ABR May issue highlights


Highlights of the May issue include:

 Review of the Month - Johanna Leggatt lauds Sophie Cunningham’s powerful essay collection City of Trees Read her review here.

Ahead of the federal election Frank Bongiorno examines Judith Brett’s study of Australian character and the compulsory voting system: From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage

Daniel Halliday looks at why politicians find tax reform so difficult and asks if there are other ways forwards for tax justice.

Beejay Silcox questions the disquieting lure of dystopian fiction in the age of Trump and Brexit.

Peter Rose reviews Nam Le’s long awaited second book – a personal reflection on David Malouf via Black Inc.’s Writers on Writers series.

Kieran Pender looks at the darker side of global finance in his review of Oliver Bullough’s disturbing new book Moneyland: Why thieves and crooks now rule the world and how to take it back

Deb Anderson looks at the normalisation of climate change in her review of

The Uninhabitable Earth: A story of the future by David Wallace-Wells

Also in the issue:

 Ben Brooker on Alison Croggon’s collected theatre criticism

  Interviews with author Judith Brett (Open Page) and poet Emma Lew (Poet of the Month)

 Gillian Appleton on halcyon days for drama at the University of Sydney

 Keegan O'Connor on This Young

Monster by Charlie Fox

 Brenda Walker on Chris

Womersley's short fiction

 New poems from Charles Bernstein, Kristen Lang and Bella Li

 Ryan Cropp on a new collection of essays from Guy Rundle

 Neil Murray on Penny Olsen’s book on the elusive Night Parrot

 Chris Flynn on four new crime novels

 Alice Nelson on Melanie Cheng’s new novel

 And much more!