Australian politics, society & culture


April 2014

It was once ‘somewhat common' to bind books with human skin

 Current Issue A week among the arts in the City of Light

Perth goes boom

 Current Issue The man who revolutionised Australian architecture

Helen O’Neill’s ‘Harry Seidler: A Singular Vision’ and Vladimir Belogolovsky’s ‘Harry Seidler: Lifework’

Trans. Christopher Moncrieff; Alma Classics; $19.99

Robert Musil’s ‘The Confusions of Young Master Törless’

  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

November 2013

Amazon: Kill your own business

October 2013

Nothing fits: The Amanda Knox story

Thomas Pynchon’s ‘Bleeding Edge’

September 2013

Frog’s knickers: A history of swearing

Catherine Titasey’s ‘My Island Homicide’

Neil Gaiman; Headline; $27.99

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

A Savage History: Whaling in the Pacific and Southern Oceans

Ellen Willis; NewSouth Publishing; $29.95

Out of the Vinyl Deeps

Janet Malcolm’s 'Forty-one False Starts'

The Queen of Not-nice

HarperCollins; $29.99

'The Lucky Culture' by Nick Cater

‘Burial Rites’ by Hannah Kent