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!