Peter Conrad

Peter Conrad
Peter Conrad’s most recent book is How the World Was Won. His Myths of the Day, based on a BBC radio series, will be published in 2016.

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An auteur planet


Pedro Almodóvar’s 'The Skin I Live In' and Lars von Trier’s 'Melancholia'

The incendiary Meow Meow, 2011. © Magnus Hastings

Queen of the night


Meeting Meow Meow

Shakespeare in Australia


Fred Schepisi’s ‘The Eye of the Storm’

'Fred Williams', 1981, by Rennie Ellis. © Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive

Under the skin


‘Fred Williams: Infinite Horizons’

Robert Hughes in his SoHo loft, 2008. © David Howells/Corbis

Empire of the mind


Robert Hughes’ ‘Rome’

Chris Lilley in characters. Courtesy of the ABC. © John Tsiavis

Can we be heroes?


Chris Lilley and the politics of comedy

President Obama and the First Lady trade smiles with Her Majesty, April 2009. © Anwar Hussein / Getty Images

Falling stars


The plight of the Windsors

Mrs Austin and son visit the butcher in 1951. Courtesy of the National Archives of Australia

Lest we forget


Hugh Lunn’s ‘Words Fail Me: A Journey through Australia’s Lost Language’

Carrol Jerrems, 'Mirror with a Memory: Motel Room', 1977. Type C colour photograph, 23 x 18 centimetres. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. © Ken Jerrems and the Estate of Lance Jerrems

The faith of images


‘Up Close’