Christine Kenneally

Christine Kenneally WRITERS & CONTRIBUTORS

13 ENTRIES Christine Kenneally is the author of The Ghosts of the Orphanage and is now writing a book about the orphanage experience for Public Affairs and Hachette Australia. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Slate and New Scientist.


Image of Cecilia Klein, 1974


The fabulist of Auschwitz

Heather Morris’s bestselling novels ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ and ‘Cilka’s Journey’, and the problem of truth in historical fiction

The indigenous King Lear

The indigenous King Lear

The Shadow King reimagines Shakespeare's tragedy

Not a Dog

The Strangeness of Dingoes

A young boy in Dalworth Children's Home at Seaforth, NSW, in the 1920s. Image courtesy of the State Library of NSW. Photograph: Sam Hood

Social justice

The Forgotten Ones

Half a million lost childhoods

'Canada' by Richard Ford, Bloomsbury; $29.99


’Canada’ by Richard Ford

I don’t think there’s a single moment of happiness in Richard Ford’s latest novel, Canada. Or joy, mischief or warmth. The word ‘love’ appears a lot in the first of the saga’s three parts, but it doesn’t generate much heat. And …


Rejecting the Centre

Chunky Move’s Anouk van Dijk

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.


Work and play

Melbourne Zoo at 150

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.


I heart New Yorker

Amelia Lester

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.


Triple zero’s emergency

Why dialling ‘000’ may not save your life

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.


Speech bubbles

Dubious real estate coverage


Lousy science

Lice infestations in Australia


Archive this

“That’s red tape,” said Kate Cumming, a senior project officer at New South Wales State Records, pointing at a 20-centimetre high spool of thin white ribbon. Unravelled, it would run for half a kilometre. “That’s what we use to wrap records …

White-rumped Vultures, once abundant in north-east India, are considered a threatened species. © Corbis


Primary care

Tim Flannery’s ‘Here on Earth’