Malcolm Knox


Malcolm Knox
Malcolm Knox is a former literary editor of the Sydney Morning Herald and has won two Walkley awards for journalism. His books include Jamaica and The Life.



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Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Singo & Gina

Liberal Party

The Worker's Party

Glenmore Park Junior Rugby League Club, 2007. © Newspix/News Limited

One-sport Wonders

AFL

It’s the type of dewy summer morning when you can be sunburnt by 8 am. On the cricket field, 10 year olds in whites are hoping the hard ball won’t come their way, or, if it must, that they’ll be concentrating on the match and not that big woolly …

"Oh my": Twilight's Bella Swan, pre-fan fiction. © Summit Entertainment

Randy House

New York Times

EL James’ 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Building of Knox Grammar School, 1943. State Library of New South Wales

The old boy

Society

Knox Grammar’s Adrian Nisbett

Raising the flag at Cronulla beach, 2005. © Cameron Spence / Getty Images

Cronulla five years on

Politics

Ever since Willemering put a spear through Arthur Phillip’s shoulder at Manly Cove in 1790, Sydney’s beaches have had a reputation for hostility to new arrivals. The precious beauty of the coast lends itself to lines literally drawn in the sand. One …

The mission

Society

The Bowraville murders

Inside the Amazon warehouse, Fernley, Nervada, 2003. © Macduff Everton/Corbis

The next chapter

Culture

Tom Gilliatt thought he was quick on the uptake of Amazon’s Kindle – until he took one home. The non-fiction publisher at Pan Macmillan had his company e-reader, one of the first in Australia, taken away by his 11-year-old son, Freddy. “I was going …

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

The hard stuff

Society

It was a recession; that’s my excuse. A friend got me a job interview with the world’s second-biggest management consultancy. A man and a woman sat me down in a conference room. They seemed barely older than me, children somehow left in charge of …

Nuclear dawn

Politics

On 7 April at the National Press Club, Greens leader Bob Brown debated Ziggy Switkowski on Australia’s nuclear energy future. The debate had an odd feel, as Brown is categorical about Australia having no nuclear energy future and Switkowski contends …

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