Index for 2018: Nos 398–407 & online features

ABR Index 2018

NB: this index includes material published in the print magazine and online in 2018.

2018 Australian Book Review Index

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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

Dance

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 

Film

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

Music

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

Opera

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

Theatre

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

Commentary

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

Fellowships

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

Fiction

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

Tribute

GOLDSMITH, Andrea, ‘An Imagination on High Alert: Dorothy Porter (1954–2008)’, 407/50

Prizes

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 

Interviews

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

KRISTINA OLSSON, 405/56

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

Poetry

Poems

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

Surveys

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