Chloe Hooper

Chloe Hooper
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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Bill Shorten

Could he actually win?


On the road with Bill Shorten


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.

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

Lives of the magnates


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

Gerehu Market, Port Moresby. © Ness Kerton / AAP

On the road with Julia Gillard


Sketches of a prime minister in her final months

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Margaret Atwood comes to Perth


Brides revisited

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Notes from a Small Town


Students getting into the groove

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Jack’s a ripper

Melbourne Museum's bowerbird artist

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 …