita (Belvoir St Theatre), Ian Dickson, online only

The Poison of Polygamy (La Boite and Sydney Theatre Company), 455/58, Josh Stenberg

The Seagull (Sydney Theatre Company), Clare Monagle, online only

The Tempest (Sydney Theatre Company), 450/61, Kirk Dodd

What If If Only (Melbourne Theatre Company), 457/65, Diane Stubbings

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre), 460/60, Ben Brooker

Wittenoom (Red Stitch), Tim Byrne, online only

Worstward Ho (Victorian Theatre Company), Ben Brooker, online only

Visual Arts

Andy Warhol and Photography: A Social Media (The Art Gallery of South Australia), 452/54, Patrick Flanery

Barbara Hepworth: In Equilibrium (Heide Museum of Modern Art), 450/62, Sophie Knezic

Catherine Opie: Binding Ties (Heide), Kelly Gellatly, online only

Imagine … the Wonder of Picture Books (State Library of New South Wales), Margaret Robson Kett, online only

Kandinsky (Art Gallery of New South Wales), 460/62, Roger Benjamin

Melbourne Now 2023 (National Gallery of Victoria), 453/63, Sophie Knezic

Peter Tyndall (Buxton Contemporary), 451/66, Jarrod Zlatic

Photography Real and Imagined (National Gallery of Victoria), Alison Stieven-Taylor, online only

Pre-Raphaelites Drawings & Watercolours (Art Gallery of Ballarat), Christopher Menz, online only

Radical Utopia An archeology of a creative city (RMIT Gallery), Jarrod Zlatic, online only

Rembrandt – True to Life (National Gallery of Victoria), 456/67, Roger Benjamin

Sydney Modern (Art Gallery of New South Wales), Julie Ewington, online only

SYNERGY (Drill Hall Gallery), 454/56, Saskia Beudel

The Ballad of Sexual Dependency (National Gallery of Australia), Saskia Beudel, online only

Thin Skin (Monash University Museum of Art), Jarrod Zlatic, online only

Essays and Commentary

ALTMAN, Dennis, ‘Frozen between despair and denial: The role of Australian Jews in an intractable conflict’, 456/8

ATTWOOD, Bain, ‘A referendum in trouble: Race, rights and history talk in 1967 and 2023’, 455/10

ATTWOOD, Bain, ‘Turning a blind eye: The referendum and the burden of history’, 460/11

BOYCE, James, ‘Soul shifts: Reflections on Richard Flanagan’s Question 7’, 460/27

CASTAN, Melissa and Lynette Russell, ‘Ancient sovereignty shining through: A Voice to parliament, not a Voice in parliament’, 458/9

CORBETT, Jack, ‘Statehood á la carte: Sovereignty games in the Pacific Islands’, 455/23

CURRAN, James, ‘Exorcising the ghosts: Australia’s new, old foreign policy’, 452/8

CURRAN, James, ‘Stanner in reverse: A response to Clare Wright’, 457/13

DEANE, Joel, ‘A maddening country: The long political shadow of John Howard’, 460/15

DEANE, Joel, ‘The Great Australian Intemperance: Thoughts on a time of unbottled rage’, 457/9

DICKSON, Ian, ‘Letter from London’, 450/47

DINIĆ, Jelena, ‘‘Come closer and listen’: A tribute to Charles Simic (1938 – 2023)’, 459/47

EWINGTON, Julie, ‘Lyrical Layers at AGNSW: A new landmark building in Sydney’, 452/32

HAMILTON, Debi, ‘The tyranny of sound: The world’s addiction to background noise’, 452/25

HODA, Rashina, ‘A tale of two species: Balancing new technology and ethical considerations’, 459/51

HOLMAN, Zoe, ‘“Call it a revolution”: From falling veils to a failing regime’, 450/8

KAVANAGH, Siobhan, ‘The Morning Belongs to Us’, 459/38

KENNY, Mark, ‘Labor’s year in clover: The challenges facing Peter Dutton’, 454/9

KONISHI, Shino, Julie Andrews, Odette Best, Brenda L. Croft, Steve Kinnane, Greg Lehman, and Uncle John Whop, ‘Who’s your mob?: An Indigenous Australian Dictionary of Biography’, 458/24

LAIDLAW, Zoë, ‘‘You take um up my land for me’: An Indigenous history of the University of Melbourne’, 458/28

LEY, James, ‘‘Not like an arrow, but a boomerang’: Ralph Ellison and literary humanism’, 460/45

LEY, James, ‘An obscure prodigy: J.M. Coeztee’s Life and Time of Michael K at forty’, 456/50

LILLEY, Kate, ‘Intricacies of aliveness: A personal tribute to John Tranter (1943-2023)’, 454/24

LOGAN, Cameron, ‘Beyond real estate: The role of architecture in cultural policy’, 452/57

LYNCH, Timothy J., ‘Enough already!: Post-Trump America returns to the centre’, 450/17

MANDERSON, Desmond, ‘Yunupingu’s song: Constitution as acts of vision, not of division’, 457/24

MILLS, Jennifer, ‘A revival meeting at the Espy: Labor’s new National Cultural Policy’, 451/8

MYERS, David N., ‘Dem-o-krat-yah now!: The egregious erosion of democracy in Israel’, 453/8

NILSSON, Ebony, ‘“A happy white men’s club”: The Australian Labor Party’s uneasy history with immigration’, 455/29

OGILVIE, Sarah, ‘The Melbourne Dictionary People: Active service to the mother tongue’, 457/40

PENTLAND, Gordon, ‘Parlour games: Britain and the anaesthesia of nostalgia’, 453/21

ROLPH, David, ‘Self-inflicted wounds: A vindication of investigative journalism’, 455/17

ROLPH, David, ‘Who blinks first: Lachlan Murdoch v Crikey’, 454/11

TWOMEY, Anne, ‘Voiceless in Australia: Will we ever have another referendum?’, 460/9

WRIGHT, Alexis, ‘The sovereign time of Country: Living in the pulse and heartbeat of an infinite clock’, 458/12

ZUBRZYCKI, John, ‘Politics by other means: India addresses centuries of humiliation’, 454/20


Calibre Essay Prize

ELLIS, Tracy, ‘Flow States’, 453/24

VINCENT, Bridget, ‘Child Adjacent’, 454/27

Peter Porter Poetry Prize

ANDREWS, Chris, ‘Loss-invaded Catalogue’, 450/41

ARNOLD, Chris, ‘Running Up That Bill’, 450/41

CAHILL, Michelle, ‘Field Notes for an Albatross Palimpsest’, 450/44

DISNEY, Dan, ‘periferal, fantasmal’, 450/43

TOLCHINSKY, Raisa, ‘Abiquiu, New Mexico’ , 450/40

ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

BEL, Winter, ‘Black Wax’, 456/36

HEATH, Rowan, ‘The Mannequin’, 456/41

KHAN, Uzma Aslam, ‘Our Own Fantastic’, 456/46


Open Page

ALEXANDRA, Belinda, 456/62

DALGARNO, Paul, 450/51

HEISS, Anita, 458/30

JOSE, Nicholas, 459/57

McKENZIE, Nick, 455/56

McMULLIN, Ross, 454/49

WILLIAMS, Pip, 452/52 

Poet of the Month

DISNEY, Dan, 453/49

JACKSON, Andy, 457/56

PLUNKETT, Felicity, 456/59

Publisher of the Month

HUGHES, Martin, 453/56

SCOTT, Barry, 451/62

SMITH, Yasmin, 458/41

Critic of the Month

STUBBINGS, Diane, 459/37


ARCHER, Robyn, 454/61

EVANS, Peter, 457/67

MACKENZIE, Ruth, 460/61

MORSE, Helen, 455/63



BEVERIDGE, Judith, ‘Hawkesbury’, 451/49

BRADY, Andrea, ‘Canterbury Bell’, 457/53

COLEMAN, Aidan, ‘Metric’, 459/35

EDGAR, Stephen, ‘If Looks Could Kill’, 460/14

EDGAR, Stephen, ‘Lapis Lazuli’, 451/49

FARELL, Michael, ‘Christmas In Brogo’, 453/39

FLEMING, Joan, ‘Coins, Glass, Nails, Pottery, Cinders’, 453/45

HOLT, L.K., ‘Nina in the Hag Mask’, 456/55

JANSON, Julie, ‘Kurraarr Far Country’, 451/41

JANSON, Julie, ‘Minyerri (now marked for fracking)’, 458/33

JOHNSON, Frances A., ‘Painted Weather’, 454/51

KINSELLA, John, ‘Apotheoses and the Hölderlin Monument, Old Botanical Gardens, Tübingen’, 460/28

LAWRENCE, Anthony, ‘Reading the Conditions’, 455/27

MEAD, Philip, ‘Déjà Rêvé’, 452/21

O’BRIEN, Damen, ‘The Pelican Feeder’, 451/57

PAGE, Geoff, ‘Endings’, 459/21

SALOM, Philip, ‘A Vladimir Taxonomy’, 456/25

SAMUELS, Lisa, ‘Dise’, 455/43

SAUNDERS, Kirli, ‘Go Rogue’, 458/23

VILLANI, Anders, ‘Wallpaper’, 457/47

WEBSTER, H.R., ‘Death by Drowning’, 459/45


Books of the Year

ATTWOOD, Bain, 460/31

BIRCH, Tony, 460/33

BONGIORNO, Frank, 460/33

BRADLEY, James, 460/36

COWLEY, Des, 460/36

DAVIS, Glyn, 460/34

DEANE, Joel, 460/31

GILES, Paul, 460/29

GOLDSWORTHY, Kerryn, 460/29

HAIGH, Gideon, 460/34

HAWKE, John, 460/35

HOFMANN, Michael, 460/35

HUGHES-D’AETH, Tony, 460/32

KELLS, Stuart, 460/31

LAKE, Marilyn, 460/36

LEY, James, 460/34

McKENNA, Mark, 460/36

MEAD, Philip, 460/31

MILLS, Jennifer, 460/32

MULLINS, Patrick, 460/32

PENDER, Kieren, 460/35

PLUNKETT, Felicity, 460/32

REES, Yves, 460/33

ROSE, Peter, 460/33

RUSSELL, Lynette, 460/36

RUSSELL, Penny, 460/32

SHORTIS, Emma, 460/32

SILCOX, Beejay, 460/35

SIMIC, Zora, 460/29

STUBBINGS, Diane, 460/33

WALKER, Brenda, 460/36

WILLIAMSON, Geordie, 460/33

WILSON, Frances, 460/29

Arts Highlights

ARCHER, Robyn, 450/64

BOWER, Humphrey, 450/66

BROOKER, Ben, 450/65

BYRNE, Tim, 450/64

CHAPLIN, Felicity, 450/65

COWLEY, Des, 450/65

DICKSON, Ian, 450/65

EWINGTON, Julie, 450/64

FORD, Andrew, 450/64

HALLIWELL, Michael, 450/66

KNEZIC, Sophie, 450/66

PROSSER, Jordan, 450/65

ROSE, Peter, 450/66

RUTHERFORD, Anne, 450/65

SHMITH, Michael, 450/64

STUBBINGS, Diane, 450/64

TREGEAR, Peter, 450/66


TREGEAR, Peter, ‘Vale Barry Humphries: The great comedian’s love affair with Weimar Germany’, 454/60

Index for 2022: Nos 439–449 & online features

01 March 2023 Written by Australian Book Review
Published in Indexes

ABR Index 2022

NB: this index includes material published in the print magazine and online in 2022.

2022 Australian Book Review Index

Subscribers can read these reviews online here.

AITKEN, Adam, Revenants, Giramondo, 443/50, Toby Davidson

ALBISTON, Jordie, Fifteeners, Puncher & Wattmann, 440/44, Joan Fleming

ALIGHIERI, Dante (translated by D.M. Black), Purgatorio, NYRB Classics, 441/45, Theodore Ell

ALLSOPP, Kimberley, Love and Other Puzzles, HarperCollins, 442/40, Debra Adelaide

ALSOP, Maureen, Pyre, What Books Press, 445/50, Anders Villani

ANDERSON, Clare, Convicts: A global history, Cambridge University Press, 443/55, Briony Neilson

ANDREWS, Rosie, The Leviathan, Raven Books, 443/25, Diane Stubbings

ANDRIESSE, Alex (ed.), The Uncollected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick, New York Review Books, 446/20, Michael Hofmann

ANYIETH, Akuch Kuol, Unknown: A refugee’s story, Text Publishing, online only, Nicholas Bugeja

ARNOTT, Georgina (ed.), Judith Wright: Selected writings, La Trobe University Press, 442/23, Philip Mead

ARNOTT, Robbie, Limberlost, Text Publishing, 447/38, Jennifer Mills

ASHENDEN, Dean, Telling Tennant’s Story: The strange career of the great Australian silence, Black Inc., 443/16, Kim Mahood

ATHERTON, Cassandra and Paul Hetherington (eds.), The Language in My Tongue: An anthology of Australian and New Zealand poetry, FarFlung Editions, 445/51, David Mason

ATKINS, Brendan, The Naturalist: The remarkable life of Allan Riverstone McCulloch, NewSouth, 449/23, Danielle Clode

ATKINSON, Alan, Elizabeth and John: The Macarthurs of Elizabeth Farm, NewSouth, 448/8, Penny Russell

ATWOOD, Margaret, Burning Questions: Essays and occasional pieces, 2004–2021, Chatto & Windus, 442/24, Andrea Goldsmith

BACKDERF, Derf, Kent State, Abrams ComicArts, 439/24, Bernard Caleo

BACON, Eugen, Danged Black Thing, Transit Lounge, 443/31, Cassandra Atherton

BAMSTON, Troy, Bob Hawke: Demons and destiny, Viking, 441/12, Patrick Mullins

BARNETT, Katy and Jeremy Gans, Guilty Pigs: The weird and wonderful history of animal law, La Trobe University Press, 442/12, Sophie Riley

BEARD, Mary, Twelve Caesars: Images of power from the ancient world to the modern, Princeton University Press, 439/19, Alastair J.L. Blanshard

BEAUMAN, Ned, Venomous Lumpsucker, Hodder & Stoughton, 449/51, J.R Burgmann

BEAUMONT, Joan, Australia’s Great Depression: How a nation shattered by the Great War survived the worst economic crisis it has ever faced, Allen & Unwin, 442/17, Benjamin Huf

BEECH, Isobel, Sunbathing, Allen & Unwin, 445/27, Georgia White

BEEVOR, Anthony, Russia: Revolution and civil war 1917–1921, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 448/12, Tim McMinn

BEILHARZ, Peter and Sian Supski (eds.), The Work of History: Writing for Stuart Macintyre, Melbourne University Press, 447/22, Christina Twomey

BENSON, Simon and Geoff Chambers, Plagued: Australia’s two years of hell – the inside story, Pantera Press, 448/19, Joshua Black

BERNSTEIN, Charles, Topsy-Turvy, Chicago University Press, 440/45, Gig Ryan

BIRD, Carmel, Telltale: Reading writing remembering, Transit Lounge, 446/41, Gregory Day

BIRMINGHAM, Kevin, The Sinner and the Saint: Dostoevsky, a crime and its punishment, Allen Lane, 440/22, Geordie Williamson

BONGIORNO, Frank, Dreamers and Schemers: A political history of Australia, La Trobe University Press, 448/16, James Walter

BOSCO, David, The Poseidon Project: The struggle to govern the world’s oceans, Oxford University Press, 446/51, Killian Quigley

BRADY, Andrea, Poetry and Bondage: A history and theory of lyric constraint, Cambridge University Press, 441/46, John Hawke

BROINOWSKI, Richard, Fact or Fission: The truth about Australia’s nuclear ambitions, Scribe, 447/54, Jessica Urwin

BROOKS, Geraldine, Horse, Hachette, 444/40, Peter Craven

BROPHY, David, China Panic: Australia’s alternative to paranoia and pandering, La Trobe University Press, 442/54, Tim Robertson

BROWN, Pam, Endings & Spacings, Never Never Books, 439/44, Abigail Fisher

BROWN, Pam, Stasis Shuffle, Hunter Publications, 442/48, Chris Arnold

BULLOUGH, Oliver, Butler to the World: How Britain became the servant of tycoons, tax dodgers, kleptocrats and criminals, Profile Books, 445/55, Kieran Pender

BURNS, Shannon, Childhood, Text Publishing, 447/31, Peter Rose

BURTON, Mirranda, Underground, Allen & Unwin, 439/24, Bernard Caleo

BURTON, Pamela and Meredith Edwards, Persons of Interest: An intimate account of Cecily and John Burton, ANU Press, 446/42, Peter Edwards

CAHILL, James, Tiepolo Blue, Hodder & Stoughton, 446/26, Theodore Ell

CAHILL, Michelle, Daisy & Woolf, Hachette, 444/38, Diane Stubbings

CAMPBELL, Marion May, languish, Upswell Publishing, 445/52, Jennifer Harrison

CARMAN, Luke, An Ordinary Ecstasy, Giramondo, 448/38, Sascha Morrell

CARMICHAEL, Jay, Marlo, Scribe, 445/30, Jay Daniel Thompson

CARR, Helen and Suzannah Lipscomb (eds.), What is History, Now? How the past and present speak to each other, Weidenfield & Nicolson, 439/16, Billy Griffiths

CARROLL, Steven, Goodnight, Vivienne, Goodnight, Fourth Estate, 441/29, Patrick Allington

CARTER. Nanette and Robyn Oswald-Jacobs, Frances Burke: Designer of modern textiles, Miegunyah, 439/49, Christopher Menz

CASEY-HARDY, Anne, Cautionary Tales for Excitable Girls, Scribner, 447/50, Alex Cothren

CATALANO, Gary, Collected Prose Poems, Life Before Man, 440/47, Paul Hetherington

CAUSER, Tim and Phillip Schofield (eds.), Panopticon versus New South Wales and Other Writings on Australia, UCL Press, 449/26, Gordon Pentland

CAUSER, Tim, Margot Finn, and Philip Schofield (eds.), Jeremy Bentham and Australia, UCL Press, 449/26, Gordon Pentland

ĆEHIĆ, Ennis, Sadvertising, Vintage, 443/31, Cassandra Atherton

CHAMBERLAIN, Lesley, Rilke: The last inward man, Pushkin Press, 449/24, Alison Croggon

CHARLES, Stephen and Catherine Williams, Keeping Them Honest: The case for a genuine national integrity commission and other vital democratic reforms, Scribe, 442/11, Chris Wallace

CHRISTIN, Pierre and Sébastian Verdier (translated by Edward Gauvin), Orwell, Self Made Hero, 443/57, Bernard Caleo

CHRULEW, Matthew and Thom Van Dooren (eds.), Kin: Thinking with Deborah Bird Rose, Duke University Press, 449/58, Prithvi Varatharajan

CLARK, Anna, Making Australian History, Vintage, 440/13, Penny Russell

CLARK, John, An Eye for Talent: A life at NIDA, Coach House Books, 449/60, Ben Brooker

CLARK, Katerina, Eurasia without Borders: The dream of a leftist literary commons 1919–1943, Harvard University Press, 441/36, Nicholas Jose

CLODE, Danielle, Koala: A life in trees, Black Inc., 445/59, Peter Menkhorst

COLLETTE, Katherine, The Competition, Text Publishing, 442/40, Debra Adelaide

COLLEY, Brendan, The Signal Line, Transit Lounge, 443/29, Naama Grey-Smith

COPER, Ed, Facts and Other Lies: Welcome to the disinformation age, Allen & Unwin, 442/58, David Ferrell

COTTON, James, The Australians at Geneva: Internationalist diplomacy in the interwar years, Melbourne University Press, 449/16, Michelle Staff

COURTENAY, Christine, Bryce Courtenay: Storyteller, Viking, 449/25, Jacqueline Kent

CUNNINGHAM, Sophie, This Devastating Fever, Ultimo Press, 446/27, Ann-Marie Priest

CURRAN, James, Australia’s China Odyssey: From euphoria to fear, NewSouth, 445/11, Hugh White

CURRAN, James, Campese: The last of the dream sellers, Scribe, 439/59, Barnaby Smith

DALEY, Paul, Jesustown: A Novel, Allen & Unwin, 446/29, Susan Midalia

DAMASIO, Antonio, Feeling and Knowing: Making minds conscious, Hachette, 440/55, Diane Stubbings

DAVIDSON, Jim, Emperors in Lilliput: Clem Christesen of Meanjin and Stephen Murray-Smith of Overland, The Miegunyah Press, 447/30, Graeme Davison

DAVIES, Paul, What’s Eating the Universe? And other cosmic questions, Allen Lane, 440/60, Robyn Arianrhod

DAVIS, Lydia, Essays Two: On Proust, translation, foreign languages, and the City of Arles, Hamish Hamilton, 444/15, Frances Wilson

DAVIS, Rhett, Hovering, Hachette, 440/29, Debra Adelaide

DAY, Gregory, Words Are Eagles: Selected writings on the nature and language of place, Upswell, 444/49, Tom Griffiths

DE MESQUITA, Bruce Bueno, The Invention of Power: Popes, kings, and the birth of the West, Public Affairs, 449/57, Miles Pattenden

DEWEY MORGAN, Lia, Bath Songs, no more poetry, 447/56, Ender Başkan

DINIĆ, Jelena, In the Room with the She Wolf, Wakefield Press, 441/43, Jennifer Harrison

DISNEY, Dan, >>>&||(accelerations and inertias), Vagabond, 439/44, Abigail Fisher

DOOLEY, Gillian, Matthew Flinders: The man behind the map, Wakefield Press, 449/56, Matthew Cunneen

DOVEY, Ceridwen and Eliza Bell, Mothertongues, Hamish Hamilton, Sarah Gory

DREWE, Robert, Nimblefoot, Hamish Hamilton, 445/25, Michael Winkler

DUNN, Daisy, Not Far from Brideshead: Oxford between the Wars, Hachette, 448/31, Miles Pattenden

DYER, Geoff, The Last Days of Roger Federer: And other endings, Canongate, 448/28, Geordie Williamson

EGAN, Jennifer, The Candy House, Corsair, 442/36, James Bradley

ELL, Theodore, Beginning in Sight, Recent Work Press, 446/47, Rose Lucas

ELLIS, Jack, Home and Other Hiding Places, Ultimo Press, 440/29, Debra Adelaide

ERDRICH, Louise, The Sentence, Hachette, 439/40, Alice Nelson

EVANS, Gareth, Good International Citizenship: The case for decency, Monash University Publishing, 446/19, Alison Broinowski

FAHEY, Diane, Glass Flowers, Puncher & Wattmann, 443/48, Sarah Day

FAINE, Jon, Apollo and Thelma: A true tall tale, Hardie Grant, 445/44, Michael McGirr

FALKINER, Suzanne, Rose: The extraordinary voyage of Rose de Freycinet, the stowaway who sailed around the world for love, ABC Books, 445/22, Danielle Clode

FAYE, Shon, The Transgender Issue: An argument for justice, Allen Lane, online only, Elizabeth Duck-Chong

FEATHERSTONE, Nigel, My Heart is a Little Wild Thing, Ultimo Press, 445/30, Jay Daniel Thompson

FELSCH, Philipp (translated by Tony Crawford), The Summer of Theory: History of a rebellion, Polity, 440/12, Sheila Fitzpatrick

FELSEN, Yuri (translated by Bryan Karetnyk), Deceit, Prototype, 444/44, Kate Crowcroft

FERNANDES, Clinton, Subimperial Power: Australia in the international arena, Melbourne University Press, 449/11, Kevin Foster

FITZGERALD, Else, Everything Feels Like the End of the World, Allen & Unwin, 447/49, Alex Cothren

FITZHARRIS, Lindsey, The Facemaker: One surgeon’s battle to mend the disfigured soldiers of World War I, Allen Lane, 448/14, Michael Winkler

FITZPATRICK, Sheila, The Shortest History of the Soviet Union, Black Inc., 446/12, Luke Stegemann

FLEMING, Joan, Song of Less, Cordite Books, 442/43, Geoff Page

FLETCHER, Ned, The English Text of the Treaty of Waitangi, Bridget Williams Books, 449/41, Bain Attwood

FLETT, Alison, Where We Are, Cordite Books, 445/54, Chris Arnold

FLYNN, Chris, Here be Leviathans, University of Queensland Press, 447/49, Alex Cothren

FOGARTY, Lionel, Harvest Lingo: New poems, Giramondo, 446/48, Philip Morrissey

FORD, Thomas H., How to Read a Poem: Seven steps, Routledge, 439/43, David Mason

FRAME, Tom, Veiled Valour: Australian Special Forces in Afghanistan and war crimes allegations, UNSW Press, 446/17, Kevin Foster

FRANKS, Rachel, An Uncommon Hangman: The life and deaths of Robert ‘Nosey Bob’ Howard, NewSouth, 442/20, Penny Russell

FREVERT, Ute, The Politics of Humiliation: A modern history, Oxford University Press, 443/54, Philip Dwyer

GADSBY, Hannah, Ten Steps to Nanette, Allen & Unwin, 443/10, Sarah Balkin

GARNER, Helen, How to End a Story: Diaries 1995 –1998, Text, 439/8, Lisa Gorton

GERSTLE, Gary, The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order: America and the world in the free market era, Oxford University Press, 448/23, Ian Tyrell

GHOSH, Amitav, The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a planet in crisis, John Murray, 442/51, Killian Quigley

GIBIAN, Jane, Beneath the Tree Line, Giramondo, 441/43, Jennifer Harrison

GIBSON, Katerina, Women I Know, Scribner, 449/48, Debra Adelaide

GILLIGAN, James and David A.J. Richards, Holding a Mirror up to Nature: Shame, guilt and violence in Shakespeare, Cambridge University Press, 441/50, P. Kishore Saval

GILMARTIN, Bridget, Strange Animals, no more poetry, 447/56, Ender Başkan

GÍSLASON, Kári, The Sorrow Stone, University of Queensland Press, 440/33, Dilan Gunawardana

GOLDHILL, Simon, The Christian Invention of Time: Temporality and the literature of late antiquity, Cambridge University Press, 446/56, David T. Runia

GOODFELLOW, Geoff, Blight Street, Walleah Press, 442/43, Geoff Page

GORTON, Lisa, Mirabilia: New poems, Giramondo, 447/54, Anders Villani

GRAY, Robert, Rain Towards Morning: Selected poems and drawings, Puncher & Wattmann, 446/46, Judith Beveridge

GREENWELL, Tom and Chris Bonnor, Waiting for Gonski: How Australia failed its schools, UNSW Press, 443/51, Ilana Snyder

GUNAYDIN, Eda, Root & Branch: Essays on inheritance, NewSouth, 444/33, Mindy Gill

GWYNNE, Phillip, The Break, Penguin Books, 441/31, Ben Chandler

HACKETT, Elizabeth, The Elizabethan Mind: Searching for the self in an age of uncertainty, Yale University Press, 446/42, P. Kishore Saval

HARRY, J.S., New and Selected Poems, Giramondo, 442/42, Judith Bishop

HASLUCK, Nicholas, Bench and Book, Arcadia, 446/54, Michael Sexton

HENDRICK, Kate, Fish Out of Water, Text Publishing, 441/31, Ben Chandler

HENDY, David, The BBC: A people’s history, Profile Books, 449/37, Paul Long

HENRY-JONES, Eliza, Salt and Skin, Ultimo Press, 447/44, Katherine Brabon

HETI, Sheila, Pure Colour, Harvill Secker, online only, Georgie Harriss

HILL, David, Reckoning: The forgotten children and their quest for justice, William Heinemann, 442/57, Jacqueline Kent

HOBBS, Mia Martin, Return to Vietnam: An oral history of American and Australian veterans’ journeys, Cambridge University Press, 441/18, Peter Edwards

HOBBY, Nathan, The Red Witch: A biography of Katharine Susannah Prichard, Miegunyah Press, 444/13, Sheila Fitzpatrick

HOCKEY, Joe with Leo Shanahan, Diplomatic: A Washington memoir, HarperCollins, 443/11, Timothy J. Lynch

HOLBROOK, Carolyn, Lyndon Megarrity and David Lowe (eds.), Lessons from History: Leading historians tackle Australia’s greatest challenges, NewSouth, 444/18, Penny Russell

HOLLAND-BATT, Sarah, The Jaguar, UQP, 443/46, David Mason

HOOPER, Chloe, Bedtime Story, Simon & Schuster, 442/49, Brenda Walker

HORE, Jarrod, Visions of Nature: How landscape photography shaped settler colonialism, University of California Press, 444/32, Gary Werskey

HORNER, David, The War Game: Australian war leadership from Gallipoli to Iraq, Allen & Unwin, 447/19, Peter Edwards

HOUELLEBECQ, Michel (translated by Andrew Brown), Interventions 2020, Polity, 444/36, David Jack

HOWARD, John, A Sense of Balance, HarperCollins, 447/21, Patrick Mullins

ILANBEY, Sumeyya, Daniel Andrews: The revealing biography of Australia’s most powerful premier, Allen & Unwin, 447/12, Gideon Haigh

IVORY, James, Solid Ivory, Corsair, 441/57, Ian Britain

JABLONKA, Ivan (translated by Nathan Bracher), A History of Masculinity: From patriarchy to gender justice, Allen Lane, 444/17, Shannon Burns

JACOBSON, Howard, Mother’s Boy: A writer’s beginning, Jonathan Cape, 444/47, Don Anderson

JAIRETH, Subhash, Aflame, Life Before Man, 441/42, Luke Beesley

JAKOBSEN, Mette, The Wingmaker, Text, 439/37, Polly Simons

JANAKIRAMANAN, Neela, The Registrar, Allen & Unwin, 446/30, Debra Adelaide

JEFFREYS-JONES, Rhodri, A Question of Standing: The history of the CIA, Oxford University Press, 446/33, Timothy J. Lynch

JEFFRIES, Stuart, Everything, All the Time, Everywhere: How we became postmodern, Verso Books, online only, Heather Blakey

JENKINS, David, Young Soeharto: The making of a soldier, 1921–1945, Melbourne University Press, 441/19, David Reeve

JOHNSON, A. Frances, Save As, Puncher & Wattmann, 439/48, Gregory Day

JONES, Barry (ed.), The Penalty Is Death: State power, law, and justice, Scribe, 447/23, Christopher Ward

JONES, Darryl, Curlews on Vulture Street: Cities, birds, people and me, NewSouth, 448/50, Peter Menkhorst

JONES, Gail, Salonika Burning, Text Publishing, 448/37, Diane Stubbings

JONES, Zach, Growing Up in Flames, Text Publishing, 444/42, Ben Chandler

JORDAN, Toni, Dinner with the Schnabels, Hachette, 442/40, Debra Adelaide

JOYCE, James and Catherine Flynn (ed.), The Cambridge Centenary Ulysses: The 1922 text with essays and notes, Cambridge University Press, 448/30, Ronan McDonald

KASSAB, Yumna, Australiana, Ultimo Press, 440/32, Jennifer Mills

KEATS CITRON, Danielle, The Fight for Privacy: Protecting dignity, identity and love in the digital age, Chatto & Windus, 448/25, Jessica Lake

KEEN, Steve, The New Economics: A manifesto, Polity, 446/54, Benjamin Huf

KEMISH, Ian, The Consul, University of Queensland Press, 448/52, Alison Broinowski

KEMP, Josh, Banjawarn, UWA Publishing, 441/33, Jennifer Mills

KENNEDY, Paul, Funkytown, Affirm Press, online only, Nicholas Bugeja

KENT, Hannah, Devotion, Picador, 439/41, Rose Lucas

KERBAJ, Richard, Five Eyes: The untold story of the international spy network, Blink, 449/40, Peter Edwards

KIM, Annabel L., Cacaphonies: The excremental canon of French literature, University of Minnesota Press, 334/39, David Jack

KINGSOLVER, Barbara, Demon Copperhead, Allen & Unwin, 449/50, Paul Giles

KOFMAN, Lee, The Writer Laid Bare: Mastering emotional honest in a writer’s art, craft and life, Ventura Press, 443/33, Merav Fima

KOVNER, Sarah, Prisoners of the Empire: Inside Japanese POW camps, Harvard University Press, 440/51, Joan Beaumont

LAI, Lee, Stone Fruit, Fantagraphics Books, 449/48, Bernard Caleo

LAMOND, Julieanne, Lohrey, The Miegunyah Press, 446/31, Brenda Walker

LAWRENCE, Anthony and Audrey Molloy, Ordinary Time, Pitt Street Poetry, 449/53, Rose Lucas

LAWRENCE, Anthony, Ken, Life Before Man, 441/42, Luke Beesley

LE BEAU, Nellie, Inheritance, Puncher & Wattmann, 443/44, Anders Villani

LE CARRÉ, John, Silverview, Viking, 439/39, Morag Fraser

LE GRAND, Chip, Lockdown, Monash University Publishing, 447/14, David Jack

LEFEVRE, Carol, The Tower, Spinifex Press, 448/40, Charle Malycon

LEIGH, Andrew, What’s the Worst That Could Happen?: Existential risk and extreme politics, MIT Press, 440/16, Gareth Evans

LIMPRECHT, Eleanor, The Coast, Allen & Unwin, 445/39, Penny Russell

LOXLEY, Will, Writing in the Dark: Bloomsbury, the Blitz and Horizon Magazine, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 440/20, Paul Kildea

LU, Siang, The Whitewash, University of Queensland Press, 446/28, Dilan Gunawardana

LUI-CHIVIZHE, Leah, Masked Histories: Turtle Shell Masks and Torres Strait Islander People, The Miegunyah Press, online only, Ben Silverstein

LUKINS, Robert, Loveland, Allen & Unwin, 440/29, Debra Adelaide

LYONS, Martyn, Dear Prime Minister: Letters to Robert Menzies 1949–1966, UNSW Press, 439/12, Brenda Niall

MACGILLIS, Alec, Fulfillment: Winning and losing in one-click America, Scribe, 439/55, Jack Callil

MACINTYRE, Stuart, The Party: The Communist Party of Australia from heyday to reckoning, Allen & Unwin, 441/14, Sheila Fitzpatrick

MAGEE, Audrey, The Colony, Faber, 443/25, Diane Stubbings

MAHOOD, Kim, Wandering with Intent: Essays, Scribe, 449/54, Shannyn Palmer

MANJAPRA, Kris, Black Ghost of Empire: The long death of slavery and the failure of emancipation, Allen Lane, 447/27, Georgina Arnott

MANNING, Paddy, The Successor: The high-stakes life of Lachlan Murdoch, Black Inc., 449/21, Patrick Mullins

MARGOYLES, Miriam, This Much is True, John Murray Press, 439/58, Carol Middleton

MASON, David, Pacific Light, Red Hen Press, 448/44, Geoff Page

MAY POWELL, Shannon, Can we rest tonight in the amnesia of pleasure, no more poetry, 447/57, Ender Başkan

McCALMAN, Iain, Delia Akeley and the Monkey: A human-animal story of captivity, patriarchy and nature, Upswell, 440/49, Libby Robin

McCAUSLAND, Vanessa, The Beautiful Words, HarperCollins, 439/37, Polly Simons

McCOURT, John, Consuming Joyce: 100 years of Ulysses in Ireland, Bloomsbury Academic, 445/40, Gary Pearce

McCULLOCH, Scott, Basin: A novel, Black Inc., 445/34, Morgan Nunan

McEWAN, Ian, Lessons, Jonathan Cape, 447/39, Geordie Williamson

McFARLANE, Fiona, The Sun Walks Down, Allen & Unwin, 449/46, Patrick Allington

McGREGOR, Fiona Kelly, Iris, Picador, 449/45, Felicity Plunkett

McGREGOR, Fiona, Buried Not Dead, Giramondo, 439/51, Sophie Knezic

McGUINNESS, Phillipa, Skin Deep: The inside story of our outer selves, Vintage Books, 441/38, Diane Stubbings

McGURL, Mark, Everything and Less: The novel in the age of Amazon, Verso, 441/21, James Ley

McHUGH, Siobhán, The Power of Podcasting, Telling stories through sound, UNSW Press, 441/51, Astrid Edwards

McLACHLAN, Mat, The Cowra Breakout, Hachette, 446/53, Seumas Spark

McLEAN, Felicity, Red, Fourth Estate, 443/28, Laura Elizabeth Woollett

MENZIES-PIKE, Catriona (ed.), Open Secrets: Essays on the writing life, Sydney Review of Books, 444/48, Alex Cothren

MEYER, Angela, Moon Sugar, Transit Lounge, 448/42, Jennifer Mills

MEYRICK, Julian, Australia in 50 Plays, Currency Press, 443/58, Andrew Fuhrmann

MIDALIA, Susan, Miniatures: A collection of short stories, Night Parrot Press, 449/47, Debra Adelaide

MILLER, Steven, The Exhibitionists: A history of Sydney’s Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 440/65, David Hansen

MILLETT, Patsy, Inseparable Elements: Dame Mary Durack, a daughter’s perspective, Fremantle Press, 440/52, Susan Sheridan

MONBIOT, George, Regenesis, Allen Lane, 448/47, Ben Brooker

MOORE, Bob, Prisoners of War: Europe: 1939–1956, Oxford University Press, 448/11, Joan Beaumont

MOORE-GILBERT, Kylie, The Uncaged Sky: My 804 days in an Iranian prison, Ultimo Press, 443/60, Hessom Razavi

MORTON, Steve, Australian Desserts: Ecology and landscapes, CSIRO Publishing, 442/50, Saskia Beudel

MOSHFEGH, Ottessa, Lapvona, Jonathan Cape, 447/43, Laura Elizabeth Woollett

MOSSAMMAPARAST, Marjon, And to Ecstasy, Upswell Publishing, 445/52, Jennifer Harrison

MOUNK, Yascha, The Great Experiment: How to make diverse democracies work, Bloomsbury, 449/12, Ben Wellings

MÜLLER, Jan-Werner, Democracy Rules, Allen Lane, 439/52, Ben Wellings

MUNRO, Doug, History Wars: The Peter Ryan­­–Manning Clark controversy, ANU Press, 439/13, Mark McKenna

MURAKAMI, Haruki (translated by Philip Gabriel and Ted Goossen), Novelist as a Vocation, Harvill Secker, 449/52, Cassandra Atherton

MUSGRAVE, David, Selected Poems, Eyewear Publishing, 439/47, Geoff Page

NELSON, Alice, Faithless, Vintage, 445/35, Nicole Abadee

NIALL, Brenda, My Accidental Career, Text Publishing, 441/52, Jacqueline Kent

NICHOLS, Tom, Our Own Worst Enemy: The assault from within on modern democracy, Oxford University Press, 441/23, Glyn Davis

NOTT, Michael, August Kleinzahler, and Clive Wilmer (eds.), The Letters of Thom Gunn, Faber, 445/48, Ian Dickson

NUGENT, Carly, Sugar, Text Publishing, 444/42, Ben Chandler

O’BEIRNE, Sean, Helen Garner, Black Inc., 442/26, Beejay Silcox

O’BRIEN, Damen, Animals with Human Voices, Recent Works Press, 440/43, Sarah Day

O’FARRELL, Maggie, The Marriage Portrait, Hachette, 448/43, Amy Walters

O’REILLY, Paddy, Other Houses, Affirm Press, online only, Sonia Nair

ORLIN, Lena Cowen, The Private Life of William Shakespeare, Oxford University Press, 441/48, David McInnis

ORR, Sue, Loop Tracks, Upswell Publishing, 440/29, Brigid Magner

OUSTON, Adam, Waypoints, Splice, online only, J.J. Errington

PAGDEN, Anthony, The Pursuit of Europe: A history, Oxford University Press, 442/56, Peter McPhee

PARRISH, Tommi, Men I Trust, Scribe, 449/48, Bernard Caleo

PATCHETT Ann, These Precious Days, Bloomsbury, 439/60, Nicole Abadee

PATRICK, Aaron, Ego: Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberal Party’s civil war, HarperCollins, 445/13, Patrick Mullins

PEARSON, Roger, The Beauty of Baudelaire: The poet as alternative lawgiver, Oxford University Press, 444/52, John Hawke

PIKETTY, Thomas (translated by Steven Rendall), A Brief History of Equality, Harvard University Press, 444/19, Yassmin Abdel-Magied

PIPER, Sally, Bone Memories, UQP, 445/27, Georgia White

POTTER, Claire, Acanthus, Giramondo, 443/48, Sarah Day

POTTER, Simon, This Is The BBC: Entertaining the nation, speaking for Britain, 1922–2022, Oxford University Press, 449/37, Paul Long

POWELL, Nicholas, Trap Landscape, Hunter Publishers, 446/.47, Rose Lucas

PRENDERGAST, Julia, Bloodrust, Spineless Wonders, 449/47, Debra Adelaide

PRESCOTT, Shaun, Bon and Lesley, Giramondo, 448/36, Morgan Nunan

PRESTON, Edwina, Bad Art Mother, Wakefield, 445/24, Jane Sullivan

PRIEST, Ann-Marie, My Tongue Is My Own: A life of Gwen Harwood, La Trobe University Press, 443/8, Stephanie Trigg

QUILTY, Andrew, August in Kabul: America’s last days in Afghanistan, Melbourne University Press, 446/15, Kieran Pender

RABIN, Sean, The Good Captain, Transit Lounge, 442/37, Alex Cothren

RAWSON, Jane, A History of Dreams, Brio Books, 441/27, Lisa Bennett

RENNEX, Bronwyn, Life with Birds: A suburban lyric, Upswell, 446/50, Sarah Gory

RICHARDSON, John, A Life of Picasso: The minotaur years, 1933-1943, Jonathan Cape, 444/60, Patrick McCaughey

RILKE, Rainer Maria (translated by Alison Croggon), Duino Elegies, Newport Street Books, 444/55, Humphrey Bower

RIWOE, Mirandi, The Burnished Sun, UQP, 443/31, Cassandra Atherton

ROBERTS, Geoffrey, Stalin’s Library: A dictator and his books, Yale University Press, 441/16, Iva Glisic

ROFF, Andrew, The Teeth of a Slow Machine, Wakefield Press, 444/41, Anthony Lynch

ROOKE, Drew, A Witness of Fact: The peculiar case of chief forensic pathologist Colin Manock, Scribe, 440/54, Alecia Simmonds

ROSA, Paul Dalla, An Exciting and Vivid Inner Life, Allen & Unwin, 444/41, Anthony Lynch

ROSE, Heather, Nothing Bad Ever Happens Here, Allen & Unwin, 448/27, Kirsten Tranter

RUNCIMAN, David, Confronting Leviathan: A history of ideas, Profile Books, 439/17, David Kearns

RYAN, Kate, The Golden Book, Scribe, 439/37, Polly Simons

RYAN, Tracy, Rose Interior, Giramondo, 444/53, Maria Takolander

SAKR, Omar, Son of Sin, Affirm Press, 442/39, Jay Daniel Thompson

SALOM, Phillip, Sweeney and the Bicycles, Transit Lounge, 448/41, Kerryn Goldsworthy

SAMUELS, Robert and Toluse Olorunnipa, His Name Is George Floyd, Bantam Press, 447/50, Declan Fry

SCHMID, Konrad and Jens Schröter (translated by Peter Lewis), The Making of the Bible: From the first fragments to sacred scripture, Harvard University Press, 440/56, Constant J. Mews

SCHMIDT, Sarah, Blue Hour, Hachette, 445/26, Georgia White

SCHULTZ, Julianne, The Idea of Australia: A search for the soul of the nation, Allen & Unwin, 447/34, Robert Phiddian

SERONG, Jock, The Settlement, Text Publishing, 447/42, Brenda Walker

SHAMSIE, Kamila, Best of Friends, Bloomsbury Circus, 447/41, Andrea Goldsmith

SHERBORNE, Craig, The Grass Hotel, Text Publishing, 441/32, Gay Bilson

SHOBBROOK, John, Operation Jungle, UQP, 443/61, Lyndon Megarrity

SHOLL, Natasha, Found, Wanting: A memoir, Ultimo Press, 441/53, Andrew Broertjes

SHORT, Philip, Putin: His life and times, The Bodley Head, 446/11, Sheila Fitzpatrick

SIMPSON, Inga, Willowman, Hachette, 449/44, Diane Stubbings

SMITH, Bernard, European Vision and the South Pacific, Third Edition, The Miegunyah Press, 449/14, Lynette Russell

SMITH, Hazel, ecliptical, Spineless Wonders, 445/54, Chris Arnold

SMITH, Justin E.H., The Internet Is Not What You Think It Is: A history, a philosophy, a warning, Princeton University Press, 444/28, Geordie Williamson

SMITH, Mark, If Not Us, Text Publishing, 441/31, Ben Chandler

SMITH, Tracy K., Such Color: New and selected poems, Graywolf Press, 439/46, Felicity Plunkett

SOYINKA, Wole, Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth, Bloomsbury, 439/36, Marc Mierowsky

SPARROW, Jeff, Crimes against Nature: Capitalism and global heating, Scribe, 442/61, Kurt Johnson

SPARROW, Jeff, Provocations: New and selected writings, NewSouth, 447/15, Anwen Crawford

STANLEY, Jessica, A Great Hope, Picador, 440/28, Laura Elizabeth Woollett

STASI, Paul (ed), Raymond Williams at 100, Rowman & Littlefield, 440/58, Gary Pearce

STAVANS, Ilan, What is American Literature?, Oxford University Press, 442/27, Paul Giles

STEVENSON, Benjamin, Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone, Michael Joseph, 442/38, Francesca Sasnaitis

STEWART, Emily, Running time, Vagabond, 443/44, Anders Villani

STOLLBERG-RILINGER, Barbara (translated by Robert Savage), Maria Theresa: The Habsburg empress in her time, Princeton University Press, 443/53, Miles Pattenden

STUART, Douglas, Young Mungo, Picador, 443/24, Shannon Burns

SUMPTION, Jonathan, Law in a Time of Crisis, Profile Books, 439/54, Kieran Pender

TÁÍWÒ, Olúféṃi O., Elite Capture: How the powerful took over identity politics (and everything else), Pluto Press, 448/22, Yassmin Abdel-Magied

TAME, Grace, The Ninth Life of a Diamond Miner: A memoir, Macmillan, 449/18, Zora Simic

TA-WEI, Chi, The Membranes: A novel, Columbia University Press, online only, Josh Stenberg

TEN-DOESSCUATE CHU, Petra, Max Donnelly, Andrew Montana, Suzan Veldink, Daniel Cottier: Designer, decorator, dealer, Yale University Press, 440/62, Matthew Martin

THOMPSON, Helen, Disorder: Hard times in the 21st century, Oxford University Press, 444/11, Tim McMinn

THREADGOLD, Steven and Jessica Gerrard, Class in Australia, Monash University Publishing, 442/59, Sean Scalmer

TÓIBÍN, Colm (ed.), One Hundred Years of James Joyce’s Ulysses, Pennsylvania State University, 445/40, Gary Pearce

TOLTZ, Steve, Here Goes Nothing, Hamish Hamilton, 443/37, Amy Baillieu

TRIBE, Keith, Constructing Economic Science: The invention of a discipline 1850–1950, 449/61, Ryan Walter

TSU, Jing, Kingdom of Characters: A tale of language, obsession, and genius in modern China, Allen Lane, 443/13, James Jiang

TYERMAN, Edward, Internationalist Aesthetics: China and early Soviet culture, Columbia University Press, 443/38, Iva Glisic

TYNAN, Elizabeth, The Secret of Emu Field: Britain’s forgotten atomic tests in Australia, NewSouth, 442/21, Michael Winkler

TYRRELL, Ian, American Exceptionalism: A new history of an old idea, University of Chicago Press, 447/26, Emma Shortis

UHLMANN, Anthony, Inner and Outer Worlds: Gail Jones’ fiction, Sydney University Press, 445/19, Julieanne Lamond

VAN ONSELEN, Peter and Wayne Errington, Victory: The inside story of Labor's return to power, HarperCollins, 448/20, Martin McKenzie-Murray

VARGA, Susan, Hard Joy: Life and writing, Upswell Publishing, 444/35, Susan Sheridan

VARNEY, Denise, Patrick White’s Theatre: Australian modernism on stage, 1960—2018, Sydney University Press, Jonathan Dunk

VASEFI, Saba, Melinda Smith, and Yvette Holt (eds.), Borderless: A transnational anthology of feminist poetry, Recent Work Press, 442/45, Nadia Rhook

VILLORO, Juan (translated by Alfred MacAdam), Horizontal Vertigo: A city called Mexico, Pantheon Books, 439/57, Gabriel García Ochoa

VUONG, Ocean, Time Is a Mother, Jonathan Cape, 444/51, Lucy Van

WALKER, Ross, Harold Holt: Always one step further, La Trobe University Press, 447/10, James Walker

WALLMAN, Sam, Our Members Be Unlimited, Scribe, 443/57, Bernard Caleo

WALTER, Ben, What Fear Was, Puncher & Wattmann, 444/41, Anthony Lynch

WARD, Daniel, eternal delight paralysis, no more poetry, 447/57, Ender Başkan

WASSEF, Nadia, Chronicles of a Cairo Bookseller, Corsair, 439/22, Beejay Silcox

WEARNE, Alan, Near Believing: Selected monologues and narratives 1967–2021 Puncher & Wattmann, 448/45, Michael Farrell

WEBSTER, Allayne, That Thing I did, Wakefield Press, 444/42, Ben Chandler

WHISH-WILSON, David, The Sawdust House, Fremantle Press, 441/34, Alex Cothren

WHITE, Edmund, A Previous Life, Bloomsbury, 441/28, Robert Dessaix

WHITE, Susan, Cut, Affirm Press, 446/30, Debra Adelaide

WILLIAMS, Raymond, Culture and Politics: Class, writing, socialism, Verso, 440/58, Gary Pearce

WILSON, Dominique, Orphan Rock, Transit Lounge, 441/26, Susan Sheridan

WILSON, Eric G., Dream-Child: A life of Charles Lamb, Yale University Press, 440/17, Frances Wilson

WILSON, Sandra and Rebecca Jennings (ed.), Between Me and Myself: A memoir of murder, desire and the struggle to be free, Text Publishing, 447/33, Sam Elkin

WOLFF, Michael, Landslide: The final days of the Trump presidency, The Bridge Street Press, 439/20, Timothy J. Lynch

WOMERSLEY, Chris, The Diplomat, Picador, 444/39, Jennifer Mills

WOODWARD, Bob, Peril, Simon & Schuster, 439/20, Timothy J. Lynch

YANAGIHARA, Hanya, To Paradise, Picador, 440/34, Georgia White

YPI, Lea, Free: Coming of age at the end of history, Allen Lane, online only, Michael Lazarus

ZUBOK, Vladislav M., Collapse, Yale University Press, 446/12, Luke Stegemann

ZUBRZYCKI, John, The Shortest History of India, La Trobe University Press, 444/46, Ian Hall

ZUNZ, Olivier, The Man Who Understood Democracy: The life of Alexis de Tocqueville, Princeton University Press, 446/43, Peter McPhee

2022 Features Index

ABR Arts

ABR Arts reviews can be read here.


