Chloe Hooper

Chloe Hooper WRITERS & CONTRIBUTORS

22 ENTRIES Chloe Hooper is the author of The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire and The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island, and the novels The Engagement and A Child’s Book of True Crime.



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Image of family members of Tanya Day

Society

Remember her name

Systemic racism, unconscious bias, and the death in custody of Tanya Day

Image of ‘The Arsonist’ by Chloe Hooper

Culture

The Detectives

Inside the hunt for the Black Saturday arsonist – an extract

Image of ‘The Multiple Effects of Rainshadow’ by Thea Astley

Culture

Rainshadow’s heart of darkness

On Thea Astley and her classic novel

Illustration

Culture

Beyond the notes

Venezuela’s Simón Bolívar String Quartet meet some of Melbourne’s youngest musicians

Illustration

Culture

Magic hands

Russian piano superstar Daniil Trifonov teaches a masterclass in Melbourne

Bill Shorten

Politics

Could he actually win?

On the road with Bill Shorten

Illustration

Society

Dinosaur digger

Melbourne Museum’s Thomas Rich has devoted more than 30 years to Australia’s polar dinosaurs

Shen Narayanasamy in the streets of Collingwood, Melbourne.

Politics

Burning the stakeholders

Shen Narayanasamy takes on Transfield

Clive Palmer campaigning at the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show in Nambour, Queensland, June 2013. © Glenn Barnes / Newspix

essay

Lives of the magnates

Inside the worlds of Clive Palmer, Gina Rinehart, Andrew Forrest and Nathan Tinkler

Gerehu Market, Port Moresby. © Ness Kerton / AAP

Politics

On the road with Julia Gillard

Sketches of a prime minister in her final months

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Authors

Margaret Atwood comes to Perth

Brides revisited

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Education

Notes from a Small Town

Students getting into the groove

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Jack’s a ripper

Melbourne Museum's bowerbird artist

Society

Boxing for Palm Island

In a bunker-like hall in Townsville a boxing ring is set up under fluorescent strip lights and 200 people – trainers, enthusiasts, pugilists past and present – sit in monsoonal heat, watching two ten-year-old Aboriginal boys punching the stuffing …

Society

Under the rainshadow

When I first travelled to Palm Island, to attend the inquest into Cameron Doomadgee's death in custody, I was venturing into Astley country. The great Thea Astley (1925-2004) had a love of the fecundity and the rot of tropical life, of small communities …

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