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Book Review: Writing the Country by Griffith Review
A diverse range of styles, voices and topics explore Australia in the Anthropocene age.
Review: Beside Myself by Sasha Marianna Salzmann
Beside Myself is fiction at its highest purpose – a debut novel that comes straight from the gates like a…
Review: Zebra and Other Stories, by Debra Adelaide
Adelaide’s sharp, casual, to-the-point sentences are both silently aesthetic on the page and a pleasure to read aloud.
Review: You Will Always Be Someone From Somewhere Else by Dao Strom
In poems, Dao Strom attacks the origin of the words she’s learned since leaving Vietnam for America.
Review: Wednesdays with Bob by Derek Rielly
From his balcony overlooking Sydney Harbour, Hawke sits down with Rielly to talk love, politics, friends, foes, and death.
Review: The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe
The potential in The Librarian of Auschwitz turns from a potential page-turner into a page-counter.
Review: PIGEONHOLED, Going Down Swinging Press
PIGEONHOLED is an act of defiance as much as it is a swing at the glass ceiling of genre writing.
Review: Danger Music by Eddie Ayres, Allen and Unwin
Ayres teaches us the transcendental power of music, Afghanistan’s fighting spirit and the peaks and valleys of the Middle East.
Review: My Country by David Marr, Black Inc.
David Marr’s anthology, My Country, burns the names of those who fall under his crosshairs into their political headstones.
Review: Preservation by Jock Serong, Text Publishing
Preservation tells the story of three sea merchants from the Sydney Cove, marooned on Colonial Australia.