2022 Venice Biennale, Iva Glisic, online only


A Hero (Hi Gloss Entertainment), Jordan Prosser, online only

A Stasi Comedy (Palace Films), James Cleverley, online only

Armageddon Time (Universal), Jordan Prosser, online only

Belfast (Universal Pictures), 440/63, Jordan Prosser

Benedetta (Hi Gloss Entertainment), 440/64, Miles Pattenden

Benediction (Palace Films), 439/62, Ian Britain

Bones and All (Universal Pictures), Anwen Crawford, online only

Dear Thomas (Palace Films), Ben Gook, online only

Drive My Car (Potential Films), 441/56, Dilan Gunawardana

Elvis (Warner Bros), 444/63, Jordan Prosser

Everything Went Fine (Palace Nova), Felicity Chaplin, online only

Father Stu (Sony Pictures), Miles Pattenden, online only

Flee (Madman Films), Richard Leathem, online only

Joyce Carol Oates: A Body in the Service of Mind (Jewish International Film Festival), 449/66, Sascha Morrell

Lost Illusions (Palace Films), 444/62, Felicity Chaplin

Loveland (Dark Matter Distribution), 442/64, Jordan Prosser

Maixabel (Palace/Spanish Film Festival), 443/64, Ruth McHugh-Dillon

Memoria (Madman Films), Anwen Crawford, online only

Men (Roadshow Films), Jordan Prosser, online only

Navalny (Melbourne International Film Festival), Anne Rutherford, online only

Nope (Universal Pictures), 446/60, Troy Harwood

She Said (Universal Pictures), Alecia Simmonds, online only

Sundown (Kismet Movies), 445/63, Felicity Chaplin

The Australian Wars (SBS), 448/56, Anne Rutherford

The Banshees of Inisherin (Searchlight Pictures), Jordan Prosser, online only

The Dropout (Hulu), Jordan Prosser, online only

The Godfather, Florence Honybun, online only

The Northman (Universal Pictures), Troy Harwood, online only

Three Thousand Years of Longing (Roadshow Entertainment), 447/62, Jordan Prosser

Triangle of Sadness (Sharmill Films), Jordan Prosser, online only


An American in Paris (The Australian Ballet and GWB Entertainment), Tim Byrne, online only

Australian World Orchestra (Australian World Orchestra), 447/63, Michael Shmith

Australian Youth Orchestra (Melbourne Town Hall), Peter Tregear, online only

Bo Skovus with Andrea Lam, and Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem (Sydney Symphony Orchestra), Michael Halliwell, online only

Melbourne International Jazz Festival (Melbourne International Jazz Festival), Des Cowley, online only

Messa da Requiem (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra), Peter Rose, online only

Of the Earth and Symphony No.2, Resurrection (Sydney Symphony Orchestra), Paul Kildea, online only

St Matthew Passion (Melbourne Bach Choir), Morag Fraser, online only

War Requiem (WASO), Humphrey Bower, online only

Winterreise (Musica Viva), 445/67, Michael Shmith


A Christmas Carol (Victorian Opera), Peter Tregear, online only

Awakening Shadow (Sydney Chamber Opera), Michael Halliwell, online only

Die Walküre (Melbourne Opera), 440/66, Michael Shmith

Elektra (Victorian Opera), 447/60, Michael Shmith

Fidelio (Sydney Symphony Orchestra), Michael Halliwell

Il Trovatore (Opera Australia) 445/65, Peter Rose

Jonny spielt auf (Gärtnerplatztheater), Peter Tregear, online only

La Juive (Opera Australia), Michael Halliwell, online only

La Traviata (Opera Australia), Peter Rose, online only

Lohengrin (Opera Australia), 443/66, Peter Rose

Lucrezia Borgia (Melbourne Opera), Peter Rose, online only

Orontea (Pinchgut Opera), 444/58, Ian Dickson

Otello (Opera Australia), 441/60, Michael Halliwell

Peter Grimes (Royal Opera House), Peter Tregear, online only

Siegfried (Melbourne Opera), 448/58, Michael Shmith

The Call (Opera Queensland), 448/55, Jenna Robertson

The Human Voice (Opera Queensland), 448/55, Jenna Robertson

The Phantom of the Opera (Opera Australia), Jason Whittaker, online only

The Turn of the Screw (State Opera of South Australia), Michael Halliwell, online only

Voss (State Opera of South Australia and Victorian Opera), Michael Halliwell, online only

Watershed: The Death of Dr Duncan (Adelaide Festival), Humphrey Bower, online only


A Raisin in the Sun (Sydney Theatre Company), 447/61, Ian Dickson

Amadeus (Red Line Productions), Ian Dickson, online only

Anna K (Malthouse Theatre), 445/61, Diana Stubbings

As You Like It (Melbourne Theatre Company), 439/66, Tim Byrne

Chalkface (State Theatre Company South Australia and Sydney Theatre Company), Ben Brooker, online only

Come Rain or Come Shine (Melbourne Theatre Company), Tim Byrne, online only

Cyrano (Melbourne Theatre Company) 448/54, Tim Byrne

Death of a Salesman (Hearth Theatre), Guy Webster, online only

Death of a Salesman (Sydney Theatre Company), 439/65, Ian Dickson

Emilia (Essential Theatre), Diane Stubbings, online only

Fun Home (Playhouse), Tim Byrne, online only

Girls & Boys (State Theatre Company of South Australia), Ben Brooker, online only

Hamlet (Bell Shakespeare), 443/65, Tim Byrne

Heroes of the Fourth Turning (Red Stitch Theatre), Guy Webster, online only

Into the Woods (Watch This Theatre Company), Tim Byrne, online only

Julius Caesar (Sydney Theatre Company), 439/67, Gabriella Edelstein

Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (Belvoir Street Theatre), Anwen Crawford, online only

Maureen: Harbinger of Death (Malthouse Theatre), Guy Webster, online only

Monsters (Malthouse Theatre), Guy Webster, online only

Opening Night (Belvoir), 441/59, Humphrey Bower

RBG: Of Many, One (Sydney Theatre Company) 449/64, Gabriella Edelstein

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Sydney Theatre Company), Guy Webster, online only

The Amateurs (Red Stitch Theatre), Tim Byrne, online only

The Comedy of Errors (Bell Shakespeare), 445/64, Tim Byrne

The Sound Inside (Melbourne Theatre Company), Diane Stubbings, online only

The Tempest (Sydney Theatre Company), Kirk Dodd, online only

Visual Arts

#brownmaninawhitemuseum (Grainger Museum), 441/62, Peter Tregear

Barbara Hepworth: In Equilibrium (Heide Museum of Modern Art), Sophie Knezic, online only

Data Relations (Australian Centre for Contemporary Art), Jarrod Zlatic, online only

Fred Williams: The London Drawings (Ian Potter Gallery: NGV Australia), Irena Zdanowicz

HG60, Hamilton Gallery 60th Anniversary (Hamilton Gallery), 441/63, Christopher Menz

Light: Works from Tate’s Collection (ACMI). 445/62, Sophie Knezic

Mandy Martin – A Persistent Vision (Geelong Gallery), Libby Robin, online only

Matisse: Life and spirit (The Art Gallery of New South Wales), 439/63, Julie Ewington

Queer: Stories from the NGV Collection (NGV International), 442/65, Sophie Knezic

Retainers of Anarchy (Sydney Modern), Anne Rutherford, online only

Rīvus (Museum of Contemporary Art Australia), 442/66, Julie Ewington

Venice Art Biennale (Venice Biennale), 444/59, Iva Glisic

Book Talk

COWLEY, Des, ‘A New Poetry Imprint’, online only

GRENVILLE, Kate, ‘Writers for Climate Action: Walking the walk for the climate crisis’, online only

MILSOM, Rosemarie, ‘Newcastle Writers Festival: A welcome return’, online only

SCHMID, Jaimi, ‘ANU Press’s thousandth title’, online only

Essays and Commentary

BALKIN, Sarah, ‘Stone face: The history and prehistory of deadpan’, 442/53

BEAUMONT, Joan, ‘Too busy to have time for us: Reflections on Australian studies at Harvard’, 441/39

BESSANT, Judith, Faith Gordon and Rob Watts, ‘The education minister’s jackboots’, 440/21

BONGIORNO, Frank, ‘Politics by other means: Enlarging our diminished sense of political leadership’, 442/8

BOZZI, Claudio, ‘“Under the beach umbrellas”: Italy’s fragile political system’s new test’, 447/17

CHARLES, Stephen, ‘Restoring Australia’s reputation for integrity: Labor’s new anti-corruption bill’, 449/9

CRAWFORD, Anwen, ‘A rubber cudgel of a word: the speciousness of resilience’, 445/57

CURRAN, James, ‘A long way to go: Australia’s fraught relations with China’, 446/9

DAMOUSI Joy, Stephen Charles, Catherine Williams, Frank Bongiorno, Dennis Altman, and David Latham, ‘Quo vadis, Australia?: Reorienting the nation following the election’, 444/21

DUNK, James, ‘Covid travellers: The struggle between historians and microbes’, 448/48

FORD, Thomas H., ‘Covid on the brain’, 440/35

GARBUTT, Michael, ‘The Museum of Mankind’, 446/35

GILL, Mindy, ‘’Till “real voices” wake us, and we drown’, 440/8

GOLDSWORTHY, Peter, ‘Salman’s throat: living with cancer and a fatwa’, 447/36

GORDON, Faith, ‘The case for lowering the voting age’, 442/15

HARWOOD, John, ‘Gwen Harwood and the perils of reticence: Notes of a son and literary executor’, 443/16

HORNE, Julia, ‘A new accord: Restoring good relations between government and universities’, 444/27

KENNY, Mark, ‘The power of office’, 445/8

LATHAM, David, ‘“Not being talked about”: Putting the arts back on the political stage’, 440/25

LAUGESEN, Amanda, ‘A hot novax summer: The influence of sport and Covid on Australian language’, 441/35

LAUGESEN, Amanda, ‘On boganism: Reflections on class and Australian English’, 448/33

LAUGESEN, Amanda, ‘Strong curry: On the trail of election language’, 444/45

MCEVOY, Tara, ‘The verity of his company’, 446/22

MONAGLE, Clare, ‘To wear the crown too easily: A bizarre new reign begins’, 447/9

OGILVIE, Sarah, ‘Crunk, wig, and slaps: How our language dates us in the digital world’, 443/21

PENDER, Kieran, ‘Shooting the messengers: How the Collaery case stains our democracy’, 441/8

RICHARDS, Michael, ‘Too many slips showing: Alec Bolton and Australian Book Review’, 449/36

ROSE, Peter, ‘Editor’s Diary’, 440/37

RUSSELL, Gillian, ‘Raking the past: Northern Irish fiction in the age of social media’, 447/45

SAUL, Ben, ‘The law of the jungle: Western hypocrisy over the Russian invasion of Ukraine’, 444/9

TYNAN, Elizabeth, ‘Britain’s atomic oval: The vassalage of Australian governments in the 1950s and 1960s’, 443/42

WATTS, Samuel, ‘More History, Not Less: The unnaming of Moreland City Council’, 439/33

ZUBRZYCKI, John, ‘The power paradox: Illiberalism and Hindu majoritarianism in Modi’s India’, 444/30


Calibre Essay Prize

ATKINS, Linda, ‘Shouting Abortion: A doctor reflects on the politics and economics of terminations’, 443/34

GORY, Sarah, ‘Ghosts, Ghosts Everywhere’, 445/45

TEDESCHI, Simon, ‘This woman my grandmother’, 442/29

Peter Porter Poetry Prize

ARNOLD, Chris, ‘Sixes and Sparrows’, 439/30

DISNEY, Dan, ‘Gippslanding (triptych)’, 439/29

FARRELL, Michael, ‘“Australianesque”’, 439/27

LAWRENCE, Anthony, ‘In the Shadows of Our Heads’, 439/28

LIM, Debbie, ‘Hummingbird Country’, 439/26

ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

CULLEN, Nina, ‘Dog park’, 445/28

ELLIS, Tracy, ‘Natural Wonder’, 445/32

GARROW, C.J. ‘Whale Fall’, 445/36


Open Page

ARNOTT, Robbie, 446/58

BEARD, Mary, 440/26

BRAMSTON, Troy, 441/54

BURNS, Shannon, 447/58

CLARK, Anna, 439/34

HOOPER, Chloe, 442/62

MCGREGOR, Fiona, 449/62

VARGA, Susan, 444/56

WINKLER, Michael, 445/60

Poet of the Month

FITCH, Toby, online only

LAWRENCE, Anthony, 442/47

Publisher of the Month

WHITE, Terri-ann, 448/51

Critic of the Month

ANDERSON, Don, 439/50

WILSON, Frances, 443/62



BERNSTEIN, Charles, ‘Poem Beginning, Almost, with a Line by Duncan’, 444/34

BEVERIDGE, Judith, ‘Old Jetty’, 443/32

BISHOP, Judith, ‘Harbour’, 446/34

BISHOP, Judith, ‘The Forest’, 441/41

BRABON, Katherine, ‘Autoimmune’, 442/46

BRADY, Andrea, ‘The Rest’, 443/42

CATALANO, Gary, ‘The Building’, 440/48

CHONG, Eileen, ‘Curlew’, 440/59

DINIĆ, Jelena, ‘Close Contacts’, 440/36

ELL, Theodore, ‘Tenebrae’, 442/41

HARRISON, Jennifer, ‘Mandelbrot Set’, 445/14

HARWOOD, Gwen, ‘Suburban Sonnet’, 443/9

HAWKE, John, ‘Circle of Fifths’, 448/39

HOFMANN, Michael, ‘Paradise’, 442/15

KINSELLA, John, ‘Imitating Rural Imitation: After Robert Browning’s ‘Two in the Campagna’, 447/53

LILLEY, Kate, ‘Planisphere’, 449/20

MEAD, Philip, ‘Torrents of Spring’, 444/50

NGUYEN, Hoa, ‘Fortune Cookie No Fortune’, 447/35

PLUNKETT, Felicity, ‘On Dover Street’, 448/34

RAVINTHIRAN, Vidyan, ‘Pillaiyar’, 445/58

RAZAVI, Hessom, ‘Freya’, 446/32

ROSE, Peter, ‘Coronation Chicken’, 449/35

ROSE, Peter, ‘Styptic’, 443/14

TAYLOR, Andrew, ‘Visiting Peter’, 449/55

VILLANI, Anders, ‘Deer Knife’, 441/49


Books of the Year

ABDEL-MAGIED, Yassmin, 449/29

BEVERIDGE, Judith, 449/31

BIRCH, Tony, 449/28

BONGIORNO, Frank, 449/32

BRADLEY, James, 449/34

BRETT, Judith, 449/30

DAVIS, Glyn, 449/29

DAY, Gregory, 449/34

DEANE, Joel, 449/33

FITZPATRICK, Sheila, 449/31

FRASER, Morag, 449/34

GILES, Paul, 449/32

GILL, Mindy, 449/33

GRIFFITHS, Tom, 449/29

HAIGH, Gideon, 449/30

HOFMANN, Michael, 449/31

HOLLAND-BATT, Sarah, 449/28

HUGHES-d’AETH, 449/33

KELLY, Sean, 449/32

KENNY, Mark, 449/31

KINSELLA, John, 449/32

LEY, James, 449/34

McKENNA, Mark, 449/33

MILLS, Jennifer, 449/31

NIALL, Brenda, 449/31

PENDER, Kieran, 449/28

PLUNKETT, Felicity, 449/33

REES, Yves, 449/29

ROSE, Peter, 449/29

SILCOX, Beejay, 449/29

STUBBINGS, Diane, 449/30

WALKER, Brenda, 449/32

WILLIAMSON, Geordie, 449/33

WILSON, Frances, 449/28

WINKLER, Michael, 449/32

WRIGHT, Clare, 449/29


LUMBY, Catharine, ‘A tribute to Frank Moorhouse’, 445/42

MATTHEWS, David, ‘A tribute to Brian Matthews’, 444/25

Index for 2021: Nos 428–438 & online features

17 February 2022 Written by Australian Book Review
Published in Indexes

ABR Index 2021

NB: this index includes material published in the print magazine and online in 2021.

2021 Australian Book Review Index

Subscribers can read these reviews online here.

ABERDEEN, Lucinda and Jennifer Jones (eds), Black, White and Exempt: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lives under exemption, Aboriginal Studies Press, 432/10, Marilyn Lake

ADAM, Pip, Nothing to See, Giramondo, 431/29, Maks Sipowicz

ADLER, Eric, The Battle of the Classics, Oxford University Press, online only, Matthew R. Crawford

AHMAD, Michael Mohammed, The Other Half of You, Hachette Australia, 434/42, Shannon Burns

AHMED, Sara, Complaint!, Duke University Press, 435/40, Zora Simic

ALLINSON, Miles, In Moonland, Scribe, 435/19, Scribe, 435/19, Daniel Juckes

ALTMAN, Dennis, God Save the Queen: The strange persistence of monarchies, Scribe, 436/47, John Rickard

ANDRADA, Eunice, TAKE CARE, Giramondo, 437/60, Prithvi Varatharajan

ANGEL, Katherine, Tomorrow Sex will be Good Again, Verso, 432/16, Zora Simic

ARALUEN, Evelyn, Dropbear, University of Queensland Press, 437/60, Prithvi Varatharajan

ARCHBOLD, Charlie, Indigo Owl, Wakefield Press, 428/47, Benjamin Chandler

ARRINGTON, Lauren, The Poets of Rapallo: How Mussolini’s Italy shaped British, Irish, and US writers, Oxford University Press, online only, Sean Pryor

ARUDPRAGASM, Anuk, A Passage North, Granta, 438/34, Dilan Gunawardana

ASPHYXIA, Future Girl, Allen & Unwin, 428/47, Benjamin Chandler

ATHERTON, Cassandra, Hold Your Fire, Scribner Australia, 429/39, Cassandra Atherton

ATTWOOD, Bain, William Cooper: An Aboriginal life, The Miegunyah Press, 438/13, Penny Russell

ATWOOD, Bain, Empire and the Making of Native Title: Sovereignty, property and Indigenous people, Cambridge University Press, 431/7, Lisa Ford

ATWOOD, Margaret, Dearly, Chatto & Windus, 429/56, David Mason

BACON, Eugen, The Road to Woop Woop and other stories, Meerkat Press, 428/45 Susan Midalia

BAIL, Murray, He., Text Publishing, 429/26, Gerard Windsor

BALINT, Ruth, and Kalman, Julie, Smuggled: An illegal history of journeys to Australia, NewSouth, 434/29, Elizabeth Holdsworth

BALOUGH, Terry and Kay Dreyfus (eds), Distant Dreams: The correspondence of Percy Grainger and Burnett Cross, 1946-60, Lyrebird Press, 430/63, David Pear

BALTHROP-LEWIS, Alda, Thoreau’s Religion: Walden Woods, social justice and the politics of asceticism, Cambridge University Press, 435/55, Danielle Celermajer

BARTON, Rod, The Life of a Spy: An education in truth, lies and power, Black Inc., 437/52, Andrew West

BAXTER, Ella, New Animal, Allen & Unwin, 431/31, Debra Adelaide

BEASLEY, Richard, Dead in the Water: A very angry book about our greatest environmental catastrophe … the death of the Murray-Darling Basin, Allen & Unwin, 431/44, Kirsty Howey

BEAUMONT, Jerzy, Errant Night, Recent Work Press, 432/55, James Antoniou

BECHDEL, Alison, The Secret to Superhuman Strength, Jonathan Cape, 437/34, Bernard Caleo

BECK, Koa, White Feminism: From the suffragettes to influencers and who they leave behind, Simon & Schuster, 430/16, Megan Clement

BEDFORD, Kavita, Friends and Dark Shapes, 430/34, Anna MacDonald

BEEHLER, Bruce M., New Guinea: Nature and culture of Earth’s grandest island, Princeton University Press, 430/49, Peter Menkhorst

BEHRENDT, Larissa, After Story, University of Queensland Press, 433/36, Debra Adelaide

BERESFORD, Quentin, Wounded Country: The Murray-Darling Basin – a contested history, NewSouth, Cameron Muir

BERGANTZ, Alexis, French Connection: Australia’s cosmopolitan ambitions, NewSouth, 436/43, Jim Davidson

BETTS, Alexander, The Wealth of Refugees: How displaced people can build economies, Oxford University Press, 433/24, Maria O’Sullivan

BINET, Laurent, translated by Sam Taylor, Civilisations, Harvill Secker, 435/20, Cristina Savin

BIRCH, Tony, Dark as Last Night, University of Queensland Press, 434/40, Anthony Lynch

BIRTLES, Bill, The Truth about China: Propaganda, patriotism, and the search for answers, Allen & Unwin, 434/10, Michael Dwyer

BITTO, Emily, Wild Abandon, Allen & Unwin, 437/31, Amy Baillieu

BLAINE, Lech, Car Crash, Black Inc., 431/54, Jack Cameron Stanton

BLOOM, Harold, Take Arms against a Sea of Troubles: The power of the reader’s mind over a universe of death, Yale University Press, 431/22, James Ley

BLOSHTEYN, Maria (ed.), Russia is Burning: Poems of the Great Patriotic War, Smokestack Books, 428/55, David Wells

BOBIS, Merlinda, The Kindness of Birds, Spinifex Press, 438/35, Francesca Sasnaitis

BOLTON, Ken, Salute, Puncher & Wattmann, 428/53, Luke Beesley

BONYHADY, Tim, Two Afternoons in the Kabul Staudium: A history of Afghanistan through clothes, carpets and the camera, Text Publishing, 436/7, Morag Fraser

BOWEN, Chris, Labor People: The stories of six true believers, Monash University Publishing, online only, Lyndon Megarrity

BOYCE, James (ed.), Inga Clementine: Selected writings, Black Inc., 432/15, Tom Griffiths

BRACEWELL, Lorna, Why We Lost the Sex Wars, University of Minnesota Press, 432/16, Zora Simic

BRANDS, H.W., The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln and the struggle for American Freedom, Knopf, 429/21, Clare Corbould

BREAKEY, Hugh, The Beautiful Fall, Text, 435/21, Elizabeth Bryer

BRENNAN, Bernadette, Leaping into Waterfalls: The enigmatic Gillian Mears, Allen & Unwin, 438/16, Brenda Walker

BRENNAN, Timothy, Places of Mind: A life of Edward Said, Bloomsbury, 437/23, James Jiang

BRETT, Judith, Doing Politics: Writing on public life, Text Publishing, 438/44, Morag Fraser

BROOKS, David, Animal Dreams, Sydney University Press, online only, Ben Brooker

BROOKS, Michael, The Art of More: How mathematics created civilisation, Scribe, 437/57, Robyn Arianrhod

BROPHY, Kevin, In This Part of the World, Melbourne Poets Union, 430/43, Rose Lucas

BROW BOOKS, Dizzy Limits: Recent experiments in Australian nonfiction, Brow Books, 431/45, James Antoniou

BRYANT, Nick, When America Stopped Being Great: A history of the present, Viking, 428/19, Andrew West

BUNBURY, Alisa (ed.), Pride of Place: Exploring the Grimwade collection, The Miegunyah Press/Potter Museum of Art, 434/62, John Arnold

BURGMANN, Meredith and Nadia Wheatley, Radicals: Remembering the Sixties, NewSouth, 433/23, Kerryn Goldsworthy

BURROWS, Michael, Where the Line Breaks, Fremantle Press, 434/55, Alex Cothren

BURUMA, Ian, The Churchill Complex: The rise and fall of the special relationship, Atlantic Books, 429/20, Timothy J. Lynch

BUTLER, Judith, The Force of Nonviolence: An ethico-political bind, Verso Books, 429/51, Nicholas Bugeja

BUTTIGIEG, Pete, Trust: America’s best chance, John Murray, 431/53, Simon Caterson

BYRON, John, The Tribute, Affirm Press, 434/41, Jay Daniel Thompson

BYRSKI, Liz (ed.), Women of a Certain Rage, Fremantle Press, 429/28, Caitlin McGregor

CAIANI, Ambrogio A., To Kidnap a Pope: Napoleon and Pius VII, Yale University Press, 431/49, Miles Pattenden

CAREY, Gabrielle, Only Happiness Here: In search of Elizabeth von Arnim, University of Queensland Press, 428/50, Juliane Roemhild

CARLYON, Les, A Life in Words: Collected writings from Gallipoli to the Melbourne Cup, Allen & Unwin, 438/30, Seumas Spark

CARROLL, Steven, O, Fourth Estate, 430/31, Shannon Burns

CASTLES, Belinda (ed.), Reading Like an Australian Writer, NewSouth, 431/47, Polly Simons

CAVE, Damien, Into the Rip: How the Australian way of risk made my family stronger, happier… and less American, Simon & Schuster, 437/53, David Mason

CAYANAN, Mark Anthony, Unanimal, Counterfeit, Scurrilous, Giramondo Publishing, 432/55, James Antoniou

CELERMAJER, Danielle, Summertime: Reflections on a vanishing future, Hamish Hamilton, 429/49, Alice Bishop

CHANDLER, Tania, All That I Remember about Dean Cola, Scribe, 433/41, Susan Midalia

CHESTERMAN, Simon, We, the Robots? Regulating artificial intelligence and the limits of the law, Cambridge University Press, 438/61, Henry Fraser

CHONG, Eileen, A Thousand Crimson Blooms, University of Queensland Press, 433/53, James Jiang

CLARK, Paige, She Is Haunted, Allen & Unwin, 438/35, Francesca Sasnaitis

CLARKE, Josephine, Recipe for Risotto, UWAP, 428/54, Ella Jeffery

CLAYTON, Eleanor, Barbara Hepworth: Art and life, Thames & Hudson, 436/63, Gregory Day

CLEARY, Paul, Title Fight: How the Yindjibarndi battled and defeated a mining giant, Black Inc., 437/10, Stephen Bennetts

COLLINS, Carolyn, Save Our Sons: Women, dissent and conscription in the Vietnam War, Monash University Publishing, 433/22, Michelle Arrow

COLLINS, Christy, The Price of Two Sparrows, Affirm Press, 430/34, Anna MacDonald

CONRAD, Peter, The Mysteries of Cinema: Movies and imagination, Thames & Hudson, 436/67, James Antoniou

COSTA, Margaret Jull (ed.), The Penguin Book of Spanish Short Stories, Penguin Classics, 434/43, Alice Whitmore

CRAWFORD, Anwen, No Document, Giramondo Publishing, 430/17, Francesca Sasnaitis

CROGGON, Alison, Monsters, Scribe, 430/23, Sarah Walker

CROTTY, Martin, Neil J. Diamant and Mark Edele, The Politics of Veteran Benefits in the Twentieth Century: A comparative history, Cornell University Press, 429/15, Christina Twomey

CROUCHER, Gwilym and James Waghorne, Australian Universities: A history of common cause, UNSW Press, 429/16, Peter Tregear

CUNNINGHAM, Sophie (ed.), Fire Flood Plague: Australian Writers respond to 2020, Vintage Books, 428/60, Adele Dumont

CUSK, Rachel, Second Place, Faber, 434/39, Melinda Harvey

DALGARNO, Paul, Poly, Ventura Press, 428/48, Kate Crowcroft

DAVIDSON, Toby, Four Oceans, Puncher & Wattmann, 431/38, Peter Kenneally

DAVIS, Megan and George Williams, Everything You Need to Know About the Uluru Statement from the Heart, UNSW Press, 433/11, Kevin Bell

DAWKINS, Young, Slow Walk Home, Red Squirrel Press, 438/53, Luke Beesley

DAWSON, Hannah (ed.), The Penguin Book of Feminist Writing, Penguin Classics, 432/21, Megan Clement

DE BEAUVOIR, Simone, translated by Lauren Elkin, The Inseparables, Vintage, 438/33, David Jack

DE KRESTER, Michelle, Scary Monsters, Allen & Unwin, 436/36, Shannon Burns

DELAP, Lucy, Feminisms: A global history, Penguin, 430/15, Zora Simic

DILLON, Brian, Suppose a Sentence, Fitzcarraldo Editions, 429/29, Luke Beesley

DISHER, Garry, Consolation, Text Publishing, 428/40, Tony Birch

DISHER, Garry, The Way It Is Now, Text Publishing, 438/37, Tony Birch

DÖBLIN, Alfred (translated by Imogen Taylor), Two Women and a Poisoning, Text Publishing, 433/39, Joachim Redner

DODD, Andrew, and Matthew Ricketson (eds), Upheaval: Disrupted lives in journalism, UNSW Press, 437/26, Gemma Nisbet

DODD, Benjamin, Airplane Baby Banana Blanket, Recent Work Press, 428/54, Ella Jeffery

DOHERTY, Peter, An Insider’s Plague Year, Melbourne University Press, 435/12, Diane Stubbings

DOHRA, Ahmad (ed.), The Penguin Book of Migration Literature, Penguin Classics, 430/52, Merav Fima

DOVEY, Ceridwen, Life After Truth, Viking, 428/41, Josephine Taylor

DOWN, Jennifer, Bodies of Light, Text Publishing, 436/34, Susan Midalia

DRISCOLL, Oliver, I Don’t Know How That Happened, Recent Works Press, 430/42, Gig Ryan

DUNN, Winnie, Stephen Pham, and Phoebe Grainer, Racism: Stories on fear, hate and bigotry, 433/15, Mindy Gill

EALOM, Jaivet, Escape from Manus: The untold true story, Viking, 435/42, Justine Poon

EASTON, Max, The Magpie Wing, Giramondo, 438/39, Alex Cothren

EBERHARD, Adrienne, Chasing Marie Antoinette All over Paris, Black Pepper, 431/38, Peter Kenneally

EDGAR, Stephen, The Strangest Place: New and selected poems, Black Pepper, 429/53, Geoff Page

EILENBERGER, Wolfram, translated by Shaun Whiteside, Time of the Magicians: The invention of modern thought, 1919-1929, Allen Lane, 428/59, Janna Thompson

ELKIN, Lauren, No. 91/92: A Parisian bus diary, Tablo Tales, 437/50, Megan Clement

ELLIS, Kate, Sex, Lies and Question Time, Hardie Grant Books, 433/14, Katrina Lee-Koo

ELVEY, Anne, Obligations of Voice, Recent Work Press, 438/53, Luke Beesley

ERRINGTON, Wayne and Peter van Onselen, How Good is Scott Morrison?, Hachette, 432/23, Paul D. Williams

EVANS, Carolyn, Adrienne Stone, and Jade Roberts, Open Minds: Academic freedom and freedom of speech in Australia, La Trobe University Press, 430/13, Kieran Pender

EVERLY-WILSON, Stuart, Low Expectations, Text Publishing, 430/34, Anna MacDonald

FALCONER, Delia, Signs and Wonders: Dispatches from a time of beauty and loss, Scribner, 437/43, Jonica Newby

FALCONER, Delia, Sydney (Second Edition), NewSouth, 429/57, Jacqueline Kent

FARRELLY, Elizabeth, Killing Sydney: The fight for a city’s soul, Picador, 429/57, Jacqueline Kent

FERGUSON, Niall, Doom: The politics of catastrophe, Allen Lane, 434/12, Benjamin Huf

FISCHER, Luke, and Davis Macauley (eds), The Seasons: Philosophical, literary and environmental perspectives, SUNY Press, 436/54, Tony Hughes-d’Aeth

FISHER, Catherine, Sound Citizens: Australian women broadcasters claim their voice, 1923-1956, Australian National University Press, 435/39, Yves Rees

FITCH, Toby, Sydney Spleen, Giramondo, 435/45, Pam Brown

FITZGERALD, Helen, Ash Mountain, 431/32, David Whish-Wilson

FITZPATRICK, Sheila, White Russians, Red Peril: A Cold War history of migration to Australia, La Trobe University Press, 431/10, Stuart Macintyre

FLANAGAN, Richard, Toxic: the rotting underbelly of the Tasmanian salmon industry, Penguin Random House, 432/18, James Boyce

FLANNERY, Tim, The Climate Cure: Solving the climate emergency in the era of Covid-19, Text Publishing, 429/46, Alistair Thomson

FOURNIER, Lauren, Autotheory as Feminist Practice in Art, Writing, and Criticism, MIT Press, 431/51, Dženana Vucic

FRANZEN, Jonathan, Crossroads, Fourth Estate, 436/32, Declan Fry

FRENKEL, Sheera, and Kang, Cecilia, An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook’s battle for domination, Hachette, 435/7, Joel Deane

FRITH, David, Archie Jackson: Cricket’s tragic genius, Slattery Media Group, 428/63, Daniel Seaton

GALGUT, Damon, The Promise, Chatto & Windus, 436/37, Marc Mierowsky

GARDNER, James, The Louvre: The many lives of the world’s most famous museum, Grove Press, 428/71, Christopher Menz

GATTI, Tom (ed.), Long Players: Writers on the albums that shaped them, Bloomsbury, 437/25, Andrew Ford

GEORGE, Kathy, Sargasso, HQ Fiction, 432/40, Georgia White

GIBBS, Alison, Repentance, Scribe, 430/34, Anna MacDonald

GLEESON, Sinéad, The Art of the Glimpse: 100 Irish short stories, Apollo, 433/40, Geordie Williamson

GLOVER, Dennis, Factory 19, Black Inc., 428/44, Frank Bongiorno

GODFREY-SMITH, Peter, Metazoa: Animal minds and the birth of consciousness, William Collins, 428/62, Diane Stubbings

GOLDMANN, Wendy Z. and Filtzer, Donald, Fortress Dark and Stern: The Soviet home front during World War II, Oxford University Press, 435/34, Sheila Fitzpatrick

GORRIE, Veronica, Black and Blue: A memoir of racism and survival, Scribe, 436/26, Meriki Onus

GOWAN, Cathy, Cathy Goes to Canberra: Doing politics differently, Monash University Press, 428/37, Joshua Black

GRAGNOLATI, Manuele, Elena Lombardi, and Francesca Southerden, (eds), The Official Handbook of Dante, Oxford University Press, 435/30, Diana Glenn

GRIBBLE, Jennifer, Dickens and the Bible: ‘What providence meant’, Routledge, 433/59, Alan Dilnot

GRINSPAN, Jon, The Age of Acrimony: How Americans fought to fix their democracy, 1865-1915, Bloomsbury, 434/27, Samuel Watts

GROSSMAN, David, translated by Jessica Cohen, More Than I Love My Life, Jonathan Cape, 438/38, Tali Lavi

GUESS, Raymond, A Philosopher Looks at Work, Cambridge University Press, 437/55, Nicholas H. Smith

HAIG, Francesca, The Cookbook of Common Prayer, Allen & Unwin, 437/35, Debra Adelaide

HAIGH, Gideon, The Brilliant Boy: Doc Evatt and the great Australian dissent, 433/17, Frank Bongiorno

HARPER, Melissa, The Ways of the Bushwalker: On foot in Australia, NewSouth, 435/43, Caitlin Doyle-Markwick

HARRIS, Mark, Mike Nichols: A life, Penguin Press, 431/12, Ian Dickson

HAULTAIN-GALL, Matthew, The Battlefield of Imperishable Memory: Passchendaele and the Anzac Legend, Monash University Press, 433/33, Robin Prior

HAWKE, John, Whirlwind Duststorm, Grand Parade Poets, 435/48, Jennifer Harrison

HAWKINS, Kelli, Other People’s Houses, Harper-Collins, 432/40, Georgia White

HEADLEY, Maria Dahvana (trans.), Beowulf: A new translation, Scribe, 432/53, Lisa Gorton

HEFFER, Simon (ed.), Henry ‘Chips’ Channon: The diaries 1918-38, Hutchinson, 433/52, Paul Kildea

HEISS, Anita, Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray, Simon & Schuster, 432/38, Jane Sullivan

HENDERSON, Ailsa and Richard Wyn Jones, Englishness: The political force transforming Britain, Oxford University Press, 429/18, Ben Wellings

HERRIN, Judith, Ravenna: Capital of empire, crucible of Europe, Allen Lane, 429/45, Michael Champion

HETHERINGTON, Paul and Cassandra Atherton, Prose Poetry: An introduction, Princeton University Press, 431/35, Anders Villani

HILLIARD, Christopher, A Matter of Obscenity: The politics of censorship in modern England, Princeton University Press, 438/57, Geordie Williamson

HITZ, Zena, Lost in Thought, Princeton University Press, online only, Matthew R. Crawford

HOCKING, Jenny, The Palace Letters, Scribe, 428/9, Jon Piccini

HOFMANN, Michael, Messing About in Boats, Oxford University Press, 433/58, Paul Giles

HOGAN, Eleanor, Into the Loneliness: The unholy alliance of Ernestine Hill and Daisy Bates, NewSouth, 430/9, Kim Mahood

HOGAN, Sandra, With My Little Eye: The incredible true story of a family of spies in the suburbs, Allen & Unwin, 430/21, Jane Sullivan

HOLDEN, Kate, The Winter Road: A story of legacy, land and a killing at Croppa Creek, Black Inc., 433/29, Cameron Muir

HOLLAND-BATT, Sarah, Fishing for Lightning: The spark of poetry, University of Queensland Press, 436/53, David McCooey

HOLMAN, Zoe, Where the Water Ends: Seeking refuge in fortress Europe, Melbourne University Press, 430/51, Tom Bamforth

HOLMES, Rachel, Sylvia Pankhurst: Natural born rebel, Bloomsbury, 431/13, Barbara Caine

HOLT, LK, Capacity, Vagabond, 437/59, Joan Fleming

HONE, Joseph, Alexander Pope in the Making, Oxford University Press, 434/17, Robert Phiddian

HORROCKS, Ingrid, Where We Swim: Explorations of nature, family and travel. University of Queensland Press, 434/26, Naama Grey-Smith

HUPPATZ, D.J., Astroturfing for Spring, Puncher & Wattmann, 438/53, Luke Beesley

ISHIGURO, Kazuo, Klara and the Sun, Faber, 429/34, Beejay Silcox

JACH, Antoni, Travelling Companions, Transit Lounge, 437/33, Andrew McLeod

JANKE, Terri, True Tracks: Respecting Indigenous knowledge and culture, UNSW Press, 436/16 Laura Rademaker

JEFFERY, Ella, Dead Bolt, Puncher & Wattmann, 428/53, Luke Beesley

JENNINGS, Paul, Untwisted: The story of my life, Allen & Unwin, 428/36, Barnaby Smith

JENSEN, Erik, I Said the Sea was Folded: Love poems, Black Inc., 432/56, James Antoniou

JINKS, Catherine, Shelter, Text Publishing, 431/32, David Whish-Wilson

JOB, Peter, A Narrative of Denial: Australia and the Indonesian violation of East Timor, Melbourne University Press, 433/28, Ken Ward

JOHNSON, Luke, Ferocious Animals, Recent Work Press, 438/35, Francesca Sasnaitis

JOHNSON, Susan, From Where I Fell, Allen & Unwin, 431/31, Debra Adelaide

JONES, Barry, What Is to Be Done: Political engagement and saving the planet, Scribe, 436/48, Paul Morgan

JONES, Jill, Wild Curious Air, Recent Work Press, 428/53, Luke Beesley

JONES, Tom, George Berkeley: A philosophical life, Princeton University Press, 433/60, Janna Thompson

JOUBIN, Alexa Alice, Shakespeare and East Asia, Oxford University Press, 434/16, Brandon Chua

JUERS, Evelyn, The Dancer: A biography for Phillipa Cullen, Giramondo, 438/17, Susan Lever

KAUFMAN, Amie and Meagan Spooner, The Other Side of the Sky, Allen & Unwin, 428/47, Benjamin Chandler

KEANE, John, To Kill a Democracy: India’s passage to despotism, Oxford University Press, 435/13, Ian Hall

KEATING, James, Distant Sisters: Australasian women and the international struggle for the vote, 1880-1914, Manchester University Press, 429/9, Marilyn Lake

KEMP, David, A Liberal State: How Australians chose liberalism over socialism, 1926–1966, Miegunyah Press, 430/12, Frank Bongiorno

KENT, Dale, The Most I Could Be: A renaissance story, Melbourne University Press, 433/61, Jacqueline Kent

KEUM, Tae-Yeoun, Plato and the Mythic Tradition in Political Thought, Harvard University Press, 435/52, Knox Peden

KINSELLA, John (ed.), Dislocations: The selected innovative poems of Paul Muldoon, Liverpool University Press, 429/54, James Jiang

KINSELLA, John, Pushing Back, Transit Lounge, 430/30, Thuy On

KIRKPATRICK, Peter, The Hard Word, Puncher & Wattmann, 434/56, Rose Lucas

KNAUSGAARD, Karl Ove, In the Land of the Cyclops, Harvill Secker, 435/35, Kári Gíslason

KNEEN, Krissy, The Three Burials of Lotty Kneen: Travels with my grandmother’s ashes, Text Publishing, 431/41, Francesca Sasnaitis

KNOX, Malcolm, Truth is Trouble: The strange case of Israel Folau or how free speech became so complicated, Simon & Schuster, 429/44, Andrew West

KONDOLEON, Christine and Kate Nesin (eds), Cy Twombly: Making past present, MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 430/64, Patrick McCaughey

KORNBLATT, Joyce, Mother Tongue, Brandl & Schlesinger, 428/45, Rose Lucas

KRASNOSTEIN, Sarah, The Believer: Encounters with love, death and faith, Text Publishing, 430/40, Naama Grey-Smith

KUPERSMITH, Violet, Build Your House Around My Body, Oneworld, 437/28, Sheila Ngoc Pham

KURMELOVS, Royce, Just Money: Misadventures in the great Australian debt trap, University of Queensland Press, online only, Kurt Johnson

KURZ, Ella, King, Simone and Claire Delahunty (eds), What We Carry: Poetry on childbearing, Recent Work Press, 435/47, Jane Gibian

LAING, Olivia, Everybody: A book about freedom, Picador, 436/23, Caitlin McGregor

LAITE, Julia, The Disappearance of Lydia Harvey: A true story of sex, crime and the meaning of justice, Profile Books, 434/21, Alecia Simmonds

LAMBERT, Nicholas A., The War Lords and the Gallipoli Disaster: How globalized trade led Britain to its worst defeat of the First World War, Oxford University Press, 433/31, John Beaumont

LANG, Kristen, Earth Dwellers: New Poems, Giramondo, 436/58, Ella Jeffrey

LATOUR, Bruno, translated by Julie Rose, After Lockdown: A metamorphisis, Polity, 438/9, Paul Muldoon

LAU, Jamie Marina, Gunk Baby, Hachette, 431/27, Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen

LAUGESEN, Amanda, Rooted: An Australian history of bad language, NewSouth, 428/56, Kate Burridge

LEIGH, Andrew and Nick Terrell, Reconnected: A community builder’s handbook, La Trobe University Press and Black Inc., 428/61, Peter Mares

LEPORE, Jill, If then: How one data company invented the future, John Murray, online only, Joshua Krook

LEVY, Deborah, Real Estate, Hamish Hamilton, 437/47, Madeleine Gray

LEWIS, Michael, The Premonition: A pandemic story, Allen Lane, 434/12, Benjamin Huf

LI, Bella, Theory of Colours, Vagabond Press, 437/59, Joan Fleming

LIM, S.L, Revenge: Murder in three parts, Transit Lounge, online only, Mindy Gill

LIN, Song, translated by Dong Li, The Gleaner Song: Selected poems, Giramondo, 435/46, Nicholas Jose

LLEWELLYN, Kate, Harbour: Poems 2000-2019, Wakefield Press, 428/54, Ella Jeffery

LOCK, Kim, The Other Side of Beautiful, HQ Fiction, 435/21, Elizabeth Bryer

LOGEVALL, Fredrik, JFK: Coming of age in the American century, 1917–1956, Viking, online only, Gary Werskey

LUCAS, James, Rare Bird, Recent Work Press, 434/56, Rose Lucas

LUDLAM, Scott, Full Circle: A search for the world that comes next, Black Inc., 434/25, Dominic Kelly

McALLISTER, David and Amanda Dunn, Soar: a life freed by dance, Thames & Hudson, 428/70, Carol Middleton

McANULTY, Dara, Diary of a Young Naturalist, Little Toller Books, 429/47, Libby Robin

McCALMAN, Janet, Vandemonians: The repressed history of colonial Victoria, The Miegunyah Press, 438/12, Alan Atkinson

McCRACKEN-FLESHER, Caroline and Wickman, Matthew, Walter Scott at 250: Looking forward, Edinburgh University Press, 435/31, Graham Tulloch

McGIRR, Michael, Ideas to Save Your Life: Philosophy for wisdom, solace and pleasure, Text Publishing, 438/59, Janna Thompson

McKENNA, Mark, Return to Uluru: A killing, a hidden history, a story that goes to the heart of the nation, Black Inc., 430/7, Barry Hill

McKENZIE-MURRAY, Martin, The Speechwriter, Scribe, 434/55, Alex Cothren

MACDONALD, Anna, A Jealous Tide, Splice, 428/43, Polly Simons

MACMILLAN, Margaret, War: How conflict shaped us, Profile Books, 430/53, Rémy Davison

MAGUIRE, Emily, Love Objects, Allen & Unwin, 431/30, Fiona Wright

MAIDEN, Jennifer, Biological Necessity, Quemar Press, 430/43, Rose Lucas

MAISEL, Phillip, The Keeper of Miracles, Pan Macmillan, 437/56, Alistair Thomson

MALING, Caitlin, Fish Work, UWA Publishing, 436/58, Ella Jeffrey

MANHIRE, Bill, Wow, Victoria University Press, 430/43, Rose Lucas

MANN, Thomas, Reflections of a Nonpolitical Man, NYRB Classics, 435/33, Joachim Redner

MANNING, Melissa, Smokehouse, University of Queensland Press, 430/33, Elizabeth Bryer

MASSAM, Katherine, A Bridge Between: Spanish Benedictine missionary women in Australia, ANU Press, 430/18, Meredith Lake

MATTINSON, Campbell, We Were Not Men, Fourth Estate, 437/35, Debra Adelaide

MEE, Nicholas, Celestial Tapestry: The warp and weft of art and mathematics, Oxford University Press, 429/61, Robyn Arianrhod

MIDALIA, Susan, Everyday Madness, Fremantle Press, 429/42, Debra Adelaide

MIKABERIDZE, Alexander, The Napoleonic Wars: A global history, Oxford University Press, 431/50, Peter McPhee

MILLIGAN, Louise, Witness: An investigation into the brutal cost of seeking justice, Hachette, 428/15, Beejay Silcox

MILLMOW, Alex, The Gypsy Economist: The life and times of Colin Clark, Palgrave Macmillan, 435/56, John Tang

MILLS, Jennifer, The Airways, Picador, 435/16, Amy Baillieu

MINCHINTON, Barbara, The Women of Little Lon: Sex workers in nineteenth-century Melbourne, La Trobe University Press, 438/60, Paul Dalgarno

MOLETA, Clare, Unsheltered, Scribner, 431/31, Debra Adelaide

MONEY, Jazz, How to Make a Basket, University of Queensland Press, 437/58, Anders Villani

MORDUE, Mark, Boy on Fire: The young Nick Cave, Fourth Estate, 428/32, Tim Byrne

MORTON, Rick, My year of Living Vulnerably: A rediscovery of love, 4th Estate, 431/42, Paul Dalgarno

MUDDITT, Jessica, Our Home in Myanmar: Four years in Yangon, Hembury Press, 437/51, Nicholas Coppel

MUECKE, Stephen, The Children’s Country: Creation of a Goolarabooloo future in north-west Australia, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 431/43, Philip Morrissey

MUIR, Cameron, Kirsten Wehner and Jenny Newell, Living with the Anthropocene: Love, loss and hope in the face of the environmental crisis, NewSouth, 428/51, Rayne Allinson

MULLAN, John, The Artful Dickens: The tricks and ploys of the great novelist, Bloomsbury, 431/23, Jennifer Gribble

MUNDEN, Paul and Nessa O’Mahoney (eds), Divining Dante, Recent Work Press, 438/55, Theodore Ell

MUNRO, Craig, Literary Lion Tamers: Book editors who made publishing history, Scribe, 430/36, Susan Sheridan

MURAKAMI, Haruki, translated by Philip Gabriel, First Person Singular, Harvill Secker, 431/26, Cassandra Atherton

MURNANE, Gerald, Last Letter to a Reader: Essays, Giramondo, 438/41, Peter Craven

MURPHY, Fiona, The Shape of Sound, Text Publishing, 430/24, Andrea Goldsmith

NASAW, David, The Last Million: Europe’s displaced persons from World War to Cold War, Allen Lane, 428/12, Sheila Fitzgerald

NAZARI, Abbas, After the Tampa: From Afghanistan to New Zealand, Allen and Unwin, 436/12, Ruth Balint

NEAVE, Lucy, Believe in Me, University of Queensland Press, 435/18, Alice Nelson

NELSON, Camilla, and Lumby, Catharine, Broken: Children, parents and family courts, La Trobe University Press, 436/45, Kath Kenny

NELSON, Maggie, On Freedom: Four songs of care and restraint, Jonathan Cape, 436/18, Felicity Plunkett

NGAANYATJARRA PITJANTJATJARA YANKUNYTJATJARA WOMEN’S COUNCIL, Tjanimaku Tjukurpa: How one young man came good, NPY Women’s Council, 428/20, Kim Mahood

NGUYEN, Viet Thanh, The Committed, Corsair, 429/36, Nicole Abadee

NORMAN, S.J., Permafrost, University of Queensland Press, 437/32, Paul Dalgarno

O’HARA, Helen, Women vs Hollywood: The fall and rise of women in film, Robinson, 432/59, Felicity Chaplin

O’KEEFFE, Angela, Night Blue, Transit Lounge, 434/55, Alex Cothren

OBAMA, Barack, A Promised Land, Viking, 428/17, Timothy J. Lynch

OLSEN, Tim, Son of the Brush: A memoir, Allen & Unwin, 428/34, Ian Britain

ON, Thuy, Turbulence, UWA Publishing, 433/53, James Jiang

ORD, Mandy, When One Person Dies The Whole World Is Over, Brow Books, 437/34, Bernard Caleo

ORR, Stephen, Sincerely, Ethel Malley, Wakefield Press, 433/37, Susan Sheridan

OSBORNE-CROWLEY, Lucia, My Body Keeps Your Secrets, Allen & Unwin, 436/51, Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen

OVERETT, Sophie, The Rabbits, Vintage, 435/21, Elizabeth Bryer

PARKINSON, Don, Leadership, Monash University Publishing, 433/18, James Walter

PEARSON, Noel, Mission: Essays, speeches and ideas, Black Inc., 438/42, Frank Bongiorno

PIPPIN, Robert B., Philosophy by Other Means: The arts in philosophy and philosophy in the arts, University of Chicago Press, online only, Justin Clemens

PLAYDON, Zoe, The Hidden Case of Ewan Forbes, Bloomsbury, 438/20, Yves Rees

POLLAN, Michael, This Is Your Mind on Plants, Allen Lane, online only, Ben Brooker

POLLITT, Jo, The dancer in your hands, UWA Publishing, 430/42, Gig Ryan

PONTHUS, Joseph, translated by Stephanie Smee, On the Line: Notes from a factory, Black Inc., 432/37, Valentina Gosetti

