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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The Church of Scientology’s spiritual headquarters in Clearwater, California, 2007. © Wikicommons

Only itself to blame

Society

The Church of Scientology

Everything & more

Culture

The work of David Foster Wallace

In the giant green cathedral

arts

Tim Winton’s ‘Breath & surf writing’

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Not in translation

Society

When Gough Whitlam told the young Kevin Rudd to go out and get a university degree, Rudd chose to study Chinese language and history at the ANU. What if a present-day mentor showed equal prescience and advised an ambitious protégé to go out and learn …

Corporatising culture

essay

Who holds the past in common trust?

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

For the record

nation_reviewed

‘The Library of Babel’, a 1941 story by the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges, is often read as a prefigurement of the internet. Every book in the library has 410 pages, made up of the letters of the standard alphabet. The catch is that these letters …

Cruising

essay

Life and death on the high seas

The greater glory

nation_reviewed

Paradise is once again at hand for the persecuted tribe of Australian soccer, or ‘The One True Football’. This month, the Socceroos’ participation in the World Cup – for the first time in 32 years, and for only the second time ever – is set …

The middle-class steeplechase

essay

My dear Callum and Lilian, You entered our hearts identically, 15 months apart, as affirmative lines on a pregnancy test in your Uncle David’s bathroom in London. Your mother sat amid black-and-white chequerboard tiles, crying. We only need to practise …

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