Australian politics, society & culture


HarperCollins; $29.99
By Brenda Walker
Meet the Melburnians keeping Esperanto alive
By Jeff Sparrow
By John Kinsella
An on-drive to the boundary the ball going on and on through dust and dirt on and on past the shed all the way past the chook pen and on bouncing over bark flaked and fallen from wandoos and on over dried twigs and branches and chunks of quartz – rose, milky – on and on under the loosely strung fence on and on
What’s next for the entrepreneurial Josh Lefers?
By Antoni Jach
Power and resistance at the 56th Venice Biennale
By Julie Ewington
Scribe; $27.99
By Helen Elliott
Musicians on film in Asif Kapadia’s ‘Amy’, Bill Pohlad’s ‘Love & Mercy’ and Mia Hansen-Løve’s ‘Eden’
By Luke Davies
The literary comic novel and Steve Toltz’s ‘Quicksand’
By Richard Cooke
The author of ‘This House of Grief’ and ‘Joe Cinque’s Consolation’ on writing about darkness
By Helen Garner
A&U Canongate; $27.99
By Linda Jaivin
Jonathan Cape; $32.99
By Helen Elliott
Image of Algiers
Punk and gospel influences combine to make the personal political on Algiers’ self-titled debut
By Anwen Crawford
Adapting Kate Grenville’s ‘The Secret River’ for the screen
By Steve Dow
George Miller and the evolution of Mad Max
By Shane Danielsen
Master perfumer Jonathon Midgley concocts some unusual scents
By Ceridwen Dovey
Verse Chorus Press; $29.95
By Anwen Crawford
Harvill Secker; $32.99
By Anna Goldsworthy