R Nott

R Nott is a reporter and book critic. @we_forgot

R's Latest Articles


On Drugs by Chris Fleming

Academic Chris Fleming’s memoir is confronting, interesting, reassuring and offers insight into who and what drug addicts are.


Solitary by Albert Woodfox

Solitary is a powerful insight into the fractured US prison system and a heartening story of human rights and justice.


Book Review: Empirical by Lisa Gorton

Gorton’s meditations take on a contemporary romanticism towards Melbourne and contrast it with the history of empire.


Book Review: Dead Right by Richard Denniss

Dead Right shows us that economics is not a force of nature but something voters and politicians are directly in…


Review: Wake In Fright, Malthouse Theatre (VIC)

Zahra Newman performs Kenneth Cook's Australian Gothic story of alcoholism and machismo in this one-woman show directed by Declan Greene.


Book Review: Halibut on the Moon by David Vann

Halibut on the Moon is a tragic biographical fiction on divorce, the nuclear family, maleness, guns and suicidal depression.


Book Review: City of Trees by Sophie Cunningham

Cunningham’s essays on love, travel and nature humanise trees and animals, mixing the Anthropocene with the romantic.


Book Review: A Season on Earth by Gerald Murnane

A fantastic introduction for serious fiction readers and a panoramic view of one of Melbourne's most important literary characters.


Book Review: Exploded View by Carrie Tiffany

The strange and dangerous psychological space Tiffany inhabits focuses on small details that make up the whole.


Book Review: What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillaume

Guillaume's debut YA novel chooses to uplift rather than shoot teenagers in a barrel. And that's laudable.

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