Australian politics, society & culture

Current Issue The third volume of the epic autobiographical novel ‘My Struggle’

Karl Ove Knausgaard’s ‘Boyhood Island’

Andrew Glikson’s ‘Evolution of the Atmosphere’, Elizabeth Kolbert’s ‘The Sixth Extinction’, Errol Fuller’s ‘Lost Animals’ and Clifford Frith’s ‘The Woodhen’

Stories of extinction

  Margaret MacMillan’s ‘The War That Ended Peace’, Paul Ham’s ‘1914’ and David Reynolds’ ‘The Long Shadow’

Re-evaluating World War One

  Human encounters with the Great Barrier Reef

Iain McCalman’s ‘The Reef: A passionate history’

  A portrait of Papa as a young man

‘The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Vol. 2: 1923–1925’

What makes a picture book a classic?

The art of children's literature

All fired up

Christos Tsiolkas’ ‘Barracuda’

The hero of this story is a tree or rather a species of tree

Germaine Greer’s ‘White Beech’

The full moon had a lot to answer for

Clare Wright’s ‘The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka’

Light and shadow

Tim Winton’s ‘Eyrie’ and Richard Flanagan’s ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’

Jim Sterba’s 'Nature Wars'

Alex Miller's 'Coal Creek'

Karl Ove Knausgaard

My Struggle

Books on the future of the ALP

Ellen Willis; NewSouth Publishing; $29.95

Out of the Vinyl Deeps

Janet Malcolm’s 'Forty-one False Starts'

The Queen of Not-nice

Sugar and spies

The Profumo Affair, 50 years on

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