Craig Sherborne


Craig Sherborne
Craig Sherborne is the author of the highly acclaimed memoir Hoi Polloi, and its sequel Muck, which won the Queensland Literary Award for Non-Fiction. He has written two volumes of poetry, Bullion and Necessary Evil, and two novels, The Amateur Science of Love and Tree Palace.



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A tempting prospect, the Milford Track. © Richard Hamilton Smith/Corbis

The sound of silence

Society

Hiking the Milford Track, New Zealand

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Sinking sandbanks

Society

When bankers fly in to Kiribati, a fine evening spread is put on at the main hotel. Blue-cardboard ironies are erected: squat sandwich boards and billowy banners advertising ANZ home loans. Yes, home loans, in a place global warming is meant to be washing …

Unhappy families

Culture

Sonya Hartnett’s ‘Butterfly’

Coup-coup land

Politics

Life under Fiji’s interim government

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

The ring cycle

Society

“How do I look?” my mother asks. “You look beautiful,” say the nurses. “Quite the stunner, young lady.” She looks every day her 84: crumpled paper for skin, red blue eyes in a pucker. Dementia is never about telling the truth. …

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Trivial pursuit

Society

You miss out on medicine by five points and so you dedicate your life to trivia. Don't get eccentric on us, with your pointy bald head and smart-arse grin - we don't like those sorts of antics, mister. This is Melbourne, Australia, not England. But you, …

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Repo man

nation_reviewed

You might have missed it a few months ago, this amusing aside in the daily news: during the auction of a flash rural property in the old-money recesses of the northern ranges outside Melbourne, two beefy blokes turned up, nosing about the place as if …

Not all black & white

Politics

Inside New Zealand’s social laboratory

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Free house

nation_reviewed

Humans love getting something for nothing. Failing that, next to nothing. Picking up a $1-million inner-city Melbourne house for a $15,000 outlay, for instance. No, not by gambling, not in some casino's high-stakes spin-the-wheel game. There's a loophole …

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