Amanda Lohrey

Amanda Lohrey
Amanda Lohrey is a writer. Her books include Reading Madame Bovary, The Philosopher’s Doll, The Reading GroupCamille’s Bread and A Short History of Richard Kline.

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Malcolm Turnbull, the prince of moderation

Liberal Party

How the Liberal Party has exiled its last reasonable man

Clive Palmer the trickster

Australian Politics

The Palmer United Party are anti-politics wildcards in Parliament

The Tasmanian election


The ALP, the Libs, the Greens, the split

Subtropical beech forest, northern NSW © Paul Curtis

Germaine Greer’s ‘White Beech’

The hero of this story is a tree or rather a species of tree

Andrew Wilkie’s re-election campaign

Australian Politics

In the 2007 election, Andrew Wilkie was a Greens senate candidate, no. 2 on the Tasmanian ticket behind Bob Brown. On a campaign drive around the state, Wilkie stopped overnight at the house of a Greens supporter in the seaside town of St Helens. The …

Fracking and food security


The Greens chase the farming vote

The queen of not-nice: Janet Malcolm’s ‘Forty-one False Starts’


The latest collection of writing from the New Journalism doyenne

Tony Abbott, 23 March 2011. © Alan Porritt/AAP

A Matter of Context

Julia Gillard

Gillard and the press gallery

Maxine McKew, Kevin Rudd and others on Rudd's final morning as Prime Minister, 24 June 2010. © Alan Porritt/AAP

After the game

Kevin Rudd

Maxine McKew’s ‘Tales from the Political Trenches’ and James Button’s ‘Speechless: A Year In My Father’s Business’