POWERS, Richard, Bewilderment, William Heinemann, 436/38, J.R. Burgmann

PROBERT, Belinda, Imaginative Possession: Learning to live in the Antipodes, Upswell, 435/44, Paul Dalgarno

PUNG, Alice, One Hundred Days, Black Inc., 432/39, Yen-Rong Wong

RADTKE, Kristen, Seek You: A journey through American loneliness, Penguin Random House, 437/34, Bernard Caleo

RAFFLES, Hugh, The Book of Uncomformities: Speculations on lost time, Pantheon Books, 431/55, Dan Dixon

RAMSLAND, John, The Legacy of Douglas Grant: A notable Aborigine in war and peace, Brolga Publishing, 429/52, Noah Riseman

REDDAN, Erin, The Serpent’s Skin, Pantera Press, 432/40, Georgia White

REES, Dymphna Stella, A Paper Inheritance: The passionate literary lives of Leslia Rees and Coralie Clarke Rees, University of Queensland Press, 433/56, Susan Lever

REES, Yves, All About Yves, Allen & Unwin, 437/49, Kate Crowcroft

RENDELL, Kate Leah (ed.), Randolph Stow: Critical essays, UWA Publishing, 431/46, Brenda Walker

REYNOLDS, Harry, Truth-telling: History, sovereignty and the Uluru Statement, NewSouth, 429/8, Sarah Maddison

REYNOLDS, Henry, and Clements, Nicholas, Tongerlongeter: First Nations leader and Tasmanian war hero, Allen and Unwin, 436/13, Libby Connors

RICHARDS, Allee, Small Joys of Real Life, Hachette, 437/35, Debra Adelaide

RICKS, Christopher, Along Heroic Lines, Oxford University Press, 434/13, James Ley

RINTOUL, Stuart, Lowitja: The authorised biography of Lowitja O’Donoghue , Allen & Unwin, 428/22, Michael Winkler

ROBERTS, Claire, Fairweather and China, The Miegunyah Press, 438/45, Gavin Leuzzi

ROBINS, James, When We Dead Awaken: Australia, New Zealand and the Armenian Genocide, I.B. Taurus, 431/9, Ashley Kalagian Blunt

ROONEY, Sally, Beautiful World, Where Are You, Faber, 436/29, Beejay Silcox

ROOSE, Kevin, Futureproof: 9 rules for humans in the age of automation, John Murray, 435/54, Joshua Krook

ROSS, Alex, Wagnerism: Art and politics in the shadow of music, Fourth Estate, 428/31, Michael Halliwell

ROTHWELL, Nicolas, Red Heaven: A fiction, Text Publishing, 436/28, Paul Giles

ROVELLI, Carlo, translated by Erica Segre and Simon Carnell, Helgoland, Penguin, 435/53, Robyn Arianrhod

ROVELLI, Carlo, translated by Erica Segre and Simon Carnell, There Are Places in the World Where Rules are Less Important than Kindness, Allen Lane, 429/60, Diane Stubbings

ROWLEY, Della and Lynn Buchanan (eds), Life as Art: The biographical writing of Hazel Rowley, Miegunyah Press, 434/15, Brenda Walker

RUBENSTEIN, Kim, The Vetting of Wisdom: Joan Montgomery and the fight for PLC, Franklin Street Press, 435/38, Gideon Haigh

RUBY, Felicity and Peter Cronau (eds), A Secret Australia: Revealed by the WikiLeaks exposés, Monash University Publishing, 428/11, Kieran Pender

RUSBRIDGER, Alan, News and How to Use It: What to believe in a fake news world, Canongate, 430/10, Johanna Leggart

RUSSELL, Luke, Being Evil: A philosophical perspective, Oxford University Press, 429/62, Adrian Walsh

RUSSELL, Lynette (ed.). A Trip to the Dominions: The scientific event that changed Australia, Monash University Publishing, 430/47, Diane Stubbings

RUSSELL, Martin, A Decade of Drift, Monash University Publishing, 433/18, James Walter

RYAN, Brendan, Walk Like a Crow: A memoir, Walleah Press, 430/55, Aidan Coleman

RYAN, Iain, The Spiral, Echo, 431/32, David Whish-Wilson

RYAN, Madeleine, A Room Called Earth, Scribe, 429/42, Debra Adelaide

SAUNDERS, George, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In which four dead Russians give us a masterclass in writing and life, Random House, 430/35, Robert Dessaix

SCHWARZBAUER, Resi and Chris Bell, Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack: More than a Bauhaus artist, HistorySmiths, 432/24, Seumas Spark

SCOTLAND, Tony, Wulff: Britten’s young Apollo, Shelf Lives, 438/40, Paul Kildea

SEAL, Graham, Condemned: The transported men, women and children who built Britain’s empire, Yale University Press, 434/30, Seamus Spark

SEN, Amartya, Home in the World: A memoir, Allen Lane, 436/49, Varun Ghosh

SHEARSTON, Trevor, The Beach Caves, Scribe, 429/35, Andrew McLeod

SHIOSAKI, Elfie, Homecoming, Magabala Books, 433/55, Jeanine Leane

SIMPSON, Inga, The Last Woman in the World, Hachette, 438/32, Laura Elizabeth Woollett

SIMPSON, Nardi, Song of the Crocodile, Hachette, 428/42, Jane Sullivan

SKOVRON, Alex, Letters from the Periphery, Puncher & Wattmann, 436/57, Geoff Page

SMITH, Michael, The Last Correspondent: Dispatches from the frontline of Xi’s new China, Hardie Grant Books, 434/10, Michael Dwyer

SRINIVASAN, Amia, The Right to Sex, Bloomsbury, 435/58, Damian Maher

STEAD, Naomi et al. (ed.), After The Australian Ugliness, Thames & Hudson, 434/23, Jim Davidson

STEGEMANN, Luke, Amnesia Road: Landscape, violence and memory, NewSouth, 429/13, Ashley Kalagian Blunt

STERELNY, Kim, The Pleistoscene Social Contact: Culture and cooperation in human evolution, Oxford University Press, 435/50, Janna Thompson

STREVENS, Michael, The Knowledge Machine: How an unreasonable idea created modern science, Allen Lane, 430/48, Robyn Arianhod

SUN, Emily, Vociferate | , Fremantle Press, 435/46, Nicholas Jose

SUTTON, Peter and Keryn Walshe, Farmers or Hunter-gatherers? The Dark Emu Debate, Melbourne University Press, 434/7, Stephen Bennetts

TADDEO, Lisa, Animal, Bloomsbury Circus, 434/49, Georgia White

TAKOLANDER, Maria, Trigger Warning, University of Queensland Press, 434/56, Rose Lucas

TAYLOR, Josephine, Eye of a Rook, Fremantle Press, 429/42, Debra Adelaide

TAYLOR, Michael, The Interest: How the British establishment resisted the abolition of slavery, The Bodley Head, 429/12, Georgina Arnott

THOMAS, Claire, The Performance, Hachette, 429/38, Tim Byrne

THOMAS, Julia Adeney, Mark Williams, and Jan Zalasiewicz, The Anthropocene, Polity, 429/47, Libby Robin

THOMPSON, Adam, Born Into This, University of Queensland Press, 430/32, Anthony Lynch

TÓIBÍN, Colm, The Magician, Picador, 435/17, James Ley

TOMASELLI, Sylvana, Wollstonecraft: Philosophy, passion and politics, Princeton University Press, 431/15, David Kearns

TOOZE, Adam, Shutdown: How Covid shook the world’s economy, Allen Lane, 437/46, John Tang

TREMLETT, Giles, The International Brigades: Fascism, freedom and the Spanish Civil War, Bloomsbury, 428/30, Luke Stegemann

TSIOLKAS, Christian, 7 ½, Allen & Unwin, 437/29, Declan Fry

VAN REYK, Paul, True to the Land: A history of food in Australia, Reaktion Books, 438/47, Gay Bilson

VAN, Lucy, The Open, Cordite Books, 437/58, Anders Villani

VANDERMEER, Jeff, Hummingbird Salamander, 4th Estate, 432/36, J.R. Burgmann

VARATHARAJAN, Prithvi, Entries, Cordite Books, 431/38, Peter Kenneally

VERACINI, Lorenzo, The World Turned Inside Out: Settler colonialism as a political idea, Verso, 437/12, Sarah Maddison

VICARS, James, Beyond the Sky: The passions of Millicent Bryant, aviator, Melbourne Books, 431/56, Per Henningsgaard

VICKERY, Ann, Bees do Bother, Vagabond, 437/58, Anders Villani

VINES, Helen, Eve Langley and The Pea Pickers, Monash University Publishing, 436/52, Susan Sheridan

WAINWRIGHT, Robert, Nellie: The life and loves of Dame Nellie Melba, Allen & Unwin, online only, Ian Dickson

WALKER, Sarah, The First Time I Thought I Was Dying, University of Queensland Press, 434/20, Kate Crowcroft

WASLEY, Sasha, Spring Clean for the Peach Queen, Pantera, 433/42, Susan Midalia

WATSON, Trevor and Melissa Roberts (eds), The Beijing Bureau: 25 Australian Correspondents reporting China’s rise, Hardie Grant Books, 434/10, Michael Dwyer

WEBSTER, Mags, nothing to declare, Puncher & Wattmann, 430/42, Gig Ryan

WERZKEY, Gary, Picturing a Nation: The art and life of A.H. Fullwood, NewSouth, 432/64, Jane Clark

WEST, Nicola, Catch Us the Foxes, Simon and Schuster, 433/41, Susan Midalia

WHITEHEAD, Colson, Harlem Shuffle, Fleet, 436/35, Mindy Gill

WILLACY, Mark, Rogue Forces: An explosive insider’s account of Australian SAS war crimes in Afghanistan, Simon & Schuster, 437/21, Kevin Foster

WILSON, Frances, Burning Man: The ascent of D.H. Lawrence, Bloomsbury, 434/58, Geordie Williamson

WINKLER, Michael, Grimmish, Westbourne Books, 430/38, Alex Cothren

WINTERBOTTOM, Michael, Dark Matter: Independent filmmaking in the 21st century, British Film Institute, 438/58, Felicity Chaplain

WINTERSON, Jeanette, 12 Bytes: How artificial intelligence will change the way we live and love, Jonathan Cape, 436/24, Diane Stubbings

WOOD, Christopher S., A History of Art History, Princeton University Press, 430/62, Christopher Allen

WOOD, Daniel Davis, At the Edge of the Solid World, Brio, 428/46, Naama Grey-Smith

WOODS, Carole, Vera Deakin and the Red Cross, Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 431/14, Judith Brett

WOOLDRIDGE, Adrian, The Aristocracy of Talent: How meritocracy made the modern world, Allen Lane, 437/13, Glyn Davis

WOOLETT, Laura Elizabeth, The Newcomer, Scribe, 433/38, Jay Daniel Thompson

WU, Harry Yi-Jui, Mad by the Millions: Mental disorders and the early years of the World Health Organization, MIT Press, online only, James Dunk

WYLD, Karen, Where the Fruit Falls, UWA Publishing, 429/40, Laura La Rosa

YOUNG, Damon, On Getting Off: Sex and philosophy, Scribe, 428/57, Shannon Burns

YOUNG, Kevin (ed.), African American Poetry: 250 years of struggle and song, Library of America, 431/39, David Mason


2021 Features Index

ABR Arts

ABR Arts reviews can be read here.


‘A tribute to Stephen Sondheim’, Tim Byrne, online only

‘Coen it alone’, Tim Byrne, online only

‘Hilma af Klint’ Patricia Fullerton, online only


The 2021 Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Des Cowley, online only

2021 Perth International Jazz Festival, Francesca Sasnaitis, online only


Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021, Felicity Chaplin, online only

Cousins (Vendetta Films), Tahney Fosdike, online only

De Gaulle (Vertigo Productions), 432/58, Lisa Harper Campbell

Dune (Universal Pictures), Nicholas Bugeja, online only

Firebite (AMC+), Anne Rutherford, online only

French Exit (Sony Pictures Classics), Jordan Prosser, online only

Hong Kong New Talents (ACMI), Valerie Ng, online only

Incarceration Nation (SBS On Demand), 437/65, Travis Akbar

Lisey’s Story (Apple TV+), Valerie Ng, online only

Mare of Easttown (HBO), 434/67, Guy Webster

Marjorie Lawrence: The world at her feet (Sharmill Films), Ian Dickson, online only

Martin Eden (Avventurosa et al.), 433/67, Keva York

Minari (Madman Entertainment), 429/66, Richard Leathem

Ms Represented (ABC iView), Michelle Staff and Joshua Black, online only

My Name is Gulpilil (Molly Reynolds), 433/64, Travis Akbar

My Octopus Teacher (Netflix), Anne Rutherford, online only

New Gold Mountain (SBS On Demand), Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen, online only

Nine Perfect Strangers (Hulu), 437/66, Jordan Prosser

Nomadland (Searchlight Pictures), 430/58, Valeria Ng

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life (Madman Entertainment), 428/66, Richard Leathem

Percy vs Goliath (Rialto Distribution), Richard Leathem, online only

Pig (Madman Entertainment), 436/65, Richard Leathem

Playing With Sharks: The Valerie Taylor Story (Madman), 434/65, Anne Rutherford

Shiva Baby (Utopia), 435/63, Jordan Prosser

Shtisel (Netflix), Tali Lavi, online only

Supernova (Madman Entertainment), 431/63, Richard Leathem

The Dig (Netflix), Brian McFarlane, online only

The Dissident (Madman Films), Aaron Nyerges, online only

The Father (Sharmill Films), 431/58, Tim Byrne

The French Dispatch (Searchlight Pictures), Felicity Plunkett, online only

The Power of the Dog (Netflix), 438/67, Jordan Prosser

The Tragedy of Macbeth (Apple TV+), Jordan Prosser, online only

Wakefield (ABC TV), 432/65, Jordan Prosser

West Side Story (20th Century Studios), Ian Dickson, online only


Blood on the Floor (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra), Peter Tregear, online only

Messe de Minuit (Pinchgut Opera), 428/69, Michael Halliwell

The Australian World Orchestra, 433/66, Malcolm Gillies


Bluebeard’s Castle (Joan Sutherland Theatre), 430/59, Malcolm Gillies

Ernani (Opera Australia), Michael Halliwell, online only

La Clemenza di Tito (National Opera), 431/59

Monteverdi's Vespers (Pinchgut Opera), Peter Tregear, online only

Platée (Pinchgut Opera), Ian Dickson, online only

The Marriage of Figaro (WA Opera), Wolfgang von Flugelhorn, online only


A German Life (Adelaide Festival), Ben Brooker, online only

A Midnight Visit (Broad Encounters), 436/66, Zenobia Frost

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Adelaide Festival), Michael Morley, online only

Animal Farm (Black Swan State Theatre), 437/64, Francesca Sasnaitis

Appropriate (Sydney Theatre Company), Ian Dickson, online only

Because the Night (Malthouse Theatre), Sarah Walker, online only

Berlin (Melbourne Theatre Company), 432/60, Andrew Fuhrmann

Burn This (fortyfivedownstairs), 429/67, Sarah Walker

Das Rheingold (Regent Theatre), 429/64, Emma Muir-Smith

Fangirls (Arts Centre Melbourne), Emma Muir-Smith, online only

Fun Home (Sydney Theatre Company), 432/67, Ian Dickson

Happy Days (The Old Fitz Theatre), 434/63, Ian Dickson

Jali (Griffin Theatre), Ian Dickson, online only

King Lear (Melbourne Shakespeare Company), 435/62, Robert Reid

Lifespan of a Fact (Melbourne Theatre Company), Tim Byrne, online only

Macbeth (Melbourne Opera), Emma Muir-Smith, online only

Medea (Adelaide Festival), Ben Brooker, online only

Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Andrew Fuhrmann, online only

Playing Beatie Bow (STC), 430/66, Polly Simons

Prayer Machine (Red Stitch Actors’ Theater), Andrew Fuhrmann, online only

RUNT (fortyfivedownstairs), 430/67, Tim Byrne

Stopgirl (Belvoir St Theatre), Polly Simons, online only

The Boy Who Talked To Dogs (Adelaide Festival), Ben Brooker, online only

The Cherry Orchard (Belvoir St Theatre), 433/65, Ian Dickson

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Sydney Theatre Company), 428/68, Ian Dickson

Wherever She Wanders (Griffin Theatre Company), 438/66, Ian Dickson

Visual Arts

Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London, (National Gallery of Australia), 430/61, Keren Rosa Hammerschlag

Clarice Beckett: The Present Moment, (Art Gallery of South Australia), 431/60, Julie Ewington

Doug Aitken: NEW ERA, (MCA, Australia), 438/64, Julie Ewington

Frederick McCubbin – Whisperings in wattle boughs (Geelong Gallery), A. Frances Johnson, online only

French Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (National Gallery of Victoria), Felicity Chaplin, online only

Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings, (Art Gallery of New South Wales), 434/64, Julie Ewington

Joan Mitchell: World of Colour (National Gallery of Victoria), Julie Ewington, online only

Linda McCartney: Retrospective, (Art Gallery of Ballarat), 438/65, Alison Stieven-Taylor

Looking Glass: Judy Watson and Yhonnie Scarce, (TarraWarra Museum of Art), 428/67, Saskia Beudel

NGV Triennial 2020 (National Gallery of Victoria), Sophie Knezic, online only

Nice is Different than Good (The Art Syndicate), Joshua Krook, online only

She-Oak and Sunlight: Australian Impressionism, (National Gallery of Victoria), 432/63, A. Frances Johnson

Sidney Nolan: Myth Rider (TarraWarra Museum of Art), Jane Clark, online only

Slow Moving Waters (TarraWarra Museum of Art), Kelly Gellatly, online only

The Business of Photography (Chau Chak Wing Museum), Elisa deCourcy, online only

The National 2021 (Museum of Contemporary Art Australia), Saskia Beudel, online only

The View From Here (Art Gallery of Western Australia), Francesca Sasnaitis, online only

Tiwi: Art and artists, (National Gallery of Victoria), 430/61, Kelly Gellatly

Trent Parke: WW1 Avenue of Honour, (Art Gallery of Ballarat), 429/65, A. Frances Johnson

Who Goes Here? (Sydney Living Museum), Anne Rutherford, online only

William Yang: Seeing and Being Seen, (Queensland Art Gallery), 431/62, Jacqueline Chlanda

Book Talk

HOLLIER, Nathan, ‘Celebrating Miegunyah Press’s 200th title’, online only

PEN INTERNATIONAL, ‘2,000 days in prison and counting: The long imprisonment of Nedim Türfent’, online only

ROWLEY, Della, Lynn Buchanan, and Irene Tomaszewski, ‘Supporting writers: The Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship’, online only

Essays and Commentary

ANONYMOUS, ‘Letter from Syria: An aid worker reflects on the humanitarian crisis’, 433/26

BOZZI, Claudio, ‘The keys to the castle’, 430/45

BRETT, Judith, ‘ScoMo and his flow brain’, 437/7

BYRNE, Tim, ‘A plague on all our house: How theatre companies are coping after lockdown’, 430/26

CLEMENT, Megan, ‘Covid-19 and the pass sanitaire’, 435/10

CURRAN, James, ‘Failures of strategic imagination’, 436/10

DAVIS, Glyn, ‘The legacy of Hugh Stretton’, 431/18

ENNIS, Helen, ‘Max Dupain’s dilemmas’, 437/37

FRY, Declan, ‘The gospel of Stan’, 432/7

FULLERTON, Patricia, ‘Coincidences and connections: An early encounter with Hilma af Klint’, 433/49

JACK, David, ‘Bare life and health terror’, 436/40

JIANG, James, ‘Blurb praise and hot takes’, 436/21

KILDEA, Paul, ‘Letter from Adelaide: Presenting A Midsummer Night’s Dream during a pandemic’, 429/30

KNEEN, Krissy, ‘Dugongesque’, 438/49

LAUGESEN, Amanda ‘The awful sense of loss’, 431/34

LAUGESEN, Amanda, ‘Apostrophe anarchy! For the love of punctuation’, 433/43

LAUGESEN, Amanda, ‘Covidspeak revisited’, 436/46

McPHEE, Peter, ‘The digital cliff: Protecting the National Archives of Australia’, 432/26

MORLEY, Michael, ‘“Would you be free for dinner?”: An evening with John le Carré’, 429/41

MULDOON, Paul, ‘The prison of the past: The promise and the risk of the Yoo-rrook Justice Commission’, 433/8

OLIVER, Elizabeth, ‘The nature of the race’, 435/23

PRIEST, Ann-Marie, ‘The Harwood Memorial Fruitcake Award: the parodic inventiveness of Gwen Harwood’, 432/49

RAZAVI, Hessom, ‘The split state: Australia’s binary myth about people seeking asylum’, 432/27

ROLPH, David, ‘Proof of intention’, 436/15

STAFF, Michelle, and Black, Joshua, ‘Winning a seat at the table’, 436/62

SYNDER, Ilana, ‘Neighbour against neighbour: the cycle of conflict in Israel, Gaza and Palestine’, 432/12

THOMAS, Martin, ‘A period in the shade: Patrick White thirty years on’, 432/44

WATTS, Samuel, ‘Failure in Afghanistan’, 437/19

WATTS, Samuel, ‘This is America: A historical perspective on the Capitol assault’, 429/23


ROWE, Josephine, ‘Bunker’, 432/42


Calibre Essay Prize

ELL, Theodore, ‘Façades of Lebanon’, 433/44

PUNTON, Anita, ‘May Day’, 435/24

Peter Porter Poetry Prize

BLAU, Danielle, ‘The Vernal Equinox Story’, 428/24

LEE, Y.S., ‘Would You Rather’, 428/24

MONEY, Jazz, ‘bila, a river cycle’, 428/24

SALEH, Sara M., ‘A Poetics of Fo(u)rgetting’, 428/24

TOLCHINSKY, Raisa ‘before dawn, with the street lamp’s beam across your face’, 428/24

ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

CHAUDHARY, Camilla, ‘The Enemy, Asyndeton’, 434/32

RICHARDS, John, ‘A Fall from Grace’, 434/45

SARAZEN, Lauren, ‘There Are No Stars Here, Either’, 434/51 


Open Page

BEHRENDT, Larissa, 433/62

GRANT, Stan, 432/34

JUERS, Evelyn, 438/62

KNEEN, Krissy, 431/36

McKENNA, Mark, 430/56

MILLIGAN, Louise, 428/64

MILLS, Jennifer, 435/60

WOOLLETT, Laura Elizabeth, 434/60

Poet of the Month

SKOVRON, Alex, 436/60

Publisher of the Month

INDYK, Ivor, 437/62

MacCARTER, Kent, 430/41

Critic of the Month

FITZPATRICK, Sheila, 435/37

KENT, Jacqueline, 429/32

SILCOX, Beejay, 428/49



ANDRADA, Eunice, ‘The Yield’, 433/30

AUSTIN, Derrick, ‘Miracle Play’, 432/41

BISHOP, Judith, ‘Sein and Zeit’, 433/42

DAVIDSON, Toby, ‘The Sistine Chapel’, 438/21

EDGAR, Stephen, ‘Second Circle’, 430/54

FLEMING, Joan, ‘Every taxi driver in this city asks “Do you have children?”’, 434/28

GOLDSWORTHY, Peter, ‘Shaggy God Story’, 433/34

HARRISON, Jennifer, ‘Explorer’, 431/37

HAWKE, John, ‘September’, 429/27

HOLLAND-BATT, Sarah, ‘Empires of Mind’, 438/56

HOLLAND-BATT, Sarah, ‘The Gift’, 432/11

KINSELLA, John, ‘Pastiche Eclogue with Randolph Stow’s “Ishmael” 434/44

LAWRENCE, Anthony, ‘Levitation’, 431/52

LYNCH, Fiona, ‘The Audit’, 429/59

MAIDEN, Jennifer, ‘Clare and Kiribati’, 430/39

MASON, David, ‘Quantum of Light’, 433/51

O’BRIEN, Damen, ‘Carpool’, 435/59

ROSE, Peter, ‘The Circuiteers’, 431/11

RYAN, Tracy, ‘Nth Wave’, 435/22

SAKR, Omar, ‘What Distance Burns’, 432/33

SKOVRON, Alex, ‘Marionettes’, 436/17

VICKERY, Ann, ‘Richard Mahony’s Most August Imagination’, 436/25

VILLANI, Anders, ‘Marlin’, 430/25


Books of the Year

ANDERSON, Don, 438/22

AU-NHIEN NGUYEN, Giselle, 438/22

BIRCH, Tony, 438/22

BONGIORNO, Frank, 438/22

BRETT, Judith, 438/22

CRAVEN, Peter, 438/22

DAVIS, Glyn, 438/22

DAY, Gregory, 438/22

FITZPATRICK, Sheila, 438/22

FRASER, Morag, 438/22

FRY, Declan, 438/22

GILES, Paul, 438/22

GILL, Mindy, 438/22

GOLDSWORTHY, Peter, 438/22

GRIFFITHS, Tom, 438/22

HARRISON, Jennifer, 438/22

HARVEY, Melinda, 438/22

HOLLAND-BATT, Sarah, 438/22


JOHNSON, A. Frances, 438/22

JOSE, Nicholas, 438/22

KENT, Jaqueline, 438/22

KINSELLA, John, 438/22

LEY, James, 438/22

McCOOEY, David, 438/22

NELSON, Alice, 438/22

NIALL, Brenda, 438/22

PLUNKETT, Felicity, 438/22

REES, Yves, 438/22

ROSE, Peter, 438/22

SILCOX, Beejay, 438/22

SIMIC, Zora, 438/22

STUBBINGS, Diane, 438/22

SULLIVAN, Jane, 438/22

VILLANI, Anders, 438/22

WALKER, Brenda, 438/22

WEST, Andrew, 438/22

WILLIAMSON, Geordie, 438/22

Index for 2020: Nos 418–427 & online features

22 February 2021 Written by Australian Book Review
Published in Indexes

ABR Index 2020

NB: this index includes material published in the print magazine and online in 2020.

2020 Australian Book Review Index

Subscribers can read these reviews online here.

ABJORENSEN, Norman, The Manner of Their Going: Prime ministerial exits in Australia, Australian Scholarly Publishing, 418/22, Lyndon Megarrity

ABRIEL, Anita, The Light After the War, Simon & Schuster, 419/29, Susan Midalia

ACKERMAN, Jennifer, The Bird Way: A new look at how birds talk, work, play, parent, and think, Scribe, 423/67, Simon Caterson

ADAMSON, Robert, Reaching Light: Selected Poems, Flood Editions, 427/44, James Jiang

ADIGA, Aravind, Amnesty, Picador, 420/30, Alison Broinowski

AHMAD, Michael Mohammed, After Australia, Affirm Press, 424/25, Declan Fry

ALBISTON, Jordie, Element: The atomic weight & radius of love, Puncher & Wattmann, 422/53, Luke Beesley

ALLEN, Liz, The Future of Us: Demography gets a makeover, NewSouth, 421/55, Peter Mares

ALLEN, Woody, Apropos of Nothing, Arcade Publishing, 422/47, Peter Craven

ALLINGTON, Patrick, Rise & Shine, Scribe, 422/28, Naama Grey-Smith

ALTMAN, Dennis, Unrequited Love: Diary of an accidental activist, Monash University Publishing, 418/60, Sebastian Sharp

AMIS, Martin, Inside Story, Jonathan Cape, 426/32, Declan Fry

APPLEBAUM, Anne, Twilight of Democracy: The failure of politics and the parting of friends, Allen Lane, 42/12, Luke Stegemann

ARNOTT, Robbie, The Rain Heron, Text, 422/31, Laura Elizabeth Woollett

ASHMERE, Emma, Dreams They Forgot, Wakefield Press, 426/35, Rose Lucas

ATHERON, Cassandra and Paul Hetherington (eds), The Anthology of Australian Prose Poetry, 427/45, Des Cowley

BAIR, Deirdre, Parisian Lives: Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir and me, Atlantic Books, 422/24, Ronan McDonald

BANERJEE, Abhijit V. and Esther Duflo, Good Economics for Hard Times: Better answers to our biggest problems, Allen Lane, 423/56, David Throsby

BARRISTER, The Secret, Fake Law: The truth about justice in an age of lies, Picador, 427/53, Kiernan Pender

BAYLISS, Andrew J., The Spartans, Oxford University Press, 424/58, Alastair Blanshard

BEAUMONT, Mandy, Wild Fearless Chests, Hachette, 420/32, Susan Midalia

BECK, Henning, Scatterbrain: How the mind’s mistakes make humans creative, innovative and successful, NewSouth, 419/49, Nick Haslam

BELL, Davina, The End of the World Is Bigger Than Love, Text, 425/32, Thuy On

BENNETT DAYLIGHT, Tegan, The Details: One love, death and reading, Simon & Schuster, 424/67, Laura Elizabeth Woollett

BENNETT, Michael, Pathfinders: A history of Aboriginal trackers in NSW, NewSouth, 421/45, Michael Winkler

BEST, Luke, Cadaver Dog, University of Queensland Press, 427/46, Anders Villani

BLACKFORD, Jenny, The Alpaca Cantos, Pitt Street Poetry, 426/55, James Antoniou

BLAND, Ben, Man of Contradictions: Joko Widodo and the struggle to remake Indonesia, Penguin, 426/19, Ken Ward

BLAY, John, Wild Nature: Walking Australia’s south east forests, NewSouth, 426/21, Saskia Beudel

BOLTON, John, A White House memoir, Simon & Schuster, 425/10, Timothy J. Lynch

BOND, Catherine, Law in War: Freedom and restriction in Australia during the Great War, NewSouth, 422/15, Kieran Pender

BOYD, William, Trio, Viking, 425/28, Michael Shmith

BOYLE, Peter, Enfolded in the Wings of a Great Darkness, Vagabond Press, 420/39, David McCooey

BRADLEY, James. Ghost Species, Hamish Hamilton, 421/35, J.R. Burgmann

BRETT, Judith, The Coal Curse: Resources, climate and Australia’s future (Quarterly Essay 78), Blank Inc., 424/27, Cameron Muir

BRIERLEY, Sue, Lioness: The extraordinary untold story of Sue Brierley, mother of Saroo, the boy known as Lion, Viking, 426/53, Margaret Robson Kett

BRINSDEN, Anne, Wearing Paper Dresses, Macmillan, 419/29, Susan Midalia

BROINOWSKI, Richard, Under the Rainbow: The life and times of E.W. Cole, Miegunyah Press, 425/42, Jim Davidson

BROOKS, David, The Grass Library, Brandl & Schlesinger, 420/48, Ben Brooker

BROWN, Craig, One Two Three Four: The Beatles in time, Fourth Estate, 423/63, Andrew Ford

BROWNE, Peter and Seumas Spark (eds), ‘I Wonder’: The life and work of Ken Inglis, Monash University Publishing, 421/31, Nicholas Brown

BRYANT, Katerina, Hysteria, NewSouth, 421/42, Rachel Robertson

BUCCOLA, Nicholas, The Fire Is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the debate over race in America, Princeton University Press, 420/20, Samuel Watts

BUIST, Anne, The Long Shadow, Text, 421/39, David Whish-Wilson

BUNGEY, Darleen, Daddy Cool: Finding my father, the singer who swapped Hollywood fame for home in Australia, Allen & Unwin, 422/48, Tali Lavi

BYRNE, Liam, Becoming John Curtin and James Scullin: The making of the modern Labor Party, Melbourne University Press, 422/11, Frank Bongiorno

CALLIL, Carmen, Oh Happy Day: Those times and these times, Jonathan Cape, 426/18, Brenda Niall

CAREY, John (ed.), A Little History of Poetry, Yale, 422/56, Chris Wallace-Crabbe

CARLISLE, Claire (ed.), translated by George Eliot, Spinoza’s Ethics, Princeton University Press, 424/47, Moira Gatens

CARMENT, Tim, Womerah Lane: Lives and landscapes, Giramondo, 418/14, Susan Wyndham

CARTER, Zachary D., The Price of Peace: Money, democracy and the life of John Maynard Keynes, Random House, 426/48, John Tang

CHAMEDES, Giuliana, A Twentieth-Century Crusade: The Vatican’s battle to remake Christian Europe, Harvard, 419/16, Paul Collins

CHO, Catherine, Inferno: A memoir, Bloomsbury, 423/65, Caitlin McGregor

CLANCHY, John, In Whom We Trust, Finlay Lloyd, 418/42, Susan Lever

CLARKE, Susanna, Piranesi, Bloomsbury, 425/31, Kirsten Tranter

CLODE, Danielle, In Search of the Woman Who Sailed the World, Picador, 427/16, Gemma Betros

COAFFEE, Jon, Future Proof: How to build resilience in an uncertain world, Yale, 418/18, Tom Bamforth

COLEMAN, Aidan, Mount Sumptuous, Wakefield Press, 423/61, James Jiang

COLEY, Sam, State Highway One, Hachette, 422/35, Chloë Cooper

CONTE, Steven, The Tolstoy Estate, Fourth Estate, 425/26, James Antoniou

COOK, Nick, Fighting for Our Lives: The history of a community response to AIDS, NewSouth, 412/32, Garry Wotherspoon

COOKE, Richard, On Robyn Davidson: Writers on Writers, Black Inc., 422/18, Sophie Cunningham

CORRIS, Peter, selected by Jean Bedford, See You at the Toxteth: The best of Cliff Hardy and Corris on crime, Allen & Unwin, 418/41, Chris Flynn

COUPE, Stuart, Paul Kelly: The man, the music and the life in-between, Hachette Australia, 424/20, Kerryn Goldsworthy

CRAWFORD, Richard, Summertime: George Gershwin’s Life in music, W.W. Norton & Company, 423/62, Paul Kildea

CROGGON, Alison, The Threads of Magic, Walker Books, 422/33, Margaret Robson Kett

CRONIN, MTC, God is Waiting in the World’s Yard, Puncher & Wattmann, 422/53, Luke Beesley

DALTON, Trent, All Out Shimmering Skies, Fourth Estate, 426/37, Susan Wyndham

DALZIELL, Tanya, Gail Jones: Word, image, ethics, Sydney University Press, 424/44, Sue Kossew

DAPIRAN, Antony, City on Fire: The fight for Hong Kong, Scribe, 423/64, Will Higginbotham

DARBY, Andrew, Flight Lines: Across the globe on a journey with the astonishing ultramarathon birds, Allen & Unwin, 419/48, Andrew Fuhrmann

DAVIS, Lydia, Essays One, Hamish Hamilton, 420/23, Shannon Burns

DAWSON, Emma and Janet McCalman (eds), What Happens Next? Reconstructing Australia after Covid-19, MUP, 427/8, Morag Fraser

de ASSIS, Machado (translated by Flora Thomson-DeVeaux), The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas, Penguin Classics, 425/30, Andrew McLeod

de SAINT PHALLE, Catherine, The Sea and Us, Transit Lounge, 418/39, Susan Midalia

de WIND, Eddy (translated by David Colmer), Last Stop Auschwitz: My story of survival from within the camp, Doubleday, 420/45, Elisabeth Holdsworthy

DEACON, Desley, Judith Anderson: Australian star, first lady of the American stage, Kerr Publishing, 419/51, John Rickard

DeLillo, Don, The Silence: A novel, Picador, 427/38, Don Anderson

DESSAIX, Robert, The Time of Our Lives: Growing older well, Brio Books, 425/37, Francesca Sasnaitis

DIBBLE, Jeremy (ed.) and Julian Horton (ed.), British Music Criticism and Intellectual Thought 1850–1950, Boydell Press, 420/51, Peter Tregear

DISHER, Garry, Peace, Text, 418/36, David Whish-Wilson

DOOLEY, Gillian and Danielle Clode, The First Wave: Exploring early coastal contact history in Australia, Wakefield Press, 418/11, Alexandra Roginski

DRIVER, Dorothy, A Book of Friends: In honour of J.M. Coetzee on his 80th birthday, Text, 423/15, Paul Giles

DRY, Sarah, Waters of the World: The story of the scientist who unravelled the mysteries of our oceans, atmosphere, and ice sheets and made the planet whole, Scribe, 420/37, Michael Adams

DUFTY, David, Radio Girl: The story of the extraordinary Mrs Mac, pioneering engineer and wartime legend, Allen & Unwin, 422/45, Jacqueline Kent

DUGGAN, Laurie, Homer Street, Giramondo, 424/53, Tim Wright

EBNER, Julia, Going Dark: The secret social lives of extremists, Bloomsbury, 420/17, Andrew Broertjes

EISEN, Cliff and Dominic McHugh (eds), The Letters of Cole Porter, Yale, 420/18, Paul Kildea

ELLIOTT, Helen (ed.), Grandmothers: Essays by 21st-century grandmothers, Text, 422/50, Kerryn Goldsworthy

ELVERY, Laura, Ordinary Matter, University of Queensland Press, 424/35, Susan Midalia

ENNIS, Helen, Olive Cotton: A life in photography, Fourth Estate, 418/23, Alison Stieven-Taylor

ENRIGHT, ANNE, Actress, Jonathan Cape, 419/21, Alice Nelson

ERDRICH, Louise, The Nightwatchman, Corsair, 419/20, Beejay Silcox

EVANS, Alison, Euphoria Kids, Echo, 422/33, Margaret Robson Kett

FAHEY, John, Traitors and Spies: Espionage and corruption in high places in Australia, 1901–1905, Allen & Unwin, 425/13, Sheila Fitzpatrick

FARRELL, Michael, Family Trees, Giramondo, 422/53, Luke Beesley

FEAVER, William, The Lives of Lucian Freud: Fame, 1968–2011, Bloomsbury, 427/61, Ian Dickson

FENNELL, Jonathan, Fighting the People’s War: The British and Commonwealth armies and the Second World War, Cambridge University Press, 421/48, David Horner

FERRANTE, Elena, The Lying Life of Adults, Allen & Unwin, 426/30, Beejay Silcox

FIDJESTØL, Alfred, Almost Human: A biography of Julius the chimpanzee, Hachette, 418/23, Nicholas Bugeja

FIDLER, Richard, The Golden Maze: A biography of Prague, ABC Books, 425/59, Christopher Menz

FIELD, Caroline, Australian Galleries: The Purves family business: The first four decades 1956–1999, Australian Galleries, 420/53, Sheridan Palmer

FIELD, Vern, Island 159, Island Magazine, 423/68, Rayne Allinson

FIGES, Orlando, The Europeans: Three lives and the making of a cosmopolitan culture, Allen Lane, 418/30, Michael Shmith

FINLAYSON, Julie D. and Frances Morphy (eds), Ethnographer and Contrarian: Biographical ad anthropological essays in honour of Peter Sutton, Wakefield Press, 427/56, Stephen Bennetts

FIRKIN, Katherine, Sticks and Stones, Bantam, 424/36, David Whish-Wilson

FLANAGAN, Richard, The Living Sea of Waking Dreams, Knopf, 426/28, James Ley

FLANDERS, Judith, A Place for Everything: The curious history of alphabetical order, Picador, 424/60, Andrew Connor

FLANNERY, Tim, Life: Selected writings, Text, 418/15, Libby Robin

FLYNN, Chris, Mammoth, University of Queensland Press, 421/36, Astrid Edwards

FORD, Andrew and Anni Heino, The Song Remains the Same: 800 years of love songs, laments and lullabies, La Trobe University Press, 419/65, David McCooey

FORD, Richard, Sorry for Your Trouble, Bloomsbury, 423/32, Don Anderson

FRAME, Tom (ed.), Trials and Transformations, 2001–2004: The Howard government, Volume III, UNSW Press, 422/43, Lyndon Megarrity

FRASER, Nick, Say What Happened: A story of documentaries, Faber, 419/52, Belinda Smaill

FUREDI, Frank, How Fear Works: Culture of fear in the twenty-first century, Bloomsbury, 420/47, Adrian Walsh

FURTADO, Peter, Great Cities Through Travellers’ Eyes, Thames & Hudson, 420/25, Nicole Abadee

GARDINI, Nicola, Long Live Latin: The pleasures of a useless language, Profile, 421/51, Alastair Blanshard

GARDNER, Angela, Some Sketchy Notes on Matter, Recent Work Press, 427/46, Anders Villani

GARNER, Helen, One Day I’ll Remember This: Diaries 1987–1995, Text, 427/11, Nicholas Jose

GAWENDA, Michael, The Power Broker: Mark Leibler, an Australian Jewish life, Monash University Publishing, 426/47, David Trigger

GELDER, Ken and Rachael Weaver, The Colonial Kangaroo Hunt, Miegunyah, 423/53, Danielle Close

GEVISSER, Mark, The Pink Line: The world’s queer frontiers, Profile Books, 424/10, Dennis Altman

GILLARD, Julia and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Women and Leadership: Real lives, real lessons, Vintage, 424/8, Megan Clement

GILLETT, Ross, The Mirror Hurlers, Puncher & Wattmann, 422/54, Geoff Page

GOAD, Philip et al., Bauhaus Diaspora and Beyond: Transforming education through art, design and architecture, Miegunyah, 420/52, Christopher Menz

GOLDIN, Megan, The Night Swim, Michael Joseph, 424/36, David Whish-Wilson

GOLDSWORTHY, Anna, Melting Moments, Black Inc., 419/29, Susan Midalia

GOODFELLOW, Geoff, Out of Copley Street: A working-class boyhood, Wakefield Press, 427/18, Jay Daniel Thompson

GOPNIK, Blake, Warhol: A life as art, Allen Lane, 423/18, Paul McDermott

GORMAN, Clem and Therese Gorman, Intrépide: Australian women artists in early twentieth-century France, Monash University Press, 422/65, Jane Sullivan

GORNICK, Vivian, The Romance of American Communism, Verso, 427/67, Naish Gawen

GORRA, Michael, The Saddest Words: William Faulkner’s Civil War, Liveright, 427/29, Paul Giles

GREEN, Jonathan, Meanjin Quarterly: Volume 79, Issue 2, Melbourne University Press, 423/68, Elizabeth Bryer

GREEN, Jonathon, Sounds and Furies: The love–hate relationship between women and slang, Robinson, 420/26, Amanda Laugesen

GREEN, Karen, Catharine Macaulay’s Republican Enlightenment, Routledge, 425/63, Janna Thompson

GREENSLADE, Francis, How I Learnt to Act: On the way to not going to drama school, Currency Press, 419/66, Tim Byrne

GRENVILLE, Kate, A Room Made of Leaves, Text, 424/30, Don Anderson

GUENIFFEY, Patrice (translated by Steven Rendall), Napoleon and de Gaulle: Heroes and history, Harvard University Press, 427/55, Peter McPhee

GUILLAUME, Jenna, You Were Made for Me, Pan Macmillan, 425/32, Thuy On

HAMILTON, Clive and Mareike Ohlberg, Hidden Hand: Exposing how the Chinese Communist Party is reshaping the world, Hardie Grant Books, 424/7, Ben Bland

HANNAN, Victoria, Kokomo, Hachette, 423/31, Jane Sullivan

HARDCASTLE, Sophie, Below Deck, Allen & Unwin, 420/49, Astrid Edwards

HAYES, Nick, The Book of Trespass: Crossing the lines that divide us, Bloomsbury, 427/63, Gregory Day

HAZZARD, Shirley, The Collected Stories of Shirley Hazzard, Virago, 427/34, Brenda Niall

HEFFER, Simon, Staring at God: Britain in the Great War, Random House, 420/15, Joan Beaumont

HENNESSY, Peter, Winds of Change: Britain in the early sixties, Allen Lane, 418/29, Glyn Davis

HILL, Barry, Eagerly We Burn: Selected poems 1980–2018, Shearsman Books, 420/41, Geoff Page

HINTON, Hilde, The Loudness of Unsaid Things, Hachette, 420/33, Naama Grey-Smith

HOARE, Judith, The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code: The extraordinary life of Dr Claire Weekes, Scribe, 42046, Carol Middleton

HOFFMAN, Adina, Ben Hecht: Fighting words, moving pictures, Yale University Press, 418/62, Aaron Nyerges

HOLBROOK, Carolyn (ed.) and Keir Reeves (ed.), The Great War: Aftermath and commemoration, UNSW Press, 420/14, Kate Ariotti

HOLLAND, Eva, Nerve: A personal journey through the science of fear, Pantera Press, 424/64, Diane Stubbings

HORTON, Luke, The Fogging, Scribe, 423/33, Fiona Wright

IMMERWAHR, Daniel, How to Hide an Empire: A short history of the greater United States, Bodley Head, 418/47, Andrew Broertjes

INGLIS, Ken et al., Dunera Lives, Volume II, Monash University Publishing, 425/14, Adam Wakeling

IRVING, Terry, The Fatal Lure of Politics: The life and thought of Vere Gordon Childe, Monash University Publishing, 423/26, Jon Piccini

JACCARD, Mark, The Citizen’s Guide to Climate Success: Overcoming myths that hinder progress, Cambridge University Press, 422/52, Natalie Osborne

JAIRETH, Subhash, Spinoza’s Overcoat: Travels with writers and poets, Transit Lounge, 422/44, Dan Dixon

JAKU, Eddie, The Happiest Man on Earth, Macmillan, 425/35, Tali Lavi

JAMES, Clive, Somewhere Becoming Rain: Collected writings on Philip Larkin, Picador, 419/32, Geoff Page

JANACZEWSKA, Noëlle, Scratchland, UWAP, 426/55, James Antoniou

JANSON, Julie, Benevolence, Magabala Books, 423/35, Jessica Urwin

JENNINGS, Kathleen, Flyaway, Picador, 426/31, Georgia White

JOHNSTON, Martin, Beautiful Objects: Selected Poems, Ligature, 427/43, John Hawke

JONES, Gail, Our Shadows, Text, 425/22, Sue Kossew

JONES, Peter, Vox Populi: Everything you wanted to know about the classical world but were afraid to ask, Atlantic, 421/51, Alastair Blanshard

JOSEPHSON, Paul R., Chicken: A history from farmyard to factory, Polity, 424/65, Ben Brooker

KAPLAN, James, Irving Berlin: New York genius, Yale, 421/63, Andrew Ford

KARSKENS, Grace, People of the River: Lost worlds of early Australia, Allen & Unwin, 426/7, Alan Atkinson

KATZEN, Hayley, Untethered, Ventura Press, 422/46, Susan Varga

KEANE, John, The New Despotism, Harvard, 422/10, Glyn Davis

KELEN, Stephen K., A Happening in Hades, Puncher & Wattmann, 423/61, James Jiang

KELLY, Paul (ed.), Love is Strong as Death: Poems chosen by Paul Kelly, Hamish Hamilton, 419/40, Kerryn Goldsworthy

KENEALLY, Meg, The Wreck, Echo, 427/35, Pip Smith

KENEALLY, Tom, The Dickens Boy, Vintage, 420/29, Georgie Williamson

KENT, Jacqueline, Vida: A woman for our time, Viking, 425/34, Sylvia Martin

KEYSSAR, Alexander, Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College?, Harvard University Press, 424/13, Varun Ghosh

KHADER, Serene J., Decolonizing Universalism: A transnational feminist ethic, Oxford University Press, 418/51, Daniel Halliday

KINSELLA, John, Displaced: A rural life, Transit Lounge, 424/61, Tony Hughes-d’Aeth

KIRK, Edwin, The Genes That Make Us: Human stories from a revolution in medicine, Scribe, 425/60, Diane Stubbings

KNOX, Malcolm, Bluebird, Allen & Unwin, 425/29, Jo Case

Koestenbaum, Wayne, Figure It Out: Essays, Soft Skull Press, 424/24, Keegan O’Connor

KOVAL, Ramona, A Letter to Layla: Travels to our deep past and near future, Text, 426/60, Danielle Clode

KRUIMINK, K.M., A Treacherous Country, Allen & Unwin, 422/29, Nicole Abadee

LAGUNA, Sofie, Infinite Splendours, Allen & Unwin, 426/34, Nicole Abadee

LAWSON, Valerie, Dancing Under the Southern Skies: A history of ballet in Australia, Australian Scholarly Publishing, 418/66, Luke Forbes

LE HUNTE, Bem, Elephants with Headlights, Transit Lounge, 422/31, Declan Fry

LEBRECHT, Norman, Genius and Anxiety: How Jews changed the world, 1847–1947, Oneworld, 423/54, Tali Lavi

LEE, Bri, Beauty, Allen & Unwin, 418/44, Suzy Freeman-Greene

LEE, Daniel, The SS Officer’s Armchair: In search of a hidden life, Jonathan Cape, 426/58, Robert Dessaix

LEE, Hermione, Tom Stoppard: A life, Knopf, 427/17, Geordie Williamson

LEE, Janet, Fallen Among Reformers: Miles Franklin, modernity and the New Woman, Sydney University Press, 424/46, Susan Sheridan

LEFEVRE, Carol, Murmurations, Spinifex Press, 423/34, Josephine Taylor

LENNAN, Jo, In the Time of Foxes, Scribner, 424/31, Debra Adelaide

LERNER, Ben, The Topeka School, Granta, 418/34, Johanna Leggatt

LEVER Susan, Creating Australian Television Drama: A screenwriting history, Australian Scholarly Publishing, 425/51, Moya Costello

LI, Mary, Mary’s Last Dance: The untold story of the wife of Mao’s Last Dancer, Viking, 427/62, Jacqueline Kent

LILLEY, Kate, Tilt, Vagabond, 425/56, Anders Villani

LINZ, Talia and Michelle Newton (eds), Mel O’Callaghan: Centre of the Centre, Artspace Confort Moderne and UQ Art Museum, 421/58, Julie Ewington

LLORET, Bruno (translated by Ellen Jones), Nancy, Giramondo, 424/37, Elizabeth Bryer

LOHREY, Amanda, The Labyrinth, Text, 424/32, Morag Fraser

MABBERLEY, David J., Botanical Revelation: European encounters with Australian plants before Darwin, NewSouth, 419/46, Danielle Close

MACDONALD, Helen, Vesper Flights: New and collected essays, Jonathan Cape, 424/66, Andrew Fuhrmann

MACHADO, Carmen Maria, In the Dream House: A memoir, Serpent’s Tail, 419/34, Zora Simic

MACKENZIE, Jennifer, Navigable Ink, Transit Lounge, 423/61, James Jiang

MACLEAN, Kama, British India, White Australia: Overseas Indians, intercolonial relations and the Empire, UNSW Press, 423/25, Chris Wallace

MACRIS, Anthony, Aftershocks: Selected writings and interviews, UWAP, 419/18, Kári Gíslason

MAIDEN, Jennifer, The Espionage Act: New poems, Quemar Press, 419/41, James Jiang

MAIDEN, Samantha, Party Animals: The secret history of a Labor fiasco, Viking, 421/30, Paul Williams

MANNING, Paddy, Body Count: How climate change is killing us (Second Edition), Simon & Schuster, 425/47, Timothy Neale

MANNIX, Anthony, The Toy of the Spirit, Puncher & Wattmann, 421/60, Barnaby Smith

MARANTZ, Andrew, Antisocial: How online extremists broke America, Picador, 420/17, Andrew Broertjes

MARGARET, Bearman, We Were Never Friends, Brio, 424/34, Mindy Gill

MARSHALL, Wayne, Shirl, Affirm Press, 420/32, Susan Midalia

MARTIN, Adrian, Mysteries of Cinema: Reflections on film theory, history and culture, UWA Publishing, 424/62, Nicholas Bugeja

