Louis Nowra

Louis Nowra
Louis Nowra is an author, screenwriter and playwright. His books include Ice and The Twelfth of Never, and he is co-winner of the 2009 NSW Premier’s Script Writing Award for First Australians.

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After life


Wim Wenders’ ‘Pina’ and Alain Corneau’s ‘Love Crime’

Germaine Greer © Maggie Hannan/Flickr

The better self?


Germaine Greer and ‘The Female Eunuch’

Tony Abbott. © MystifyMe/Flickr

The whirling dervish


On Tony Abbott

‘Manhood for Amateurs’ by Michael Chabon


There’s something of the eternal kid about Michael Chabon. Whereas other serious writers have outgrown Marvel comics, Star Trek and the rock songs of their youth, Chabon’s nostalgic sensibility is still deeply rooted in popular culture. If …

‘Barley Patch’ by Gerald Murnane


Giramondo Publishing, 320pp; $27.95

More than picong


Patrick French’s ‘The World Is What It Is’