Anna Goldsworthy

Anna Goldsworthy
Anna Goldsworthy is a pianist and writer. Her most recent books are Welcome to Your New Life and The Best Australian Essays 2017 (as editor). Her most recent album is Beethoven Piano Trios.

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Sex, Freedom and Misogyny


Extract from Quarterly Essay 50, Unfinished Business: Sex, Freedom and Misogyny, by Anna Goldsworthy. Out now.   Q&A, broadcast on Monday nights, offers a parallel version of Question …

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

‘Welcome to Your New Life’ book extract



L–R: Penny Wong, Tanya Plibersek, Jenny Macklin, Julia Gillard, Kate Lundy, Kate Ellis, Julie Collins. © Tim Bauer

Julia Gillard and the women in cabinet


Critical Mass

Paul Lewis. © Pia Johnson

Sleepwalking with Schubert

Classical music

Paul Lewis

A Heavy F*cking Situation



Martin Amis in 2010. © Xavier Betral/EPA

Top Dog


Martin Amis’ 'Lionel Asbo: State of England'

It’s Complicated


'Downton Abbey'

'Life in Movement' by Bryan Mason and Sophie Hyde 
in national release, 12 April

’Life in Movement’ by Bryan Mason and Sophie Hyde


Tanja Liedtke’s name was suddenly everywhere in May 2007, when she was appointed artistic director of Sydney Dance Company. The 29-year-old dancer and choreographer claimed to be “absolutely ecstatic” about her new role, and there was a great deal …

Carl Vine, 2011. © Keith Saunders. Image courtesy of Musica Viva.

Right composition


Meeting composer Carl Vine