Adam Rivett

Adam Rivett
Adam Rivett is a Melbourne-based writer. He has written for The Lifted Brow, The Age, The Australian, Island, Fireflies and Seizure.

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‘Antkind’ by Charlie Kaufman


The debut novel from the screenwriter and director of ‘Being John Malkovich’, ‘Synecdoche, New York’ and more is the zippiest postmodern, self-referential doorstop you’ll ever read

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Make ’em laugh: ‘Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming’


On surrendering to the altogether amusing madness of László Krasznahorkai’s prose

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‘A Couple of Things Before the End’ by Sean O’Beirne


The Australian author’s debut story collection confidently converts the linguistic detritus of our era into something of lasting value

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‘Stan & Ollie’: a beautiful lie


Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly are perfectly cast in this affectionate biopic

‘Exploded View’ by Carrie Tiffany


This new novel is most striking in how it diverges from its predecessors

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Fair judgement without surrender: Chloe Hooper’s ‘The Arsonist’


The author of ‘The Tall Man’ tries to understand the motivations of a Black Saturday firebug

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‘Normal People’ by Sally Rooney


This Booker Prize–longlisted examination of human nature is simply moving

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Ceridwen Dovey’s ‘In the Garden of the Fugitives’


Reality flexes at the edges of Dovey’s second novel

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AS Patrić’s ‘Atlantic Black’ and the challenges of historical fiction


This ambitious second novel doesn’t quite live up to its Miles Franklin–winning predecessor