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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‘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

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The treasures and pleasures of bibliophiles in ‘The Library’


Stuart Kells celebrates book collections real and imagined, tangible and intangible

A new career in a new town, just like the old career in the old town


With each season, ‘Better Call Saul’ feels more like a corrective to ‘Breaking Bad’