MARTIN, Sylvia, Sky Swimming: Reflection on auto/biography, people and place, UWA Publishing, 423/66, Sarah Walker

MARTINKUS, John, The Road: Uprising in West Papua, Black Inc., 424/11, Kieran Pender

MASLEN, Kylie, Show Me Where It Hurts: Living with invisible illness, Text, 426/52, Kate Crowcroft

MASON, Meg, Sorrow and Bliss, Fourth Estate, 427/37, Alexandra Philp

MAYOR, Thomas, Finding the Heart of the Nation: The journey of the Uluru Statement towards voice, treaty and truth, Hardie Grant Books, 418/12, David Trigger

MAZZA, Donna, Fauna, Allen & Unwin, 422/35, Rosalind Moran

McConaghy, Charlotte, The Last Migration, Hamish Hamilton, 423/30, J.R. Burgmann

McGREGOR, Russell, Idling in Green Places: A life of Alex Chisholm, Australian Scholarly Publishing, 418/26, Danielle Clode

McKAY, Laura Jean, The Animals in That Country, Scribe, 421/38, Ben Brooker

McKINNEY, Meredith (ed.), Travels with a Painting Brush: Classical Japanese travel writing from the Manyōshū to Bashō, Penguin, 418/10, Barry Hill

McNEILL, Sophie, We Can’t Say We Didn’t Know: Dispatches from an age of impunity, ABC Books, 421/50, Thomas McGee

McPHEE, Justin T., Spinning the Secrets of State: Politics and intelligence in Australia, Monash University Publishing, 427/13, Peter Edwards

McPHEE-BROWNE, Laura, Cherry Beach, Text, 421/53, Chloë Cooper

McTiernan, Dervla, The Good Turn, HarperCollins, 420/35, Kirsten Tranter

MEACHAM, Jon, His Truth is Marching On: John Lewis and the power of hope, 427/51, Varun Ghosh

MEXTED, Kathy, Australian Women Pilots: Amazing true stories of women in the air, NewSouth, 427/64, Jay Daniel Thompson

MILDENHALL, Kate, The Mother Fault, Simon & Schuster, 427/41, Amy Baillieu

MILLER, Alex, Max, Allen & Unwin, 425/36, Jane Sullivan

MITCHELL, David, Utopia Avenue, Sceptre, 424/33, James Bradley

MOALEM, Sharon, The Better Half: On the genetic superiority of women, Allen Lane, 422/51, Zora Simic

MOLITORISZ, Sacha, Net Privacy: How we can be free in an age of surveillance, NewSouth, 422/42, Alex Tighe

MONAGHAN, Paul and Michael Walsh (eds), More Than Mere Words: Essays on language and linguistics in honour of Peter Sutton, Wakefield Press, 427/56, Stephen Bennetts

MORALES, Helen, Antigone Rising: The subversive power of the ancient myths, Wildfire, 425/46, Greta Hawes

MORAN, Mark and Jodie Curth-Bibb (eds), Too Close to Ignore, Melbourne University Press, 424/11, Kieran Pender

MORRISON, Fiona, Christina Stead and the Matter of America, Sydney University Press, 419/33, Anne Pender

MUELLER, Tom, Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an age of fraud, Atlantic Books, 421/15, Kiernan Pender

MULLINS, Patrick, The Trials of Portnoy: How Penguin brought down Australia’s censorship system, Scribe, 422/17, James Ley

NEWSTOK, Scott, How to Think Like Shakespeare: Lessons from a Renaissance education, Princeton University Press, 424/57, David McInnis

NIALL, Brenda, Friends and Rivals: Four great Australian writers, Text, 421/28, Kerryn Goldsworthy

NOSKE, Catherine, The Salt Madonna, Picador, 419/26, Felicity Plunkett

NOWRA, Louis, Collected Stories, Arden, 419/25, Gerard Windsor

NUNEZ, Sigrid, What Are You Going Through: A novel, Virago, 427/40, Brenda Walker

O’BEIRNE, Sean, A Couple of Things Before the End, Black Inc., 420/32, Susan Midalia

O’NEILL, Betty, The Other Side of Absence: Discovering my father’s secrets, Ventura Press, 426/13, Iva Glisic

OCHOA, Gabriel García, The Hypermarket, LCG Media, 420/36, Cassandra Atherton

OGLE, Susan and Melanie Joosten (eds), A Lasting Conversation: Stories on ageing, 422/50, Kerryn Goldsworthy

ORD, Toby, The Precipice: Existential risk and the future of humanity, Bloomsbury, 427/59, Robert Sparrow

ORESKES, Naomi, Why Trust Science?, Princeton University Press, 421/44, Diane Stubbings

OVENDON, Richard, Burning the Books: A history of knowledge under attack, John Murray, 425/53, Simon Caterson

PAGE, Tony, Anh and Lucien, UWAP, 426/55, James Antoniou

PATRICK, Aaron, The Surprise Party: How the coalition went from chaos to comeback, Black Inc., 418/19, Shaun Crowe

PERLSTEIN, Rick, Reaganland: America’s right turn 1976–-1980, Simon & Schuster, 427/52, Andrew Broertjes

PERRY, Kyle, The Bluffs, Michael Joseph, 424/36, David Whish-Wilson

PERSSE, Jonathan, David Campbell: A life of the poet, Australian Scholarly Publishing, 424/16, Philip Mead

PHAM, Vivian, The Coconut Children, Vintage, 420/36, Sonia Nair

PIEPER, Liam, Sweetness and Light, Hamish Hamilton, 421/39, Jay Daniel Thompson

PIGGIN, Stuart and Robert D. Linder, Attending to the National Soul: Evangelical Christians in Australian history 19142014, Monash University Publishing, 419/14, Hugh Chilton

PINNE, Peter and Peter Wyllie Johnston, The Australian Musical from the Beginning, Allen & Unwin, 419/67, Gillian Wills

PIPPOS, Andrew, Lucky’s, Picador, 426/33, Sonia Nair

PLIBERSEK, Tanya, Upturn: A better normal after Covid-19, NewSouth, 427/8, Morag Fraser

PLUNKETT, Felicity, A Kinder Sea, University of Queensland Press, 420/38, Philip Mead

POIRIER, Agnès, Notre-Dame: The soul of France, Oneworld, 424/63, Gemma Betros

POMARE, J.P., In the Clearing, Hachette, 421/39, David Whish-Wilson

POPKIN, Jeremy D., A New World Begins: The history of the French Revolution, Basic Books, 425/49, Peter McPhee

POWER, Samantha, The Education of an Idealist: A memoir, William Collins, 418/46, Varun Ghosh

PROCTER, Alice, The Whole Picture: The colonial story of the art in our museums and why we need to talk about it, Hachette, 422/63, Meg Foster

PULLMAN, Philip, The Book of Dust, Volume Two: The secret commonwealth, Penguin and David Fickling Books, 419/22, Peter Craven

PURCELL, Leah, The Drover’s Wife: The legend of Molly Johnson, Hamish Hamilton, 419/24, Ellen van Neerven

PYBUS, Cassandra, Truganini: Journey through the apocalypse, Allen & Unwin, 420/11, Billy Griffiths

PYNE, Christopher, The Insider: The scoops, the scandals and the serious business within the Canberra bubble, Hachette, 423/19, James Walter

PYNE, Stephen J., Fire: A brief history, NewSouth, 425/47, Timothy Neale

RABY, Geoff, China’s Grand Strategy and Australia’s Future in the New Global Order, Melbourne University Press, 426/14, Hugh White

REAY, Barry, Trans America: A counter-history, Polity, 421/52, Yves Rees

REBANKS, James, English Pastoral: An inheritance, Allen Lane, 426/23, Andrew Fuhrmann

RÉE, Jonathan, Witcraft: The invention of philosophy in English, Allen Lane, 418/50, Janna Thompson

RICATTI, Francesco, Italians in Australia: History, memory, identity, Palgrave Macmillan, 418/49, Diana Glenn

RIELLY, Derek, Gulpilil, Macmillan, 418/27, Stephen Bennetts

RIWOE, Mirandi, Stone Sky Gold Mountain, University of Queensland Press, 421/49, Laura Elizabeth Woollett

ROBERTSON, Geoffrey, Who Owns History? Elgin’s loot and the case for returning plundered treasure, Knopf, 419/44, Janna Thompson

ROBIN, Corey, The Enigma of Clarence Thomas, Henry Holt, 424/15, Heather Roberts

ROBINSON, Kim Stanley, The Ministry for the Future, Orbit, 425/27, J.R. Burgmann

ROBINSON, Marilynne, Jack, Hachette, 427/39, Alice Nelson

ROCKEL, Angela, Rogue Intensities, UWAP, 419/56, Rayne Allinson

ROWE, Josephine, On Beverley Farmer: Writers on writers, Black Inc., 427/30, Anna MacDonald

RUCKER, Philip and Carol Leonnig, A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s testing of America, Bloomsbury, 425/10, Timothy J. Lynch

RYAN, Brendan, The Lowlands of Moyne, Walleah Press, 420/39, David McCooey

SALOM, Philip, The Fifth Season, Transit Lounge, 427/36, Kerryn Goldsworthy

SAMSON, Polly, A Theatre for Dreamers, Bloomsbury, 412/34, Kirsten Tranter

SANDEL, Michael J., The Tyranny of Merit: What’s become of the common good?, Allen Lane, 427/14, Glyn Davis

SANDS, Philippe, The Ratline: Love, lies and justice on the trail of a Nazi fugitive, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 422/25, Sheila Fitzpatrick

SAVAGE, Ellena, Blueberries, Text, 420/24, Caitlin McGregor

SAVIGE, Jaya, Change Machine, University of Queensland Press, 425/55, Judith Bishop

SCALMER, Sean, Democratic Adventurer: Graham Berry and the making of Australian politics, Monash University Publishing, 422/14, Benjamin T. Jones

SCHOLTE, Astrid, The Vanishing Deep, Allen & Unwin, 422/33, Margaret Robson Kett

SCOTT, Charlotte, The Child in Shakespeare, Oxford University Press, 424/56, Rayne Allinson

SCOTT, John A., Shorter Lives, Puncher & Wattmann, 423/59, Michael Farrell

SCOTT, Ronnie, The Adversary, Hamish Hamilton, 421/37, Alex Cothren

SCOTT, Stanley John, Chis: The life and work of Alan Rowland Chisholm (1888–1981), Ancora Press, 419/45, Colin Nettelbeck

SCRIMGEOUR, Anne, On Red Earth Walking: The Pilbara Aboriginal strike, Western Australia 1946–1949, Monash University Press, 420/12, Jan Richardson

SCULL, Andrew, Psychiatry and its Discontents, University of California Press, 421/54, James Dunk

SERONG, Jock, The Burning Island, Text, 424/38, Nicole Abadee

SIEGELBERG, Mira L., Statelessness: A modern history, Harvard University Press, 427/58, Ruth Balint

SILVEY, Craig, Honeybee, Allen & Unwin, 426/36, Anna MacDonald

SKIDELSKY, Robert, What’s Wrong with Economics? A primer for the perplexed, Yale University Press, 423/55, John Tang

SLUCKI, David, Sing This at my Funeral: A memoir of fathers and sons, Wayne State University Press, 418/63, Merav Fima

SMITH, Ali, Summer, Hamish Hamilton, 425/23, Felicity Plunkett

SMITH, Loretta, A Spanner in the Works: The extraordinary story of Alice Anderson and Australia’s first all-girl garage, Hachette, 418/32, Sharon Verghis

SMITH, Zadie, Intimations: Six essays, Penguin, 424/23, Tali Lavi

SOLNIT, Rebecca, Recollections of My Non-Existence, Granta, 421/43, Megan Clement

SPRAGUE, Quentin, The Stranger Artist: Life at the edge of Kimberley painting, Hardie Grant Books, 422/64, Luke Stegemann

STARR, Kimberley, Torched, Pantera Press, 421/39, David Whish-Wilson

STEFFENSEN, Victor, Fire Country: How Indigenous fire management could help save Australia, Hardie Grant Books, 419/53, Tim Low

STONE, Oliver, Chasing the Light: How I fought my way into Hollywood: From the 1960s to Platoon, Oliver Stone, 425/50, Aaron Nyerges

SULLIVAN, Thom, Carte Blache, Vagabond Press, 420/39, David McCooey

SUNSTEIN, Cass R., Conformity: The power of social influences, New York University Press, 420/50, Russell Blackford

TAN, Elizabeth, Smart Ovens for Lonely People, Brio Books, 422/32, Lisa Bennett

TEMPLE, Peter, The Red Hand: Stories, reflections and the last appearance of Jack Irish, Text, 418/41, Chris Flynn

THEROUX, Paul, On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican road trip, Hamish Hamilton, 419/57, Gabriel García Ochoa

THOMAS, Daniel, Recent Past: Writing Australian art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 427/20, Julie Ewington

THOMPSON, Barry Lee, Broken Rules and Other Stories, Transit Lounge, 425/32, Elizabeth Bryer

TICKNER, Robert, Ten Doors Down: The story of an extraordinary adoption reunion, Scribe, 420/43, Josh Black

TOOHEY, Brian, Secret: The making of Australia’s security state, Melbourne University Press, 418/17, Kieran Pender

TREDINNICK, Mark, A Gathered Distance: Poems, Birdfish Books, 422/55, Geoff Page

TREVOR-ROPER, Hugh and Richard Davenport-Hines (ed.), The China Journals: Ideology and intrigue in the 1960s, Bloomsbury, 426/16, Nicholas Jose

TROMLY, Benjamin, Cold War Exiles and the CIA: Plotting to free Russia, Oxford University Press, 419/42, Mark Edele

TRUMP, Mary, Too Much and Never Enough: How my family created the world’s most dangerous man, Simon & Schuster, 425/10, Timothy J. Lynch

TSIOLKAS, Christos, Damascus, Allen & Unwin, 418/38, Kerryn Goldsworthy

TU, Jessie, A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing, Allen & Unwin, 423/35, Astrid Edwards

TURNBULL, Malcolm, A Bigger Picture, Hardie Grant Books, 422/8, Judith Brett

TURNER, Todd, Thorn, Puncher & Wattmann, 427/46, Anders Villani

UGLOW, Jenny, Mr Lear: a life of art and nonsense, Faber, 419/39, James Antoniou

UHLMANN, Anthony, J.M. Coetzee: Truth, meaning, fiction, Bloomsbury Academic, 423/15, Paul Giles

VALLELY, Paul, Philanthropy: From Aristotle to Zuckerberg, Bloomsbury, 427/14, Glyn Davis

VISKIC, Emma, Darkness for Light, Echo, 418/36, David Whish-Wilson

VOLK, Felicity, Desire Lines, Hachette, 420/28, Alice Nelson

WAGNER, Izabela, Bauman: A biography, Polity, 424/17, Anthony Elliott

WALLACE, Chris, How to Win an Election, NewSouth, 426/59, Nadia David

WARD, Donna, She I Dare Not Name: A spinster’s meditations on life, Allen & Unwin, 421/41, Jacqueline Kent

WATSON, Don, Watsonia: A writing life, Black Inc., 427/10, Frank Bongiorno

WESTE, Linda, Inside the Verse Novel: Writers on writing, Australian Scholarly Publishing, 424/54, Cassandra Atherton

WHISH-WILSON, David, True West, Fremantle Press, 419/28, Stephen Dedman

WHITE, Christian, The Wife and the Widow, Affirm Press, 418/36, David Whish-Wilson

WHITTAKER, Alison (ed.), Fire Front: First Nations poetry and power today, University of Queensland Press, 423/60, Declan Fry

WHYTE, Jessica, The Morals of the Market: Human rights and the rise of neoliberalism, Verso, 423/27, Benjamin Huf

WIENER, Anna, Uncanny Valley, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 420/44, Jack Callil

WILSON, A.N., The Mystery of Charles Dickens, Atlantic Books, 425/58, Graham Tulloch

WOOD, John, How I Clawed My Way to the Middle, Viking, 425/61, Diana Simmonds

WOODWARD, Bob, Rage, Simon & Schuster, 426/10, Gideon Haigh

WOTHERS, Peter, Antimony, Gold and Jupiter’s Wolf: How the elements were named, Oxford University Press, 419/50, Robyn Arianrhod

WYLD, Evie, The Bass Rock, Vintage, 419/27, Amy Baillieu

YOUNG, Georgina, Loner, Text, 425/32, Thuy On

ZEVIN, Alexander, Liberalism at Large: The world according to The Economist, Verso, 419/12, Dominic Kelly

Π.O., Heide, Giramondo, 418/61, James Jiang


2020 Features Index

ABR Arts

ABR Arts reviews can be read here.


DICKSON, Ian, ‘Applause, Applause: The education of an operamane’, 422/48


A Hidden Life (Fox Searchlight Pictures / Disney), Jordan Prosser, online only

Hearts and Bones (Madman), 422/61, Jordan Prosser

Mank (Netflix), Barnaby Smith, online only

Mrs. America (Hulu/FX), Jordan Prosser, online only

Mystery Road (Bunya Productions), 423/71, Jordan Prosser

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life (Madman Films), Richard Leathem, online only

Ratched (Netflix), 426/63, Tim Byrne

The Boys in the Band (Netflix), 426/62, Dennis Altman

The Lighthouse (A24), Andrew Nette, online only

The Plot Against America (HBO), 422/67, Ben Brooker

The Professor and the Madman (Transmission Films), Barnaby Smith, online only

The Social Dilemma (Netflix), 425/16, Josh Krook

The Truth (Palace), 418/71, Felicity Chaplin

True History of the Kelly Gang (Stan), 419/63, Jordan Prosser

Uncut Gems (Netflix), Jack Callil, online only


Messe de Minuit (Pinchgut Opera), Michael Halliwell, online only

Requiem (Festival d’Aix/Adelaide Festival), 421/62, Michael Morley

Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration, (, 422/59, Tim Byrne

The Sound of History: Beethoven, Napoleon and Revolution (Adelaide Symphony Orchestra), Peter Tregear, online only


Attila (Opera Australia), Michael Halliwell, online only

Così fan tutte (WA Opera), Humphrey Bower, online only

Fidelio (Melbourne Opera), 419/63, Elizabeth Kertesz

Fidelio (West Australian Symphony Orchestra/Asher Fisch), Will Yeoman, online only

La Bohème (Opera Australia), Peter Rose, online only

Requiem (Adelaide Festival), Michael Morley, online only

Salome (Victorian Opera), 420/56, Michael Shmith

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, (State Opera South Australia), Ben Brooker, online only 


Cock, Cock … Who’s There? (Adelaide Festival), 422/66, Tali Lavi

Crunch Time (Ensemble Theatre), Seán Maroney, online only

Emerald City (MTC/Queensland Theatre), 420/58, Diane Stubbings

Home, I’m Darling (Melbourne Theatre Company), Diane Stubbings , online only

Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam (Belvoir St Theatre), 419/60, Susan Lever

My Brilliant Career (Belvoir St Theatre), Polly Simons, online only

Oklahoma! (Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA), Francesca Saisnatis, online only

Packer & Sons (Belvoir St Theatre), 418/67, Ian Dickson

The Curtain (fortyfivedownstairs), 420/57, Fiona Gruber

The Deep Blue Sea (Sydney Theatre Company), 419/61, Ian Dickson

The Doctor (Almeida Theatre/Adelaide Festival), Michael Morley, online only

The Doll (State Opera South Australia), 427/64, Ben Brooker

The Feather in the Web (Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre), Laura Hartnell, online only

The Great Australian Play (Theatre Works), Sarah Walker, online only

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Sydney Theatre Company), Ian Dickson, online only

Torch the Place (Melbourne Theatre Company), Tim Byrne, online only

Wonnangatta (Sydney Theatre Company), 426/61, Ian Dickson

Visual Arts

Assembled: The Art of Robert Klippel, (TarraWarra Museum of Art), 420/59, Patrick McCaughey

Feedback Loops (Australian Centre for Contemporary Art), Diego Ramirez, online only

Hugh Ramsay (National Gallery of Victoria), 418/69, Keren Rosa Hammerschlag

Keith Haring/Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines (National Gallery of Victoria), 418/68, Sophie Knezic

Looking Glass: Judy Watson and Yhonnie Scarce (TarraWarra Museum of Art), Saskia Beudel, online only

Streeton (Art Gallery of New South Wales), Julie Ewington, online only

Tim, (Museum of Old and New Art), 421/59, Rayne Allinson

Book Talk

‘Diversity and Australian Literary Studies’, online only

‘PEN Melbourne supports Belarusian PEN and Svetlana Alexievich’, online only

‘Q&A with Monash intern Bernd Faveere’, online only

ADABEE, Nicole, ‘A perfect storm: Promoting new books in a time of isolation’, online only

GIANNOUKOS, Tina, ‘Two new poetry series: MPU and the year of the pandemic’, online only

HAWKE, John, ‘Poetry and Australian Book Review’, online only

LIN, Chris, ‘The Case for Myanmar’s Peacock Generation’, online only

ROSE, Peter, ‘Australian Book Review and the Australia Council’, online only

Essays and Commentary

ARCHER, Robyn, ‘“I spoke to many people and listened”: On living in a time of Covid-19’, 421/11

BLACK, Joshua, ‘After the waves: A tribute to a pioneering Labor feminist’, 426/50

FRICKER, David, ‘Questions of access: The National Archives responds to Jenny Hocking’s articles on the “Palace letters”’, 421/13

GRIFFITHS, Tom, ‘Season of Reckoning’, 419/9

HOCKING, Jenny, ‘At Her Majesty’s pleasure: Sir John Kerr and the royal dismissal secrets’, 420/8

HOLMES, David, ‘Listening to the science: Coronavirus and climate change’, 426/54

HOLMES, David, ‘Suddenly last summer: The politics of climate change in Australia’, 419/36

HUGHES-d’AETH, Tony, ‘Thinking in a regional accent: New ways of contemplating Australian writers’, 426/24

LAUGESEN, Amanda, ‘Blankety-blank: The art of the euphemism’, 427/49

LAUGESEN, Amanda, ‘Coronaspeak: Tracking language in a pandemic’, 422/40

LAUGESEN, Amanda, ‘Crisis lexicon’, 419/17

LAUGESEN, Amanda, ‘Whither wowser?’, 418/43

LEATHEM, Richard, ‘Celluloid Clouds: Cinema’s future in Australia’, 427/65

LEGGATT, Johanna, ‘New deserts: A worrying portent for our democracy’, 420/21

MUNZ, Martin, ‘Slurring a good name: The pitfalls of careless scholarship’, 426/12

REES, Yves, ‘Surging into the spotlight: Writing trans and gender-diverse lives’, 419/54

ROSE, Peter, ‘First the pandemic, then the Australia Council’, 421/1

STEVENS, Lara, ‘Acts of intimate banality: Questioning the axing of Casey Jenkin’s grant’, 427/50

TOCHKA, Nicholas, ‘“Fear of the latent germ”: Government versus artists during the Spanish Flu’, 422/60

WALKER, Sarah, ‘Contested breath: The ethics of assembly in an age of absurdity’, 422/20

WOOD, Robert, ‘Rights and responsibilities: Literary journals and freedom of expression’, 422/41

Fellowship Essays

RAZAVI, Hessom, ‘Failures of imagination: A journey from Tehran’s prisons to Australia’s immigration detention centres’, 426/39

RAZAVI, Hessom, ‘Notes on a pandemic: How society has responded to Covid-19’, 421/18


Calibre Essay Prize

MIDDLETON, Kate, ‘The Dolorimeter’, 424/48

REES, Yves, ‘Reading the mess backwards’, 422/36

Peter Porter Poetry Prize

BROWN, Lachlan, ‘Precision Signs’, 418/54

COLEMAN, Claire G., ‘That Wadjela Tongue’, 418/56

GILLETT, Ross, ‘South Coast Sonnets’, 418/57

JOHNSON, Frances A., ‘My Father’s Thesaurus’, 418/53

MANNING, Julie, ‘Constellation of Bees’, 418/55

ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

GARROW, C.J., ‘Egg Timer’, 423/36

HOLLANDER, Simone, ‘Hieroglyph’, 423/41

SAUNDERS, Mykaela, ‘River Story’, 423/45



Open Page

ALLINGTON, Patrick, 423/69

BRADLEY, James, 421/56

CERIDWEN, Dovey, 418/64

CLODE, Danielle, 427/42

FIDLER, Richard, 425/62

FORD, Andrew, 419/58

LOHREY, Amanda, 424/40

PYBUS, Cassandra, 420/54

SILVEY, Craig, 426/38

Poet of the Month

ALIZADEH, Ali, 420/42

BISHOP, Judith, 426/57

DUGGAN, Laurie, 424/55

Publisher of the Month

CURRY, Jane, 419/38

GRANT, Sandy, 425/45

Critic of the Month

GILES, Paul, 427/32



BEAVER, Bruce, ‘Sonnet for Dr Michael Kennedy’, 424/28

BEVERIDGE, Judith, ‘The Slaughter’, 427/21

BISHOP, Judith, ‘Portraits of the Future’, 426/22

BOYLE, Peter, ‘Crowded Out’, 423/58

DAY, Sarah, ‘To Hassan’, 426/46       

EDGAR, Stephen, ‘Dawn Solo’, 422/16

FITCH, Toby, ‘New Work Metaphorics’, 426/56

GOLDSWORTHY, Peter, ‘Vegas’, 419/30

GORTON, Lisa, ‘On the Characterisation of Male Poets’ Mothers’, 421/46

HARWOOD, Gwen, ‘Carnal Knowledge I’, 422/26

HENRY, Brian, ‘Same Mind’, 425/20

HOFMANN, Michael, ‘Charm for 2020’, 424/26

KANE, Paul, ‘In the Luxembourg Gardens’, 421/16

KLEE, Louis, ‘Actually Existing Australia’, 425/38

LILLEY, Kate, ‘For Noting’, 425/52

MALOUF, David, ‘A Grace Note’, 423/17

ROSE, Peter, ‘Come, Memory’, 420/16

RULE, Belinda, ‘Birds’, 419/13

RYAN, Gig, ‘Fortune’s Favours’, 421/29

RYAN, Gig, ‘Simaetha’, 427/48          

SAVIGE, Jaya, ‘Bach to the Fuchsia’, 422/34

WALLACE-CRABBE, Chris, ‘We Play and Hope’, 420/40

WATTISON, Meredith, ‘Votive’, 424/45


Books of the Year

ALIZADEH, Ali, 427/23     

ANDERSON, Don, 427/23

BIRCH, Tony, 427/23

BONGIORNO, Frank, 427/23

BRETT, Judith, 427/23

DAY, Gregory, 427/23

FRASER, Morag, 427/23

FRY, Declan, 427/23

GILES, Paul, 427/23

GOLDSWORTHY, Kerryn, 427/23

GRIFFITHS, Billy, 427/23,

HAWKE, John, 427/23

HOLLAND-BATT, Sarah, 427/23

HUGHES-D’AETH, Tony, 427/23

JOHNSON, Frances A., 427/23

KENT, Jacqueline, 427/23

KINSELLA, John, 427/23

LEY, James, 427/23

McCAUGHEY, Patrick, 427/23

McCOOEY, David, 427/23

MEAD, Philip, 427/23

NELSON, Alice, 427/23

NIALL, Brenda, 427/23

PENDER, Kieran, 427/23

PLUNKETT, Felicity, 427/23

REES, Yves, 427/23

ROSE, Peter, 427/23

SILCOX, Beejay, 427/23

SYNDHAM, Susan, 427/23

WALKER, Brenda, 427/23

WALKER, Sarah, 427/23

WALTER, James, 427/23

WILLIAMS, Kim, 427/23

Publisher Picks

CURNOW, Meredith, 418/58

HOLLIER, Nathan, 418/58

HUGHES, Martin, 418/58

McGUINNESS, Phillipa, 418/58

MILNE, Catherine, 418/58

RICHTER, Georgia, 418/58

SCOTT, Barry, 418/58

TUFFIELD, Aviva, 418/58

WATKINS, Robert, 418/58

WILLIAMS, Sophy, 418/58

Seismographs of the human heart 

ALLINGTON, Patrick, 421/24

ALTMAN, Dennis, 421/24

BEVERIDGE, Judith, 421/24

de KRETSER, Michelle, 421/24

FLANNERY, Tim, 421/24

FLYNN, Chris, 421/24

GOLDSMITH, Andrea, 421/24

GOLDSWORTHY, Kerryn, 421/24

MAHOOD, Kim, 421/24

NELSON, Alice, 421/24

PLUNKETT, Felicity, 421/24

ROSE, Peter, 421/24

TRANTER, Kirsten, 421/24

WALLACE-CRABBE, Chris, 421/24

Index for 2019: Nos 408–417 & online features

13 January 2020 Written by Australian Book Review
Published in Indexes

ABR Index 2019

NB: this index includes material published in the print magazine and online in 2019.

2019 Australian Book Review Index

Subscribers can read these reviews online here.

ADELAIDE, Debra, The Innocent Reader: Reflections on reading and writing, Picador, 417/57, Susan Sheridan

ADELAIDE, Debra, Zebra & Other Stories, Picador, 409/55, David Haworth

ALEXANDER, Kirsten, Half Moon Lake, Bantam, 408/31, Jane Sullivan

ANDREW, Christopher, The Secret World: A history of intelligence, Allen Lane, 408/27, Kyle Wilson

ARAMBARU, Fernando (translated by Alfred MacAdam), Homeland, Picador, 412/37, Gabriel García Ochoa

ARIANRHOD, Robyn, Thomas Harriot: A life in science, Oxford University Press, 416/44, Elizabeth Finkel

Arrow, Michelle, The Seventies: The personal, the political and the making of modern Australia, NewSouth, 410/21, Zora Simic

ASHLEY, Melissa, The Bee and the Orange Tree, Affirm Press, 417/47, Lisa Bennett

ATWOOD, Margaret, The Testaments, Chatto & Windus, 416/35, Beejay Silcox

BALLESTRO, Andrea, A Future History of Water, Duke University Press, 415/21, Timothy Neale

BAMFORTH, Tom, The Rising Tide: Among the islands and atolls of the Pacific Ocean, Hardie Grant Books, 416/49, Ceridwen Spark

BARNS, Greg, Rise of the Right: The war on Australia’s liberal values, Hardie Grant Books, 410/33, Andrew Broertjes

BARTULIN, Lenny, Fortune, Allen & Unwin, 415/52, Francesca Sasnaitis

BATE, Jonathan, How the Classics Made Shakespeare, Princeton University Press, 414/56, David McInnis

BENJAMIN, Marina, Insomnia, Scribe, 408/41, Tali Lavi

BERMAN, Sheri, Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe: From the Ancien Régime to the present day, Oxford University Press, 414/16, Rémy Davison

BEST, Gillian, The Last Wave, Text Publishing, 409/33, Rose Lucas

BIRD, Carmel, Field of Poppies, Transit Lounge, 416/38, Gregory Day

BISHOP, Alice, A Constant Hum, Text Publishing, 416/40, Debra Adelaide

BLACKFORD, Russell, The Tyranny of Opinion: Conformity and the future of liberalism, Bloomsbury, 409/14, Ceridwen Spark

BLAINEY, Ann, King of the Air: The turbulent life of Charles Kingford Smith, Black Inc., 412/49, Michael McGirr

BLAINEY, Geoffrey, Before I forget: An early memoir, Hamish Hamilton, 414/12, Brenda Niall

BONYHADY, Tim, The Enchantment of the Long-Haired Rat: A Rodent History of Australia, Text Publishing, 415/28, Libby Robin

BORNHOLDT, Jenny (ed.), Short Poems of New Zealand, Victoria University Press, 410/52, Joan Fleming

BOUVERIE, Tim, Appeasing Hitler: Chamberlain, Churchill and the road to war, The Bodley Head, 415/54, Glyn Davis

BOX, Dan, Bowraville, Viking, 413/19, Stephen Dedman

BRAMSTON, Troy, Robert Menzies: The art of politics, Scribe, 412/50, Michael Sexton

BRANDS, Hal and Charles Edel, The Lessons of Tragedy: Statecraft and world order, Yale University Press, 412/11, Rémy Davison

BREARLEY, Mike, On Cricket, Constable, 411/46, Gideon Haigh

BRETT, Judith, From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage: How Australia got compulsory voting, Text Publishing, 411/11, Frank Bongiorno

BROOME, Richard et al., Mallee Country: Land, people, history, Monash University Publishing, 417/28, Lilian Pearce

BROWN, Kate, Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl guide for the future, Allen Lane, 415/12, Sheila Fitzpatrick

BRUNDAGE, W. Fitzhugh, Civilizing Torture: An American tradition, Harvard University Press, 409/12, Prudence Flowers

BRYER, Elizabeth, From Here On, Monsters, Picador, 414/39, James Halford

BUI, Joey, Lucky Ticket, Text Publishing, 416/54, Cassandra Atherton

BULLOUGH, Oliver, Moneyland: Why thieves and crooks now rule the world and how to take it back, Profile Books, 411/14, Kieran Pender

BUTI, Antonio, A Stolen Life: The Bruce Trevorrow case, Fremantle Press, 413/16, Michael Winkler

BUTLER, Isaac and Dan Kois (eds), The World Only Spins Forward: The ascent of angels in America, Bloomsbury, 408/59, Tim Byrne\

CALDWELL, Lucy (ed.), Being Various: New Irish Short Stories, Faber, 414/47, Chris Flynn

CALIC, Marie-Janine (translated by Elizabeth Janik), The Great Cauldron: A history of southeastern Europe, Harvard University Press, 415/56, Iva Glisic

CAMPBELL, Craig and Debra Hayes, Jean Blackburn: Education, feminism and social justice, Monash University Publishing, 414/60, Ilana Snyder

CARR, Wally and Gaele Sobott, My Longest Round, Magabala Books, 413/16, Michael Winkler

CARROLL, Steven, The Year of the Beast, Fourth Estate, 209/27, Kerryn Goldsworthy

CARTER, David and Roger Osbourne, Australian Books and Authors in the American Marketplace 1840s–1940s, Sydney University Press, 413/48, Keyvan Allahyari

CHANIN, Eileen, Capital Designs: Australia House and visions of an imperial London, Austrlian Scholarly Publishing, 414/57, Jim Davidson

CHAPMAN, Simon and Fiona Crichton, Wind Turbine Syndrome: A communicated disease, Sydney University Press, 415/27, James Dunk

CHENG, Melanie, Room for a Stranger, Text Publishing, 411/36, Alice Nelson

CHIANG, Ted, Exhalation, Picador, 412/31, Lisa Bennett

CHIM, Wai, The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling, 417/54, Emily Gallagher

CICERO, Marcus Tullius, How to Be a Friend: An ancient guide to true friendship, online only, William Poulos

CLARKE, T.J., Heaven on Earth: Painting and the life to come, Thames & Hudson, 412/58, Christopher Allen

CLEARY, Simon, The War Artist, UQP, 410/41, Robin Gerster

COETZEE, J.M., The Death of Jesus, Text Publishing, 415/42, James Ley

COLEMAN, Claire G., The Old Lie, Hachette, 414/30, Alison Whittaker

COLES, David, Chromatopia: An illustrated history of colour, Thames & Hudson, 408/63, Simon Caterson

CONDON, Matthew, The Night Dragon, University of Queensland Press, 414/55, Ben Smith

COOKE, Richard, Tired of Winning: A chronicle of American decline, Black Inc., 412/52, Varun Ghosh

CORNGOLD, Stanley, Walter Kaufmann: Philosopher, humanist, heretic, Princeton University Press, 410/56, Lewis Rosenberg

COSTELLO, Tim, A Lot with a Little, Hardie Grant Books, 415/63, Jacqueline Kent

COTTE, Sabine, Mirka Mora: A life making art, Thames & Hudson, 416/45, Carol Middleton

CROALL, Jonathan, Performing Hamlet: Actors in the modern age, Bloomsbury, 408/58, Brian McFarlane

CROGGON, Alison, Remembered Presences: Responses to theatre, Currency Press, 411/21, Ben Brooker

CUNNINGHAM, Sophie, City of Trees: Essays on life, death and the need for a forest, Text Publishing, 411/9, Johanna Leggatt

CURRAN, Andrew S., Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely, Other Press, 411/42, Peter McPhee

CUSK, Rachel, Coventry: Essays, Faber & Faber, 417/12, Johanna Leggatt

D’ANGOUR, Armand, Socrates in Love: The making of a philosopher, Bloomsbury, 413/59, Julia Kindt

DABASHI, Hamid, The Shahnameh: The Persian Epic as world literature, Columbia University Press, 411/56, Darius Sepehri

DALE, John (ed.), Sydney Noir, Brio Books, 408/34, Chris Flynn

DALTON, Robyn and Laura Ginters, The Ripples Before the New Wave: Drama at the University of Sydney 1957–1963, Currency Press, 411/23, Gillian Appleton

DAMOUSI, Joy, and Judith Smart (eds), Contesting Australian History: Essays in honour of Marilyn Lake, 412/54, Christina Twomey

DAPIN, Mark, Australia’s Vietnam: Myth vs history, NewSouth, 411/20, Michael Sexton

DEL AMO, Jean-Baptiste (translated by Frank Wynne), Animalia, Text Publishing, 413/55, Phoebe Weston-Evans

DELARGY, James, 55, Simon & Schuster, 411/34, Chris Flynn

DENNISS, Richard, Dead Right: How Neoliberalism ate itself and what comes next, Black Inc., 412/53, Rubik Roy

DI FIGUEIREDO, Ivo (translated by Robert Ferguson), Henrik Ibsen: The man and the mask, Yale University Press, 414/51, Kári Gíslason

DIAMOND, Jared, Upheaval: How nations cope with crisis and change, online only, Tim Rowse

DIBBLE, Jeremy and Julian Horton (eds), British Music Criticism and Intellectual Thought 1850–1950, online only, Peter Tregear

DISHER, Garry, Kill Shot, Text Publishing, 409/57, David Whish-Wilson

DIXON, R.M.W., Australa’s Original Languages: An introduction, Allen & Unwin, 413/20, Bruce Moore

DOIG, Tom, Hazelwood, Viking, 412/17, Alistair Thomson

DOTEN, Mark, Trump Sky Alpha, Graywolf Press, 411/26, Beejay Silcox

DUNK, James, Bedlam at Botany Bay, NewSouth, 412/13, Alan Atkinson

EADES, Quinn and Son Vivienne (eds), Going Postal: More than ‘yes’ or ‘no’, one year on, online only, Stephen A. Russell

EDGERTON, David, The Rise and Fall of the British Nation: A twentieth-century history, Allen Lane, 408/23, Simon Tormey

ELLMANN, Lucy, Ducks, Newburyport, Text Publishing, 417/45, Shannon Burns

ELVEY, Anne, White on White, Cordite Books, 408/50, Amy Lin

ERNAUX, Annie (translated by Alison L. Strayer), The Years, Seven Stories Press, 409/38, Gemma Betros

EVANS, Alison, Highway Bodies, Echo Publishing, 412/38, Emily Gallagher

EXTINCTION REBELLION, This is Not a Drill, Penguin Press, 415/10, Tim Flannery

FABER, Toby, Faber &Faber: The untold history of a great publishing house, Faber & Faber, 412/56, Jacqueline Kent

FAGAN, Brian, A Little History of Archaeology, Yale University Press, 413/30, Kelly D. Wiltshire

FARMAN, Jason, Delayed response: The art of waiting from the ancient to the instant world, Yale University Press, 410/28, Alex Tighe

FARRELL, Michael (ed.), Ashbery Mode, Tinfish Press, 416/57, John Hawke

FEATHERSTONE, Nigel, Bodies of Men, Hachette, 413/54, Patrick Allington

FERGUSON, Adele, Banking Bad, ABC Books, 416/27, Ben Huf

FERGUSON, Melissa, The Shining Wall, Transit Lounge, 411/39, Jacinta Mulders

FINNEY, Vanessa, Capturing Nature: Early scientific photography at the Austrlkaian Museuem 1857–1893, NewSouth/Australian Museum, 410/13, Philip Jones

FLEMING, Chris, On Drugs, Giramondo, 416/20, James Antoniou

FORBES, Angus, Global Planet Authority: How we’re about to save the biosphere, LID Publishing, 415/10, Tim Flannery

FOX, Candice, Gone by Midnight, Bantam, 409/58, David Whish-Wilson

FOX, Charlie, This Young Monster, Brow Books, 411/24, Keegan O’Connor

FOX, Helena, How it Feels to Float, Macmillan, 412/38, Emily Gallagher

FOX, Peggy L. and Thomas Keith (eds), The Luck of Friendship: The letters of Tennessee Williams and James Laughlin, W.W. Norton & Company, 408/44, Ian Dickson

FRAME, Tom (ed.), Back from the Brink, 1997-2001: The Howard Government Volume II, UNSW Press, 408/49, Lyndon Megarrity

FRAME, Tom, Gun Control: What Australia got right (and wrong), UNSW Press, 415/60, Kieran Pender

FRASER, Peg, Black Saturday: Not the end of the story, Monash University Publishing, 412/16, Daniel May

FREW, Peggy, Islands, Allen & Unwin, 420/38, Bronwyn Lea

FUREDI, Frank, How Fear Works: Culture of fear in the twenty-first century, online only, Adrian Walsh

GARNER, Helen, Yellow Notebook: Diaries, volume 1, 1978–1987, Text Publishing, 417/10, Peter Rose

GAYNOR, Andrea (ed.), George Seddon: Selected writings, La Trobe University Press, 417/61, Judith Brett

GILES, Paul, Backgazing: Reverse time in Modernist culture, Oxford University Press, 417/56, Philip Mead

GILLING, Tom, Project Rainfall: The secret history of Pine Gap, Allen & Unwin, 415/23, Alison Broinowski

GILMOUR, Bejamin, The Gap: An Australian paramedic’s summer on the edge, Viking, 415/39, Nicholas Bugeja

GIRIDHARADAS, Anand, Winners Take All: The elite charade of changing the world, Allen Lane, 412/8, Glyn Davis

GLEESON, Kate and Catherine Lumby (eds), The Age of Consent: Young people, sexual abuse and agency, UWA Publishing, 414/61, Dean Biron

GOLDSMITH, Andrea, Invented Lives, Scribe, 410/39, Francesca Sasnaitis

GOLDSWORTHY, Peter, Minotaur, Viking, 413/53, Chris Flynn

GOODALL, Jane R., The Politics of the Common Good: Dispossession in Australia, NewSouth, 415/58, Judith Brett

GOPNIK, Adam, A Thousand Small Sanities: The moral adventure of liberalism, riverrun, 414/15, Russell Blackford

GORDON-SMITH, Eleanor, Stop Being Reasonable, NewSouth, 412/18, Alex Tighe

GORMAN, Ginger, Troll Hunting: Inside the world of online hate and its human fallout, Hardie Grant Books, 409/53, Jacinta Mulders

GORTON, Lisa, Empirical, Giramondo, 415/65, David McCooey

GRANT, Neil, The Honeyman and the Hunter, Allen & Unwin, 412/38, Emily Gallagher

GRANT, Stan, Australia Day, HarperCollins, 413/10, Bruce Pascoe

GRANT, Stan, On Identity, Melbourne University Press, 413/10, Bruce Pascoe

GREENBLATT, Stephen, Tyrant: Shakespeare on Power, Bodley Head, 409/47, David McInnis

GREENWICH, Alex and Shirleene Robinson, Yes Yes Yes: Australia’s journey to marriage equality, online only, Stephen A. Russell

HALFORD, James, Requiem with Yellow Butterflies, UWA Publishing, 412/55, Alice Whitmore

HALL, Doug, Present Tense: Anna Schwartz gallery and thirty-five years of contemporary Australian art, Black Inc., 416/15, Sophie Knezic

HAM, Paul, New Jerusalem, William Heinemann, 410/55, Paul Collins

HARDING, Christopher, Japan Story: In Search of a Nation, 1850 to present, Allen Lane, 410/48, Alison Broinowski

HARRIS, Robert, The Gang of One: Selected poems, Grand Parade Poets, 413/46, Judith Bishop

HASTE, Cate, Passionate Spirit: The life of Alma Mahler, Bloomsbury, 417/29, Ian Dickson

HAWKE, Steve, The Valley, Fremantle Press, 408/32, Helena Kadmos

HAYES, Patrick and Jan Wilm (eds), Beyond the Ancient Quarrel: Literatures, philosophy and J.M. Coetzee, OUP, 410/26, Tim Mehigan

HEISS, Anita (ed.), Growing up Aboriginal in Australia, Black Inc., 413/41, David Haworth

HENNETTE, Stéphanie et al., How to Democratize Europe, Harvard University Press (Footprint), 417/24, Paul Muldoon

HILL, Jess, See What You Made Me Do: Power, control and domestic abuse, Black Inc., 414/10, Zora Simic

HOBAN, Mary, An Unconventional Wife: The Life of Julia Sorell Arnold, Scribe, 411/40, Jim Davidson

HOOTON, Matthew, Typhoon Kingdom, UWA Publishing, 412/30, Alison Broinowski

HOUELLEBECQ, Michel (translated by Shaun Whiteside), Serotonin, William Heinemann, 417/48, David Jack

HUBER, Florian (translated by Imogen Taylor), Promise Me You’ll Shoot Yourself: The mass suicides of ordinary Germans in 1945, Text Publishing, 414/13, Alexander Wells

HURLEY, Susan, Eight Lives, Affirm Press, 412/32, Stephen Dedman

HUSTVEDT, Siri, Memories of the Future, Sceptre, 411/33, James Ley

ISAACS, David, Defeating the Ministers of Death: The compelling history of vaccination, Harpercollins, 413/58, Euzebieusz Jamrozik

JACKSON, Julian, A Certain Idea of France: The life of Charles de Gaulle, Allen Lane, 409/36, Rémy Davison

JAMES, Clive, Somewhere Becoming Rain: Collected writings on Philip Larkin, online only, Geoff Page

JAMISON, Leslie, The Recovering: Intoxication and its aftermath, Granta, 408/42, Lucas Thompson

JINKS, Catherine, Shepherd, Text Publishing, 414/40, David Whish-Wilson

JOHNSON, Stephanie, West Island: Five twentieth-century New Zealanders in Australia, Otago University Press, 417/41, Brian Matthews

JONES, Benjamin T., Frank Bongiorno, and John Uhr (eds), Elections Matter: Ten Federal elections that shaped Australia, Monash University Publishing, 410/47, Lyndon Megarrity

JONES, Jannali, My Father’s Shadow, Magabala Books, 417/54, Emily Gallagher

KAMINSKY, Leah, The Hollow Bones, Vintage, 410/49, Jacinta Mulders

KANTOR, Jodi and Megan Twohey, She Said: Breaking the sexual harassment story that helped ignite a movement, Bloomsbury Circus, 417/8, Zora Simic

KAUFMANN, Eric, Whiteshift: Populism, immigration and the future of white majorities, Allen Lane, 410/29, Simon Tormey

KELLY, Dominic, Political Troglodytes and economic lunatics: the hard right in Australia, La Trobe University Press, 410/33, Andrew Broertjes

KEMP, David, The Land of Dreams: How Australians won their freedom, 1788-1860, Miegunyah Press, 408/13, Alan Atkinson

KENEALLY, Meg, Fled, Echo Publishing, 412/32, Kerryn Goldsworthy

KENT, Jacqueline, Beyond Words: A year with Kenneth Cook, UQP, 409/29, Susan Sheridan

KENWOOD, Nina, It Sounded Better in My Head, Text Publishing, 417/54, Emily Gallagher

KINSELLA, John, Hollow Earth, Transit Lounge, 415/47, Chris Flynn

KINSELLA, John, Lucida Intervalla, UWA Publishing, 409/24, Francesca Sasnaitis

KISSANE, Andy, David Musgrave, and Carolyn Rickett (eds.), Feeding the Ghost 1: Criticism on contemporary Australian poetry, Puncher & Wattmann, 408/48, John Hawke

KISSANE, Andy, The Tomb of the Unknown Artist, Puncher & Wattmann, 412/57, Geoff Page

KOFMAN, Lee, Imperfect: How our bodies shape the people we become, Affirm Press, 409/52, Tali Lavi

KOHLER, Alan, It’s Your Money: How banking went rogue, where it is now and how to protect and grow your money, Nero, 416/28, Ben Huf

KON-YU, Natalie et al. (eds), #MeToo: Stories from the Australian movement, Picador, 412/41, Zora Simic

KRIEN, Anna, Act of Grace, Black Inc., 415/46, Alice Nelson

LACKEY, Jennifer, Academic Freedom, online only, Ronan McDonald

LAHIRI, Jhumpa (ed.), The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories, Penguin Classics, 416/41, Rita Wilson

LAKE, Marilyn, Progressive New World: How settler colonialism and transpacific exchange shaped American reform, Harvard University Press, 409/9, Ian Tyrell

LAMSTER, Mark, Man in the Glass House: Philip Johnson, architect of the modern century, Little, Brown, 414/58, Patrick McCaughey

LANCHESTER, John, The Wall, Faber & Faber, 411/26, Beejay Silcox

LANDRAGIN, Alex, Crossings, Picador, 412/36, Amy Baillieu

LAWRENCE, Susan and Peter Davies, Sludge: Disaster on Victoria’s Goldfields, La Trobe University Press, 415/18, Alexandra Roginski

LAYMAN, Lenore and Gail Phillips, Asbestos in Australia: From boom to dust, Monash University Publishing, 415/17, Graeme Davison

LE, Nam, On David Malouf, Black Inc., 411/12, Peter Rose

LEE, Christopher, Postcolonial heritage and settler well-being: The historical fictions of Roger McDonald, Cambria Press, 413/45, Robin Gerster

LEFEVRE, Carol, The Happiness Glass, Spinifex Press, 410/40, Susan Varga

LEGGE, Kate, Kindred: A Cradle Mountain love story, Miegunyah Press, 410/50, Jarrod Hore

LEHMANN, Geoffrey, Leeward: A memoir, NewSouth, 408/26, Morag Fraser

LEPORE, Jill, These Truths: A history of the United States, W.W. Norton & Company, 408/22, Ben Vine

LESER, David, Women, Men and the Whole Damn Thing, Allen & Unwin, 414/23, Paul Dalgarno

LEW, Emma, Crow College: New and selected poems, Giramondo, 411/55, Judith Bishop

LIPSTADT, Deborah, Antisemitism: Here and now, Scribe, 413/60, Ilana Snyder

LLEWELLYN, Caro, Diving into Glass: A memoir, Hamish Hamilton, 410/59, Astrid Edwards

LOBB, Joshua, The Flight of Birds: A novel in twelve stories, Sydney University Press, 417/44, Sascha Morrell

LONGERICH, Peter (translated by Jeremy Noakes and Lesley Sharpe), Hitler: A life, Oxford University Press, 415/53, Philip Dwyer

LUKIANOFF, Greg and Jonathan Haidt, The Coddling of the American Mind, Allen Lane, 411/48, David Rolph

LYDON, Jane (ed.), Visualising Human Rights, UWA Publishing, 409/31, Alison Stieven-Taylor

