Louis Nowra

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10 ENTRIES 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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Culture

Nowhere near Hollywood

There is a special sort of loneliness about sitting in a cinema on your own. Over the past year, I have frequently found myself watching an Australian movie as the sole member of an audience and, on three occasions, with only one other person in the cinema. …

Books

Catherine Titasey’s ‘My Island Homicide’

A surprising number of Australians don’t realise that the Torres Strait Islands are part of Australia. There are almost 300 of them stretching north of Cape York. Their administration is centred on Thursday Island, or TI as it is known. It’s …

Bob Katter in a Mareeba cafe. © Nic Walker / Fairfax Syndication

essay

The Heart and Mind of Bob Katter

Adventures in Katterland

John Bell rehearsing 'King Lear'. Sydney Opera House, 2010. © Greg Wood/AFP

Culture

Bowing to the bard

John Bell’s ‘On Shakespeare’

Culture

After life

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

Germaine Greer © Maggie Hannan/Flickr

Society

The better self?

Germaine Greer and ‘The Female Eunuch’

Tony Abbott. © MystifyMe/Flickr

Politics

The whirling dervish

On Tony Abbott

Culture

‘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 …

Culture

‘Barley Patch’ by Gerald Murnane

Giramondo Publishing, 320pp; $27.95

arts

More than picong

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