Anna Krien

Anna Krien
Anna Krien is the author of Night Games: Sex, power and sportInto the Woods: The battle for Tasmania’s forests, the Quarterly Essay ‘Us and Them: On the Importance of Animals’ and the Quarterly Essay ‘The Long Goodbye: Coal, Coral and Australia’s Climate Deadlock’Her work has been published in the Age, the Big IssueThe Best Australian EssaysThe Best Australian StoriesGriffith ReviewColors and Dazed & Confused.

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Cover image, Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport (Black Inc)

Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport


‘Cops want to catch crooks, they don’t want to be social workers,’ he said. ‘I’m not saying they don’t care about the victims – it’s just that a lot of police aren’t equipped with the skills …

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Drawn Faces


The Last of the Court Artists

Quarterly Essay 45, 'Us and Them: On the Importance of Animals', by Anna Krien, Black Inc., 125pp; $19.95

Us and Them: On the Importance of Animals

Human rights

It was around midnight when I got off the tram at the last stop in Melbourne’s north. As the doors locked behind me, two men, one bare-chested, ran across the street, traffic swerving, and stood in front of the tram, arms crossed. Their eyes were …

Midday at the Gap View Hotel, Alice Springs, 2006. Image courtesy of Anna Pappas Gallery and the artist. © Jesse Marlow

Booze territory


The crisis of alcoholism

Stephen Milne leads his St Kilda teammates in a recovery session, September 2008, Melbourne. © Stuart Mcevoy / Newspix / News Limited

Out of bounds


Sex and the AFL

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.



Food technology and the manufacture of flavours

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Blanche’s boy


“Until recently I’ve been pretty half-hearted about Welcome to Country,” Jack Charles confesses as he faces a room of social workers at a drug and alcohol rehab centre in Melbourne’s Fitzroy. A short Koori man with fuzzy white hair floating around …

Trouble on the night shift


Rescue and remembrance in the creek beds of the desert