MACAULEY, Wayne, Simpson Returns: A novella, Text Publishing, 411/31, Alex Cothren

MacDONALD, Reg, The Boy from Brunswick: Leonard French, a biography, Australian Scholarly Publishing, 409/32, Sheridan Palmer

MACFARLANE, Robert, Underland: A deep time journey, Hamish Hamilton, 416/47, Alison Pouliot

MADDISON, Sarah, The Colonial Fantasy: Why White Australia Can’t Solve Black Problems, Allen & Unwin, 413/22, Richard J. Martin

MALCOLM, Elizabeth and Dianne Hall, A New History of the Irish in Australia, NewSouth, 409/11, Michael McGirr

MANNING, Paddy, Born to Rule?, Melbourne University Press, 409/16, Paul Williams

MARCUS, Sharon, The Drama of Celebrity, online only, James Antoniou

MARES, Peter, No Place Like Home: Repairing Australia’s housing crisis, Text Publishing, 409/22, Tom Bamforth

MARTEL, Frédéric, In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, homosexuality, hypocrisy, Bloomsbury, 410/8, Barney Zwartz

MARTIN, Peter, The Dictionary Wars: The American fight over the English language, Princeton University Press (Footprint), 417/40, Bruce Moore

MATHEWS, Iola, Winning for Women: A personal story, online only, Noel Turnbull

McEwan, Ian, Machines Like Me, Jonathan Cape, 411/30, Paul Giles

McGAHAN, Andrew, The Rich Man’s House, Allen & Unwin, 414/29, James Bradley

McLEAN, Felicity, The Van Apfel Girls are Gone, HarperCollins, 412/39, Dean Biron

MCPHEE, Hilary, Other People’s Houses, Melbourne University Press, 416/18, Jane Cadzow

McTIERNAN, Dervla, The Scholar, HarperCollins, 409/57, David Whish-Wilson

MENDELSSOHN, Joanna et al., Australian Art Exhibitions: Opening our eyes, Thames & Hudson, 408/60, Ron Radford

MORIARTY, Jaclyn, Gravity Is The Thing, Pan Macmillan, 411/38, Naama Grey-Smith

MOSER, Benjamin, Sontag: Her life, Ecco, 416/17, Paul Kildea

MOUNT, Ferdinand, Prime Movers: From Pericles to Gandhi: Twelve great political thinkers and what’s wrong with each of them, Simon & Schuster, 410/30, Glyn Davis

MULLINS, Patrick, Tiberius with a Telephone: The life and stories of William McMahon, Scribe, 408/16, James Walter

MUNDELL, Meg, The Trespassers, University of Queensland Press, 416/39, Amy Baillieu

MURNANE, Gerald, A Season on Earth, Text Publishing, 410/36, Paul Giles

MURNANE, Gerald, Green Shadows and Other Poems, Giramondo, 409/46, Geoff Page

MURPHY, Philip, The Empire’s New Clothes: The myth of the Commonwealth, Hurst & Company, Jim Davidson

NIEHAUS, Amanda, The Breeding Season, Allen & Unwin, 415/50, Fiona Wright

NOEL-TOD, Jeremy, The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem, Penguin Classics, 414/62, John Hawke

NOGRADY, Bianca (ed.), The Best Australian Science Writing 2019, NewSouth, 417/60, Robyn Arianrhod

NOLAN, Justine and Martijn Boersma, Addressing Modern Slavery, UNSW Press, 415/61, Sayomi Ariyawansa

O’CALLAGHAN, Amanda, This Taste for Silence: Stories, University of Queensland Press, 414/26, Bronwyn Lea

OLSEN, Penny and Lynette Russell, Australia’s First Naturalists: Indigenous peoples’ contribution to early zoology, NLA Publishing, 413/18, Anna Clark

OLSEN, Penny, Night Parrot: Australia’s most elusive bird, CSIRO Publishing, 411/58, Neil Murray

ORCHARD, Sonia, Into the Fire, Affirm Press, 411/37, Keyvan Allahyari

PACKER, George, Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the end of the American century, online only, Benjamin Madden

PARRETT, Favel, There Was Still Love, Hachette, 416/37, Anna MacDonald

PASCOE, Bruce, Salt: Selected stories and essay, Black Inc., 416/29, Steven Kinnane

PENDER, Anne, Seven Big Australians: Adventures with comic actors, Monash University Publishing, 412/59, Desley Deacon

PEPPIATT, Michael, The Existential Englishman: Paris among the artists, Bloomsbury, 411/45, Gemma Betros

PERKINS, Cathy, The Shelf Life of Zora Cross, Monash University Publishing, 417/17, Brenda Niall

PERLMAN, Elliot, Maybe the Horse Will Talk, Vintage, 417/43, Chris Flynn

PETTIT, Philip (edited by Kinch Hoekstra with Michael Tomasello), The Birth of Ethics: Reconstructing the role and nature of morality, OUP, 411/47, David Neil

PETTITT-SCHIPP, Renee, The Sky Runs Right Through Us, UWA Publishing, 408/50, Amy Lin

PFEIFFER, Dan, Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump, Hardie Grant, 408/19, Varun Ghosh

POGREBIN, Robin and Kate Kelly, The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation, Portfolio, 417/8, Zora Simic

POLAIN, Marcella, Driving Into The Sun, Fremantle Press, 411/39, Stephen Dedman

POLITES, Peter, The Pillars, Hachette, 414/46, Crusader Hillis

RANKIN, Joy Lisi, A People’s History of Computing in the United States, Harvard University Press, 410/58, Josh Specht

RASMUSSEN, Carolyn, The Blackburns: Private Lives, Public Ambition, Melbourne University Press, 410/45, Jacqueline Kent

REYNOLDS, David and Vladimir Pechatnov (eds), The Kremlin Letters: Stalin’s wartime correspondence with Churchill and Roosevelt, Yale University Press, 410/11, Sheila Fitzpatrick

RHODES, Ben, The World as it is: Inside the Obama White House, The Bodley Head, 408/19, Varun Ghosh

RICHARDS, Kate, Fusion, Hamish Hamilton, 409/28, Chris Murray

RIPPON, Gina, The Gendered Brain: The new neuroscience that shatters the myth of the female brain, Bodley Head, 409/49, Nick Haslam

ROBERTS, Claire and John Thompson (eds), Ian Fairweather: A life in letters, Text Publishing, 416/13, Morag Fraser

ROBINSON, Alice, The Glad Shout, Affirm Press, 410/43, Jane Rawson 

ROBINSON, Suzanne, Peggy Glanville-Hicks: Composer and critic, University of Illinois Press (Footprint), 416/42, Suzanne Robinson 

RODDAN, Michael, The People vs the Banks, Melbourne University Press, 416/27, Ben Huf

RODRIGUEZ, Judith, The Feather Boy & Other Poems, Puncher & Wattmann, 409/44, Jennifer Strauss

ROMER, Anna, Under the Midnight Sky, Simon & Shuster, 411/34, Chris Flynn

ROSE, Heather, Bruny, Allen & Unwin, 415/51, Nicole Abadee

ROSENTHAL, Daniel (ed.), Dramatic Exchanges: The Lives and Letters of the National Theatre, Profile Books, 410/44, Ian Dickson

ROUPENIAN, Kristen, You Know You Want This, Jonathan Cape, 409/56, Amy Baillieu

ROWE, Josephine, Here until August: Stories, Black Inc., 414/26, Bronwyn Lea

RUNDLE, Guy, Practice: Journalism, essays and criticism, Black Inc., 411/57, Ryan Cropp

RUSBRIDGER, Alan, Breaking News: The remaking of journalism and why it matters now, Canongate, 408/11, Jane Cadzow

SALOM, Philip, The Returns, Transit Lounge, 414/31, Brenda Walker

SALUSINSZKY, Imre, The Hilton Bombing: Evan Pederick and the Ananda Marga, Melbourne University Press, 417/59, Jacqueline Kent

SANYAL, Mithu, Rape: From Lucretia to #MeToo, Verso, 414/10, Zora Simic

SAVVA, Nikki, Plots and Prayers: Malcolm Turnbull’s demise and Scott Morrison’s ascension, Scribe, 413/25, Paul Williams

SCHOLTE, Astrid, Four Dead Queens, Allen & Unwin, 412/38, Emily Gallagher

SCHUBERT, Steven, Mandatory Murder: A true history of homicide and injustice in an outback town, ABC Books, 416/51, Russell Marks

SCHWEBLIN, Samanta (translated by Megan McDowell), Mouthful of Birds: Stories, Oneworld, 413/56, James Halford

SEAMER, Peter, Breaking Point: The future of Australian cities, Nero, 411/50, Tom Bamforth 

SEGEV, Tom (translated by Haim Watzman), A State at Any Cost: The life of David Ben-Gurion, Head of Zeus, 416/25, Ilana Snyder

SENDZIUK, Paul and Robert Foster, A History of South Australia, Cambridge University Press, 410/16, Kerryn Goldsworthy

SENECA, How To Keep Your Cool: An ancient guide to anger management, online only, William Poulos

SHEARSTON, Trevor, Hare’s Fur, Scribe, 409/58, Jack Callil

SHILTON, Leni, Walking With Camels: The story of Bertha Strehlow, UWA Publishing, 410/51, Jen Webb

SIMONS, Margaret, Penny Wong: Passion and principle, Black Inc., 417/16, Angela Woollacott

SIMPSON, James, Permanent Revolution: The Reformation and the illiberal roots of liberalism, Harvard University Press, 413/42, Paul Giles

SMEE, Sebastian, Net Loss: The inner life in the digital age (Quarterly Essay 72), Black Inc., 408/29, Alex Tighe

SMITH, Ali, Spring, Hamish Hamilton, 412/26, Jack Callil

SMITH, Zadie, Grand Union: Stories, Hamish Hamilton, 417/46, Astrid Edwards 

SMYTH, Katharine, All the Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking solace in Virginia Woolf, Atlantic Books, 416/55, Ann-Marie Priest

SNOWDEN, Edward, Permanent Record, Macmillan, 417/13, Brian Toohey

SOLNIT, Rebecca, Call them by their true names: American crises (and essays), Granta, 409/50, Daniel Juckes

SPARROW, Jeff, Trigger Warnings: Political correctness and the rise of the right, Scribe, 410/17, Russell Blackford 

SPECHT, Joshua, Red Meat Republic: A hoof-to-table history of how beef changed America, Princeton University Press (Footprint), 416/53, Cameo Dalley

STEINBERG, Peter K. and Karen V. Kukil (eds), The Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume 2: 1956-1963, Faber, 408/8, Sarah Holland-Batt

SUARES, Julie, J.B. Chifley: An ardent internationalist, Melbourne University Publishing, 417/25, David Lowe

SULLIVAN, Jane, Storytime: Growing up with books, Ventura Press, 416/56, Margaret Robson Kett

SVED, Miriam, A Universe of Sufficient Size, Picador, 410/42, Naama Grey-Smith

SWINN, Louise (ed.), Choice words: A collection of writing about abortion, Allen & Unwin, 410/20, Suzy Freeman-Greene

TADDEO, Lisa, Three Women, Bloomsbury Circus, 415/38, Astrid Edwards

TAN, Shaun, Tales from the Inner City, Allen & Unwin, 408/35, Danielle Clode

TANNER, Lindsay, Comeback, Scribe, 411/34, Chris Flynn

THOMAS, Keith, In Pursuit of Civility: Manners and civilization in early modern England, Yale, 408/15, Ian Donaldson

THOMPSON, Christina, Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia, HarperCollins, 412/42, Ceridwen Spark

THOMSON, Mike, Syria’s Secret Library: Reading and redemption in a town under siege, Weidenfield and Nicholson, 415/39, Beejay Silcox

THROSBY, Holly, Cedar Valley, Allen & Unwin, 408/30, Alice Nelson

THUNBERG, Greta, No One Is Too Small to Make A Difference, Penguin Press, 415/10, Tim Flannery

TIFFANY, Carrie, Exploded View, Text Publishing, 409/25, James Ley

TILLEY Paul, Changing Fortunes: A history of the Australian treasury, Melbourne University Press, 417/39, Geoffrey Blainey

TOLENTINO, Jia, Trick Mirror: Reflections on self-delusion, Fourth Estate, 413/38, Dan Dixon

TRELOAR, Lucy, Wolfe Island, Picador, 414/38, Naama Grey-Smith

VAN LOON, Julienne, The Thinking Woman, NewSouth, 409/48, Johanna Leggatt

VERHOEVEN, Timothy, Secularists, Religion and Government in Nineteenth-Century America, Palgrave Macmillan, 411/41, Ian Tyrell

WAKEFIELD, Vikki, This Is How We Change the Ending, Text Publishing, 417/54, Emily Gallagher

WALKER, Alan, Frederyk Chopin: A life and times, Faber & Faber, 409/34, Paul Kildea

WALLACE-WELLS, David, The Uninhabitable Earth: A story of the future, Allen Lane, 411/51, Deb Anderson

WALTER, James, Inside the Greens: The origins and future of the party, the people and the politics, Black Inc., 416/23, James Walter

WALWICZ, Ania, Horse, UWA Publishing, 408/33, Bernard Cohen

WARDE, Paul, Libby Robin, and Sverker Sorlin, The Environment: A history of the idea, Johns Hopkins University Press, 408/39, James Dunk

WARNER, Dave, Rivers of Salt, Fremantle Press, 411/34, Chris Flynn

WARREN, Matthew, Blackout: how is energy-rich Australia running out of electricity?, Affirm Press, 412/15, Kate Griffiths

WATSON, Fred, Cosmic Chronicles: A user’s guide to the universe, NewSouth, 416/50, Robyn Williams

WHITE, Hugh, How to Defend Australia, La Trobe University Press, 414/21, Chengxin Pan

WHITE, Jessica, Hearing Maud, UWA Publishing, 414/54, Rachel Robertson

WHITINGTON, Anthropogenic Rivers: The production of uncertainty in Lao hydropower, Cornell University Press, 415/21, Timothy Neale

WHITTAKER, Alison, Blakwork, Magabala Books, 410/51, Jen Webb

WHITTIER TREAT, John, The Rise and Fall of Modern Japanese Literature, University of Chicago Press, 409/59, Mark Gibeau

WIGGLESWORTH, Mark, The Silent Musician: Why Conducting Matters, Faber & Faber, 414/64, Paul Kildea

WILDING, Michael, Wild About Books: Essays on books and writing, Australian Scholarly Publishing, 417/57, Susan Sheridan

WINEAPPLE, Brenda, The Impeachers: The trial of Andrew Johnson and the dream of a just nation, Random House, 417/22, Samuel Watts

WINTERSON, Jeanette, Frankissstein: A love story, Jonathan Cape, 412/29, Nicole Abadee

WOMERSLEY, Chris, A Lovely and Terrible Thing, Picador, 411/32, Brenda Walker

WOOD, Charlotte, The Weekend, Allen & Unwin, 416/32, Felicity Plunkett

WOOLLACOTT, Angela, Don Dunstan: The visionary politician who changed Australia, Allen & Unwin, 415/62, Christina Slade

WULF, Andrea (ed.), Alexander von Humboldt: Selected writings, Everyman, 414/20, Tom Griffiths

ZIFFER, Daniel, A Wunch of Bankers: A year in the Hayne Royal Commission, Scribe, 416/28, Ben Huf

ZUBRZYCKI, John, Empire of Enchantment: The story of Indian magic, Scribe, 408/51, Alexandra Roginski


ABR Arts

ABR Arts reviews can be read here.

Arts commentary

DICKSON, Ian, ‘Letter from Bucharest’, online only

McCAUGHEY, Patrick, ‘The Golden Age on St Kilda Road’, 412/68

SHMITH, Michael, ‘Musician of the world: A tribute to Andrew Davis’, online only


Burrbgaja Yalirra (Marrugeku), online only, Amelia Zhou


ARCHER, Robyn, ‘Braving Glyndebourne’, 412/67

CHEETHAM, Deborah, ‘A Night at the Opera’, 413/62

GRIFFITHS, Jane Montgomery, ‘Becoming Electra’, 414/71 


2019 Melbourne International Jazz Festival, online only, Des Cowley

2019 Stonnington Jazz Festival, online only, Des Cowley

Light and The Dark Master (OzAsia Festival), online only, Ben Brooker


1985 (EPK), online only, Stuart Richards

All Is True (Sony), 412/65, Johanna Leggatt

Anne Frank: Parallel Stories (Sharmill Films), 416/66, Tali Lavi

At Eternity’s Gate (Transmission Films), online only, Jack Callil

Burning (Palace Films), 411/67, Richard Leathem

By the Grace of God (Sharmill Films), online only, Nicholas Bugeja

Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan (Transmission Films), online only, Andrew Nette

Dogman (Palace Films), 415/71, Jack Callil

Green Book (Entertainment One), online only, Barnaby Smith

Halston (Madman Films), 415/69, Felicity Chaplin

If Beale Street Could Talk (Entertainment One), 409/62, Patricia Maunder

Joker (DC/Warner Bros.), 416/70, Dilan Gunawardana

Judy and Punch (Madman Films), 417/66, Anwen Crawford

Late Night (Roadshow), online only, Richard Leathem

Lean on Pete (Transmission Films), 408/56, Anwen Crawford

Little Woods (Limelight Distribution), 412/62, Anwen Crawford

Loro (Palace Films), online only, Anwen Crawford

On the Basis of Sex (Entertainment One), online only, Patricia Maunder

Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood (Sony), online only, Patrick Boyle

Pain and Glory (Palace Films), online only, Richard Leathem

Palm Beach (Production Company Five), 414/71, Jake Wilson

Rocketman (Universal), online only, Patrick Boyle

Sorry We Missed You (Icon Films), online only, Jack Callil

Stan & Ollie (Universal), online only, Richard Leathem

The Dead Don’t Die (Focus Features), online only, Aaron Nyerges

The Irishman (Netflix), 417/65, Aaron Nyerges

The Truth (Palace Films), online only, Felicity Chaplin

Us (Universal), online only, Barnaby Smith

Who You Think I Am (Palace Films), online only, Felicity Chaplin


An Evening with Gun-Brit Barkmin (West Australian Symphony Orchestra), online only, Humphrey Bower

Australian World Orchestra – Conducted by Alexander Briger (Australian World Orchestra), online only, Michael Shmith

Hansel and Gretel (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra), online only, Michael Shmith

Heavenly (Queensland Symphony Orchestra), online only, Gillian Wills

Ives Westlake Debussy (Australian String Quartet), online only, Sheila Fitzpatrick

Leaf and Shadow (Australian Art Orchestra), online only, Des Cowley

Nicole Car, Étienne Dupuis and Jayson Gillham (Melbourne Recital Centre), online only, Peter Rose

Season Opening Gala (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra), 411/65, Elizabeth Kertesz

Sir Andrew’s Messiah (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra), online only, Morag Fraser

Stravinsky Double Bill (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra), online only, Elizabeth Kertesz

The Film Scores of Nick Cave and Warren Ellis (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra), online only, Tim Byrne


Andrea Chénier (Opera Australia), online only, Peter Rose

Anna Bolena (Opera Australia), 413/70, Peter Rose

Billy Budd (Royal Opera House), online only, Ian Dickson

Così Fan Tutte (Opera Australia), online only, Peter Rose

Farnace (Pinchgut Opera), online only, Ian Dickson

Il Viaggio a Reims (Opera Australia), online only, Elizabeth Kertesz

Karl V (Bayerische Staatsoper), online only, Peter Tregear

Les Troyens (Opéra National de Paris), online only, Christopher Menz

Macbeth (West Australian Opera), online only, William Yeoman

Madama Butterfly (State Opera South Australia), online only, Peter Rose

Moby-Dick (Chicago Opera Theatre), online only, Ian Dickson

Ned Kelly (Lost & Found Opera), online only, Humphrey Bower

Nina Stemme Returns (Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra), online only, Peter Rose

Norma (Melbourne Opera), online only, Rob Holdsworth

Oscar and Lucinda (Sydney Chamber Opera), online only, Michael Halliwell

Peter Grimes (Sydney Symphony Orchestra), online only, Peter Rose

Rigoletto (Opera Australia), online only, Peter Rose

Salome (Opera Australia), 410/67, Michael Halliwell

The Flying Dutchman (Melbourne Opera), 409/64, Barney Zwartz

The Ghost Sonata (Opera Australia), online only, Michael Halliwell

The Great Symphony: Simone Young Returns (QSO), 413/67, Gillian Wills

The Return of Ulysses (Pinchgut Opera), online only, Michael Halliwell

The Selfish Giant (Victorian Opera), 417/67, Peter Tregear

Turandot (Opera Australia), online only, Peter Rose

West Side Story (Opera Australia), 411/66, Peter Tregear

Whiteley (Opera Australia), 413/68, Michael Halliwell

Wozzeck (Opera Australia), online only, Michael Halliwell


Bottomless (fortyfivedownstairs), 408/57, Maxim Boon

33 Variations (Comedy Theatre), online only, Tim Byrne

A Man of Good Hope (Isango Ensemble/Young Vic), online only, Ben Brooker

A Room of One’s Own (fortyfivedownstairs), 414/69, Lisa Gorton

A View from the Bridge (Melbourne Theatre Company), 410/66, Maxim Boon

All About Eve (National Theatre Live), online only, Anwen Crawford

Anthem (Arts Centre Melbourne), 416/71, Fiona Gruber

Arbus & West (Melbourne Theatre Company), 410/62, Fiona Gruber

Australian Realness (Malthouse), 415/70, Sarah Walker

Beware of Pity (Sydney Festival), online only, Jonathan Dunk

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Sydney Theatre Company), 412/71, Tim Byrne

Così (Melbourne Theatre Company), 412/66, Maxim Boon

Death of a Salesman (Queensland Theatre), 409/65, Bronwyn Lea

Escaped Alone (Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre), online only, Tim Byrne

Gender Euphoria (Arts Centre Melbourne/Melbourne International Arts Festival), online only, Sarah Walker

Golden Shield (Melbourne Theatre Company), 414/66, Tim Byrne

Hydra (State Theatre Company and Queensland Theatre), online only, Ben Brooker

Kiss of the Spider Woman (Melbourne Theatre Company), online only, Tim Byrne

Krapp’s Last Tape (Red Line Productions/Old Fitz Theatre), online only, Ian Dickson

Life of Galileo (Belvoir St Theatre), online only, Ian Dickson

Lord of the Flies (Sydney Theatre Company), online only, Ian Dickson

Mary Stuart (Sydney Theatre Company), 409/63, Ian Dickson

Mosquitoes (Sydney Theatre Company), 411/62, Ian Dickson

Much Ado About Nothing (Bell Shakespeare), online only, Tim Byrne

My Dearworthy Darling (Malthouse Theatre and THE RABBLE), 414/67, Tali Lavi

Oh No! Satan Stole My Pineal Gland! (Melbourne Fringe), online only, Sarah Walker

Oil (Red Stitch Actors Theatre), 417/64, Laura Hartnell

Packer & Sons (Belvoir St Theatre), online only, Ian Dickson

Picaresque (Adelaide Festival), online only, Ben Brooker

Prima Facie (Griffin Theatre Company), online only, Steve Dow

Slaughterhouse Five (MUST and Theatre Works), online only, Laura Hartnell

The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Sydney Theatre Company), online only, Ian Dickson

The Magic Flute (Adelaide Festival), online only, Steve Dow

The Miser (Bell Shakespeare), online only, Steve Dow

The Nico Project (Melbourne International Arts Festival), online only, Dilan Gunawardana

The Torrents (Sydney Theatre Company), 413/66, Susan Lever

Titus Andronicus (Bell Shakespeare), 415/68, Susan Lever

Two Feet (Adelaide Festival), 410/63, Lee Christofis

Ulster American (Traverse Theatre Company/Adelaide Festival), online only, Michael Morley

Wake in Fright (Malthouse Theatre), 413/65, Tim Byrne

White Pearl (Royal Court Theatre), 412/63, Alexander Douglas Thom

Visual Arts

David Goldblatt: Photographs 1948-2018 (Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney), 408/55, Alison Stieven-Taylor

Patricia Piccinini and Joy Hester, Through Love… (TarraWarra Museum of Art), 408/62, Fiona Gruber

A Place to Paint: Colin McCahon in Auckland (Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki), online only, Julie Ewington

Ballenesque, Roger Ballen: A Retrospective (GAGPROJECTS/Adelaide Festival), 410/64, Alison Stieven-Taylor

Civilization: The Way We Live Now (National Gallery of Victoria), 416/68, Alison Stieven-Taylor

Edward Burne-Jones: Pre-Raphaelite Visionary (Tate Britain), online only, Christopher Menz

Hugh Ramsay (National Gallery of Australia), online only, Keren Rosa Hammerschlag

Juno Gemes: The Quiet Activist, A Survey Exhibition 1979–2019 (Macquarie University Gallery), 412/70, Alison Stieven-Taylor

Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines (National Gallery of Victoria), online only, Sophie Knezic

Manet and Modern Beauty (Getty Center), online only, Patrick McCaughey

Māori markings: Tā moko (National Gallery of Australia), 411/63, David Hansen

Monet: Impression Sunrise (National Gallery of Australia), 413/63, Keren Rosa Hammerschlag

Story Time: Australian Children’s Literature (National Library of Australia), online only, Margaret Robson Kett

Water (Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art), online only, Alison Stieven-Taylor

Andy Warhol - From A to B and Back Again (Whitney Museum of American Art), 409/66, Patrick McCaughey

Book Talk

ROSE, Peter, ‘Get Adam and Eve out of Paradise’, online only

HOLLIER, Nathan, ‘MUP, Looking Ahead’, online only

EGAN, Robbie, ‘Long Live the Bookshop’, online only

TORNEY, Kate, ‘Australian Libraries Join Forces to Build National Digital Collection’, online only

THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE, ‘ASAL Protests the Non-Appointment of the University of Sydney Chair of Australian Literature’, online only

JUCKES, Daniel, ‘The closure of UWA Publishing’, online only

WHITE, Robert, ‘Buildings or Books – What Makes a University?’, 417/2

HOLLIER, Nathan, ‘Open Letter to the Chancellor of the University of Western Australia’, online only

Essays and Commentary

KELLY, Dominic, ‘“Well, there are other publishing companies”: On MUP and the resilience of non-fiction publishing’, 409/19

SIMMONDS, Alecia, ‘Forced Marriage: MAFS and reality television’s chamber of horrors’, 410/25

HALLIDAY, Daniel, ‘Why do politicians find justice so hard?’, 411/17

RUSSELL, Lynette, ‘Living in the Indigenous Space’, 413/5

MADDISON, Sarah and Dale Wandin, ‘So much at stake: Forging a treaty with authority and respect’, 413/13

TOFIGHIAN, Omid, ‘Behrouz Boochani and the politics of naming’, 413/44

ALTMAN, Dennis, ‘“Things That Never Were”: Contradictions in the 2019 Federal election’, 414/18

GRIFFITHS, Billy, ‘Scar Tissue: Searching for Retribution Camp’, 415/14

MAHOOD, Kim, ‘The Night Parrot: It’s a Whitefella Thing’, 415/24

SCOTT, Kim, ‘Australian Dreaming’, 415/36

TWOMEY, Christina, ‘Putting the terror in extraterritoriality’, 417/20

PENDER, Kieran, ‘Hot Water: The erosion of democratic accountability’, 416/8

TERRACINI, Lyndon, ‘A Lyric Future: Enabling the Sydney Opera House to fulfil its potential’, 416/22

BROERTJES, Andrew, ‘Death and Sandwiches’, 417/49

LAUGESEN, Amanda, ‘One’s last gumtree’, 416/46


PLUNKETT, Felicity, ‘“A Mutinous and Ferocious Grace”: Nick Cave and Trauma’s Aftermath’, 2019 ABR Patrons’ Fellow essay, 412/44


BOEHMER, Elleke, ‘Supermarket Love’, online only

ROWE, Josephine, ‘Anything Remarkable’, online only

SILCOX, Beejay, ‘Metal Language’, 412/24


Calibre Essay Prize

KARSKENS, Grace, ‘Nah Doongh’s Song’, 413/31

WALKER, Sarah, ‘Floundering’, 412/20

Peter Porter Poetry Prize

FOULCHER, John, Dancing with Stephen Hawking’, 409/39

GILLETT, Ross, ‘The Mirror Hurlers’, 409/40

KISSANE, Andy, ‘Searching the Dead’, 409/43

LING, Belle, ’63 Temple Street, Mong Kok’, 409/41

TREDINNICK, Mark, ‘Raven’, 409/43

ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

DECHIAN, Sonja, ‘The Point-Blank Murder’, 414/32

JAMSHED, Raaza, ‘Miracle Windows’, 414/41

NUNAN, Morgan, ‘Rubble Boy’, 414/49


Publisher of the Month

BIN SALLEH, Rachel, 413/39

BRENNAN, Michael, online only

COONEY, Sam, 412/40

CURNOW, Meredith, 410/60

DUFFY, Madonna, 416/58

Open Page

ADELAIDE, Debra, 409/60

BRETT, Judith, 411/60

DALTON, Trent, 415/44

GARNER, Helen, 414/24

LEHMANN, Geoffrey, 408/52

PASCOE, Bruce, 413/27

SIMONS, Margaret, 417/62

WOMERSLEY, Chris, 412/24

Poet of the Month

GORTON, Lisa, 415/63

LEW, Emma, 411/53



BANG, Mary Jo, ‘The Experience of Being Outside’, 415/26

BERNSTEIN, Charles, ‘Karen Carpenter’, 411/29

BOOCHANI, Behrouz, ‘Flight from Manus’, 409/7

FARRELL Michael, ‘Advantages of Stopovers’, 414/63

HARRIS, Robert, ‘Don’t Feel Sorry About It’, 413/57

HOFMANN, Michael, ‘The Resident’, 417/19

HOLLAND-BATT, Sarah, ‘Classical Allegory’, 417/21

HOLLAND-BATT, Sarah, ‘Night Flight’, 414/53

KINDT, Julia, ‘Nature’s Ancient History’, 415/33

KINSELLA, John, ‘Hailstone Villanelle’, 415/59

LANG, Kristen, ‘Painting the Horizon’, 411/17

LE, Bianca, ‘An Evergreen Canopy: The Alluring and Resilient Eucalypt’, 415/30

LEA, Bronwyn, ‘Lost World Sonnets’, 410/57

LI, Bella, ‘As Time Goes By’, 411/52

McNAUGHT, Rowan, ‘Honeywell’, 412/19

NOTLEY, Alice, ‘Jim Carroll’s Ass’, 408/49

PAPERTALK GREEN, Charmaine, ‘Walgajunmanha All Time’, 413/28

RIGBY, Karen, ‘Tangelo’, 412/23

RODRIGUEZ, Judith, ‘The Feather Boy’, 409/45

WAGAN WATSON, Samuel, ‘Songline Contraband’, 413/15



Arts Highlights of the Year

ARCHER, Robyn, 416/60

BOWER, Humphrey, 416/60

BROOKER, Ben, 416/60

BYRNE, Tim, 416/60

CHAPLIN, Felicity, 416/60

COSLOVICH, Gabriella, 416/60

COWLEY, Des, 416/60

DICKSON, Ian, 416/60

HALLIWELL, Michael, 416/60

KNEZIC, Sophie, 416/60

LAVI, Tali, 416/60

LEATHEM, Richard, 416/60

LEVER, Susan, 416/60

MCCAUGHEY, Patrick, 416/60

ROSE, Peter, 416/60

SASNAITIS, Francesca, 416/60

SHMITH, Michael, 416/60

STIEVEN-TAYLOR, Alison, 416/60

WELLS, Gillian, 416/60

WILLIAMS, Kim, 416/60

YEOMAN, Will, 416/60

ZWARTZ, Barney, 416/60

Books of the Year

ALIZADEH, Ali, 417/32

BONGIORNO, Frank, 417/32

DALTON, Trent, 417/32

DAVIS, Glyn, 417/32

DAY, Gregory, 417/32

DOOGUE, Geraldine, 417/32

DOVEY, Ceridwen, 417/32

EDWARDS, Astrid, 417/32

FLYNN, Chris, 417/32

GILES, Paul, 417/32

GOLDSMITH, Andrea, 417/32

GOLDSWORTHY, Kerryn, 417/32

GORTON, Lisa, 417/32

GRIFFITHS, Billy, 417/32

HAIGH, Gideon, 417/32

HAWKE, John, 417/32

KARSKENS, Grace, 417/32

KENT, Jacqueline, 417/32

KILDEA, Paul, 417/32

KINSELLA, John, 417/32

LAKE, Marilyn, 417/32

LEA, Bronwyn, 417/32

LEY, James, 417/32

NELSON, Alice, 417/32

NIALL, Brenda, 417/32

PENDER, Kieran, 417/32

PLUNKETT, Felicity, 417/32

SILCOX, Beejay, 417/32

SIMIC, Zora, 417/32

VAN NEERVAN, Ellen, 417/32

WALKER, Brenda, 417/32

WRIGHT, Fiona, 417/32

WYNDHAM, Susan, 417/32


ADAMS, Michael, 415/31

CLODE, Danielle, 415/31

DOVEY, Ceridwen, 415/31

GAYNOR, Andrea, 415/31

GRIFFITHS, Billy, 415/31

GRIFFITHS, Tom, 415/31

HUGHES-D’AETH, Tony, 415/31

KINSELLA, John, 415/31

MORGAN, Ruth A., 415/31

RUSSELL, Lynette, 415/31

Publisher Picks

CHRISTER, Nikki, 408/36

COONEY, Sam, 408/36

CURNOW, Meredith, 408/36

GRUNDY, Alice, 408/36

HEYWARD, Michael, 408/36

HOLLIER, Nathan, 408/36

IMLAH, Mathilda, 408/36

McGUINNESS, Phillipa, 408/36

MILNE, Catherine, 408/36

MUSGRAVE, David, 408/36

SCOTT, Barry, 408/36

TUFFIELD, Aviva, 408/36

WHITE, Terri-ann, 408/36


Index for 2018: Nos 398–407 & online features

08 February 2019 Written by Australian Book Review
Published in Indexes

ABR Index 2018

NB: this index includes material published in the print magazine and online in 2018.

2018 Australian Book Review Index

Subscribers can read these reviews online here.

ABBS, Carolyn, The Tiny Museums, UWAP Poetry, 401/40, Joan Fleming

AHMAD, Michael Mohammed, The Lebs, Hachette, 399/34, Jay Daniel Thompson

AIKEN, Michael, Satan Repentant, UWA Publishing, 405/57, David Dick

AITKEN, Adam, Archipelago, Vagabond Press, 401/44, David Dick

ALBISTON, Jordie, Warlines, Hybrid, 406/47, David McCooey

ALCOFF, Linda Martin, Rape and Resistance: Understanding the complexities of sexual violation, Polity, 402/9, Alecia Simmonds

ALLEN, Elizabeth, Present, Vagabond Press, 401/44, David Dick

ARNOTT, Robbie, Flames, Text Publishing, 401/37, Amy Baillieu

ATHERTON, Michael, A Coveted Possession: The rise and fall of the piano in Australia, La Trobe University Press, 405/69, Gillian Wills

ATKINS, Clare, Between Us, Black Inc., 405/58, Margaret Robson Kent

ATKINS, Peter, Conjuring the Universe: The origins of the laws of nature, Oxford University Press, 403/62, Robyn Williams

ATKINSON, Meera, Traumata, UQP, 403/54, Ceridwen Spark

ATTENBOROUGH, David, Adventures of a Young Naturalist: The Zoo Quest expeditions, Two Roads, 398/24, Danielle Clode

AVERILL, Roger, Relatively Famous, Transit Lounge, 401/36, Shannon Burns

BALL, Jesse, Census, Text Publishing, 402/21, Beejay Silcox

BANNOS, Pamela, Vivian Maier: A photographer’s life and afterlife, University of Chicago Press, 399/64, Helen Ennis

BANVILLE, John, Mrs Osmond, Viking, 398/25, Brenda Niall

BARNES, John, La Trobe: Traveller, writer, governor, Halstea Press, 398/34, John Arnold

BECK, Luke, Religious Freedom and the Australian Constitution: Origins and future, Routledge, 403/66, David Rolph

BELL, Stephen and Michael Keating, Fair Share: Competing claims and Australia’s economic future, Melbourne University Press, 402/14, Richard Walsh

BENEBA CLARKE, Maxine (ed.), The Best Australian Stories 2017, Black Inc., 398/28, Rachel Robertson

BENNETTS, Alexander (ed.), The Best of The Lifted Brow: Volume Two, Brow Books, 398/57, Dan Dixon

BERESFORD, Bruce, The Best Film I Never Made: And other stories about a life in the arts, Text Publishing, 398/65, Desley Deacon

BERESFORD, Quentin, Adani and the War Over Coal, NewSouth, 405/18, Susan Reid

BERRY, Vanessa, Mirror Sydney, Giramondo, 398/50, Lucas Thompson

BETTS, A.J., Hive, Pan Macmillan, 405/58, Margaret Robson Kent

BEVERIDGE, Judith, Sun Music: New and selected poems, Giramondo, 404/43, Judith Bishop

BISHOP, Judith, Interval, UQP, 400/65, Jill Jones

BISHOP, Stephanie, Man Out of Time, Hachette, 404/35, Johanna Leggatt

BOOCHANI, Behrouz, translated by Omid Tofighian, No Friend but the Mountains, Picador, 405/8, Felicity Plunkett

BORDWELL, David, Reinventing Hollywood: How 1940s filmmakers changed movie storytelling, University of Chicago Press, 402/37, Desley Deacon

BRADFORD, David, Tell Me I’m Okay: A doctor’s story, Monash University Publishing, 403/61, Robert Reynolds

BRAYSHAW, Ian, Lillee & Thommo: The deadly pair’s reign of terror, Hardie Grant Books, 398/56, Bernard Whimpress

BRENNER, Michael, In Search of Israel: The history of an idea, Princeton University Press, 403/55, Mark Baker

BROPHY, Kevin, Look at the Lake, Puncher & Wattmann, 404/45, Joan Fleming

BROWN, Craig, Ma’am Darling: Ninety-nine glimpses of Princess Margaret, Fourth Estate, 401/26, David Rolph

BROWN, Gordon, My Life, Our Times, Vintage, 406/49, Simon Tormey

BROWN, Pam, Click Here For What We Do, Vagabond Press, 403/69, Tim Wright

BROWN, Tina, The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983–1992, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 398/23, Susan Wyndham

BUTLER, Rex and Sheridan Palmer (eds), Antipodean Perspective: Selected Writings of Bernard Smith, Monash University Publishing, 405/53, Brian Matthews

CALLOWAY, Colin G., The Indian World of George Washington: The first president, the first Americans, and the birth of the nation, Oxford University Press, 407/63, Josh Specht

CAMPBELL, Marion May, The Man on the Mantelpiece: A memoir, UWA Publishing, 407/14, Francesca Sasnaitis

CARR, Bob, Run For Your Life, Melbourne University Press, 404/20, Stephen Mills

CHAN, Gabrielle, Rusted Off: Why country Australia is fed up, Vintage, 406/12, Shaun Crowe

CHAPLIN, Felicity, La Parisienne in Cinema: Between art and life, Manchester University Press, 402/33, Philippa Hawker

CHAUDHURI, Amit, The Origins of Dislike, Oxford University Press, 407/55, Robert Dessaix

CHRISTOPHER, Emma, Freedom in White and Black: A lost story of the illegal slave trade and its global legacy, University of Wisconsin Press, online only, Trevor Burnard

COCHRANE, Peter, Best We Forget: The war for white Australia, 1914-18, Text Publishing, 403/11, Marilyn Lake

COCHRANE, Peter, The Making of Martin Sparrow: After the flood comes the reckoning, Viking, 406/53, David Whish-Wilson

COHEN, Bernard, When I Saw the Animal, UQP, 406/39, Anthony Lynch

COHEN, David, The Hunter and Other Stories of Men, Transit Lounge, 405/21, Sophie Frazer

COHEN, Marcelo, translated by Chris Andrews, Melodrome, Giramondo, 406/52, Alice Whitmore

COHEN, Mitchell, The Politics of Opera: A history from Monteverdi to Mozart, Princeton University Press, 398/66, Michael Halliwell

COLE, Catherine, Seabirds Crying in the Harbour Dark, UWA Publishing, 398/52, Rachael Mead

COLLINS, Paul, Absolute Power: How the Pope became the most influential man in the world, PublicAffairs, 404/41, Gerard Windsor

COWEN, Lady Anna, My Vice-Regal Life: Diaries 1978 to 1982, Miegunyah Press, online only, Susan Magarey

CRESPINO, Joseph, Atticus Finch: The biography, Basic Books, 404/10, Clare Corbould

CREWS, Frederick, Freud: The making of an illusion, Profile Books, 399/15, Nick Haslam

CRYLE, Peter and Elizabeth Stephens, Normality: A critical genealogy, University of Chicago Press, 401/46, James Bennett

CUSK, Rachel, Kudos, Faber, 403/28, Kirsten Tranter

DALLEK, Robert, Franklin D. Roosevelt: A political life, Allen Lane, 401/23, Andrew Broertjes

DAVIS, Richard, Close to the Flame: The life of Stuart Challender, Wakefield Press, 399/68, Ian Dickson

DAVISON, Graeme (ed.), Hugh Stretton: Selected writings, La Trobe University Press, 407/25, Tom Griffiths

DAY, Greogry, A Sand Archive, Picador, 401/34, Gillian Dooley

DAY, Sarah, Towards Light & Other Poems, Puncher & Wattmann, 406/47, David McCooey

DEKKERS, Midas, translated by Nancy Forest-Flier, The Story of Shit, Text Publishing, 402/53, Lauren Fuge

DER-WEI WANG, David (ed.), A New Literary History of Modern China, Harvard, 398/15, Nicholas Jose

DIMÓPULOS, Mariana, translated by Alice Whitmore, All My Goodbyes, Giramondo, 398/29, Lilit Thwaites

DISHER, Gary, Her, Hachette, 398/51, Anna MacDonald

DIXON, Robert (ed.), Richard Flanagan: New critical essays, Sydney University Press, 403/42, Susan Lever

DOBLIN, Alfred, translated by Michael Hofmann, Berlin Alexanderplatz, New York Review Books Classics, 402/25, Joachim Redner

DOLLIMORE, Jonathan, Desire: A memoir, Bloomsbury, 401/27, Dion Kagan

DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor, translated by Nicolas Pasternak Slater, Crime and Punishment, Oxford University Press, 401/38, Slobodanka Vladiv-Glover

DOVEY, Ceridwen, In the Garden of the Fugitives, Hamish Hamilton, 400/55, Ashley Hay

DOVEY, Ceridwen, Writers on writers: Ceridwen Dovey on J.M. Coetzee, Black Inc., 406/27, Felicity Plunkett

DOVEY, Kim, Rob Adams, and Ronald Jones (eds), Urban Choreography: Central Melbourne 1985 - , Melbourne University Press, 405/39, Sara Savage

DREWE, Robert, The True Colour of the Sea, Hamish Hamilton, 404/33, Anthony Lynch

DUBERMAN, Martin, Has the Gay Movement Failed?, University of California Press, 404/46, Dennis Altman

DWYER, Philip, Napoleon: Passion, death and resurrection 1815-1840, 405/49, Bloomsbury, Peter McPhee

EDWARDS, John, John Curtin’s War: Volume I, Viking, 400/30, James Walter

EMERSON, Craig, The Boy from Brisbane, Scribe, 400/60, Lyndon Megarrity

ENGEL, Matthew, That’s the Way It Crumbles: The American conquest of English, Profile Books, 398/58, Bruce Moore

ETTLER, Justine, Bohemia Beach, Transit Lounge, 402/20, Fiona Wright

EVANS, Harold, Do I Make Myself Clear?: Why writing well matters, Abacus, 403/40, Richard Walsh

FARRELL, John A., Richard Nixon: The life, Scribe, 398/38, Andrew Broertjes

FERGUSON, Robert, Scandinavians: In search of the soul of the north, Overlook Press, 404/31, Kári Gíslason

FERNANDES, Clinton, Island Off the Coast of Asia: Instruments of statecraft in Australian foreign policy, Monash University Publishing, 405/21, David Brophy

FEWSTER, Alan, Three Duties and Talleyrand’s Dictum: Keith Waller: Portrait of a working diplomat, Australian Scholarly Publishing, 400/27, Geoffrey Blainey

FINK, Hannah, Bronwyn Oliver: Strange things, Piper Press, 401/51, Brigitta Olubas

FLANNERY, Tim, Europe: A natural history, Text Publishing, 406/13, David Garrioch

FORD, Clementine, Boys Will Be Boys, Allen & Unwin, 406/17, Astrid Edward

FRAME, Tom and Albert Palazzo, Ethics Under Fire: Challenges for the Australian Army, UNSW Press, 399/57, Deborah Zion

FRANASZEK, Andrzej, Miłosz: A biography, Belknap Press, 398/41, Peter Goldsworthy

FRANCE, David, How to Survive a Plague: The story of how activists and scientists tamed AIDS, Picador, 398/51, Robert Reynolds

FRENKEL, Françoise, translated by Stephanie Smee, No Place to Lay One’s Head, Vintage, online only, Avril Alba

FRY, Stephen, Mythos, Michael Joseph, 400/44, Julia Kindt

GANDOLFO, Enza, The Bridge, Scribe, 402/24, Carol Middleton

GAPPS, Stephen, The Sydney Wars: Conflict in the early colony, 1788-1817, NewSouth, 403/13, Alan Atkinson

GATLAND-VENESS, Meg, I Had Such Friends, Pantera Press, 405/59, Margaret Robson Kent

GAYFORD, Martin, Modernists and Mavericks: Bacon, Freud, Hockney and the London Painters, Thames & Hudson, 405/67, Patrick McCaughey

GAYNOUR, Andrea, The Allure of Fungi, CSIRO Publishing, 405/31, Andrea Gaynor

GENONI, Paul and Tanya Dalziell, Half the Perfect World: Writers, dreamers and drifters on Hydra, 1955-1964, Monash University Publishing, 406/35, Brian Matthews

GERGIS, Joelle, Sunburnt Country: The history and future of climate change in Australia, Melbourne University Press, 405/34, Lauren Rickards

GINNA, Peter (ed.), What Editors Do: The art, craft, and business of book editing, University of Chicago Press, 400/63, Richard Walsh

GIOVANNONI, Moreno, The Fireflies of Autumn: And other tales of San Ginese, Black Inc., 403/32, Michael Brennan

GLASKIN, Katie, Crosscurrents: Law and society in a native title claim to land and sea, UWA Publishing, 401/18, Richard Martin

GOLDSWORTHY, Anna (ed.), The Best Australian Essays 2017, Black Inc., 399/24, Lucas Thompson

GORDON, Lyndall, Outsiders: Five women writers who changed the world, Virago, 401/15, Dorothy Driver

GOW, Ian D., and Stuart Kells, The Big Four: The curious past and perilous future of the global accounting monopoly, La Trobe University Press/Black Inc., 402/13, Remy Davison

GRAEBER, David, Bullshit Jobs: A theory, Allen Lane, 403/14, Gideon Haigh

GREEN, Jonathan, Meanjin A-Z: Fine fiction 1980 to now, Melbourne University Press, 403/66, Francesca Sasnaitis

GRIFFITHS, Billy, Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering ancient Australia, Black Inc, 400/38, Kim Mahood

HAGAN, Joe, Sticky Fingers: The life and times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone magazine, Viking, 400/57, Anwen Crawford

HAIGH, Gideon, A Scandal in Bohemia: The life and death of Mollie Dean, Hamish Hamilton, 400/42, Anna MacDonald

HAIGH, Gideon, Crossing the Line: How Australian cricket lost its way, Slattery Media Group, 406/44, Kieran Pender

HALDANE, Robert, The People’s Force: A history of Victoria Police, Melbourne University Press, 401/50, John Arnold

HALL, Rodney, A Stolen Season, Picador, 400/52, Brian Matthews

HALLIWELL, Michael, National Identity in Contemporary Australian Opera: Myths reconsidered, Routledge, 407/74, Peter Tregear

HAM, Rosalie, The Year of the Farmer, Pan Macmillan, 405/47, Brenda Walker

HAMILTON, Clive, Silent Invasion: China’s influence in Australia, Hardie Grant Books, 400/11, David Brophy

HARDING, Luke, Collusion: How Russia helped Trump win the White House, Guardian Books/Faber, 399/14, Varun Ghosh

HARRISON, Jennifer, Anywhy, Black Pepper, 406/47, David McCooey

HEMPENSTALL, Peter, Truth’s Fool: Derek Freeman and the war over cultural anthropology, University of Wisconsin Press, 400/40, Simon Caterson

HENRY-JONES, Eliza, P is for Pearl, Angus & Robertson, 405/59, Margaret Robson Kent

HENSHER, Philip, The Friendly Ones, Fourth Estate, 402/19, Robert Dessaix

HERSH, Seymour, Reporter: A memoir, Allen Lane, 404/17, Gideon Haigh

HESSLER, Stefanie (ed.), MIT Press, 405/23, Michael Adams

HILL, Barry, Reason and Lovelessness: Essays, encounters, reviews 1980-2017, Monash University Publishing, 401/12, Patrick McCaughey

HINTON, Les, The Bootle Boy: An untidy life in news, Les Hinton, 404/23, Michael Shmith

HOFMANN, Michael, One Lark, One Horse, Faber, 407/52, Philip Mead

HOMER, translated by Emily Wilson, The Odyssey, Wiley, 407/16, Marguerite Johnson

HOMER, translated by Peter Green, The Iliad: A new translation, University of California Press, 407/16, Marguerite Johnson

HOOPER, Chloe, The Arsonist, Hamish Hamilton, 405/22, Fiona Gruber

HYNES, Samuel, On War and Writing, University of Chicago Press, 405/55, Robin Gerster

INGLIS, Ken, Seumas Spark, and Jay Winter with Carol Bunyan, Dunera Lives: Volume 1: A visual history, Monash University Publishing, 404/24, Astrid Edwards

ISAAC, Geoff, Featherston, Thames & Hudson, 398/67, Christopher Menz

JAMES, Clive, The River in the Sky, Picador, 406/48, Geoff Page

JENKINS, Tiffany, Keeping Their Marbles: How the treasures of the past ended up in museums … and why they should stay there, Oxford University Press, 401/52, Christopher Allen

JENNER, Micheline, The Secret Life of Whales: A marine biologist’s revelations, NewSouth, 398/56, Rachael Mead

JOHNSON, Katherine, Matryoshka, Ventura Press, 406/40, Alice Nelson

JONES, Benjamin T., This Time: Australia’s republican past and future, Redback, 401/21, Billy Griffiths

JONES, Gail, The Death of Noah Glass, Text Publishing, 400/53, Kerryn Goldsworthy

JONES, Jill, Brink, Five Islands Press, 398/44, Toby Fitch

JONES, Jonah, An Introduction to Pontormo, Mauro Pagliai Editore, 404/63, Vivien Gaston

