Australian politics, society & culture

Biography

The politics of Clive Palmer
By Guy Rundle
Black Inc.; $32.99
By Geordie Williamson
JB East's 1834 portrait of Billy Blue. Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW.
The Story of Billy Blue
By Cassandra Pybus
Frieda Keysser and Carl Strehlow, May 1986. Courtesy of John Strehlow
John Strehlow’s 'The Tale of Frieda Keysser'
By Peter Sutton
Pauline Kael: a life of film © Associated Press
Brian Kellow’s 'Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark'
By Christos Tsiolkas
Frank Moorhouse, the nation's Edith Wharton. © Steve Baccon/Fairfax Syndication
Frank Moorhouse’s ‘Cold Light’
By David Marr
Mary Finister at work. © Michael Amendolia
Meeting Mary Finsterer
By Andrew Ford
Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz
By Shane Maloney and Chris Grosz