Memoirist and teacher Patti Miller traces the unfolding of friendships that were pivotal in shaping her life.
- by Jessie Tu
Elise Bohan, a research scholar at Oxford, argues that staying as we are isn’t a viable option for humans in the remainder of this century.
- by Jason Drake
The rigorous analysis of Who Needs the ABC? and period crime novel Deception Bay lead our reviews of new fiction and non-fiction releases.
- by Fiona Capp and Cameron Woodhead
The inversion of the familiar constitutes a major aspect of speculative fiction’s raison d’etre – and the approach it offers is well suited to some Indigenous writers.
- by Declan Fry
A portrait of poet Gwen Harwood, who battled to be heard in Australia’s male-dominated literary establishment
- by Morag Fraser
This debut introspective novel subverts the trope of healing from trauma in a bucolic location with insights into a world where we are all addicted to our phones.
- by Liam Pieper
Emma Smith’s Portable Magic sparkles with gems of trivia about reading and publishing, including rejected authors, book burnings and masterpieces that failed at first.
- by Pat Sheil
There will be another training session about punctuation and calculating percentages, but what about the skills that aren’t quantifiable?
- by Yumna Kassab
Some voters rely on exit polls, but David Astle sees election results in crossword clues.
- by David Astle
Ashley Goldberg’s first novel examines the clash between religious and secular worlds in contemporary Australia.
- by Adam Rivett