JONES, S.A., The Fortress, Echo Publishing, 401/44, Anna MacDonald

JORDAN, Deborah, Loving Words: Love letters of Nettie and Vance Palmer 1909-1914, Brandl & Schlesinger, 404/12, Brenda Niall

JORDAN, Toni, The Fragments, Text Publishing, 407/38, Suzanne Falkiner

JOSEV, Tanya, The Campaign Against the Courts: A history of the judicial activism debate, Federation Press, 398/55, John Eldridge

JUKES, Helen, A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings: A year of keeping bees, Scribner, 405/32, Keegan O’Connor

KANE, Paul, A Passing Bell: Ghazals for Tina, White Crane, 407/48, David McCooey

KELLS, Stuart, Shakespeare’s Library: Unlocking the greatest mystery in literature, Text Publishing, 405/68, David McInnis

KENNEDY, Sarah, T.S. Eliot and the Dynamic Imagination, Cambridge University Press, 404/14, James Ley

KILDEA, Paul, Chopin’s Piano: A journey through Romanticism, Allen Lane, 404/60, John Allison

KINDT, Julia, Revisiting Delphi: Religion and storytelling in ancient Greece, Cambridge University Press, 399/60, Greta Hawes

KING, Jonathan, Palestine Diaries: The light horsemen’s own story, battle by battle, Scribe, 399/56, Martin Crotty

KINGSOLVER, Barbara, Unsheltered, Faber, 407/42, Nicole Abadee

KINLEY, David, Necessary Evil: How to fix finance by saving human rights, Oxford University Press, 404/27, Giovanni Di Lieto

KINSELLA, John and Paul Kane, Renga: 100 poems, GloriaSMH Press, 399/29, David McCooey

KLEINHENZ, Elizabeth, Germaine: The life of Germaine Greer, Knopf, 407/12, Zora Simic

KRYNICKI, Ryszard, translated by Alissa Valles, Our Life Grows, NYRB Poets, 401/43, Benjamin Ivry

LAKE, Jessica, The Face That Launched a Thousand Lawsuits: The American women who forged a right to privacy, Yale, 401/49, Marama Whyte

LAKE, Meredith, The Bible in Australia: A cultural history, NewSouth, 401/8, Alan Atkinson

LATOUR, Bruno, Down to Earth: Politics in the new climate regime, Wiley, 405/20, Tim Flannery

LEIGH, Andrew, Randomistas: How radical researchers changed our world, La Trobe University Press, 404/26, Michael Sexton

LEWIS, Rhodri, Hamlet and the Vision of Darkness, Princeton University Press, 399/51, David McInnis

LIBERMAN, Serge, The Storyteller: Selected stories, Serge Liberman, online only, Tali Lavi

LILLEY, Rozanna, Do Oysters Get Bored?: A curious life, UWA Publishing, 402/55, Susan Sheridan

LINDSEY, Tim and Dave McRae (eds), Strangers Next Door? Indonesia and Australia in the Asian century, Hart Publishing, 404/29, David Fettling

LOZANO, Rosina, An American Language: The history of Spanish in the United States, University of California Press, 406/43, Timothy Verhoeven

LUCASHENKO, Melissa, Too Much Lip, UQP, 405/46, Jane Sullivan

LUKINS, Robert, The Everlasting Sunday, UQP, 400/63, Anna MacDonald

MACINTYRE, Stuart, André Brett, and Gwilym Croucher, No End of a Lesson: Australia’s unified national system of higher education, Melbourne University Press, 398/54, Paul Giles

MACLEAN, Nancy, Democracy in Chains: The deep history of the radical right’s stealth plan for America, Scribe, 398/36, Max Holleran

MACRON, Emmanuel, translated by Jonathan Goldberg and Juliette Scott, Revolution, Scribe, 399/8, Natalie J. Doyle

MAIDEN, Jennifer, Selected Poems 1967-2018, Quemar Press, 403/67, Gig Ryan

MALEKI, Mohammad Ali, translated by Mansour Shoushtari, Truth in the Cage, Rochford Street Press, 405/8, Felicity Plunkett

MALOUF, David, An Open Book, UQP, 407/47, Judith Bishop

MANNE, Robert, On Borrowed Time, Black Inc., 401/14, Shaun Crowe

MARR, David, My Country, Black Inc., 407/9, Glyn Davis

MASTERS, Chris, No Front Line: Australia’s Special Forces at war in Afghanistan, Allen & Unwin, 398/13, Kevin Foster

MAUNSELL, Jerome Boyd, Portraits from Life: Modernist novelists and autobiography, OUP, online only, Richard Freadman

MAUPIN, Armistead, Logical Family: A memoir, Doubleday, 399/54, Dennis Altman

MAY, Elaine Tyler, Fortress America: How we embraced fear and abandoned democracy, Basic Books, 401/25, Max Holleran

McCANN, Joy, Wild Sea: A history of the Southern Ocean, NewSouth, 405/35, Paul Humphries

McFARLANE, Brian, Making a Meal of it: Writing about film, Monash University Publishing, 402/45, Varun Ghosh

McGUINESS, Phillipa, The Year Everything Changed: 2001, Vintage, 402/49, Paul Morgan

McKNIGHT, David, Populism Now! The case for progressive populism, NewSouth, 403/57, Matteo Bonotti

McMAHON, Elizabeth and Brigitta Olubas, Elizabeth Harrower: Critical essays, Sydney University Press, 399/53, Susan Sheridan

McMULLAN, Gordon et al., Antipodal Shakespeare, Bloomsbury, 404/22, David McInnis

McMULLIN, Ross, Pompey Elliott at War: In his own words, Scribe, 403/60, Geoffrey Blainey

MEAD, Philip, Zanzibar Light, Vagabond Press, 402/56, Judith Bishop

MENDILOW, Jonathan and Eric Phélippeau (eds), Handbook of Political Party Funding, Edward Elgar, online only, Stephen Mills

MEWBURN, Inger, How to be an Academic: The thesis whisperer reveals all, NewSouth, 399/24, Kirk Graham

MEYRICK, Julian, Robert Phiddian, and Tully Barnett, What Matters? Talking value in Australian culture, Monash University Publishing, 406/25, Gabrielle Coslovich

MICHAEL, Rose, The Art of Navigation, UWA Publishing, 398/38, Lisa Bennett

MIDALIA, Susan, The Art of Persuasion, Fremantle Press, 404/36, Sophie Frazer

MIDDLETON, Kate, Passage, Giramondo, 398/44, Toby Fitch

MILLS, Jennifer, Dyschronia, Picador, 399/38, James Bradley

MITCHELL, Stephen (translator), Beowulf, Yale, 399/27, Bruce Moore

MOLE, Tom, What the Victorians Made of Romanticism: Material artifacts, cultural practices, and reception history, Princeton University Press, 401/47, Michael Falk

MOORE, Lorrie, See What Can Be Done: Essays, criticisms, and commentary, Faber, 403/64, Lucas Thompson

MOORE, Peter, Endeavour: The ship and the attitude that changed the world, Vintage, 405/50, Alan Atkinson

MOORHEAD, Joanna, The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington, Virago Press, online only, Gabriel García Ochoa

MOORHOUSE, Frank, The Drover’s Wife, Knopf, 399/52, Paul Genoni

MORGAN, Margaret, The Second Cure, Vintage, 405/26, Jack Rowland

MORRIS, Heather, The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Echo, 399/35, Tali Lavi

MSIMANG, Sisonke, Always Another Country: A memoir of exile and home, Text Publishing, 403/53, Dorothy Driver

MURAKAMI, Haruki, translated by Philip Gabriel and Ted Goossen, Killing Commendatore, 405/44, Harvill Secker, Cassandra Atherton

MURRAY, Les, Collected Poems, Black Inc., 407/44, Peter Goldsworthy

MURRAY, Ruby J., The Biographer’s Lover, Black Inc.,404/34, Suzanne Falkiner

NAMJOSHI, Suniti, Aesop the Fox, Spinifex, 404/36, Susan Varga

NELSON, Alice, The Children’s House, Vintage, 405/48, Sarah Holland-Batt

NELSON, Camilla and Rachel Robertson, Dangerous Idea About Mothers, UWA Publishing, 407/14, Felicity Plunkett

NIALL, Brenda, Josephine Dunin, and Frances O’Neill, Newman College: A history 1918–2018, Newman College, online only, Barney Zwartz

NIVEN, Bill, Hitler and Film: The Fuhrer’s hidden passion, Yale, 402/31, Peter Goldsworthy

O’DONNELL, Lawrence, Playing with Fire: The 1968 election and the transformation of American politics, Penguin, 399/13, Barbara Keys

O’GRADY, Emily, The Yellow House, Allen & Unwin, 405/58, Jay Daniel Thompson

O’HANLON, Seamus, City Life: The new urban Australia, Seamus O’Hanlon, 405/38, Frank Bongiorno

O’NEILL, Ryan, The Drover’s Wives: 99 reinterpretations of Henry Lawson’s Australian classic, Brio, 403/30, Jen Webb

OLSSON, Kristina, Shell, Scribner, 406/38, Susan Wyndham

ONDAATJE, Michael, Warlight, Jonathan Cape, 404/32, Beejay Silcox

ORR, Stephen, Incredible Floridas, Wakefield Press, 400/56, Gregory Day

PAGE, Geoff, Hard Horizons, Pitt Street Poetry, 402/57, Dennis Haskell

PAQUET, Philippe, translated by Julie Rose, Simon Leys: Navigator between worlds, La Trobe University Press, 400/22, Ian Donaldson

PARAMADITHA, Intan, translated by Stephen J. Epstein, Apple and Knife, Brow Books, 401/39, Lisa Bennett

PARKS, Tim, Out of My Head: On the trail of consciousness, Harvill Secker, 407/60, Nick Haslam

PARRISH, Tommi, The Lie and How We Told It, Fantagraphics, online only, Ronnie Scott

PATRIC, A.S., The Butcherbird Stories, Transit Lounge, 407/37, Susan Sheridan

PERCIVAL WOOD, Sally, Dissent: The student press in 1960s Australia, Scribe, 398/53, Blanche Clark

PERRY, Gina, The Lost Boys: Inside Muzafer Sherif’s Robbers Cave experiment, Scribe, 402/52, Nick Haslam

PERSIAN, Jayne, Beautiful Balts: From displaced persons to new Australians, NewSouth, 398/46, Francesca Sasnaitis

PFEFFER, Anshel, Bibi: The turbulent life and times of Benjamin Netanyahu, Basic Books, 406/41, Louise Adler

PHILIPPS, Roland, A Spy Named Orphan: The enigma of Donald Maclean, Bodley Head, 405/10, Sheila Fitzpatrick

PICKRELL, John (ed.), The Best Australian Science Writing 2018, NewSouth, 407/57, Paul Humphries

PIGGIN, Stuart, and Robert D. Linder, The Fountains of Public Prosperity: Evangelical Christians in Australian history 1740-1914, Monash University Publishing, 405/52, Paul Collins

PINCKNEY, Darryl (ed.), The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick, NYRB, 400/34, Patrick McCaughey

PINKER, Steven, Enlightenment Now: The case for reason, science, humanism and progress, Allen Lane, 402/50, Benjamin Madden

PLANT, Margaret, Love and Lament: An essay on the arts in Australia in the twentieth century, Thames and Hudson, 402/16, Paul Giles

PLOWRIGHT, Adam, The French Exception: Emmanuel Macron: The extraordinary rise and risk, Icon Books, 399/8, Natalie J. Doyle

POIRIER, Agnes, Left Bank: Art, passion and the rebirth of Paris 1940-1950, Bloomsbury, 407/56, Gemma Betros

PRETTY, Ron, The Left Hand Mirror, Pitt Street Poetry, 402/57, Dennis Haskell

PRIOR, James, America Looks to Australia: The hidden role of Richard Casey in the creation of the Australia-American alliance, 1940-1942, Australian Scholarly Publishing, 400/37, Remy Davison

RASMUSSEN, Carolyn, Shifting the Boundaries: The University of Melbourne 1975-2015, Miegunyah, 407/61, Kate Murphy

RITTER, David, The Coal Truth: The fight to stop Adani, defeat the big polluters and reclaim our democracy, UWA Publishing, 405/18, Susan Reid

ROBINSON, Marilynne, What Are We Doing Here?: Essays, Virago, 401/10, Morag Fraser

ROWSE, Tim, Indigenous and Other Australians since 1901, UNSW Press, 399/18, Philip Jones

RUDD, Kevin, Not for the Faint-Hearted: A personal reflection on life, politics and purpose, Macmillan, 400/20, Neal Blewett

RYAN, Christian, Feeling is the Thing that Happens in 1000th of a Second: A season of cricket photographer Patrick Eagar, riverrun, 398/56, Bernard Whimpress

RYAN, Jackie, We’ll Show the World: Expo 88, UQP, 404/47, Lyndon Megarrity

SALES, Leigh, Any Ordinary Day, Hamish Hamilton, 405/11, Gail Bell

SAMPSON, Fiona, In Search of Mary Shelley: The girl who wrote Frankenstein, Profile Books, 403/49, Geordie Williamson

SASAKI, Fred and Don Share, Who Reads Poetry: 50 views from Poetry magazine, University of Chicago Press, 401/42, David McCooey

SCOTT, Andrew C., Burning Planet: The story of fire through time, Andrew C. Scott, 407/58, Billy Griffiths

SCOTT, James C., Against the Grain: A deep history of the earliest states, Yale, 399/55, Kate Griffiths

SENECA, edited and translated by James S. Romm, How to Die: An ancient guide to the end of life, Princeton University Press, 404/39, Marguerite Johnson

SERONG, Jock, Preservation, Text Publishing, 407/39, James Bradley

SHERBORNE, Craig, Off the Record, Text Publishing, 399/37, Susan Lever

SHINE, Rick, Cane Toad Wars, University of California Press, 405/26, Libby Robbin

SHIPMAN, Tim, Fall Out: A year of political mayhem, William Collins, 401/22, Ross McKibbin

SHRIVER, Lionel, Property, The Borough Press, 401/35, Chris Flynn

SINGER, Peter (ed.), Does Anything Really Matter?: Essays on Parfit on objectivity, OUP, 398/40, Janna Thompson

SKOVRON, Alex, The Man Who Took to his Bed, Puncher & Wattmann, 399/39, Jill Jones

SLATTERY, Luke, Mrs M: An imagined history, Fourth Estate, 399/36, Gillian Dooley

SLEZAK, Michael (ed.), The Best Australian Science Writing 2017, NewSouth, 399/23, Rachel Mead

SMITH, Yvonne, David Malouf and the Poetic: His earlier writings, Cambria Press, 398/16, David McCooey

SMITH, Zadie, Feel Free: Essays, Hamish Hamilton, 400/33, Sarah Holland-Batt

SOLNIT, Rebecca, The Mother of All Questions: Further feminisms, Granta Books, 400/36, Johanna Leggatt

SORENSEN, Tracy, The Lucky Galah, Picador, 401/39, Josephine Taylor

SORKIN, Michael, What Goes Up: The right and wrongs to the city, Verso, 403/65, Sara Savage

SPURLING, Hilary, Anthony Powell: Dancing to the music of time, Hamish Hamilton, 398/35, Brian McFarlane

ST AUBYN, Edward, Dunbar, Hogarth Shakespeare, 398/26, Lisa Gorton

STEED, Laurie, You Belong Here, Margaret River Press, 401/39, Gretchen Shirm

STEINBERG, Peter K. and Karen V. Kukil (eds), The Letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume 1: 1940-1956, Faber, 400/31, Felicity Plunkett

STEVENS, Norma and Steven M.L. Aronson, Avedon: Something personal, William Heinemann, 399/66, Kevin Rabelais

STRANGIO, Paul, Paul ‘t Hart, and James Walter, The Pivot of Power: Australian prime ministers and political leadership 1949 –2016, Miegunyah, 398/12, Frank Bongiorno

SUMMERS, Anne, Unfettered and Alive: A memoir, Allen & Unwin, 407/12, Zora Simic

SUNY, Ronald Grigor, Red Flag Unfurled: History, historians, and the Russian Revolution, Verso, 400/28, Sheila Fitzpatrick

TAFT, Margaret and Andrew Markus, A Second Chance: The making of Yiddish in Melbourne, Monash University Publishing, 406/45, Tali Lavi

TAUBMAN, William, Gorbachev: His life and times, Simon & Schuster, 400/25, Barbara Keys

TAYLOR, Daniel, The Four Flashpoints: How Asia goes to war, La Trobe University Press, 406/22, Daniel Flitton

THOMAS, Richard F., Why Dylan Matters, William Collins, 401/58, James Ley

THOMSON, David, Warner Bros: The making of an American movie studio, Yale, 402/41, Jake Wilson

TINGLE, Laura, Follow the Leader: Democracy and the rise of the strongman (Quarterly Essay 71), Black Inc., 406/8, Paul Strangio

TOBIN, Vera, Elements of Surprise: Our mental limits and the satisfactions of plot, Harvard University Press, 403/63, Andrea Goldsmith

TOIBIN, Colm, Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce, Picador, 406/28, Simon Caterson

TOMALIN, Claire, A Life of My Own, Viking, 398/18, Brenda Niall

TOMSIC, Mary, Beyond the Silver Screen: A history of women, film-making and film culture in Australia 1920-1990, Melbourne University Publishing, 402/44, Suzy Freeman-Greene

TOOZE, Adam, Crashed: How a decade of financial crises changes the world, Allen Lane, 407/27, Rémy Davison

TREMAIN, Rose, Rosie: Scenes from a vanished life, Chatto & Windus, 403/50, Brenda Niall

TREVOR, William, Last Stories, Viking, 402/22, Geordie Williamson

TRIGGS, Gillian, Speaking Up, Melbourne University Press, 406/19, Jane Cadzow

TSIOLKAS, Christos, On Patrick White: Writers on writers, Black Inc., 403/41, Barnaby Smith

TUFFIELD, Aviva (ed.), Best Summer Stories, Black Inc., 407/41, Anthony Lynch

TUNLEY, David, Victoria Rogers, and Cyrus Meher-Homji, Destiny: The extraordinary career of pianist Eileen Joyce, Lyrebird Press, 401/59, Paul Watt

TWOMEY, Anne, The Veiled Sceptre: Reserve powers of heads of state in Westminster systems, Cambridge University Press, 404/40, Stephen Murray

TWOMEY, Christina, The Battle Within: POWs in postwar Australia, NewSouth, 403/58, Carolyn Holbrook

TWYFORD-MOORE, Sam, The Rapids: Ways of looking at mania, NewSouth, 403/52, Shannon Burns

UHLMANN, Anthony, Saint Antony in His Desert, UWA Publishing, 403/33, Suzie Gibson

VAN VELZEN, Marianne, Missing in Action: Australia’s World War I grave services, an astonishing story of misconduct, fraud and hoaxing, Allen & Unwin, online only, Simon Caterson

VATIKIOTIS, Michael, Blood and Silk: Power and conflict in modern Southeast Asia, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 399/22, David Fettling

VEYNE, Paul, translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan, Palmyra: An irreplaceable pleasure, University of Chicago Press, 399/58, Christopher Allen

VINCENT, Eve, Against Native Title: Conflict and creativity in outback Australia, Aboriginal Studies Press, 401/18, Richard Martin

WAKELING, Adam, Stern Justice: The forgotten story of Australia, Japan and the Pacific War Crimes trials, Viking, 407/65, Michael Sexton

WALKER, Shaun, The Long Hangover: Putin’s new Russia and the ghosts of the past, OUP, 400/61, Shaun Walker

WALSH, Adrian, The Inheritance of Wealth: Justice, equality, and the right to bequeath, Oxford University Press, 404/38, Adrian Walsh

WALSH, Stephen, Debussy: A painter in sound, Faber, 406/65, Paul Kildea

WATERS, Alice, Coming to my Senses: The making of a counterculture cook, Hardie Grant Books, 398/21, Mimi Biggadike

WESTAD, Odd Arne, The Cold War: A world history, Allen Lane, 398/10, Barbara Keys

WHEATLEY, Nadia, Her Mother’s Daughter: A memoir, Text Publishing, 404/18, Kerryn Goldsworthy

WHISH-WILSON, David, The Coves, Fremantle Press, 405/59, Gillian Dooley

WHITE, Hugh, Without America: Australia in the new Asia (Quarterly Essay 68), Black Inc., 399/19, David Brophy

WILD, Kate, Waiting for Elijah, Scribe, 402/54, Johanna Leggatt

WILLESEE, Mike, Memoirs, Macmillan, 398/20, Richard Walsh

WILLIAMS, Robyn, Turmoil: Letters from the brink, NewSouth, 405/13, Danielle Clode

WILSON, Katherine, Tinkering: Australians reinvent DIY culture, Monash University Publishing, 398/66, Alex Tighe

WINTON, Tim, The Shepherd’s Hut, Hamish Hamilton, 399/34, Brenda Niall

WOLFF, Michael, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, Hachette, 399/11, Gideon Haigh

WOOD, James, Upstate, Jonathan Cape, 406/37, Brenda Niall

WOODWARD, Bob, Fear: Trump in the White House, Simon & Schuster, 406/10, Varun Ghosh

WOOLLETT, Laura Elizabeth, Beautiful Revolutionary, Scribe, 405/43, Anna MacDonald

WRIGHT, Alexis, Tracker: Stories of Tracker Tilmouth, Giramondo, 398/8, Michael Winkler

WRIGHT, Clare, You Daughters of Freedom: The Australians who won the vote and inspired the world, Text Publishing, 406/16, Maggie MacKellar

WRIGHT, Fiona, Domestic Interior, Giramondo, 401/40, Joan Fleming

WRIGHT, Fiona, The World was Whole, Giramondo, 405/14, Francesca Sasnaitis

ZIELONKA, Wellings, Counter-revolution: Liberal Europe in retreat, Oxford University Press, 405/15, Ben Wellings

ZIZEK, Slavoj, Frank Ruda, and Agon Hamza, Reading Marx, Polity Press, 404/42, Ali Alizadeh

ZUSAK, Markus, Bridge of Clay, Picador, 405/42, Nicole Abadee

2018 Features Index

ABR Arts

ABR Arts reviews can be read here

Arts commentary

GRANT, Sally, ‘The Brodie Set: Muriel Spark’s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie’, 402/38

GUNAWARDANA, Dilan, ‘On Black Panther’, 402/43

McNAMARA, James, ‘The Drama of it: Television Comedy’s New Aesthetic’, 402/34

TREAGER, Peter, ‘Strange Times for Artistic Practice’, 404/50


CASEY, Maryrose, Dark Emu (Bangarra Dance Theatre), 405/66

CHRISTOFIS, Lee, Giselle (Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company), online only

CHRISTOFIS, Lee, La Bayadère (Queensland Ballet), online only

CHRISTOFIS, Lee, Le Dernier Appel (Marrugeku Dance Theatre), online only

CHRISTOFIS, Lee, Milky Way – Ballet at the Quarry (West Australian Ballet), online only

CHRISTOFIS, Lee, Murphy (The Australian Ballet), online only

CHRISTOFIS, Lee, Spartacus (The Australian Ballet), 406/67

CHRISTOFIS, Lee, The Piano: The Ballet (Royal New Zealand Ballet), online only

CHRISTOFIS, Lee, Xenos (Adelaide Festival), online only 


ALTMAN, Dennis, Boy Erased (Universal Pictures), 407/70

COWLEY, Des, Cold War (Palace Films), online only

CRAWFORD, Anwen, BlacKkKlansman (Universal Pictures), 404/51

CRAWFORD, Anwen, BPM (Beats Per Minute) (Madman Entertainment), online only

CRAWFORD, Anwen, Disobedience (Roadshow Films), online only

CRAWFORD, Anwen, Lady Bird (Universal Pictures and A24), 399/63

CRAWFORD, Anwen, Lean on Pete (Transmission Films), online only

CRAWFORD, Anwen, Loveless (Palace Films), 402/61

CRAWFORD, Anwen, The Death of Stalin (Madman Entertainment), 401/60

CRAWFORD, Anwen, You Were Never Really Here (Umbrella Entertainment), 405/65

GRANT, Sally, McQueen (Bleecker Street), online only

GUNAWARDANA, Dilan, The Disaster Artist, (Roadshow Films), 398/64

HARRIS, Lauren Carroll, Brothers’ Nest (Label Distribution), online only

HARRIS, Lauren Carroll, The Second, online only

KAGAN, Dion, Happy Hour (Transmission Films), online only

LAVI, Tali, Foxtrot (Sharmill Films), 403/72

McFARLANE, Brian, Breath (Roadshow Films), 402/60

McFARLANE, Brian, Darkest Hour (Universal Pictures), online only

McFARLANE, Brian, Peterloo (British Film Festival), online only

NETTE, Andrew, Suspiria (Transmission Films), online only

SASNAITIS, Francesca, The Insult (Palace Films), online only

SMITH, Barnaby, Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (Transmission Films), online only

SMITH, Barnaby, Gaugin: Voyage de Tahiti (Studio Canal), online only

SMITH, Barnaby, Human Flow (Roadshow Entertainment), 400/68

SMITH, Barnaby, Mary Shelley, online only

SMITH, Barnaby, The Wife (Icon Film Distribution), 404/59

SMITH, Barnaby, Wildlife (Roadshow Films), online only

WILSON, Jake, The Bookshop (Transmission Films), online only

WINDSOR, Harry, A Fantastic Woman (Sony Pictures), 400/69

WINDSOR, Harry, Sweet Country (Transmission Films), 399/62

WINDSOR, Harry, The Post (Entertainment One), online only


APPLEBY, Rosalind, Jordi Savall, Hesperion XXI, and Tembembe Ensamble Continuo (Perth Festival), online only

COWLES, Des, 2018 Melbourne International Jazz Festival, online only

COWLEY, Des, Kites of Tianjin (fortyfivedownstairs), online only

COWLEY, Des, The Calling (fortyfivedownstairs), online only

COWLEY, Des, Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues, online only

FITZPATRICK, Sheila, Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, online only

FRASER, Morag, L’Enfance du Christ (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra), online only

FRASER, Morag, The Dream of Gerontius (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra), online only

ROSE, Peter, Die Walküre, Act One (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra), online only

ROSE, Peter, Tristan und Isolde (West Australian Symphony Orchestra), online only              

SZABÓ, Zoltan, Anne-Sophie Mutter in concert with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, online only

SZABÓ, Zoltan, 'Beethoven’s Nine, Ode to Joy' (Sydney Symphony Orchestra), online only

SZABÓ, Zoltan, Brahms Revelation (Sydney Symphony Orchestra), online only

SZABÓ, Zoltan, Daniel Barenboim conducting Staatskapelle Berlin (Sydney Opera House), online only

SZABÓ, Zoltan, David Robertson and Emanuel Ax’s Mozart concert series (Sydney Symphony Orchestra), online only

SZABÓ, Zoltan, Dramatic Mozart, Seductive Mozart, and Magnificent Mozart (Sydney Symphony Orchestra), 399/70

SZABÓ, Zoltan, Mahler Six (Sydney Symphony Orchestra), 404/62

SZABÓ, Zoltan, Mahler’s Sixth Symphony (Sydney Symphony Orchestra), online only


CARMODY, John, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Bayreuth Festival), online only

DICKSON, Ian, Athalia (Pinchgut Opera), online only

HALLIWELL, Michael, Artaserse (Pinchgut Opera), online only

HALLIWELL, Michael, Don Quichotte (Opera Australia), 401/61

HALLIWELL, Michael, La Traviata (Opera Australia), online only

HALLIWELL, Michael, Metamorphosis (Opera Australia), online only

HALLIWELL, Michael, Parsifal and The Flying Dutchman (Bavarian State Opera), online only

KERTESZ, Elizabeth, Otello (Melbourne Opera), online only

ROSE, Peter, Cendrillon and Lucia di Lammermoor and Tosca (Metropolitan Opera), online only

ROSE, Peter, Così fan tutte (Metropolitan Opera), online only

ROSE, Peter, Lucia di Lammermoor and Aida (Opera Australia), online only

SHMITH, Michael, Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Opera Australia), 407/73

SHMITH, Michael, Stuart Skelton (Melbourne Recital Centre), online only

SHMITH, Michael, William Tell (Victorian Opera), 403/74

SZABÓ, Zoltan, Riccardo Muti conducts the Australian World Orchestra, online only

SZABÓ, Zoltan, The Nose (Opera Australia), online only

TREGEAR, Peter, Evita (Opera Australia), 405/71

WILLS, Gillian, Peter Grimes (Brisbane Festival), online only

ZWARTZ, Barney, Der Rosenkavalier (Melbourne Opera), online only

ZWARTZ, Barney, Tristan and Isolde (Melbourne Opera), online only


BETROS, Gemma, Au revoir la-haut (See You Up There), 401/56

BOON, Maxim, Bottomless (fortyfivedownstairs), online only

BROOKER, Ben, A Doll's House, Part 2 (Melbourne Theatre Company), online only

BROOKER, Ben, After Dinner (State Theatre Company of South Australia), 401/63

BROOKER, Ben, Assassins (Black Swan State Theatre Company), online only

BROOKER, Ben, Brothers Wreck (written and directed by Jada Alberts), 403/73

BROOKER, Ben, Creditors (State Theatre Company), online only

BROOKER, Ben, Gloria (Melbourne Theatre Company), online only

BROOKER, Ben, Kings of War (Adelaide Festival), online only

BROOKER, Ben, Sense and Sensibility (State Theatre Company of South Australia), online only

BROOKER, Ben, That Eye, The Sky (State Theatre Company), online only

BROOKER, Ben, Thyestes (The Hayloft Project), 400/73

BYRNE, Tim, Scaramouche Jones (Wander Productions), 404/56

BYRNE, Tim, Strangers in Between (fortyfivedownstairs), online only

BYRNE, Tim, Twelfth Night (Melbourne Theatre Company), 407/71

BYRNE, Tim, Watt (performed at the Playhouse, Arts Centre), 406/56

CARMODY, John, Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Richard Wagner Festival Theatre), 404/55

CRAVEN, Peter, Julius Caesar (Bell Shakespeare Company), 404/58

DAVIDSON, Jim, Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Mask, 403/75

DICKSON, Ian, A Cheery Soul (written by Patrick White and directed by Kip Williams), 406/68

DICKSON, Ian, Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Sydney Theatre Company), online only

DICKSON, Ian, An Enemy of the People (Belvoir St Theatre), online only

DICKSON, Ian, Degenerate Art (Red Line Productions), online only

DICKSON, Ian, Still Point Turning: The Catherine McGregor Story (Sydney Theatre Company), 402/63

DICKSON, Ian, The Children (Sydney Theatre Company/Melbourne Theatre Company), 401/57

DICKSON, Ian, The Dance of Death (Belvoir St Theatre), online only

DICKSON, Ian, The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui (Sydney Theatre Company), online only

DICKSON, Ian, Top Girls (Sydney Theatre Company), 399/71

FUHRMANN, Andrew, Waiting for Godot (Wits’End), 398/60

FUHRMANN, Andrew, Wild (Melbourne Theatre Company), online only

GRUBER, Fiona, Bliss (Malthouse Theatre), 402/65

GRUBER, Fiona, Fury (Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre), online only

GUNAWARDANA, Dilan, On Body and Soul (Daricheh Cinema), online only

HAINING, Maggie, Hedda (Bille Brown Theatre), 407/69

HAINING, Maggie, Nearer the Gods (Queensland Theatre Company), online only

HALLIWELL, Michael, Dry River Run (Queensland Conservatorium), online only

HALLIWELL, Michael, Hamlet (Adelaide Festival), 400/72

HARTNELL, Laura, The Harp in the South (Sydney Theatre Company), 405/62

LAVI, Tali, Hir (Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre), 399/67

LAVI, Tali, The Antipodes (Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre), online only

LEVER, Susan, Antony and Cleopatra (Bell Shakespeare), 400/75

LEVER, Susan, I'm Not Running (National Theatre), online only

LEVER, Susan, Muriel’s Wedding: The Musical (Sydney Theatre Company/Global Creatures), 398/63

LEY, James, Krapp's Last Tape (fortyfivedownstairs), online only

MORLEY, Michael, Memorial and human requiem (Adelaide Festival), online only

RICKARD, John, The Dressmaker: A Musical Adaptation (Monash University), online only

ROSE, Peter, Three Tall Women (John Golden Theatre, New York), 402/63

SIMMONDS, Fiona, Saint Joan (Sydney Theatre Company), online only

SPITZKOWSKY, Fiona, Prize Fighter (La Boite Theatre Company), online only

SZABÓ, Zoltan, Scenes from a Marriage (Sydney Opera House), online only

WILSON, Jake, The Bookshop (Transmission Films), 402/66

YEOMAN, Will, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll (Black Swan State Theatre Company), 402/67

Visual Arts

CLARK, Jane, Colony: Australia 1770–1861 / Frontier Wars (National Gallery of Victoria), online only

ENNIS, Helen, Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium (Art Gallery of New South Wales), 398/61

FRASER, Morag, Masters of Modern Art from the Hermitage (Art Gallery of New South Wales), 406/58

FRASER, Morag, The Lady and the Unicorn (Art Gallery of New South Wales), 400/71

GLISIC, Iva, A Window on Italy – The Corsini Collection: Masterpieces from Florence (Art Gallery of Western Australia), online only

GRANT, Sally, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination (The Metropolitan Museum of Art), online only

GRANT, Sally, Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia (Phillips Collection, Washington, DC), 405/64

GRUBER, Fiona, Patricia Piccinini and Joy Hester, Through Love (TarraWarra Museum of Art), online only

GUNN, Grazia, The Field Revisited and Robert Hunter (NGV Australia), online only

HAMMERSCHLAG, Keren Rosa, John Russell: Australia’s French Impressionist (Art Gallery of New South Wales), 404/54

HAMMERSCHLAG, Keren Rosa, Love and Desire: Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate (National Gallery of Australia), online only

KNEZIC, Sophie, Del Kathryn Barton: The Highway is a Disco, Louise Paramor: Palace of the Republic, Our Knowing and Not Knowing: Helen Maudsley, and Gareth Sansom: Transformer (all at National Gallery Victoria), 398/62

KNEZIC, Sophie, Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds (National Gallery of Victoria), online only

KNEZIC, Sophie, Hilarie Mais (TarraWarra Museum of Art), online only

KNEZIC, Sophie, TarraWarra Biennial 2018: From Will to Form (TarraWarra Museum of Art), online only

KNEZIC, Sophie, The Hilarie Mais exhibition (TarraWarra Museum of Art), 400/74

McCAUGHEY, Patrick, Andy Warhol — From A to B and Back Again (Whitney Museum of American Art), online only

NETTE, Andrew, Wonderland (ACMI), online only

OCHOA, Gabriel Garcia, Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985 (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), online only

STIEVEN-TAYLOR, Alison, David Goldblatt: Photographs 1948–2018 (Museum of Contemporary Art), online only


CHAPLIN, Felicity, ‘Witch-hunt or a great awakening?: Tensions Surround the #MeToo Movement’, 402/28

DAMOUSI, Joy, ‘Protecting the National Interest: A Covert Attack on Independent Scholarly Research’, 407/19

DAVIS, Glyn, ‘The PM Years by Kevin Rudd’, online only

GOLDSMITH, Andrea, ‘Odysseus and Me’, 400/58

MACDONALD, Ranald, ‘The Voice of Australia: Defending the Principle of an Independent and Well-Funded ABC’, 403/9

RICKARDS, Lauren, ‘Aluminium Dreams’, 405/29


COLLINS, Paul, ‘God and Caesar in Australia: The close nexus between government and Catholicism’, ABR RAFT Fellowship essay 399/40

SILCOX, Beejay, ‘Defying the moment’, ABR Fortieth Birthday Fellowship essay, 399/14

SILCOX, Beejay, ‘The Art of Pain: Writing in the Age of Trauma’, ABR Fortieth Birthday Fellowship essay, 406/29

SILCOX, Beejay,‘We Are All MFAs Now: The Rise and Rise of American Creative Writing Degrees’, ABR Fortieth Birthday Fellowship essay, 403/17


FINN, S.J., ‘Joan Mercer’s Fertile Head’, online only

RICHARDS, Allee, ‘What This Is’, online only

RIWOE, Mirandi, ‘Hardflip’, online only

TASKER, Michael Caleb, ‘Clear Midnight’, online only

WILSON, Chloe, ‘Break Character’, online only


GOLDSMITH, Andrea, ‘An Imagination on High Alert: Dorothy Porter (1954–2008)’, 407/50


Calibre Essay Prize

GRAINGER-BROWN, Lucas, ‘We Three Hundred’, 400/45

TRANTER, Kirsten, ‘Once Again: Outside in the House of Art’, 401/29

Peter Porter Poetry Prize

CHONG, Eileen, ‘Compass’, 399/31

HEALY, Katherine, ‘Decoding Paul Klee’s Mit Grunen Strumpfen (With Green Stockings) 1939’, 399/33

HOLT, L.K., ‘The Abstract Blue Background’, 399/32

SLAUGHTER, Tracey, ‘breather’, 399/33

WONG, Nicholas, ‘101, Taipei’, 399/30

ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

AMAN, Claire, ‘Vasco’, 403/24

APHRODITE, Sharmini, ‘Between the Mountain and the Sea’, 403/35

LUCAS, Madelaine, ‘Ruins’, 403/44 


Publisher of the Month

CALLIL, Carmen, 403/70

FEIK, Chris, 405/60

HOLLIER, Nathan, 400/66

MORRISON, Rod, 399/72

Open Page

ETTLER, Justine, 401/64

HAIGH, Gideon, 406/54


MASTERS, Chris, 398/68

O’NEILL, Ryan, 404/48  

SENTILLES, Sarah, 400/76

SUMMERS, Anne, 407/66

TREMAIN, Rose, 403/76

Poet of the Month

BROPHY, Kevin, 407/54

BROWN, Pam, 401/54

MEAD, Philip, 402/58

WEARNE, Alan, online only

Critic of the Month

NIALL, Brenda, 402/68



ALBISTON, Jordie, ‘break’, 403/56

ALLISON, Davina, ‘Wittgenstein, 1951, Peppered Moth’, 405/16

BEVERIDGE, Judith, ‘The Boathouse’, 400/64

BISHOP, Judith, ‘Recital’, 406/50

ECKERMANN, Ali Cobby, ‘The Cave of Bliss’, 404/15

ELVEY, Anne, ‘Natality’, 401/19

FARRELL, Michael, ‘Syllabic Patterning’, 403/29

GORTON, Lisa, ‘Landscape with Magic Lantern Slides’, 405/41

HIRSHFIELD, Jane, ‘Interruption: An Assay’, 402/17

HOFMANN, Michael, ‘Cyndi Lauper’, 407/53

HOSE, Duncan, ‘Dalgety Dalgety’, 404/21

KINSELLA, John, ‘Inverting Holderlin’s “Geh unter, schone Sonne”’, 400/29

KLEINZAHLER, August, ‘“Coming On The Hudson”: Weehawken’, 406/42

LAWRENCE, Anthony, ‘The Measurement Institute’, 407/40

MANNING, Julie, ‘Four Rooms’, 401/41

PATTERSON, Ian, ‘The Field’, 401/53

PORTER, Dorothy, ‘Faith’, 407/51

RYAN, Gig, ‘Spring Idylls’, 400/41

SCOTT, John A., Herr Doktor Tulp’s Interrogation (1942), 398/45

States of Poetry

NB the poems listed below are a selection from the States of Poetry anthologies which appeared in print. The complete anthologies can be found and read online here.

BURTON, Pascalle, ‘stones sequence sucked’, 398/49

FERNEY, Liam, ‘Main Street Social’, 398/48

FROST, Zenobia, ‘before / now’, 398/49

JACOBSON, Anna, ‘Discovery’, 398/49

PLUNKETT, Felicity, ‘Poetry in Queensland’, 398/47

STAVANGER, David, ‘Stock Market’, 398/48

WATSON, Samuel Wagan, ‘When we dreamt like Kerouac, 398/48


Arts Highlights of the Year

ALLISON, John, 406/59

BOWER, Humphrey, 406/59

BROOKER, Ben, 406/59

BYRNE, Tim, 406/59

CHRISTOFIS, Lee, 406/59

COSLOVICH, Gabriella, 406/59

CRAVEN, Peter, 406/59

CRAWFORD, Anwen, 406/59

DICKSON, Ian, 406/59

GRUBER, Fiona, 406/59

HALLIWELL, Michael, 406/59

KILDEA, Paul, 406/59

KNEZIC, Sophie, 406/59

LAVI, Tali, 406/59

LEVER, Susan, 406/59

McCAUGHEY, Patrick, 406/59

McFARLANE, Brian, 406/59

MORLEY, Michael, 406/59

RADFORD, Ron, 406/59

ROSE, Peter, 406/59

SCHOFIELD, Lee, 406/59

SHMITH, Michael, 406/59

SIMMONDS, Diana, 406/59

SZABO, Zoltan, 406/59

TREGEAR, Peter, 406/59

WILLIAMS, Kim, 406/59

WILLS, Gillian, 406/59

YEOMAN, Will, 406/59

ZWARTZ, Barney, 406/59

Books of the Year

ALTMAN, Dennis, 407/29

BEVERIDGE, Judith, 407/29

BISHOP, Judith, 407/29

BONGIORNO, Frank, 407/29

CORBOULD, Clare, 407/29

DAVIS, Glyn, 407/29

DAY, Gregory, 407/29

DE KRETSER, Michelle, 407/29

EDELE, Mark, 407/29

EDWARDS, Astrid, 407/29

FITZPATRICK, Sheila, 407/29

FRASER, Morag, 407/29

FREEMAN-GREENE, Suzy, 407/29

GILES, Paul, 407/29

GOLDSMITH, Andrea, 407/29

GOLDSWORTHY, Kerryn, 407/29

GORTON, Lisa, 407/29

GRIFFITHS, Tom, 407/29

HAIGH, Gideon, 407/29

HAWKE, John, 407/29

KINSELLA, John, 407/29

LAKE, Marilyn, 407/29

LEY, James, 407/29

LYNCH, Anthony, 407/29

McCOOEY, David, 407/29

NIALL, Brenda, 407/29

PAGE, Geoff, 407/29

PLUNKETT, Felicity, 407/29

SHERIDAN, Susan, 407/29

SILCOX, Beejay, 407/29

WALKER, Brenda, 407/29

WILLIAMSON, Geordie, 407/29

WRIGHT, Fiona, 407/29

WYNDHAM, Susan, 407/29

Publisher Picks

BIN SALLEH, Rachel, 398/31

CHRISTER, Nikki, 398/31

CURNOW, Meredith, 398/31

DUFFY, Madonna, 398/31

HEYWARD, Michael, 398/31

IMLAH, Matilda, 398/31

McGUINNESS, Phillipa, 398/31

MORRISON, Rod, 398/31

RICHTER, Georgia, 398/31

SCOTT, Barry, 398/31

Favourite Films

ADDISON, Alice, 402/47

CHAPLIN, Felicity, 402/47

CRAWFORD, Anwen, 402/47

DEACON, Desley, 402/47

DU FRESNE, Kylie, 402/47

HARRISS, Lauren Carroll, 402/47

HAWKER, Philippa, 402/47

JONES, Gail, 402/47

KAGAN, Dion, 402/47

McFARLANE, Brian, 402/47

McNAMARA, James, 402/47

PEARCE, Craig, 402/47

PRESCOTT, Nick, 402/47

ROMEI, Stephen, 402/47

ROSE, Peter, 402/47

SHERMAN, Emile, 402/47

WILSON, Jake, 402/47

ARC Grant Controversy

BRETT, Andre, 407/20

DONALDSON, Ian, 407/20

EDELE, Mark, 407/20

FEATHERSTONE, Lisa, 407/20

FULLAGAR, Kate, 407/20

GARDNER, Margaret, 407/20

GARTON, Stephen, 407/20

GRIFFITHS, Tom, 407/20

HARRIS, Margaret, 407/20

KEVIN, Catherine, 407/20

MEAD, Philip, 407/20

PHIDDIAN, Robert, 407/20

SCHMIDT, Brian, 407/20

Index for 2017: Nos 388–397 & online features

21 February 2018 Written by Amy Baillieu
Published in Indexes

ABR Index 2017

NB: this index includes material published in the print magazine and online in 2017.


2017 Book Review Index

Subscribers can read these reviews online here.


