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Book review: Killing Sydney, Elizabeth Farrelly, Pan Macmillan
A passionate cri de coeur to diagnose the ills of the city and save it from overdevelopment.
Book Review: Fire Flood Plague by Sophie Cunningham
While we struggle with COVID and global warming narratives, Fire Flood Plague offers news perspectives on what has happened to…
Book Review: Nancy by Bruno Lloret
Nancy uses visual cues and minimalist prose to create an atmospheric, expansive story of melancholy.
Book review: Shirl by Wayne Marshall
Marshall fuses Australiana with magical realism by blending beast, man, fact and fiction in his debut short story collection.
Book review: Death of a Typographer by Nick Gadd
Death of a Typographer is a Melbourne-noir murder mystery with a successfully fantastical and complex plot.
Book review: Coniston by Michael Bradley
What could be Australia’s last and least known genocide is laid bare in Coniston, which occurred just more than 100…
Book review: Aftershocks by Anthony Macris
Aftershocks is Macris’ selected interviews, essays and criticism as he asks, what comes after postmodernism in art?
Book review: Sky Swimming by Sylvia Martin
Biographer Sylvia Martin finally turns her pen on herself.
Book review: Heide by Pi O
The third instalment in Melbourne poet Π.O’s trilogy is a playful journey through Australian art history.
Dry Milk by Huo Yan
Huo Yan’s atmospheric novella focuses on international communities and misanthropic loneliness.