Australian politics, society & culture


How World War One came to Broken Hill
By Nicholas Shakespeare
Tasmania’s Black War was our nation’s most intense frontier conflict, resulting in the death of close to 200 Britons and 1,000 Aboriginals. Nicholas Clements offers contrasting perspectives from both sides of this dark chapter in Australia's history.
NoViolet Bulawayo was born in Tsholotsho a year after Zimbabwe’s independence from British colonial rule. We Need New Names is her first novel. In 2013 it was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.
Ramona Koval (The Monthly Book) speak to anthropologist Martha Macintyre and Erik Jensen about Jared Diamond's The World Until Yesterday.
Jared Diamond discusses his new book The World Until Yesterday with Ramona Koval. Diamond is an American scientist and author of The Third Chimpanzee, Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse.
Anna Krien discusses her acclaimed new book Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport with Ramona Koval of the Monthly Book
Monthly Book host Ramona Koval discusses Anna Krien's Night Games with author Tony Wilson and Erik Jensen. June 2013
Host Ramona Koval and journalist/writer Gay Alcorn discuss the rediscovered books of Australian author Elizabeth Harrower, July 2013
Author Carrie Tiffany speaks to Ramona Koval (The Monthly Book) about her Miles Franklin-nominated and Stella Award-winning novel Mateship with Birds. July 2013
Ramona Koval discusses The Childhood of Jesus (J.M. Coetzee) with author Craig Sherborne and journalist and writer Erik Jensen. The Childhood of Jesus is the Monthly Book's April 2013 selection.
Australian author Elizabeth Harrower (The Watch Tower, The Long Prospect) speaks to Ramona Koval of The Monthly Book about her writing career and the rediscovery and re-publishing of her acclaimed novels.
Successful and controversial Australian films Wolf Creek, Mad Max and Dead Calm have exposed the real and imagined dark side of our nation.
Bloomsbury; $25.99
By Claire Corbett
Black Inc.; $32.99
By Geordie Williamson
Ramona Koval talks to The Saturday Paper’s editor Erik Jensen about ‘Acute Misfortune’, his biography of the late artist Adam Cullen.
Macmillan Australia; $32.99
By Richard Cooke
Penguin; $29.99
By Robyn Annear
A journey through time and mind in Hugh Sullivan’s ‘The Infinite Man’
By Luke Davies