AARONS, Mark and John Grenville, The Show: Another side of Santmaria’s Movement, Scribe, 394/17, Lyndon Megarrity

ABBOTT, Sally, Closing Down, Hachette, 392/39, Piri Eddy

ADAMSON, Robert, Flute of Milk, UWA Publishing, 391/40, Geoff Page

AGIER, Michel, translated by David Fernbach, Borderlands: Towards an anthropology of the cosmopolitan condition, Polity, 388/10, Klaus Neumann

ALEXIEVICH, Svetlana, translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, The Unwomanly Face of War, Penguin Classics, 396/60, Miriam Cosic

ALIZADEH, Ali, The Last Days of Jeanne D’Arc, Giramondo, 395/21, Shannon Burns

ANDERSON, Jaynie, Christopher R. Marshall, and Andrew Yip (eds), The Legacies of Bernard Smith: Essays on Australian art, history and cultural politics, Power Publications, 391/53, Andrew Fuhrmann

ANGEL, Libby, The Trapeze Act, Text Publishing, 390/34, Anna MacDonald

APTER, Jeff, A Pure Drop: The life and legacy of Jeff Buckley, Echo, 392/68, David Latham

ARMSTRONG, Judith, Dymphna, Australian Scholarly Publishing, 389/16, Brian Matthews

ASHLEY, Melissa, The Birdman’s Wife, Affirm Press, 388/63, Anna MacDonald

ATTWOOD, Bain, The Good Country: The Djadja Wurrung, the settlers and the Protectors, Monash University Publishing, 397/43, Amanda Nettelbeck

AUSTER, Paul, 4321, Faber & Faber, 390/29, Beejay Silcox

AUSTIN, Cassandra, All Fall Down, Hamish Hamilton, 391/49, Benjamin Chandler

BAIRD, Julia, Victoria: The woman who made the modern world, HarperCollins, 389/18, Margaret Harris

BARKAN, Leonard, Berlin for Jews: A twenty-first century companion, University of Chicago Press, 389/57, Andrea Goldsmith

BARNES, John, La Trobe: Traveller, writer, governor, Halstead Press, online only, John Arnold

BATUMAN, Elif, The Idiot, Jonathan Cape, 391/31, Beejay Silcox

BAUM, Caroline, Only: A singular memoir, Allen & Unwin, 389/36, Gillian Dooley

BAXTER, Carol, The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller: An Australian’s true story of adventure, romance, danger and murder, Allen & Unwin, 391/47, Simon Caterson

BECK, Deborah, Rayner Hoff: The life of a sculptor, NewSouth, 396/46, Christopher Menz

BELLOS, David, The Novel of the Century: The extraordinary adventure of Les Miserables, Particular Books, 391/29, Paul Kildea

BICKERS, Robert, Out of China: How the Chinese ended the era of Western domination, Allen Lane, online only, Andres Rodriguez

BIRCH, Tony, Common People, UQP, 394/14, Fiona Wright

BLACK, Maggie, Up Came a Squatter: Niel Black of Glenormiston, NewSouth, 388/16, John Arnold

BOSWORTH, R.J.B., Claretta: Mussolini’s Last Lover, Yale University Press, 392/53, Diana Glenn

BOYCE, James, Losing Streak: How Tasmania was gamed by the gambling industry, Redback, 391/20, Michael Winkler

BOYLE, Peter, Ghostspeaking, Vagabond, 388/31, Kevin Brophy

BRADLEY, James, The Change Delivery: The silent invasion, Pan Australia, 390/34, Benjamin Chandler

BRAMSTON, Troy, Paul Keating: The big-picture leader, Scribe, 389/8, James Walter

BRANDI, Mark, Wimmera, Hachette, 395/32, Jay Daniel Thompson

BRENNAN, Bernadette, A Writing Life: Helen Garner and her work, Text Publishing, 391/13, Jan McGuinness

BRETT, Judith, The Enigmatic Mr Deakin, Text Publishing, 394/8, John Rickard

BRODIE, Nick, The Vandemonian War: The secret history of Britain’s Tasmanian invasion, Hardie Grant Books, 394/32, Billy Griffiths

BROINOWSKI, Anna, Please Explain: The rise, fall and rise again of Pauline Hanson, Viking, 397/11, Shaun Crowe

BROOKS, Peter, Flaubert in the ruins of Paris: The story of a friendship, a novel and a terrible year, Basic Books, 397/42, Gemma Betros

BUCKRICH, Judith, The Political Is Personal: A 20th century memoir, Lauranton Books, 390/46, Suzy Freeman-Greene

BURNSIDE, Julian, Watching Out: Reflections on Justice and Injustice, Scribe, 396/61, John Eldridge

BURT, Stephen, The Poem Is You: 60 contemporary American poems and how to read them, Harvard University Press, 391/41, Benjamin Madden

CAHILL, Michelle, The Herring Lass, Arc Publications, 392/43, Rose Lucas

CAPP, Fiona, To Know My Crime, HarperCollins, 389/52, Gretchen Shirm

CAREY, Peter, A Long Way from Home, Hamish Hamilton, 396/26, Paul Giles

CARROLL, Steven, A New England Affair, Fourth Estate, 394/16, Patrick Allington

CASTAGNA, Felicity, No More Boats, Giramondo, 392/36, Donata Carrazza

CASTRO, Brian, Blindness and Rage: A phantasmagoria: A novel in thirty-four cantos, Giramondo, 394/40, Patrick Holland

CAUSER, Tim (ed.), Memorandoms by James Martin: An astonishing escape from early New South Wales, UCL Press, online only, James Dunk

CHAIT, Jonathan, Audacity: How Barack Obama defied his critics and created a legacy that will prevail, Custom House, 392/12, Varun Ghosh

CHENG, Melanie, Australia Day, Text Publishing, 394/40, Johanna Leggatt

CLARKSON, Rebekah, Barking Dogs, Affirm Press, 389/52, Tali Lavi

CLEARY, Paul, Trillion Dollar Baby: How Norway beat the oil giants and won a lasting fortune, Black Inc., 388/54, Adrian Walsh

COETZEE, J.M., Late Essays 2006–2017, Knopf, 394/11, Sue Kossew

COLE, Teju, Blind Spot, Faber & Faber, 396/58, Louis Klee

COLE-ADAMS, Kate, Anaesthesia: The gift of oblivion and the mystery of consciousness, Text Publishing, 393/43 Ceridwen Spark

COLEMAN, Claire G., Terra Nullius, Hachette, 397/60, Catherine Noske

COLLIE, Craig, Code Breakers: Inside the shadow world of signals intelligence in Australia’s two Bletchley Parks, Allen & Unwin, 392/55, Simon Caterson

COLLINI, Stefan, Speaking of Universities, Verso Books, 395/50, Robert Phiddian

COLLIS, Paul, Dancing Home, University of Queensland Press, 397/43, Jay Daniel Thompson

COLVIN, Mark, Light and Shadow: Memoirs of a spy’s son, Melbourne University Press, 389/29, Morag Fraser

CONRADI, Peter, Who Lost Russia? How the world entered a new cold war, OneWorld, 393/51, Iva Glisic

COSLOVICH, Gabriella, Whiteley on Trial, Melbourne University Press, 396/34, Johanna Leggatt

CRANE, Ralph, Jane Stafford, and Mark Williams, The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 9: The world novel in English to 1950, OUP, 390/12, Paul Giles

CRIBB, Robert, Helen Gilbert and Helen Tiffen, Wild Man from Borneo: A cultural history of the orangutan, University of Hawai’i Press, 392/40, Danielle Clode

CRONE, J.H., Our Lady of the Fence Post, UWA Publishing, 388/59, Peter Kenneally

DALRYMPLE, Williams and Anita Anand, Koh-I-Noor: The history of the world’s most infamous diamond, Bloomsbury, 396/62, Claudia Hyles

DAPIN, Mark, Jewish Anzacs: Jews in the Australian Military, New South, 394/49, Elisabeth Holdsworth

DAVIDSON, Jim, A Führer for a Father: The domestic face of colonialism, NewSouth, 394/34, Brian Matthews

DAWE, Bruce, Border Security, UWA Publishing, 388/59, Peter Kenneally

DE KRETSER, Michelle, The Life to Come, Allen & Unwin, 394/18, Beejay Silcox

DE SAINT PHALLE, Catherine, Poum and Alexandre: A Paris memoir, Transit Lounge, 388/59, Kate Ryan

DESSAIX, Robert, The Pleasures of Leisure, Knopf, 391/26, David McCooey

DIONNE Jr, E.J. and Joy-Ann Reid (eds), We Are The Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama, Bloomsbury, 392/12, Varun Ghosh

DOLIN, Tim, Joanne Jones and Patricia Dowsett (eds), Required Reading: Literature in Australian schools since 1945, Monash University Publishing, 395/62, Ilana Snyder

DONNELLY, Catherine (ed.), The Oxford Companion to Cheese, Oxford University Press, 389/36, Christopher Menz

DOWER, John W., The Violent American Century: War and terror since World War II, Haymarket Books, 393/52, Alison Broinowski

DOWN, Jennifer, Pulse Points, Text Publishing, 392/13, Susan Midalia

DOWSE, Sara, As The Lonely Fly, For Pity Sake Publishers, 392/38, Tali Lavi

DU PREEZ, Michael and Jeremy Dronfield, Dr James Barry: A woman ahead of her time, 388/49, Oneworld Publications, James Dunk

EDESON, Robert, Bad to Worse, Fremantle Press, 397/62, Barry Reynolds

EDGAR, Patricia and Don Edgar, Peak: Reinventing middle age, Text Publishing, 390/20, Paul Morgan

EDGAR, Stephen, Transparencies, Black Pepper, 393/42, Geoff Page

EMMOTT, Bill, The Fate of the West: The battle to save the world’s most successful political idea, The Economist Books, 396/15, Mark Chou

ERRINGTON, Wayne and Peter van Onselen, The Turnbull Gamble, Melbourne University Press, 388/18, Lucas Grainger-Brown

EVANS, Gareth, Incorrigible Optimist: A political memoir, Melbourne University Press, 396/13, James Walter

FAHEY, Diane, A House By The River, Puncher & Wattmann, 392/45, Gig Ryan

FALUDI, Susan, In the Darkroom, William Collins, 388/11, Suzy Freeman-Greene

FARMER, Beverley, This Water: Five tales, Giramondo, 392/20, Anna MacDonald

FARR, Tracy, The Hope Fault, Fremantle Press, 394/53, Sonia Nair

FERGUSON, Robert, Scandinavians: In search of the soul of the North, Overlook Press, online only, Kári Gíslason

FINDER, Henry (ed.), The New Yorker Book of the 60s: Story of a decade, William Heinemann, 389/21, Diana Bagnall

FINDLAY, Daniel, Year of the Orphan, Bantam, 391/18, Andrew Nette

FISCHER, Luke, A Personal History of Vision, UWA Publishing, 391/39, Geoff Page

FITZGERALD, Michael, The Pacific Room, Transit Lounge, 397/41, Gillian Dooley

FLANAGAN, Richard, First Person, Knopf, 396/27, James Ley

FLANNERY, Tim, Sunlight and Seaweed: An argument for how to feed, power, and clean up the world, Text Publishing, 395/26, Kate Griffiths

FORD, Richard, Between Them: remembering my parents, Bloomsbury, 392/25, Kevin Rabalais

FOX, Catherine, Stop Fixing Women: Why building fairer workplaces is everybody’s business, NewSouth, 394/20, Tali Lavi

FRANCIS, David, Wedding Bush Road, Brio Books, 389/35, Fiona Gruber

FRAZER, Brentley, Scoundrel Days: A memoir, University of Queensland Press , 389/36, Duncan Fardon

GEARTY, Conor, On Fantasy Island: Britain, Europe and human rights, OUP, 390/47, John Eldridge

GEERING, Ron (ed.), Christina Stead: A web of friendship, selected letters (1928-1973), Miegunyah Press, 391/38, Graeme Powell

GEMMELL, Nikki, After, Fourth Estate, 390/48, Gillian Dooley

GHOSH, Amitav, The Great Derangement: Climate change and the unthinkable, University of Chicago Press, 393/8, Tom Griffiths

GIORGI, Kyra, The Circle and the Equator, UWA Publishing, 393/24, David Latham

GOLDBLOOM, Goldie, Gwen, Fremantle Press, 389/33, Suzanne Falkiner

GONSALVES, Roanna, The Permanent Resident, UWA Publishing, 390/34, Sara Savage

GORMAN, Joe, The Death and Life of Australian Soccer, University of Queensland Press, 397/64, Ryan Cropp

GOTTLIEB, Anthony, The Dream of Enlightenment: The rise of modern philosophy, Allen Lane, 391/48, Tim Smartt

GRANT, Bruce, Subtle Moments: Scenes on a life’s journey, Monash University Publishing, 390/23, Alison Broinowski

GRAY, Jenny, Zoo Ethics: The challenges of compassionate conservation, CSIRO Publishing, 395/47, Matthew Chrulew

GRAYLING, A.C., The Age of Genius: The seventeenth century and the birth of the modern mind, Bloomsbury, 388/50, Kristian Camilleri

GREEN, Charles, and Anthony Gardner, Biennials, Triennials, and Documenta: The exhibitions that created contemporary art, Wiley-Blackwell, 392/69, Sophie Knezic

GREEN, Michael et al. (ed.), They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from detention, Allen & Unwin, 391/18, Madeline Gleeson

GREENFIELD, Susan, A Day in the Life of the Brain: The neuroscience of consciousness from dawn till dusk, Allen Lane, 390/26, Nick Haslam

GRENVILLE, Kate, The Case Against Fragrance, Text Publishing, 390/22, Diana Bagnall

GRESTE, Peter, The First Casualty, Viking, 397/23, Kevin Foster

GYNGELL, Allan, Fear of Abandonment: Australia in the world since 1942, La Trobe University Press/ Black Inc., 391/17, Frank Bongiorno

HAMILTON, Clive, Defiant Earth: The fate of humans in the Anthropocene, Allen & Unwin, 395/41, Lauren Rickards

HANINK, Johanna, The Classical Debt: Greek antiquity in an era of austerity, Belknap Press, online only, Peter Acton

HASKELL, David George, The Songs of Trees: Stories from nature’s great connectors, Black Inc., 395/31, Roger McDonald

HASKELL, Molly, Steven Spielberg: A life in films, Yale University Press, 391/58, Jake Wilson

HAWKE, Bob with Derek Rielly, Wednesdays with Bob, Macmillan, 397/14, Richard Walsh

HAY, Ashley, A Hundred Small Lessons, Allen & Unwin, 391/34, Tessa Lunney

HAYES, Bill, Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and me, Bloomsbury, 391/46, Suzy Freeman-Greene

HELM, Dieter, Burn Out: The end game for fossil fuels, Yale University Press, 395/46, Peter Christoff

HERRERA, Yuri, translated by Lisa Dillman, The Transmigration of Bodies and Signs Preceding the End of the World, Text Publishing, 388/30, Gabriel García Ochoa

HEYMAN, Kathryn, Storm and Grace, Allen & Unwin, 389/34, Anna MacDonald

HIGGINS, Claire, Asylum by boat: Origins of Australia’s refugee policy, UNSW Press, 396/18, Klaus Neumann

HOCKING, Jenny (ed.), Making modern Australia: The Whitlam government’s 21st century agenda, Monash University Publishing, 396/19, Stephen Mills

HOCKING, Jenny, The Dismissal Dossier: everything you were never meant to know about November 1975, Melbourne University Press, 397/13, Frank Bongiorno

HOLLAND-BATT, Sarah (ed.), The Best Australian Poems 2016, Black Inc., 389/44, John Hawke

HOLLAND-BATT, Sarah (ed.), The Best Australian Poems 2017, Black Inc., 397/58, Gregory Day

HORNE, Nick (ed.), Donald Horne: Selected writings, La Trobe University Press, 393/14, Ryan Cropp

HORNUNG, Eva, The Last Garden, Text Publishing, 392/22, Bernadette Brennan

HUGHES-D’AETH, Tony, Like Nothing On This Earth: A literary history of the wheatbelt, 392/38, Delys Bird

HUNT, Bruce, Australia’s Northern Shield?: Papua New Guinea and the defence of Australia since 1880, Monash University Publishing, ONLINE, Seumas Spark

HUNT, Bruce, Australia’s Northern Shield?: Papua New Guinea and the defence of Australia since 1880, Monash University Publishing, ONLINE, Seumas Spark

HUSTVEDT, Siri, A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on art, sex, and the mind, Sceptre, 388/55, Jennifer Levasseur

HYTNER, Nicholas, Balancing Acts: Behind the Scenes at the National Theatre, Jonathan Cape, 396/48, Brian McFarlane

INGS, Simon, Stalin and the Scientists: A history of triumph and tragedy 1905–1953, Faber & Faber, 390/35, Mark Edele

IRISH, Paul, Hidden in Plain View: The Aboriginal people of coastal Sydney, NewSouth, 393/13, Alan Atkinson

JAMES, Jamie, The Glamour of Strangeness: Artists and the lost age of the exotics, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 391/44, Paul Giles

JAMES, Karl, Double Diamonds: Australian commandos in the Pacific War 1941–45, NewSouth, 388/51, Kevin Foster

JANACZEWSKA, Noelle, The Book of Thistles, UWA Publishing, 397/39, Ceridwen Spark

JOHNSON, Judy, Dark Convicts: Ex-slaves on the First Fleet, UWA Publishing, 391/40, Geoff Page

JOHNSON, Miranda, The Land Is Our History: Indigeneity, law and the settler state, Oxford University Press, 391/42, Kevin Bell

JOHNSTON, Ian, The Souls of China: The return of religion after Mao, Allen Lane, 397/16, David Brophy

JONES, Rebecca, Slow Catastrophes: Living with drought in Australia, Monash University Publishing, 395/24, Deb Anderson

JONES, Reece, Violent Borders: Refugees and the right to move, Verso, 388/8, Klaus Neumann

JOOSTEN, Melanie, Gravity Well, Scribe, 392/37, Naama Grey-Smith

JOSEPH, Sue, Behind the Text: Candid conversations with Australian creative nonfiction writers, Hybrid Pulihsers, 390/48, Tali Lavi

JOY, Amanda, Snake Like Charms, UWA Publishing, 392/43, Rose Lucas

KAMINSKY, Leah, We’re All Going to Die, HarperCollins, 389/60, John Funder

KAY, Adam, This Is Going to Hurt: Secret diaries of a junior doctor, Picador, 397/40, James McNamara

KEFALA, Antigone, Fragments, Giramondo Poets, 392/45, Gig Ryan

KELADA, Odette, Drawing Sybylla, UWA Publishing, 397/61, Fiona Wright

KELLS, Stuart, The Library: A catalogue of wonders, Text Publishing, online only, Des Cowley

KEOGH, Paula, The Green Bell, Affirm Press, 389/52, Gig Ryan

KEVIN, Tony, Return to Moscow, UWA Publishing, 389/58, Nick Hordern

KIERNAN, Ben, Viet Nam: A history from earliest times to the present, OUP, 392/9, Robin Gerster

KIMBER, Gerri, Katherine Mansfield: The early years, Edinburgh University Press (NewSouth), 388/23, Ann-Marie Priest

KINSELLA, John and Tracy Ryan (eds), The Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry, Fremantle Press, 390/38, Geoff Page

KINSELLA, John, Graphology Poems 1995–2015, Five Islands Press, 389/47, David McCooey

KINSELLA, John, Old Growth, Transit Lounge, 390/30, Brenda Walker

KIRCHICK, James, The End of Europe: Dictators, demagogues, and the coming Dark Age, Yale University Press, 394/19, Colin Wight

KISHTAINY, Niall, A Little History of Economics, Yale University Press, 394/42, Geoffrey Blainey

KOHLER, Sheila, Once We Were Sisters, Allen & Unwin, 393/19, Tali Lavi

KULIKOWSKI, Michael, Imperial Triumph: The Roman world from Hadrian to Constantine, Profile Books, 390/36, Christopher Allen

KURMELOVS, Royce, Rogue Nation: Despatches from Australia’s populist uprisings and outsider politics, Hachette, 397/11, Shaun Crowe

LAGUNA, Sofie, The Choke, Allen & Unwin, 394/12, James Ley

LAKE, Peter, How Shakespeare Put Politics on the Stage: Power and succession in the history plays, Yale University Press, 396/36, Robert S. White

LAMB, Jonathan, Scurvy: The disease of discovery, Princeton University Press, 390/14, Alan Atkinson

LAMOND, Julieanne (ed.), Australian Literary Studies, Australian Literary Studies, 390/45, Gillian Dooley

LANGFORD, Martin et al. (eds), Contemporary Australian Poetry, Puncher & Wattmann, 389/43, John Hawke

LATOUR, Bruno, translated by Catherine Porter, Facing Gaia: Eight lectures on the new climatic regime, Polity, 396/15, Kathrin Bartha

LAW, Benjamin, Moral Panic 101: Equality, acceptance and the Safe Schools scandal (Quarterly Essay 67), Black Inc.,397/44, Dan Dixon

LE CARRÉ, John, A Legacy of Spies, Viking, 395/64, Simon Caterson

LEUCHTENBERG, William E., The American President: From Teddy Roosevelt to Bill Clinton, Oxford University Press, 394/46, Andrew Broertjes

LEVY, Ariel, The Rules Do Not Apply, Hachette, 396/32, Carol Middleton

LEWIS, Cassie, The Blue Decodes, Grand Parade Poets, 394/58, Joan Fleming

LONEY, Alan, Melbourne Journal: Notebooks: 1988–2003, UWA Publishing, 388/60, Peter Kenneally

LUCE, Edward, The retreat of Western Liberalism, Little, Brown, 396/15, Mark Chou

MACINTYRE, Stuart, Lenore Layman, and Jenny gregory, A Historian for All Seasons: Essays for Geoffrey Bolton, Monash University Publishing, 393/18, Wilfrid Prest

MACKLIN, Robert, Hamilton Hume: Our greatest explorer, Hachette, 390/48, Katy Gerner

MAIDEN, Jennifer, The Metronome, Giramondo, 391/24, Jill Jones

MALEY, William, What Is a Refugee?, Scribe, 388/8, Klaus Neumann

MANHIRE, Bill, Some Things to Place in a Coffin, Victoria University Press, 392/42, Paul Hetherington

MANNE, Robert, The Mind of the Islamic State, Redback, 392/52, Michael Winkler

MARR, David, The White Queen: One Nation and the politics of race (Quarterly Essay 65), Black Inc., 391/21, Lucas Grainger-Brown

MASSY, Charles, The Call of the Reed Warbler: A new agriculture – a new Earth, University of Queensland Press, 395/44, Tim Flannery

MATHEWS, Race, Of Labour and Liberty: Distributism in Victoria 1891–1966, Monash University Publishing, 392/50, John Rickard

MATTHEWS, Brian, Benaud: An appreciation, Text Publishing, 388/62, Varun Ghosh

MCCOOEY, David, Star Struck, UWA Publishing, 388/60, Peter Kenneally

MCCREDDEN, Lyn, The Fiction of Tim Winton: Earthed and sacred, Sydney University Press, 392/23, Tony Hughes-d’Aeth

MCDONALD, Neil, with Peter Brune, Valiant for Truth: The life of Chrster Wilmot, war correspondent, NewSouth, 390/27, Kevin Foster

McDONALD, Roger, A Sea-Chase, Vintage, 396/31, Brian Matthews

McGrath, Ann, Illicit Love: Interracial sex and marriage in the United States and Australia, University of Nebraska Press, 390/16, Mark McKenna

MCGUIRE, M.E., Cynthia Nolan: A biography, Melbourne Books, 388/25, Jill Burton

MCKENNA, Mark, From the Edge: Australia’s lost histories, Melbourne University Press, 388/14, Michael Winkler

MCKINNON, Catherine, Storyland, Fourth Estate, 391/32, Doug Wallen

McKNIGHT, Harriet, Rain Birds, Black Inc., 395/31, Gretchen Shirm

MCLENNAN, Cathy, Saltwater, University of Queensland Press, 388/61, Sue Bond

MCMILLAN, Andrew, Strict Rules: The iconic story of the tour that shaped Midnight Oil, Hachette, 391/54, Gareth Hipwell

MCNAB, Duncan, Getting Away With Murder, Vintage Books, 389/55, Robert Reynolds

MENKHORST, Peter et al., The Australian Bird Guide, CSIRO Publishing, 395/49, Richard Noske

MILLER, Alex, The Passage of Love, Allen & Unwin, 396/23, Geordie Williamson

MILLIGAN, Louise, Cardinal: The rise and fall of George Pell, Melbourne University Press, 395/16, Barney Zwartz

MODIANO, Patrick, translated by Euan Cameron, So You Don’t Get Lost in the Neighbourhood, Quercus, 394/37, Phoebe Weston-Evans

MONBIOT, George, How Did We Get Into This Mess? Politics, equality, nature, Vero, 393/21, David Schlosberg

MORRISON, Simon, Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian ballet from the rule of the tsars to today, Fourth Estate, 388/35, Lee Christofis

MULDOON, Paul, Selected Poems 1968–2014, Faber Poetry, 394/57, Anthony Lawrence

MURNANE, Gerald, Border Districts, Giramondo, 397/26, Beejay Silcox

MURRAY, Valerie, Flight From the Brothers Grimm: A European-Australian memoir, Books Unleashed, 389/54, Elisabeth Holdsworth

NEILL, Roger, Divas: Mathilde Marchesi and her pupils, NewSouth, 388/37, John Rickard

NGUYEN, Viet Thanh, The Refugees, Corsair, 390/32, Kerryn Goldsworthy

NIALL, Brenda, Can You Hear the Sea? My Grandmother’s Story, Text Publishing, 397/38, Susan Wyndham

NOWRA, Louis, Woolloomooloo: A biography, NewSouth, 391/27, Nicole Abadee

O’REILLY, Nathanael, New and Selected Poems of Anna Wickham, UWA Publishing, 390/39, Susan Sheridan

O’ROURKE, P.J., How the Hell did this Happen? The election of 2016, Allen & Unwin, 391/9, James McNamara

ORR, Stephen, Datsunland, Wakefield Press, 392/35, Catherine Noske

PATERSON, Eddie, Redactor, Whitmore Press, 394/58, Joan Fleming

PATRIC, A.S., Atlantic Black, Transit Lounge, 397/29, Kerryn Goldsworthy

PENNY, Laurie, Bitch Doctrine: Essays for dissenting adults, Bloomsbury, 396/22, Suzy Freeman-Greene

PERIČIĆ, Marija, The Lost Pages, Allen & Unwin, 393/38, Shannon Burns

PERLOFF, Marjorie, Edge of Irony: Modernism in the shadow of the Habsburg Empire, University of Chicago, 391/30, Shannon Burns

PERSIAN, Jayne, Beautiful Balts: From displaced persons to new Australians, NewSouth, online only, Francesca Sasnaitis

PETTIFOR, Ann, The Production of Money: How to break the power of bankers, Verso, 392/54, Adrian Walsh

PIERCE, Brett, Beyond the Vapour Trail: The beauty, horror and humour of life: An aid worker’s story, Transit Lounge, 391/42, Katy Gerner

POLITES, Peter, Down the Hume, Hachette, 391/49, Crusader Hillis

PRENDERGAST, Christopher, (ed.), A history of Modern French Literature: From the sixteenth century to the twentieth century, Princeton University Press, 394/55, Colin Nettelbeck

PRESCOTT, Shaun, The Town, The Lifted Brow, 394/36, Shannon Burns

PRESSER, Bram, The Book of Dirt, Text Publishing, 396/30, Anna MacDonald

PURI, Anisa, and Alistair Thomson, Australian Lives: An intimate history, Monash University Publishing, 393/16, Agnes Nieuwenhuizen

RABINOVICH, Itamar, Yitzhak Rabin: Soldier, leader, statesman, Yale University Press, 394/45, Danielle Celermajer

RABINYAN, Dorit, translated by Jessica Cohen, All The Rivers, Serpent’s Tail, online only, Ilana Snyder

RACHMAN, Gideon, Easternization: Asia’s rise and America’s decline: From Obama to Trump and beyond, Other Press, 397/47, David Fettling

RAWSON, Jane, From the Wreck, Transit Lounge , 390/31, Fiona Wright

REDFIELD JAMISON, Kay, Robert Lowell: Setting the river on fire: A study of genius, mania and character, Knopf, 394/52, Ian Dickson

RICE, Condoleezza, Democracy: Stories from the long road to freedom, Twelve, 393/22, Mark Chou

ROBERTSON, Eliza, Demi-Gods, Bloomsbury, 397/27, Felicity Plunkett

ROBERTSON, Peter, Radio Astronomers: John Bolton and a new window on the universe, NewSouth, 394/43, Robyn Williams

ROSE, Heather, The Museum of Modern Love, Allen & Unwin, 388/63, Duncan Fardon

ROY, Arundhati, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, Hamish Hamilton, 392/18, Kerryn Goldsworthy

RUBIN SULEIMAN, Susan, The Némirovsky Question: The life, death and legacy of a Jewish writer in 20th-century France, Yale University Press, 391/15, Colin Nettelbeck

SAFRAN, John, Depends What You Mean by Extremist: Going rogue with Australian deplorables, 392/26, Johanna Leggatt

SALA, Michael, The Restorer, Text Publishing, 390/33, Blanche Clarke

SANDERS, Jennifer (ed.), Collecting for the Nation: The Australiana fund, NewSouth, 397/71, John Thompson

SAUNDERS, George, Lincoln in the Bardo, Bloomsbury, 389/31, Beejay Silcox

SAYER, Mandy, Australian Gypsies: Their secret history, NewSouth, 397/46, Michael Winkler

SCHILLING, Heinz, translated by Rona Johnston, Martin Luther: Rebel in an age of upheaval, Oxford University Press, 396/10, Morag Fraser

SCHLINK, Bernhard, The Woman on the Stairs, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 389/30, Miriam Cosic

SCHMIDT, Sarah, See What I Have Done, Hachette, 391/49, Anna MacDonald

SCHULTZ, Julianne and Patrick Allington (eds), Griffith Review 55: State of hope, Griffith University/Text Publishing, 392/56, Robert Crocker

SCHWARZ, Alan, ADHD Nation: The disorder, the drugs, the inside story, Hachette, 388/46, Nick Haslam

SCOTT, Kim, Taboo, Picador, 393/35, Tony Hughes-d’Aeth

SCRUTON, Roger, The Ring of Truth, Allen Lane, 388/45, Tim Byrne

SEBBA, Anne, Les Parisiennes: How the women of Paris lived, loved and died in the 1940s, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 390/45, Colin Nettelbeck

SENTILLES, Sarah, Draw Your Weapons, Text Publishing, 393/11, Bernadette Brennan

SERONG, Jock, On the Java Ridge, Text Publishing, 393/36, Miriam Cosic

SHAMSIE, Kamila, Home Fire, Bloomsbury, 395/22, Nicole Abadee

SHIRM, Gretchen, Where the Light Falls, Allen & Unwin, 388/51, Josephine Taylor

SIGMAN, Mariano, The Secret Life of The Mind: How our brain thinks, feels and decides, Williams Collins, 394/44, Nick Haslam

SIMPSON, John, The Word Detective: A life in words, from serendipity to selfie, Little, Brown, 389/59, Bruce Moore

SISMAN, Adam (ed.), Dashing for the Post: The letters of Patrick Leigh Fermor, John Murray, online only, Ian Britain

SMITH, Ali, Autumn, Hamish Hamilton, 388/27, Shannon Burns

SMITH, Pip, Half Wild, Allen & Unwin, 397/40, Anna MacDonald

SPARGO-RYAN, Anna, The Gulf, Picador, 394/39, Josephine Taylor

SPARROW, Jeff, No Way But This: In search of Paul Robeson, Scribe, 390/55, Andrew Fuhrmann

SPOTTS, Frederic, Cursed Legacy: The tragic life of Klaus Mann, Yale University Press (Footprint), 388/43, Evelyn Juers

SPRINGSTEEN, Bruce, Born to Run, Simon & Schuster, 389/66, Varun Ghosh

STEDMAN JONES, Gareth, Karl Marx: Greatness and illusion, Allen Lane, 389/14, Sujatha Fernandes

STEINER, George and Laure Adler, A Long Saturday: Conversations, University of Chicago Press, 397/63, Andrew Fuhrmann

STEPHENS-DAVIDOWITZ, Seth, Everybody Lies: What the internet can tell us about who we really are, Bloomsbury, 396/21, Kirk Graham

STOCKINGS, Craig and John Connor (eds), The Shadow Men: The leaders who shaped the Australian Army from the Veldt to Vietnam, NewSouth, 394/48, Seumas Spark

STOURTON, James, Kenneth Clark: Life, art and civilization, HarperCollins, 390/56, Patrick McCaughey

SYME, Rodney, Time to Die, Melbourne University Publishing, 390/19, Deborah Zion

TAIBBI, Matt, Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus, Penguin, 391/9, James McNamara

TAMPKE, Jürgen, A Perfidious Distortion of History: the Versailles peace treaty and the success of the Nazis, Scribe, 392/22, Miriam Cosic

TAN, Elizabeth, Rubik, Brio, 369/29, Cassandra Atherton

TAPLIN, Jonathan, Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon cornered culture and undermined democracy, Macmillan, online only, Joel Deane

TAYLOR JOHNSON, Heather, Jean Harley Was Here, University of Queensland Press, 391/33, Anna Spargo-Ryan

TAYLOR, Cheryl (ed.), Thea Astley: Selected poems, University of Queensland Press, 396/59, Susan Sheridan

TAYLOR, Rebe, Into the Heart of Tasmania: A search for human antiquity, Melbourne University Press, 391/22, Philip Jones

THAROOR, Shashi, Inglorious Empire: What the British did to India, Scribe, 395/61, Mridula Nath Chakraborty

THOMSON, David, Television: A biography, Thames & Hudson, 389/71, James McNamara

TIFFEN, Rodney, Disposable Leaders: Media and leadership coups from Menzies to Abbott, NewSouth, 390/24, Dennis Altman

TÓIBÍN, Colm, House of Names, Picador, 393/34, Robert Dessaix

TONKIN, Maggie, Fifty: Half a century of Australian dance theatre, Wakefield Press, online only, Lee Christofis

TOVEY, Noel, And Then I Found Me, Magabala Books, 391/45, Dennis Altman

TRENTMANN, Frank, Empire of Things: How we became a world of consumers from the fifteenth century to the twenty-first, Allen Lane, 388/47, Benjamin Madden

TRÜMPI, Fritz, translated by Kenneth Kronenberg, The Political Orchestra: The Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics during the Third Reich, University of Chicago Press, 392/67, Michael Morley

TRUONG, Marcelino, translated by David Homel, Such a Lovely Little War: Saigon 1961 – 63, NewSouth, 392/51, Dilan Gunawardana

TYNAN, Elizabeth, Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga story, NewSouth, 389/23, Danielle Clode

VAROUFAKIS, Yanis, Adults in the Room: My battle with Europe’s deep establishment, The Bodley Head, 393/24, Simon Tormey

WALSH, Richard, Reboot: A democracy makeover to empower Australia’s voters, Melbourne University Press, 394/33, Shaun Crowe

WATSON, Anne, the Poisoned Chalice: Peter Hall and the Sydney Opera House, OpusSOH, 396/47, Andrew Montana

WATSON, Don (compiler), A Single Tree: Voices from the bush, Hamish Hamilton, 388/13, Angelo Loukakis

WATT, Paul, Ernest Newman: A critical biography, The Boydell Press, 396/44, Michael Shmith

WEARNE, Alan, These Things Are Real, Giramondo, 397/59, Peter Kenneally

WEBB, Robert, How Not To Be A Boy, Canongate, 397/40, James McNamara

WHISH-WILSON, David, Old Scores, Fremantle Press, 388/63, Dean Biron

WHITE, R.S., Shakespeare’s Cinema of Love: A study in genre and influence, Manchester University Press, 392/63, David McInnis

WILLIAMS, Mark (ed.), A History of New Zealand Literature, Cambridge University Press, 390/10, Elizabeth McMahon

WILLIAMSON, Geordie (ed.), The Best Australian Essays 2016, Black Inc., 389/22, Glyn Davis

WILSON, A.N., Charles Darwin: Victorian mythmaker, John Murray, 397/22, Danielle Clode

WILSON, Josephine, Extinctions, UWA Publishing, 388/28, Gillian Dooley

WINDSOR, Gerard, The Tempest-Tossed Church: Being a Catholic today, NewSouth, 390/21, Michael McGirr

WOHLLEBEN, Peter, translated by Jane Billinghurst, The Inner Life of Animals: Love, grief and compassion – surprising observations of a hidden world, Bodley Head, online only, Ben Brooker

WOMERSLEY, Chris, City of Crows, Picador, 395/63, David Whish-Wilson

WOOD, Charlotte (ed.), The Best Australian Stories 2016, Black Inc., 388/26, Kerryn Goldsworthy

WOOLFE, Sue, Do You Love Me Or What?, Simon & Schuster, 389/32, Jane Sullivan

YOUNG, Ashleigh, Can You Tolerate This?:Personal essays, Giramondo, 394/56, Mark Williams

ZIEGLER, Edith M. (ed.), Darling Mother, Darling Son: The letters of Leslie Walford and Dora Byrne, 1929–1972, NewSouth and Sydney Living Museums, online only, John Thompson

ZISIN, Nevo, Finding Nevo, Black Dog Books, 392/50, Crusader Hillis


2017 Features Index

ABR Arts

ABR Arts reviews can be read here


Arts commentary

GOLVAN, Colin, ‘A win for Namatjira’, 397/72

GOLVAN, Colin, ‘The Copyright of Albert Namatjira’, 390/18

SHMITH, Michael, Why I Quit as Opera Critic of The Age, online only


CHRISTOFIS, Lee, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (The Australian Ballet), 395/71

CHRISTOFIS, Lee, Woolf Works and a Winter’s Tale (The Royal Ballet), online only

CHRISTOFIS, Lee, Lord of the Flies (New Adventures/Re:Bourne), online only

CHRISTOFIS, Lee, Faster (The Australian Ballet), online only


BROOKER, Ben, The Sound of Falling Stars (Adelaide Cabaret Festival), 393/71

COWLEY, Des, 2017 Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues (Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues), online only

COWLEY, Des, 2017 Melbourne International Jazz Festival (MIJF), online only

COWLEY, Des, Jazz Greats Weekend at Monash (Monash Academy of Performing Arts), online only

GRUBER, Fiona, The Age of Bones (AsiaTOPA), 390/63

GUNAWARDANA, Dilan, Satan Jawa (AsiaTOPA), 390/61

GUNAWARDANA, Dilan, 2017 Melbourne Festival (Melbourne Festival), online only

GUNAWARDANA, Dilan, Dark Mofo (MONA), online only

MORLEY, Michael, Adelaide Festival, 390/51


BYRNE, Tim, Lion (Transmission Films), 389/67

BYRNE, Tim, Silence (Transmission), 390/58

CRAWFORD, Anwen, A Quiet Passion (Palace Films), 393/67

CRAWFORD, Anwen, A United Kingdom (Transmission Films), 388/42

CRAWFORD, Anwen, Berlin Syndrome (Entertainment One), 391/56

CRAWFORD, Anwen, God’s Own Country (Rialto Distribution), 395/66

CRAWFORD, Anwen, Manchester by the Sea (Universal Pictures),390/60

CRAWFORD, Anwen, The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Madman Films), 397/70

CRAWFORD, Anwen, Things to Come (Palace Films), 392/64

DUNK, James, Land of Mine (Palace Films), 391/60

GOLDSMITH, Andrea, Denial (Entertainment One), 391/59

GUNAWARDANA, Dilan, The Disaster Artist (Roadshow Films), online only

HARRIS, Lauren Carroll, Wonder Wheel (Entertainment One), online only

HARRIS, Lauren Carroll, Three Summers (Transmission Films), online only

KAGAN, Dion, Tom of Finland (Palace Films), online only

MCFARLANE, Brian, My Cousin Rachel (Fox Searchlight), online only

MENEGHELLO, Nadia, The Sense of an Ending (Roadshow Films), online only

MONAGHAN, Whitney, Moonlight (Roadshow Films), online only

NETTE, Andrew, Jasper Jones (Madman Films), 389/68

OCHOA, Gabriel Garcia, Neruda (Palace Films), online only

SASNAITIS, Francesca, On Chesil Beach (Palace Cinemas), 397/67

SASNAITIS, Francesca, Song to Song (Roadshow Films), 396/71

SASNAITIS, Francesca, The King’s Choice (Palace Films), 394/67

SEPEHRI, Darius, Loving Vincent (Madman Entertainment), online only

SILCOX, Beejay, I Am Not Your Negro (Madman Entertainment), 396/69

SMITH, Barnaby, Namatjira Project (Umbrella Entertainment), 395/67

SMITH, Barnaby, Whiteley (Transmission Films), 392/58

WILSON, Jake, The Lost City of Z (StudioCanal), 394/63

WINDSOR, Harry, Suburbicon (Roadshow Films), online only

WINDSOR, Harry, Blade Runner 2049 (Sony Pictures), online only

WINDSOR, Harry, Mother! (Paramount Pictures), online only

WINDSOR, Harry, A Monster Calls (Entertainment One), online only


BARMBY, David, Turangalîla-Symphonie (Australian World Orchestra), online only

BYRNE, Tim, Que Reste t’il (Arts Centre Melbourne), online only

COWLEY, Des, Travelling Tales (fortyfivedownstairs), online only

COWLEY, Des, The Usefulness of Art (fortyfivedownstairs), online only

FRASER, Morag, Das Lied von der Erde (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra), 393/62

GUNAWARDANA, Dilan, The Long String Instrument (The Substation and Liquid Architecture), online only

LARKIN, David, Hong Kong Philharmonic with Jaap van Zweden (Hong Kong Philharmonic), online only

LARKIN, David, András Schiff: ‘The Last Sonatas’ (Kajimoto), online only

MENZ, Christopher, Angela Hewitt (Musica Viva), 392/66

ROSE, Peter, Maxim Vengerov (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra), 390/60

SZABÓ, Zoltán, Rachel Podger and the OAE (Musica Viva), online only

SZABÓ, Zoltán, Sibelius & Mahler (Sydney Symphony Orchestra), online only

SZABÓ, Zoltán, Yuja Wang plays Beethoven (Sydney Symphony Orchestra), online only

SZABÓ, Zoltán, Pelléas et Mélisande (Sydney Symphony Orchestra), online only

ZWARTZ, Barney, Maria Callas Live (Warner Classics Erato), online only


ALLISON, John, Otello (Royal Opera House), online only

APPLEBY, Rosalind, Lucia di Lammermoor (WA Opera), online only

DICKSON, Ian, Norma (Metropolitan Opera), online only

DICKSON, Ian, The Rape of Lucretia (Sydney Chamber Opera / Victorian Opera), online only

DOOLEY, Gillian, Eugene Onegin/Orpheus Underground (Co-Opera/Various People Inc), online only

HALLIWELL, Michael, Hamlet (Glyndebourne Opera), 393/63

HALLIWELL, Michael, Coronation of Poppea (Pinchgut Opera), online only

HALLIWELL, Michael, La Bohème (Opera Australia), online only

HOLDSWORTH, Rob, Roberto Devereux (Melbourne Opera), online only

JACKSON, Alastair, Cav-and-Pag (Opera Australia), 392/61

JACKSON, Alastair, La Bohème and Die Zauberflote (Royal Opera House), online only

JACKSON, Alastair, Cunning Little Vixen (Victorian Opera), online only

LARKIN, David, King Roger (Opera Australia), 389/69

MENZ, Christopher, Parsifal (Opera Australia), 394/60

ROSE, Peter, De Ring des Nibelungen (Opera Australia), 388/39

ROSE, Peter, Thaïs (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra), online only

ROSE, Peter, Thais (Opera Australia), online only

ROSE, Peter, La Sonnambula (Victorian Opera), online only

ROSE, Peter, Tis Pity (Victorian Opera), online only

Television and Games

FLYNN, Chris, Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerilla Games/Sony Entertainment), 391/61

FLYNN, Chris, The Walking Dead: A new frontier (Telltale Games), 391/61

FLYNN, Chris, What Remains of Edith Finch / Little Nightmares (Giant Sparrow / Tarsier Games), online only

MCNAMARA, James, The Crown (Netflix), 388/38


BRENNAN, Bernadette, The Testament of Mary (Sydney Theatre Company), 389/62

BROOKER, Ben, 1984 (State Theatre Company of South Australia), 392/70

BROOKER, Ben, Macbeth (State Theatre Company of South Australia), 395/70

BYRNE, Tim, Merrily We Roll Along (Watch This), online only

BYRNE, Tim, Shrine (fortyfivedownstairs), online only

BYRNE, Tim, Awakening (MUST/fortyfivedownstairs), online only

DICKSON, Ian, Chimerica (Sydney Theatre Company), 390/59

DICKSON, Ian, Cloud Nine (Sydney Theatre Company), 393/68

DICKSON, Ian, Ghosts (Belvoir St Theatre), 396/68

DICKSON, Ian, The Bleeding Tree (Sydney Theatre Company), 391/55

DICKSON, Ian, Three Sisters (Sydney Theatre Company), 397/66

DICKSON, Ian, Kindertransport (Darlinghurst Theatre Company), online only

DICKSON, Ian, This Much Is True (Red Line Productions), online only

DICKSON, Ian, Mark Colvin’s Kidney (Belvoir St Theatre), online only

DICKSON, Ian, Away (Sydney Theatre Company and Malthouse Theatre), online only

FUHRMANN, Andrew, John (Melbourne Theatre Company), 390/62

FUHRMANN, Andrew, Shakespeare: The complete works (Decca), 389/65

FUHRMANN, Andrew, The Real and Imagined History of Elephant Man (Malthouse Theatre Company), 394/65

FUHRMANN, Andrew, Three Little Words (Melbourne Theatre Company), 392/65

FUHRMANN, Andrew, Waiting for Godot (Wits' End / Eleventh Hour Theatre), online only

FUHRMANN, Andrew, Macbeth (Melbourne Theatre Company), online only

FUHRMANN, Andrew, Little Emperors (Malthouse Theatre), online only

GOLDSMITH, Andrea, The Merchant of Venice (Bell Shakespeare), 394/61

GRUBER, Fiona, American Song (Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre), 396/67

GUNAWARDANA, Dilan, Trainspotting (In Your Face Theatre), 391/57

GUNAWARDANA, Dilan, A Trip to Spain (Madman Entertainment), online only

HALLIWELL, Michael, Woyzeck in Winter (Landmark Productions / Galway International Arts Festival), online only

LEA, Bronwyn, Noises Off (Queensland Theatre and Melbourne Theatre Company), 393/70

LEA, Bronwyn, Scenes from a Marriage (Queensland Theatre), 397/69

LEVER, Susan, Richard 3 (Bell Shakespeare), 390/50

LEVER, Susan, The Father (Sydney Theatre Company and Melbourne Theatre Company), 395/68

LEVER, Susan, Muriel's Wedding: The Musical (Sydney Theatre Company/Global Creatures), online only

MCLEOD, Andrew, Apologia (Trafalgar Studios), online only

MIDDLETON, Carol, Minnie & Liraz (Melbourne Theatre Company), 392/71

ROSE, Peter, L'amante anglaise by Marguerite Duras (La Mama Theatre and fortyfivedownstairs), online only

ROSS, Dina, The Realistic Joneses (Red Stitch), online only

SULLIVAN, Jane, Ink, 394/65

VAN SCHILT, Stephanie, Ladies in Black (Queensland Theatre), online only

Visual Arts

CHRISTOFIS, Lee, Letter From Paris (Centre Pompidou, Museum of Art and History of Judaism, Palais Garnier), 390/53

CLARK, Jane, Not As The Songs of Other Lands (Ian Potter Museum of Art), 391/63

ENNIS, Helen, Robert Mapplethorpe: the perfect medium (Art Gallery of NSW), online only

GASCOIGNE, Hester, Nude: Art from the Tate collection (Art Gallery of NSW), online only

GRANT, Sally, On Country (The Metropolitan Museum), 396/65

HILL, Peter, Van Gogh and the Seasons (National Gallery of Victoria), 392/59

KNEZIC, Sophie, Del Kathryn Barton, Louise Paramor, Helen Maudsley, and Gareth Sansom (NGV Australia), online only

KNEZIC, Sophie, Philippe Parreno: Thenabouts (ACMI), online only

MARTIN-CHEW, Louise, Gerhard Richter: The life of images (QAGOMA), online only

MCCAUGHEY, Patrick, Giacometti (Tate Modern), 393/66

MENZ, Christopher, Versailles: Treasures from the Palace and A History of the World in 100 Objects (National Gallery of Australia and National Museum of Australia), 388/33

MENZ, Christopher, On the Origin of Art (MONA), 398/63

SASNAITIS, Francesca, In Cahoots: artists collaborate across Country (Fremantle Arts Centre), online only

SHMITH, Michael, Opera: Passion, Power and Politics (Victoria and Albert Museum / Royal Opera House), online only

ZDANOWICZ, Irena, Fred Williams in the You Yangs (Geelong Gallery), 396/64


EDELE, Mark, ‘A century after 1917: Why should you care about the Russian Revolution?’, 395/10

FRASER, Morag, ‘The irreplaceable: A tribute to John Clarke (1948–2017)’, 391/52

JONES, Philip, ‘Among the Trees’, 395/33

MCKIBBIN, Ross, ‘Whatever it takes: A chronicle of failure and deceit in the Chilcot Report’, 389/11

OCHOA, Gabriel García, ‘The City of Palaces’, 388/20

PENDER, Kieran, ‘When sport and politics collide’, 397/19

REID, Susan, ‘Adani and the Galilee Basin’, 395/29

ROSE, Peter, ‘The same-sex marriage debate’, 394/2

ROSE, Peter, ‘Victory for marriage-equality’, 396/9

WESTON-EVANS, Phoebe, ‘Letter from Paris’, 392/15

WINTER, Jay, ‘Inga Clendinnen: An Appreciation’, 389/24


HOLDSWORTH, Elisabeth, ‘If This Is a Jew: Progressive Judaism around the world’, 396/49

JOHNSON, Marguerite, ‘Picnic and Hanging Rock fifty years on’, ABR Gender Fellowship Essay, 397/49

JONES, Philip, ‘Beyond Songlines’, ABR Patrons’ Fellowship Essay, 394/21

ORR, Stephen, ‘Ambassadors from Another Time’, ABR Eucalypt Fellowship Essay, 395/52


ALVER, Stevi-Lee, ‘Contributory Negligence’, online only

GETHINS, Marie, ‘The Fog Harvester’, online only

CHIDGEY, Catherine, ‘The Man I Should Have Married’, online only


Calibre Essay Prize

ADAMS, Michael, ‘Salt Blood’, 392/27

SEPEHRI, Darius, ‘To Speak of Sorrow’, 393/53

Peter Porter Poetry Prize

DZERIGIAN, Ronald ‘Four Egrets’, 389/38

KLEE, Louis, ‘Sentence to Lilacs’, 389/41

LAWRENCE, Anthony, ‘Laika’, 389/39

O’BRIEN, Damen, ‘pH’, 389/42

PHILLIPS, Michael Lee, ‘Drone’, 389/37

SAUNDERS, Jen, ‘The Snow Lies Deep’, 389/38

TU, Jessie, ‘and it is what it is’, 389/40

ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

AMERENA, Dominic, ‘The Leaching Layer’, 393/27

CURTIS, Lauren Aimee, ‘Butter’, 393/39

ROBERTSON, Eliza, ‘Pheidippides’, 393/44


Publisher of the Month

ADLER, Louise, 393/65

GALASSI, Jonathan, 389/72

HEYWARD, Michael, 388/53

McGUINNESS, Phillipa, 391/50

ROSENBLOOM, Henry, 392/49

WALSH, Richard, 394/68

Open Page

DAY, Gregory, 393/72

HAY, Ashley, 390/64

MAHOOD, Kim, 388/64

McDONALD, Roger, 396/72

NOWRA, Louis, 391/64

WILSON, Josephine, 395/72

Poet of the Month

HETHERINGTON, Paul, 390/40

LEA, Bronwyn, 389/46

Critic of the Month

FRASER, Morag, 392/72

PLUNKETT, Felicity, 390/28



BISHOP, Judith, ‘The New Maps Keep a Weather Eye’, 395/27

BRIGLEY THOMPSON, Zoe, ‘Swan’, 397/48

DEWALD, Jay, ‘[sanctum sanctorum our windowless attic...]’, 393/26

DEWEESE, Christopher, ‘I was the greatest art potter’, 391/43

DOUGAN, Lucy, ‘Art Detective’, 394/41

FARRELL, Michael, ‘Liked In Prison’, 392/17

FLEMING, Joan, ‘Imprints of Water’, 396/35

HETHERINGTON, Paul, ‘Ship’, 390/17

KOCHER, Shari, ‘Back Door with Snow’, 392/62

LEA, Bronwyn, ‘Zeitgeist’, 391/19

MEAD, Philip, ‘Ithaca Road’, 397/24

ROSE, Peter, ‘Attention, Please’, 395/19

WELSON, Annamaria, ‘ghost flock’, 396/24

ZWICKY, Fay, ‘Little Fly’, 393/15

States of Poetry

NB the poems listed below are a selection from the States of Poetry anthologies which appeared in print. The complete anthologies can be found and read online here: Series One and Series Two

BARNES, Stuart, ‘Black Cockatoos’, 388/57

BOBIS, Merlinda, ‘Lucy afloat’, 392/48

BROCK, Steve, ‘dreaming with Ted Berrigan’, 389/50

CRONIN, MTC, ‘The World’s Yard’, 388/57

EBERHARD, Adrienne, ‘kangaroo grass’, 390/42

FOGARTY, Lionel, ‘Jealousy of the Undertow/Tombstone’, 388/56

FOULCHER, John, ‘Mark, Pauline and Me’, 392/48

HETHERINGTON, Graeme, ‘Bill and Gwen’, 390/43

HOLLAND-BATT, Sarah ‘Lapis Lazuli/Sketches from the Nile’, 388/57

KENNEALLY, Cath, ‘A Rich Full Life’, 389/50,

KNIGHT, Karen, ‘Where am I?’, 390/43

LEIGH KOCH, Jules, ‘Eulogy’, 389/51

NICHOLAS, Louise, ‘Roget’s Thesaurus’, 389/51

OWEN, Jan, ‘String says’, 389/50

OXLEY, Louise, ‘Reply from the Women of Tangier’, 390/41

PAGE, Geoff, ‘Patriotism’, 392/47

REED-GILBERT, Kerry, ‘Wiradjuri country’, 392/47

SHEPHERDSON, Nathan, ‘statements to forget when remembered’, 388/58

SMITH, Melinda, ‘What you get when you search for silence’, 392/46

SYMES, Dominic, ‘Poem for A’, 389/49

THORNE, Tim, ‘Waking’, 390/42

UNIKOWSKI, Isi, ‘Still Life’, 392/48

VAN NEERVEN, Ellen, ‘Chips’, 388/56

WILLIAMS, Jane, ‘On World Heart Day’, 390/44

Reading Australia

NB all the essays published as part of ABR's collaboration with Reading Australia can be read here

GOLDSWORTHY, Kerryn, ‘Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North’, 391/35


Arts Highlights of the Year

ALLISON, John, 396/38

APPLEBY, Rosalind, 396/38

ARCHER, Robyn, 396/38

BROOKER, Ben, 396/38

BYRNE, Tim, 396/38

CHRISTOFIS, Lee, 396/38

COWLEY, Des, 396/38

CRAWFORD, Anwen, 396/38

DICKSON, Ian, 396/38

FORD, Andrew, 396/38

FRASER, Morag, 396/38

GOLDSMITH, Andrea, 396/38

GRYBOWSKI, Tony, 396/38

HALLIWELL, Michael, 396/38

LEVER, Susan, 396/38

MCFARLANE, Brian, 396/38

MENZ, Christopher, 396/38

ROSE, Peter, 396/38

SCHOFIELD, Leo, 396/38

SHMITH, Michael, 396/38

SIMMONDS, Diana, 396/38

SZABO, Zoltan, 396/38

WILLIAMS, Kim , 396/38

WINDSOR, Harry, 396/38

YEOMAN, Will, 396/38

ZWARTZ, Barney, 396/38

Books of the Year

ALLINGTON, Patrick, 397/30

BONGIORNO, Frank, 397/30

BRENNAN, Bernadette, 397/30

BURNS, Shannon, 397/30

DAVIS, Glyn, 397/30

DAY, Gregory, 397/30

DE KRETSER, Michelle, 397/30

EDELE, Mark, 397/30

FITZPATRICK, Sheila, 397/30

FRASER, Morag, 397/30

FREEMAN-GREENE, Suzy, 397/30

GILES, Paul, 397/30

GOLDSWORTHY, Kerryn , 397/30

GRIFFITHS, Tom, 397/30

HAWKE, John, 397/30

HOLLAND-BATT, Sarah, 397/30

HUGHES-D'AETH, Tony, 397/30

HUHRMANN, Andrew, 397/30

JONES, Jill, 397/30

JOSE, Nicholas , 397/30

LAKE, Marilyn, 397/30

LEA, Bronwyn, 397/30

LEY, James, 397/30

MACDONALD, Anna , 397/30

MCCOOEY, David, 397/30

MCNAMARA, James, 397/30

NIALL, Brenda, 397/30

NOSKE, Catherine, 397/30

PLUNKETT, Felicity, 397/30

SHERIDAN, Susan, 397/30

SILCOX, Beejay, 397/30

SULLIVAN, Jane, 397/30

WALTER, James, 397/30

WEBB, Jen, 397/30

WILLIAMSON, Geordie, 397/30

WRIGHT, Fiona, 397/30

WYNDHAM, Susan, 397/30

Environment Issue

ADAMS, Michael, 395/42

ATKINSON, Alan, 395/42

BRADLEY, James, 395/42

CLODE, Danielle, 395/42

CUNNINGHAM, Sophie, 395/42

GAYNOR, Andrea, 395/42

HAY, Ashley, 395/42

HOLLAND-BATT, Sarah, 395/42

HUGES-D'AETH, Tony, 395/42

JONES, Philip, 395/42

KARSKENS, Grace, 395/42

KINSELLA, John, 395/42

MAHOOD, Kim, 395/42

SCOTT, Kim, 395/42

TAYLOR, Rebe, 395/42

THOMAS, Martin, 395/42

Index for 2016: Nos 378–387

28 April 2017 Written by Luke Horton
Published in Indexes

ABR Index 2016

NB: this index includes only the material published in the print magazine and therefore does not include all the material published by ABR in 2016.


