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Excitable Boy. Image on left is a head and shoulders shot of a white man in his 30s wearing a blue shirt under a grey jumper. On the right is a book cover with a photo of a young ragamuffin boy standing on a garden path between bushes and with a cigarette in his hand.
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Book review: Excitable Boy: Essays on Risk, Dominic Gordon

Dominic Gordon's first book takes us down Melbourne's lesser known paths.

Dirt Poor Islanders. Image on left is an author shot from the thighs up of a young Islander woman all in black with long black hair and her arms crossed in front of her against a red backdrop. On the right is a book cover of an empty yellow drink can with pink flowers wound around it. Winnie Dunn.
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Book review: Dirt Poor Islanders, Winnie Dunn

Winnie Dunn's debut is the first novel to explore the diffusion of a Tongan-Australian culture.

Photo: Jon Tyson, Unsplash. A pair of black shoes standing on top of a yellow circle spray painted onto the concrete.
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10 entry-level arts jobs to consider (part 1)

In part 1, ArtsHub has selected five jobs that are accessible to emerging arts professionals and suggests things to look…

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This week's arts news and trending topics

We break it – you read it. This week's top arts news stories.

The White Cockatoo Flowers Stories. Image on left is a headshot of a man of Chinese appearance, with head turned towards the camera. On the right is a book cover, which is black with an illustration of a white sulphur crested cockatoo sitting on a branch of a pomegranate tree with a couple of the fruits above it.
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Book review: The White Cockatoo Flowers: Stories, Ouyang Yu

'The White Cockatoo Flowers; Stories' is the first collection of stories published by Chinese-Australian author Ouyang Yu in English.

Sanctuary. On the left is a full body author shot of a white man in black standing on a forest path with his hands in his pockets. On the right is the book cover of a dusty outback road heading into off towards the horizon.
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Book review: Sanctuary, Garry Disher

A gripping story of an unconventional thief who longs for normality.

Australian Women in Music Awards 2024 open for nominations. Image: Sarah McLeod and Nina Korbe to perform at AWMA 2024. Photo: Guy Davies. McLeod has short cropped hair with smoky makeup, wearing a leather jacket, holding a bass and sitting on top of a piano. Beside her, Korbe is sitting, wearing a low neckline black dress with black heels. She has brown curly hair and a powerful expression. Both of them are presented in a powerful and beautiful manner against a backstage environment.
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Opportunities and awards

International funding and scholarship opportunities, plus winners of UniSQ inaugural Biennial Art Awards, and more!

Out-Side: Queer Words and Art From Regional Victoria. Image on left is a smiling white man with red rimmed glasses, beard, one long dangly earring and open necked shirt. On the right is a colourful book cover with the title in a lurid green frame around the cover and an illustration of a blue and yellowy-green tree in the middle.
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Book review: Out-Side: Queer Words and Art From Regional Victoria, Edited by Michael Earp

A wide range of queer writers and artists offer eclectic contributions to this anthology.

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This week's arts news and trending topics

We break it – you read it. This week's top arts news stories.

On the left is an author's head shot of a white man in a black shirt, with his head slightly tilted to the left. On the right is a book cover of Deep Water with an image of coral and underwater plants beneath a dark sea.
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Book review: Deep Water, James Bradley

A hugely impressive work that deserves and demands attention.

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