Anna Krien

Anna Krien
Anna Krien is the author of Night Games: Sex, power and sport and Into the Woods: The battle for Tasmania’s forests, and the Quarterly Essays Us and Them: On the Importance of Animals and The Long Goodbye: Coal, Coral and Australia’s Climate Deadlock. Her debut novel, Act of Grace, was published in 2019.

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Still from Get Krack!n

C’mon, we’re being fun


‘Get Krack!n’s Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney are not pussyfooting around

Scrambled politics


Climate change, ideology and the role of government

Julia at Melbourne Zoo in 2011.

In danger


The strange life and tragic death of Julia the gorilla

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