2016 Reviews Index

ABBS, Annabel, The Joyce Girl, Hachette, 387/63, Ann-Marie Priest

ACKLAND, Jenny, The Secret Son, Allen & Unwin, 378/47, Katerina Bryant

ADELAIDE, Debra, (ed.), The Simple Act of Reading, Vintage, 378/67, Gillian Dooley

ADUT, Deng Thiak and Ben McKelvey, Songs of a War Boy: My story, Hachette, 387/58, Dilan Gunawardana

AITKIN, Don, The Canonbury Tales, Danbree Books, 380/59, Carol Middleton

ALBISTON, Jordie, Jack & Mollie (& Her), UQP, 381/50, Geoff Page

AMSTERDAM, Steven, The Easy Way Out, Hachette, 384/47, Fiona Wright

ANANIAN-WELSH, Rebecca, Gabrielle Appleby and Andrew Lynch, The Tim Carmody Affair: Australia’s greatest judicial crisis, NewSouth, 386/21, David Rolph

ANDERSON, Deb, Endurance: Australian stories of drought, CSIRO, 380/41, Emily O’Gorman

ARNOTT, Georgina, The Unknown Judith Wright, UWAP, 386/12, Ian Donaldson

ASHBERY, John, Breezeway, Carcanet Press, 378/44, Gig Ryan

ATHERTON, Cassandra, Exhumed, Grand Parade Poets, 380/50, Peter Kenneally

ATTRIDGE, Derek, The Work of Literature, OUP, 378/36, Paul Giles

ATWOOD, Margaret, Hag-seed: The Tempest retold, Penguin, 386/25, Lisa Gorton

BABKENIAN, Vicken and Peter Stanley, Armenia, Australia and the Great War, NewSouth, 384/26, Joy Damousi

BAKER, Jeannine, Australian Women War Reporters: Boer War to Vietnam, NewSouth, 378/48, Susan Sheridan

BAKER, Mark, Phillip Schuler: The remarkable life of one of Australia’s greatest war correspondents, Allen & Unwin, 385/24, Kevin Foster

BARKER, Anthony J. and Michael l. Ondaatje, A Little America in Western Australia: The US naval communication station at North West Cape and the founding of Exmouth, UWAP, 379/57, Seumas Spark

BARNES, Julian, The Noise of Time, Jonathan Cape, 381/55, Andy Lloyd James

BARRON, Stephanie & Sabine Eckmann, New Objectivity: Modern German art in the Weimar Republic, 1919–1933, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 386/48, Christopher Menz

BARRY, Bernice, Georgiana Molloy: The mind that shines, Picador, 382/30, Danielle Clode

BATE, Jonathan, Ted Hughes: The unauthorised biography, Fourth Estate, 378/8, Michael Hofmann

BAUDELAIRE, Charles, Selected Poems from Les Fleurs Du Mal, translated by Jan Owen, Arc Publications, 378/45, Brian Nelson

BAZZANI, Rozzi, Hector, Australian Scholarly Publishing, 378/51, John Rickard

BEARD, Mary, SPQR :A history of Ancient Rome, Profile, 379/19, Christopher Allen

BEATTY, Paul, The Sellout, Bloomsbury, 387/29, James McNamara

BENEBA CLARKE, Maxine, Carrying the World, Hachette, 385/26, Catherine Noske

BENEBA CLARKE, Maxine, The Hate Race: A memoir, Hachette, 385/26, Catherine Noske

BERNSTEIN, Charles, Pitch of Poetry, University of Chicago Press, 385/60, John Hawke

BEVERIDGE, Judith and Susan Ogle (eds), Falling and Flying: Poems on ageing, Brandl & Schlesinger, 379/24, David McCooey

BIARUJIA, Javant, Spelter to Pewter, Cordite Books, 383/66, Lucas Smith

BIRCH, Tony, Broken Teeth, Cordite Books, 383/67, Lucas Smith

BIRNS, Nicholas, Contemporary Australian Literature: A world not yet dead, Sydney University Press, 379/34, Susan Lever

BLACKMAN, Barbara, All My Januaries: Pleasures of life and other essays, UQP, 383/74, Carol Middleton

BLAIN, Georgia, Between a Wolf and a Dog, Scribe, 381/29, Jo Case

BLAINEY, Geoffrey, The Story of Australia’s People: The rise and rise of a new Australia, Viking, 387/9, Brian Matthews

BLOCH, Michael, Closet Queens: Some 20th Century British politicians, Little, Brown, 378/57, David Rolph

BLOM, Philipp, Fracture: Life and culture in the West 1918-1938, Atlantic Books, 385/21, Peter Morgan

BLOOM, Harold, The Daemon Knows: Literary greatness and the American sublime, OUP, 380/20, James Ley

BOYD, David R., The Optimistic Environmentalist: Progressing towards a greener future, ECW Press, 379/47, Ian Lowe

BOYD RIOUX, Anne, Constance Fenimore Woolson: Portrait of a lady novelist, W. W. Norton & Company Inc. (Wiley), 384/10, Brenda Niall

BRABON, Katherine, The Memory Artist, Allen & Unwin, 383/28, Felicity Plunkett

BRENNAN, Sean, et al, (ed.) Native Title from Mabo to Akiba: A vehicle for change and empowerment, Federation Press, 383/72, Richard Martin

BRIGGS, Rachel, Common Sexual Fantasies, Ruined, Cordite Books, 383/66, Lucas Smith

BROOKS, David, Napoleon’s Roads, UQP, 379/38, Jane Sullivan


BROPHY, Kevin, and Jordie Albiston (eds), Prayers of a secular world, Inkerman & Blunt, 378/67, Peter Kenneally

BROWN, James, Firing Line: Australia’s path to war (Quarterly Essay 62), Black Inc, 381/14, Lucas Grainger-Brown

BROWNSTEIN, Carrie, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, Virago, 378/42, Anwen Crawford

BRUMBY, John, The Long Haul: Lessons from public life, MUP, 378/13, John Byron

BRYSON, Fran, In Brazil: Encountering festivals, gods, and heroes in one of the world’s most seductive nations, Scribe, 380/12, Kevin Rabalais

BUTLER, Mark, Advanced Australia: The politics of ageing, MUP, 382/58, Renata Singer

BYRSKI, Liz, In Love and War: Nursing heroes, Fremantle Press, 378/49, Carol Middleton

CAHILL, Michelle, Letter to Pessoa & Other Short Fictions, Giramondo, 387/31, Fiona Hile

CANNANE, Steve, Fair Game: The incredible untold history of Scientology in Australia, ABC Books, 387/47, Fiona Gruber

CARLIN, David and Francesca Rendle-Short (eds.), The Near and the Far: New stories from the Asia-Pacific region, Scribe, 386/24, Sara Savage

CARMODY, Isobelle, The Red Queen, Viking, 379/47, Benjamin Chandler

CARMODY, Sam, The Windy Season, Allen & Unwin, 386/65, Alex Cothren

CARNEY, Shaun, Press Escape, MUP, 387/14, Michael McGirr

CAVANAGH, David, Good Night and Good Riddance: How thirty-five years of John Peel helped to shape modern life, Faber, 379/43, Fiona Hile

CAY JOHNSTON, David, The Making of Donald Trump, Hardie Grant, 385/14, David Smith

CHABON, Michael, Moonglow, Fourth Estate, 387/32, Kevin Rabalais

CHAN, Julius, Playing the Game, UQP, 381/43, Lyndon Megarrity

CHANDLER, Jo, (ed.), The Best Australian Science Writing 2016, NewSouth, 387/52, Ian Gibbins

CLARE, Ruth, Enemy: A daughter’s story of how her father brought the Vietnam War home, Viking, 381/41, Carol Middleton

CLARK, Anna, Private Lives, Public History, MUP, 380/27, Billy Griffiths

COATNEY, Caryn, John Curtin: How he won over the media, Australian Scholarly Publishing, 386/54, Paul Strangio

COETZEE, J.M., The Schooldays of Jesus, Text, 385/29, Sue Kossew

COLE, Teju, Known and Strange Things, Allen & Unwin, 386/56, Sujatha Fernandes

COLMAN, James, The House that Jack Built: Jack Mundey, green bans hero, NewSouth, 385/11, Dennis Altman

COMPTON, Jennifer, Now You Shall Know, Five Islands Press, 379/54, Rose Lucas

COOK, Kenneth, Fear is the Rider, Text, 379/37, Andrew Nette

COSTELLO, Elvis, Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink, Viking, 378/41, Doug Wallen

COX, Jack, Dodge Rose, Text, 381/28, Luke Horton

CRAWFORD, Jen, Koel, Cordite Books, 383/67, Lucas Smith

CRITCHLEY, Simon, On Bowie, Serpent’s Tail, 383/40, Doug Wallen

DAMOUSI, Joy, Memory and Migration in the Shadow of War: Australia’s Greek immigrants after World War II and the Greek civil war, Cambridge University Press, 382/16, Alistair Thomson

DAS, Satyajit, A Banquet of Consequences: Have we consumed our own future?, Viking, 381/39, Reuben Finighan

DAUGHERTY, Tracy, The Last Love Song: A Biography of Joan Didion, St Martin’s Press, 383/58, Kevin Rabalais

DAVIDOW, Shelley, Whisperings in the Blood: A memoir, UQP, 381/57, Francesca Sasnaitis

DAVIS, Megan & Marcia Langton (eds.), It’s Our Country: Indigenous arguments for meaningful constitutional recognition and reform, MUP, 386/16, Kevin Bell

DAVISON, Graeme, City Dreamers: The urban imagination in Australia, NewSouth, 386/57, Brian Matthews

DEANE, Joel, Year of the Wasp, Hunter, 387/57, Nathanael Pree

DE LILLO, Don, Zero K, Picador, 382/22, James Ley

DE MOORE, Greg and Ann Westmore, Finding Sanity: John Cade, lithium and the taming of bi-polar disorder, Allen & Unwin, 386/66, James Dunk

DE SOUZA, Hebe, Black British: A novel, Ventura Press, 386/67, Sonia Nair

DILLARD, Annie, The Abundance, Canongate, 384/66, Kevin Rabalais

DONVAN, John and Caren Zucker, In a Different Key: The story of autism, Allen Lane, 382/43, Nick Haslam

DOWN, Jennifer, Our Magic Hour, Text, 380/39, Gretchen Shirm

DRABBLE, Margaret, The Dark Flood Rises, Text, 387/30, Jane Sullivan

DRUMMOND, Sarah, The Sound, Fremantle Press, 384/68, Piri Eddy

DUSINBERRE, Edward, Beethoven for a Later Age: The journey of a string quartet, Faber, 383/47, Paul Kildea

DYER, David, The Midnight Watch, Hamish Hamilton, 381/26, Felicity Plunkett

EAGAR, Kirsty, Summer Skin, Allen & Unwin, 382/62, Ruth Starke

EAGLETON, Terry, Culture, Yale University Press, 385/49, Andrew Fuhrmann

EARLS, Nick, The Wisdom Tree: Five novellas, Inkerman & Blunt, 384/52Anthony Lynch

EGGINTON, William, The Man Who Invented Fiction: How Cervantes ushered in the modern world, Bloomsbury, 386/61, Gabriel Garcia Ochoa

ELKIN, Lauren, Flaneuse: Women walk the city in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London, Chatto & Windus, 386/60, Anna MacDonald

ELLIOTT, Tim, Farewell to the Father, Picador, 384/22, Kári Gíslason

ELLIS, Bob, compiled by Anne Brooksbank, Bob Ellis: In his own words, Black Inc., 386/63, Jan McGuinness

ENFIELD, N.J., The Utility of Meaning: What words mean and why, OUP, 378/29, Kate Burridge

ERDRICH, Louise, LaRose, Corsair, 383/29, Sarah Myles

ERRINGTON, Wayne and Peter van Onselen, Battleground: Why the Liberal Party shirtfronted Tony Abbott, MUP, 379/16, Frank Bongiorno

FALKINER, Suzanne, Mick: A life of Randolph Stow, UWAP, 379/13, Kerryn Goldsworthy

FARRELL, Fiona, The Skinny Louie Book, Penguin, 386/23, Kevin Rabalais

FERGUSON, Sarah with Patricia Drum, The Killing Season Uncut, MUP, 383/12, Neal Blewett

FISCHER, Tim, Maestro John Monash: Australia’s greatest citizen general, Monash University Publishing, 378/58, John Ramsland

FISH, Stanley, Think Again: Contrarian reflections on life, culture, politics, religion, law, and education, Princeton University Press, 379/15, Glyn Davis

FITZPATRICK, Sheila, On Stalin’s Team: The years of living dangerously in Soviet politics, MUP, 380/9, Mark Edele

FOULCHER, John, 101 Poems, Pitt Street Poetry, 382/55, Peter Kenneally

FRAILLON, Zana, The Bone Sparrow, Hachette, 387/63, Margaret Robson Kett

FRAME, Tom (ed.), Anzac Day Then and Now, UNSW Press, 382/21, Seumas Spark

FRAME, Tom (ed.), Moral Injury: Unseen wounds in an Age of Barbarism, UNSW Press, 378/54, Damian Cox

FREEBURY, Jane, Dancing to His Song: The singular cinema of Rolf de Heer, Currency Press, 382/46, Jake Wilson

FREEMAN, Damien & Shireen Morris (eds.), The Forgotten People: Liberal and conservative approaches to recognising indigenous peoples, MUP, 386/16, Kevin Bell

FRENCH, Jackie and Bruce Whatley, Cyclone, Scholastic, 381/58, Margaret Robson Kett

FREW, Peggy, Hope Farm, Scribe, 378/27, Patrick Allington

GAME, David, D. H. Lawrence’s Australia: Anxiety at the edge of empire, Routledge, 382/27, Paul Giles

GARDNER, Scot, The Way We Roll, Allen & Unwin, 382/62, Ruth Starke

GARRETT, Peter, Big Blue Sky: A memoir, Allen & Unwin, 378/61, Dennis Altman

GARNER, Helen, Everywhere I Look, Text, 381/19, Jill Jones

GARNETT, Tony, The Day the Music Died, Constable, 387/53, Michael Shmith

GEE, Maurice, The Burning Boy, Penguin, 386/23, Kevin Rabalais

GERGES, Fawaz A., Isis: A history, Princeton University Press, 387/15, Colin Wight

GERSTÄCKER, Friedrich, Australia: A German traveller in the age of gold, Wakefield Press, 385/15, Christopher Menz

GHOSH, Ronojoy, No Place Like Home, Random House, 381/58, Margaret Robson Kett

GILDEA, Robert, Fighters in the Shadows: A new history of the French Resistance, Harvard University Press, 382/54, Peter Monteath

GILLIVER, Peter, The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, OUP, 387/49, Bruce Moore

GIROUD, Vincent, Nicolas Nabokov: A life in freedom and music, OUP, 380/17, Michael Morley

GLEASON, Toby (ed.), Conversations in Jazz: The Ralph J. Gleason interviews, Yale University Press, 386/30, Des Cowley

GLEESON, Madeline, Offshore: Behind the wire on Manus and Nauru, NewSouth, 383/9, Peter Mares

GODWIN, Jane and Davina Bell, illus. by Freya Blackwood, Hattie Helps Out, Allen & Unwin, 381/58, Margaret Robson Kett

GOETZMANN, William N., Money Changes Everything: How finance made civilisation possible, Princeton University Press (Footprint), 384/27, Peter Acton

GOLDSWORTHY, Peter, The Rise of the Machines and other Love Poems, Pitt Street Poetry, 379/55, Philip Harvey

GOPNIK, Alison, The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the new science of child development tells us about the relationship between parents and children, Bodley Head, 387/51, Tim Smartt

GRACE, Patricia, Potiki, Penguin, 386/23, Kevin Rabalais

GRAYLING, A.C., The Challenge of Things: Thinking through troubled times, Bloomsbury, 380/53, Simon Caterson

GREDER, Armin, Australia to Z, Allen & Unwin, 381/58, Margaret Robson Kett

GREENWELL, Garth, What Belongs to You, Picador, 382/50, Dion Kagan

GREHAN, Helena and Edward Scheer, William Yang: Stories of love and death, NewSouth, 381/57, Jay Daniel Thompson

GRESTE, Juris, et al., Freeing Peter: How an ordinary family fought an extraordinary battle, Viking, 386/55, Kate Ryan

GRIFFITHS, Tom, The Art of Time Travel: Historians and their craft, Black Inc, 383/41, Mark McKenna

GWYNNE, Joel (ed.), Transgressions in Anglo-American Cinema: Gender, sex and the deviant body, Columbia University Press, 386/29, Dion Kagan

HACKING, Juliet, Lives of the Great Photographers, Thames & Hudson, 379/44, Helen Ennis

HAIGH, Gideon, Stroke of Genius: Victor Trumper and the shot that changed cricket, Hamish Hamilton, 387/62, Bernard Whimpress

HALLIDAY, Claire, Things my Mother Never Taught Me, Echo Publishing, 382/61, Daniel Juckes

HALLORAN, Jacinta, The Science of Appearances, Scribe, 386/27, Fiona Wright

HAMMER, Langdon, James Merrill: Life and art, Knopf, 379/60, Ian Dickson

HANCOCK, Ian, Tom Hughes QC: A cab on the rank, Federation Press, 383/59, Peter Heerey

HARPER, Jane, The Dry, Pan Macmillan, 382/51, Chris Flynn

HARRIS, James A., Hume: An intellectual biography, Cambridge University Press, 385/55, Janna Thompson

HARRISON, Andrew, The Life of D.H. Lawrence, Wiley-Blackwell, 387/56, Shannon Burns

HASKELL, Dennis, Ahead of Us, Fremantle Press, 382/55, Peter Kenneally

HATHORN, Libby illus. by Phil Lesnie, A Soldier, a Dog and a Boy, Lothian, 381/58, Margaret Robson Kett

HAZAREESINGH, Sudhir, How the French Think: An affectionate portrait of an intellectual people, Allen Lane, 380/58, Colin Nettelbeck

HAZZARD, Shirley, We Need Silence to Find Out What We Think: Selected essays, Columbia University Press, 381/12, Brian Matthews

HEATHCOTE, Christopher, Inside the Art Market: Australia’s galleries: A history 1956-1976, Thames & Hudson, 386/49, Francesca Sasnaitis

HENDERSON, Gerard, Santamaria: A most unusual man, Miegunyah, 378/18, Michael McGirr

HERBORN, Daniel, You’re the Kind of Girl I Write Songs About, HarperCollins, 378/63, Laura Elvery

HIGHLEY, Kerry, Dancing in my Dreams: Confronting the spectre of polio, Monash University Publishing, 379/59, Paul Morgan

HILLS, Rachel, The Sex Myth: The gap between our fantasies and reality, Viking, 378/55, Dion Kagan

HILMES, Oliver, tr. Stewart Spencer, Franz Liszt: Musician, superstar, celebrity, Yale University Press, 387/46, David Larkin

HOLLAND, Patrick, One, Transit Lounge, 382/58, Dean Biron

HUGHES, John, Asylum, UWAP, 382/23, Lucas Smith

JACOBSON, Howard, Shylock is My Name, Hogarth Shakespeare, 384/50, Andrea Goldsmith

JACOBSON, Megan, Yellow, Penguin, 382/62, Ruth Starke

JAMES, Clive, Play All: A binge-watcher’s notebook, Yale University Press, 386/38, Peter Goldsworthy

JAMES, John Stanley, The Vagabond Papers, Monash University Publishing, 384/64, John Arnold

JENNINGS, Rebecca, Unnamed Desires: A Sydney lesbian history, Monash University Publishing, 378/56, Sylvia Martin

JONES, Jill, Breaking the Days, Whitmore Press, 380/50, Peter Kenneally

JONES, Lloyd, The Book of Fame, Penguin, 386/23, Kevin Rabalais

JOOSTEN, Melanie, A Long Time Coming: Essays on old age, Scribe, 384/65, Patrick Allington

JORDAN, Toni, Our Tiny, Useless Hearts, Text, 382/27, Josephine Taylor

JOSE, Jane, Places Women Make: Unearthing the contribution of women to our cities, Wakefield Press, 381/57, Gillian Dooley

KAMINSKY, Leah, The Waiting Room, Vintage, 378/24, Naama Amram

KANAKE, Sarah, Sing Fox to Me, Affirm Press, 380/52, Alex Cothren

KAPLAN, James, Sinatra: The chairman, Sphere, 378/39, Michael Shmith

KAVAN, Anna, Ice, Penguin, 386/23, Kevin Rabalais

KEALING, Bob, Life of the Party: How the remarkable Brownie Wise built and lost a Tupperware party empire, Affirm Press, 384/29, Rachel Fuller

KENT, Hannah, The Good People, Picador, 385/31, Amy Baillieu

KIEZA, Grantlee, Monash: The soldier who shaped Australia, ABC Books, 378/58, John Ramsland

KNEEN, Krissy, Eating My Grandmother: A grief cycle, UQP, 379/54, Rose Lucas

KNIGHT, Kankawa Nagarra Olive, The Bauhinia Tree: The life of Kankawa Nagarra Olive Knight, UWAP, 379/63, Josephine Taylor

KNOX, Malcolm, The Keepers: The players at the heart of Australian cricket, Viking, 378/66, Bernard Whimpress

KOH, Julie, Portable Curiosities, UQP, 383/44, Cassandra Atherton

LADD, Mike, Invisible Mending, Wakefield Press, 387/57, Nathanael Pree

LAING, Olivia, Lonely City: Adventures in the art of being alone, Canongate, 384/71, Alexandra Mathew

LAMBERT, Andrew, Crusoe’s Island: Curious history of pirates, castaways and madness, Faber, 387/35, Danielle Clode

LANE, Elizabeth (eds) Outback Penguin: Richard Lane’s Barwell diaries, The Lane Press, 381/13, Suzanne Falkiner

LANGFORD, Martin, Ground, Puncher & Wattman, 379/54, Rose Lucas

LAWRENCE, Anthony, Headwaters, Pitt Street Poetry, 384/68, Dennis Haskell

LEADER, Zachary (ed.), On Life-Writing, OUP, 380/22, Richard Freadman

LEE, Micheline, The Healing Party, Black Inc, 383/64, Naama Amram

LEIGH, Julia, Avalanche: A love story, Hamish Hamilton, 383/74, Rose Lucas

LERNER, Ben, The Hatred of Poetry, Text, 383/69, David McCooey

LEVY, Ariel (ed.), The Best American Essays 2015, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 379/22, James McNamara

LEVY, Emanuel, Gay Directors, Gay Films?Pedro Almodovar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters, Columbia University Press, 381/31, Dion Kagan

LINDSEY, Keira, The Convict’s Daughter, Allen & Unwin, 382/61, Sophia Barnes

LOHREY, Amanda (ed.), The Best Australian Stories 2015, Black Inc., 378/16, Josephine Taylor

LOOSLEY, Stephen, Machine Rules: A political primer, MUP, 379/58, Joel Deane

LOUNSBURY, Lynnette, We Ate the Road Like Vultures, Inkerman & Blunt, 381/27, Alex Cothren

LOVITT, Zane, Black Teeth, Text, 383/64, Dean Biron

LOWE, Ian, The Lucky Country? Reinventing Australia, UQP, 383/43, Peter Christoff

MCCAMISH, Thornton, Our Man Elsewhere: In search of Alan Moorehead, Black Inc., 384/11, Robin Gerster

MCDONNELL, Michael A., Masters of Empire, 381/42, Glenn Moore

MCFARLANE, Fiona, The High Places, Hamish Hamilton, 378/25, Sarah Holland-Batt

MCLEAN, Ian, Rattling Spears: A history of Australian Indigenous art, NewSouth, 386/50, Billy Griffiths

MCNAB, Duncan, Waterfront: Graft, corruption and violence: Australia’s crime frontier from 1788 to now, Hachette, 381/44, Simon Caterson

MCPHEE, Peter, Liberty or Death: The French revolution, Yale University Press (Footprint), 384/23, Robert Aldrich

MACDONALD, Helen, H is for Hawk, Vintage, 378/67, Daniel Juckes

MACRIS, Anthony, Inexperience and Other Stories, UWAP, 387/60, Chris Flynn

MAGEE, Bryan, Ultimate Questions, Princeton University Press (Footprint), 383/75, Craig Taylor

MAGUIRE, Emily, An Isolated Incident, Picador, 380/59, Jay Daniel Thompson

MAHOOD, Kim, Position Doubtful: Mapping landscapes and memories, Scribe, 384/21, Michael Winkler

MAIDEN, Jennifer, The Fox Petition, Giramondo, 380/50, Peter Kenneally

MARCHETTA, Melina, Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil, Viking, 387/61, Agnes Nieuwenhuizen

MARES, Peter, Not Quite Australian: How temporary migration is changing the nation, Text, 386/22, Maria O’Sullivan

MARTIN, Sylvia, Ink in Her Veins: The troubled life of Aileen Palmer, UWAP, 382/29, Susan Lever

MARTIN, Toby, Yodelling Boundary Riders: Country music in Australia since the 1920s, Lyrebird Press, 379/63, Doug Wallen

MAYER, Jane, Dark Money: The hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical Right, Scribe, 385/13, James McNamara

MEGALOGENIS, George, Australia’s Second Chance: What our history tells us about our future, Hamish Hamilton, 381/21, Mark Triffitt

MEGALOGENIS, George, Balancing Act: Australia between recession and renewal (Quarterly Essay 61), Black Inc., 381/21, Mark Triffitt

MEKAS, Jonas, Movie Journal: The rise of New American Cinema 1959-1971, Columbia University Press (Footprint), 384/55, Philippa Hawker

MENZIES-PIKE, Catriona, The Long Run, Affirm, 380/21, Gillian Dooley

MICHAU-CRAWFORD, Michelle, Leaving Elvis and Other Stories, UWAP, 379/35, Francesca Sasnaitis

MILLER, Alex, The Simplest Words: A storyteller’s journey, Allen & Unwin, 379/62, Brenda Walker

MILLER, Joseph C.(ed.), The Princeton companion to Atlantic history, Princeton University Press, 380/54, Norman Etherington

MITCHELL, Adrian, The Profilist: The notebooks of Ethan Dibble, Wakefield Press, 378/47, James Dunk

MODIANO, Patrick, translated by Mark Polizzotti, After the Circus, Yale, 381/25 Colin Nettelbeck

MOHAMAD, Goenawan, translated by Jennifer Lindsay, In Other Words: Forty years of essays, NewSouth, 384/67, Satendra Nandan

MOLLOY, Tim, Mr Unpronouceable and the Infinity of Nightmares, Milk Shadow Books, 384/71, Max Sipowicz

MOORE, Bruce, (ed.), The Australian National Dictionary, Second Edition, OUP, 385/8, Kate Burridge

MORDDEN, Ethan, On Sondheim: An opinionated guide, OUP, 381/33, Ian Dickson

MORRISON, Zoe, Music and Freedom, Vintage Books, 383/48, Marie O’Rourke

MURPHY, John, Evatt: A life, NewSouth, 386/8, Neal Blewett

NASHER, Claire, Lake, Cordite Books, 383/66, Lucas Smith

NICHOLAS, Louise, The List of Last Remaining, Five Islands Press, 385/59, Philip Harvey

NICHOLL, Freda Marnie, The Amazing Mrs Livesey, Allen & Unwin, 382/61, Dina Ross

NIKIFORUK, Andrew, Slick Water: Fracking and one insider’s stand against the world’s most powerful industry, Greystone Books, 379/46, Ruth A. Morgan

NOGRADY, Bianca, (ed.), The Best Australian Science Writing, NewSouth, 378/17, Danielle Clode

O’BRIEN, Edna, The Little Red Chairs, Allen & Unwin, 379/36, Fiona Gruber

O’BRIEN, Kerry, Keating, Allen & Unwin, 378/11, James Walter

O’FLYNN, Mark, The Last Days of Ava Langdon, UQP, 383/31, Suzanne Falkiner

O’NEILL, Ryan, Their Brilliant Careers: The fantastic lives of sixteen extraordinary Australian writers, Black Inc, 383/43, David Thomas Henry Wright

OSBORNE, Don, Pentridge: Behind the bluestone walls, Echo Publishing, 380/57, David Nichols

PACAT, C.S., Kings Rising, Viking, 382/62, Crusader Hillis

PAGE, Geoff, Gods and Uncles, Pitt Street Poetry, 384/69, Dennis Haskell

PAGE, Tony, Dawn the Proof, Hybird Publishers, 384/68, Dennis Haskell

PALMER, Sheridan, Hegel’s Owl: The life of Bernard Smith, Power Publications, 383/20, Ian Donaldson

PANG, Alvin and Ravi Shankar, Union: 15 years of Drunken Boat, 50 years of writing from Singapore, Ethos Books and Drunken Boat, 379/33, Sara Savage

PATCHETT, Ann, Commonwealth, HarperCollins, 385/32, Francesca Sasnaitis

PATRICK, Aaron, Credlin & Co: How the Abbott government destroyed itself, Black Inc., 382/8, Lucas Grainger-Brown

PIEPER, Liam, The Toymaker, Hamish Hamilton, 383/64, Laurie Steed

PIERCE, Jessica, Run, Spot, Run: The ethics of keeping pets, University of Chicago Press, 385/57, Simon Coghlan

PIERRE, DBC, Release the Bats: Writing your way out of it, Allen & Unwin, 385/27, Jen Webb

PIKETTY, Thomas, Chronicles on Our Troubled Times, Viking, 383/16, Simon Tormey

PLAMPER, Jan, The History of Emotions: An introduction, OUP, 380/55, Stephanie Trigg

PLANTE, David, Worlds Apart: A memoir, Bloomsbury, 378/60, Ian Britain

PLOZZA, Shivaun, Frankie, Penguin, 382/63, Ruth Starke

POPE, Alexander ed. by Tom Jones, An Essay on Man, Princeton University Press, 387/59, Robert Phiddian

PORTER, Max, Grief is the thing with feathers, Faber, 379/34, Daniel Juckes

PORTER, Peter, Chorale at the Crossing, Picador, 381/9, Peter Goldsworthy

PRETTY, Ron, Creating Poetry, Pitt Street Poetry, 379/53, Judith Beveridge

PROULX, Annie, Barkskins, Fourth Estate, 383/26, James Bradley

RABIN, Sean, Wood Green, Giramondo, 386/67, Dilan Gunawardana

RACE, Hugo, Road Series, Transit Lounge, 382/42, Doug Wallen

RAJA, Christopher, The Burning Elephant, Giramondo, 381/58, Fiona Dorrell

REED, Marcia (ed.), The Edible Monument: The art of food for festivals, Getty Research Institute, 380/30, Christopher Menz

REYNOLDS, Henry, Unnecessary Wars, NewSouth, 382/19, Peter Stanley

RID, Thomas, Rise of the Machines: The lost history of cybernetics, Scribe, 385/63, Gary N. Lines

RIEFF, David, In Praise of Forgetting: Historical memory and its ironies, Yale, 382/11, Andrea Goldsmith

ROBERTS, Gregory David, The Mountain Shadow, Picador, 378/28, Brigid Magner

ROBERTS, Tom D.C., Before Rupert: Keith Murdoch and the birth of a dynasty, UQP, 378/50, Paul Morgan

ROBINSON, Suzanne (ed.), Passions of a Mighty Heart: Selected letters of G.W.L. Marshall-Hall, Lyrebird Press, 383/73, John Arnold

ROTHWELL, Nicolas, Quicksilver, Text, 387/39, Andrew Fuhrmann

ROWE, Josephine, A Loving, Faithful Animal, UQP, 381/56, Kate Holden

ROYAL, Autumn, She Woke & Rose, Cordite Books, 383/66, Lucas Smith

RYAN, Brendan, Small Town Standing, Hunter Poets, 382/55, Peter Kenneally

SALOM, Philip, Waiting, Puncher & Wattman, 380/38, Michael McGirr

SANCHEZ-ANDRADE, Cristina Tr. by Samuel Rutter, The Winterlings, Scribe, 387/63, Gabriel Garcia Ochoa

SANDERSON, Rena, Sandra Spanier, and Robert W. Trogdon, The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Volume 3: 1926—1929, Cambridge University Press, 383/39, James McNamara

SANDS, Philippe, East West Street: On the origins of genocide and crimes against humanity, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 385/19, Neil Kaplan

SANT, Andrew, How to Proceed: Essays, Puncher & Wattmann, 385/59, Philip Harvey

SANTAGATA, Marco, tr. by Richard Dixon, Dante: The story of his life, Harvard University Press, 381/20, Diana Glenn

SAVAGE, Jon, 1966: The year the decade exploded, Faber, 385/44, Anwen Crawford

SAVAGE, Jon, England’s Dreaming: Sex Pistols and punk rock, Faber, 385/44, Anwen Crawford

SAVANADASA, Rajith, Ruins, Hachette, 385/34, Claudia Hyles

SAVVA, Niki, The Road to Ruin: How Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin destroyed their own government, Scribe, 382/8, Lucas Grainger-Brown

SCHROEDER RODRIGUEZ, Paul A. Latin American Cinema: A comparative history, University of California Press, 387/43, Sarah McDonald

SCHWARTZ, Baba, The May Beetles: My first twenty years, Black Inc., 382/18, Gillian Dooley

SEBAG MONTEFIORE, Simon, The Romanovs: 1613-1918, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 384/30, Mark Edele

SERONG, Jock, The Rules of Backyard Cricket, Text, 385/33, Craig Billingham

SETH, Vikram, Collected Poems, Weidenfield & Nicolson, 383/68, Stephen Edgar

SHERIDAN, Susan, The Fiction of Thea Astley, Cambria Press, 387/55, Kerryn Goldsworthy

SIMMS, Brendan, Britain’s Europe: A thousand years of conflict and cooperation, Allen Lane, 384/8, Glyn Davis

SIMPSON, Inga, Where the Trees Were, Hachette, 380/40, Rhyll McMaster

SINGER, Peter, Ethics in the Real World: 86 brief essays on things that matter, Text, 386/64, Ben Brooker

SISMAN, Adam, John Le Carre: The biography, Bloomsbury, 380/14, Barney Zwartz

SMEE, Sebastian, The Art of Rivalry: Four friendships, betrayals, and breakthroughs in modern art, Text, 386/40, Miriam Cosic

SMITH, Dominic, The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, Allen & Unwin, 382/24, Kerryn Goldsworthy

SNELL, Danny, Seagull, Working Title Press, 381/58, Margaret Robson Kett

SOLKIN, David H. Art in Britain 1660-1815, Yale University Press (Footprint), 384/63, Patrick McCaughey

SOMETIMES, Alicia and Nicole Hayes (eds.), From the Outer: Footy like you’ve never heard it, Black Inc., 382/60, Patrick Allington

SPARGO-RYAN, Anna, The Paper House, Picador, 384/55, Thuy On

STANLEY, Jason, How Propaganda Works, Princeton University Press, 380/52, Adrian Walsh

STEAD, C.K., The Singing Whakapapa, Penguin, 386/24, Kevin Rabalais

STRANGIO, Paul, Paul ‘t Hart, and James Walter, Settling the Office: The Australian prime ministership from Federation to Reconstruction, Miegunyah Press, 381/23, Stephen Mills

STRAW, Leigh, The Worst Woman in History: The life and crimes of Kate Leigh, NewSouth, 384/71, Rachel Fuller

STREHLOW, T.G.H., Journey to Horseshoe Bend, Giramondo, 378/64, Simon Caterson

SULLIVAN, Rosemary, Stalin’s Daughter: The extraordinary and tumultuous life of Svetlana Alliluyeva, Fourth Estate, 382/14, Sheila Fitzgerald

SULWAY, Nike, Dying in the First Person, Transit Lounge384/51, Shannon Burns

TAN, Shaun, The Singing Bones, Allen & Unwin, 378/61, Margaret Robson Kett

TANNER, Lindsay, Comfort Zone, Scribe, 382/49, Joel Deane

TAYLOR, Cory, Dying: A memoir, Text, 382/41, Rachel Robertson

TEMPEST, Kate, The Bricks That Built the Houses, Bloomsbury, 384/69, Barnaby Smith

TESARSCH, John, The Last Will and Testament of Henry Hoffman, Affirm Press, 378/47, Craig Billingham

THORNELL, Kristel, On the Blue Train, Allen & Unwin, 386/67, Francesca Sasnaitis

TODES, Daniel P., Ivan Pavlov: A Russian life in science, OUP, 387/50, Nick Haslam

TOMOFF, Kiril, Virtuosi Abroad: Soviet music and imperial competition during the early Cold War,1945–1958,Cornell University Press 386/33, Sheila Fitzpatrick

ULLRICH, Volker, translated by Jefferson Chase, Hitler: A biography, Volume I: Ascent, 1889-1939, Bodley Head, 385/23, Miriam Cosic

VADJA, Frank, Saved to Remember: Raoul Wallenberg, Budapest 1944 and after, Monash University Publishing, 385/62, Agnes Nieuwenhuizen

VAN NEERVEN, Ellen, Comfort Food, UQP, 387/57, Nathanael Pree

VAN SCHILT, Stephanie, Elena Savage, and Gillian Terzis, The Lifted Brow: No.28, The Lifted Brow, 379/63, Joseph Rubbo

VAN VELZEN, Marianne,Call of the Outback: The remarkable story of Ernestine Hill, nomad, adventurer and trailblazer, Allen & Unwin, 380/13, Susan Sheridan

VARGA, Susan, Rupture: Poems 2012-2015, UWA Publishing, 385/60, Philip Harvey

VICKERS, Brian, The One King Lear, Harvard University Press, 385/42, David McInnis

WARD, Charlie, A Handful of Sand: The Gurindji struggle after the walk-off, Monash University Publishing, 386/13, Timothy Neale

WAXMAN, Dov, Trouble in the Tribe, Princeton University Press (Footprint), 383/17, Ilana Snyder

WEBSTER, Amanda, A Tear in the Soul, NewSouth, 387/54, Rachel Robertson

WESLEY, Michael, Restless Continent: Wealth, rivalry and Asia’s new geopolitics, Black Inc., 378/53, Finian Cullity

WEYLAND, Marcel, The Boy on the Tricycle, Brandl & Schlesinger, 382/18, Gillian Dooley

WHEELER, Belinda, (ed.), A Companion to the Works of Kim Scott, Camden House, 384/19, Bernadette Brennan

WILDING, Michael, Growing Wild, Arcadia, 383/71, Brian Matthews

WILLIAMS, Robyn, In Love with Betty the Crow: The first 40 years of ABC RN’s The Science Show, ABC Books, 381/38, Ashley Hay

WILLIAMSON, Geordie, The Best Australian Essays 2015, Black Inc., 379/22, James McNamara

WILSON, A.N., The Book of the People: How to read the Bible, Atlantic (Allen & Unwin), 383/74, Simon Caterson

WILSON, A.N., Resolution, Atlantic Books, 386/64, Ann-Marie Priest

WILSON, Ashleigh, Brett Whiteley: Art, life and the other thing, Text, 384/13, Simon Caterson

WILSON, Dominique, That Devil’s Madness, Transit Lounge, 380/59, Marie O’Rourke

WILSON, Jake, Mad Dog Morgan, Australian Screen Classics, 378/40 Brian McFarlane

WILSON, Peter H. The Holy Roman Empire: A thousand years of Europe’s history, Allen Lane, 387/33, Christopher Allen

WINCH, Tara June, After the Carnage, UQP, 384/49, Kerryn Goldsworthy

WINTON, Tim, The Boy Behind the Curtain, Hamish Hamilton, 387/11, Peter Craven

WOOD, Charlotte, The Writer’s Room: Conversations about writing, Allen & Unwin, 385/27, Jen Webb

WOOLETT, Elizabeth, The Love of a Bad Man, Scribe, 386/50, Dina Ross

WOTHERSPOON, Garry, Gay Sydney: A history, NewSouth, 381/45, Robert Reynolds

WRIGHT, Fiona, Small Acts of Disappearance: Essays on hunger, Giramondo, 378/65, Emily Laidlaw

WRIGHT, Michelle, Fine, Allen & Unwin, 385/59, Alice Bishop

WULF, Andrea, The Invention of Natures: The adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the lost hero of science, John Murray, 379/18, Paul Giles

YEKELCHYK, Serhy, The Conflict in Ukraine: What everyone needs to know, OUP, 381/40,

Mark Edele

ZABLE, Arnold, The Fighter, Text, 382/57, Michael McGirr


2016 Features Index


CHRISTOFIS, Lee, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 381/30

CHRISTOFIS, Lee, Romeo and Juliet, 383/46

CRAWFORD, Anwen, Love and Friendship, 384/54

GOLDSMITH, Andrea, Carol, 379/39

McFARLANE, Brian, The Light Between Oceans, 387/42

McFARLANE, Brian, Sunset Song, 385/41

NETTE, Andrew, Goldstone, 383/45

ROSE, Peter, The Lady in the Van, 380/34

WILKINS, Kim, The Daughter, 380/36

WILSON, Jake, Joe Cinque’s Consolation, 386/28

ZWARTZ, Barney, Spotlight, 379/41

FRASER, Morag, Missa Solemnis, 385/46

HALLIWELL, Michael, Sydney Opera House – The Opera (The Eighth Wonder), 387/44

ROSE, Peter, Tristan und Isolde, 386/31

GUNAWARDANA, Dilan, Dark Mofo, 383/49

MENZ, Christopher, Tom Roberts, 378/37

ROBSON KETT, Margaret, Making the Australian Quilt, 384/61

WILSON, Jake, The Kettering Incident, 385/43

BROOKER, Ben, Things I Know to Be True, 382/44

BYRNE, Tim, Joy Ride, 379/40

BYRNE, Tim, Picnic at Hanging Rock, 380/37

DICKSON, Ian, Twelfth Night, 384/60

FUHRMANN, Andrew, The Mill on the Floss, 384/62

FUHRMANN, Andrew, Romeo and Juliet, 381/32

FUHRMANN, Andrew, Shit, 382/39

GOLVAN, Colin, Arcadia, 379/42

HALLIWELL, Michael, Cloudstreet, 382/47

McFARLANE, Brian, Othello, 383/51

ROSE, Peter, King Lear, 378/31


ROSE, Jeremy, Iron in the Blood: A musical adaptation of Robert Hughes’s The Fatal Shore, ABC Classics, 395/44, Geoff Page




LAWRENCE, Anthony, 'Ash', 383/23

ROWE, Josephine, 'Glisk', 383/32

TEL, Jonathan, 'The Water Calligrapher’s Women', 383/61


WINKLER, Michael, ‘The Great Red Whale’, 382/31


DISNEY, Dan, ‘…a passing shower?’, 379/30

ELVEY, Anne, ‘Prelude to a Voice’, 379/32

GLUSKIN STONESTREET, Lisa, ‘Rage to order’, 379/29

JOY, Amanda, ‘Tailings’, 379/26

THOMSON, Campbell, ‘Lament for ‘Cape’ Kennedy’, 379/27



FALKINER, Suzanne, ‘Randolph Stow’s Harwich’, 378/20

GENONI, Paul, ‘Hydra as Intimate Theatre’ 387/36

GOLVAN, Colin, ‘The God of Cheaper Prices’, 386/19

JOSE, Nicholas, ‘Bobbin Up by Dorothy Hewett’, 385/36

MOORE, Bruce, The new Australian National Dictionary, 383/65

NETTELBECK, Colin, ‘Letter from Paris’, 382/52

RABALAIS, Kevin, ‘Letter from New Orleans’, 378/33

RICKARD, John, ‘On John Foster’, 381/47

ROLPH, David, ‘The Debate over 18C’, 385/16

ROSE, Peter, ABR in the United States, 386/34

SILCOX, Beejay, ‘Letter from America’, 384/15



AIKEN, Michael, ‘Satan Repentant’, ABR Laureate’s Fellowship, 383/52

ATKINSON, Alan, ‘How Do We Live With Ourselves? The Australian national conscience’, ABR RAFT Fellowship, 384/34




McNAMARA, James, 385/64


HAMILTON, Debi, 382/64

MICHAU-CRAWFORD, Michelle, 378/46


SHMITH, Michael with Brett Dean, To set or not to set’, 384/57


GRIFFITHS, Tom, 383/76

JORDAN, Toni, 381/60

JUCHAU, Mireille, 378/68

MEGALOGENIS, George, 380/60

MODJESKA, Drusilla, 379/64

SINGER, Peter, 387/64

WRIGHT, Fiona, 384/72


ALBISTON, Jordie, 381/49

HOLLAND-BATT, Sarah, 385/58

JONES, Jill, 382/56

MacCARTER, Kent, 379/56

MANHIRE, Bill, 386/68

PAGE, Geoff, 384/70


SHMITH, Michael, ‘Bread and Circuses: Leo Schofield speaks to Michael Shmith about his illustrious career as “Australia’s Diaghilev”’, 380/31




BISHOP, Judith, ‘The Grey Parrot’, 386/20

BISHOP, Judith, ‘Home’, 386/20

COOKE, Stuart, ‘Francis Bacon Created Australian Literature’, 385/47

HAWKE, John, ‘Zero Degrees’, 386/41

HOLLAND-BATT, Sarah, ‘The Changing Room’ and ‘The Worst of It’, 385/18

JONES, Jill, ‘Alarms’, 385/30

KINSELLA, John, ‘The Sizzler at York Agricultural Show’, 387/34

LAUGHTON, Verity, ‘Kangarilla, Summer, 2016’, 380/26

LE PLASTRIER, Jacinta, ‘Neuroward2East’, 378/30

McCOOEY, David, ‘Mick and Bianca Jagger, Newlyweds’, 382/55

MALING, Caitlin, ‘Deep Knowledge’, 387/16

MANHIRE, Bill, ‘Indexing Emily’, 384/24

OLDS, Sharon, ‘Woodwind Ode’, 382/26

RYAN, Tracy, ‘Smartraveller’, 384/32

TAKOLANDER, Maria, ‘Déjà vu’, 378/14

ZIGURAS, Jakob, ‘Excerpt from “Doors, Stairwells, Courtyards”’, 380/46


ABBS, Carolyn, ‘Surely Someone’, 380/48

ANDERSON, Susie, ‘time conquers all’, 381/52

BOLTON, Ken, ‘Salute’, 379/52

BROWN, Pam, ‘Ascriptions’, 381/53

COLEMAN, Aidan, ‘Secondary’, 379/50

DINIC, Jelena, ‘The Silence of Siskins’, 379/50

FITCH, Toby, ‘Democrazy’, 381/51

GROOM, Kia, ‘Alice at Last’, 380/48

JONES, Jill, ‘Bent’, 379/51

KERSHAW, Graham, ‘Perenjori Morning’, 380/49

LLEWELLYN, Kate, ‘Oxytocin’, 379/51

MALOUF, David, ‘Late Poem’, 381/16

MALOUF, David, ‘Pyrra’, 381/16

MALOUF, David, ‘Visitation on Myrtle Street’, 381/17

MIDDLETON, Kate, ‘Daybreak’, 381/52

PAPERTALK-GREEN, Charmaine, ‘Yamatji Culture’, 380/49

QUINTON, J.P., ‘Reading the Landscape’, 380/48

SULLIVAN, Thom, ‘In Camera’, 379/52

TEMPERTON, Barbara, ‘Foxes’ Lair’, 380/48

WRIGHT, Fiona, ‘After Mutability’, 381/52



COSIC, Miriam, Germaine Greer’s The Female Eunuch, 380/42

FRASER, Morag, Alex Miller’s Journey to the Stone Country, 381/34



KENNEDY, Cate, Window, 385/50




ALLISON, John, 386/42

ARCHER, Robyn, 386/42

BROOKER, Ben, 386/42

CHRISTOFIS, Lee, 386/42

DICKSON, Ian, 386/42

FUHRMANN, Andrew, 386/42

GRYBOWSKI, Tony, 386/42

HALLIWELL, Michael, 386/42

HAWKER, Philippa, 386/42

KILDEA, Paul, 386/42

LARKIN, David. 386/42

McFARLANE, Brian, 386/42

McNAMARA, James, 386/42

MENZ, Christopher, 386/42

ROSE, Peter, 386/42

SCHOFIELD, Leo, 386/42

SHMITH, Michael, 386/42

WEAVER, Jacki, 386/42

WILSON, Jake, 386/42

ZWARTZ, Barney, 396/42


ALLINGTON, Patrick, 387/18

BONGIORNO, Frank, 387/18

BRADLEY, James, 387/18

BURNS, Shannon, 387/18

CASTAGNA, Felicity, 387/18

COSIC, Miriam, 387/18

CRAVEN, Peter, 387/18

DAVIS, Glyn, 387/18

DONALDSON, Ian, 387/18

DOOGUE, Geraldine, 387/18

FITZPATRICK, Sheila, 387/18

FRASER, Morag, 387/18

GILES, Paul, 387/18

GOLDSMITH, Andrea, 387/18

GOLDSWORTHY, Kerryn, 387/18

GORTON, Lisa, 387/18

GRIFFITHS, Tom, 387/18

HETHERINGTON, Paul, 387/18

HOLLAND-BATT, Sarah, 387/18

JOSE, Nicholas, 387/18

LEA, Bronwyn, 387/18

LEVER, Susan, 387/18

MCCOOEY, David, 387/18

MCKENNA, Mark, 387/18

MCNAMARA, James, 387/18

MARES, Peter, 387/18

MATTHEWS, Brian, 387/18

NOSKE, Catherine, 387/18

O’REILLY, Paddy, 387/18

PAGE, Geoff, 387/18

PLUNKETT, Felicity, 387/18

RABALAIS, Kevin, 387/18

RUBBO, Mark, 387/18

SHERIDAN, Susan, 387/18

SHMITH, Michael, 387/18

STARKE, Ruth, 387/18

SULLIVAN, Jane, 387/18

TORMEY, Simon, 387/18

WALKER, Brenda, 387/18

WEBB, Jen, 387/18

WRIGHT, Fiona, 387/18


BALL, Ben, 387/40

CURNOW, Meredith, 387/40

DUFFY, Madonna, 387/40

HEATH, Sally, 387/40

HEYWARD, Michael, 387/40

HOLLIER, Nathan, 387/40

INDYK, Ivor, 387/40

MCGUINNESS, Phillipa, 387/40

PALFREYMAN, Jane, 387/40

TUFFIELD, Aviva, 387/40

WHITE, Terri-ann, 387/40

WILLIAMSON, Geordie, 387/40



LLOYD JAMES, Andy and Peter Rose, Brian Johns (1936–2016), 379/5

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