Peter Craven is a literary and culture critic.
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Remembering Harold Bloom (July 11, 1930 – October 14, 2019)
‘The Gustav Sonata’ by Rose Tremain
Chatto & Windus; $29.99
‘A Legacy of Spies’ brings together two of John le Carré’s greatest characters – but why?
‘The Legacy’ by Kirsten Tranter
Kirsten Tranter, the daughter of famous poet John and formidable literary agent Lyn, has a literary background with bells on. Her first novel, The Legacy, shows her to be a novelist with a commanding talent – a tough plain-stylist …
Hilary Mantel’s ‘Wolf Hall’
Peter Craven on the best books for Summer
Best Books for Summer 2008–09
Alice Schroeder, The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life (Bloomsbury, 976pp; $49.95).
Barack Obama, Dreams from My Father, read by the author (Text Publishing, 6 CDs; $39.95).
Helen Garner, The Spare Room (Text Publishing, 208pp; $29.95).
Sing out loud, sing out strong
Opera in Australia
Sixty of the best
The best books for summer
Peter Craven’s Best Books for Summer 2007-08
Julian Burnside, Watching Brief: Reflections on Human Rights, Law and Justice (Scribe, 320pp; $32.95). ISBN(13): 9781921215490.Julia Fox, Jane Boleyn: The Infamous Lady Rochford (W&N, 400pp; $55). ISBN: 0297850814.Waleed Aly, People Like Us: How Arrogance …
As you like it
An interview with Geoffrey Rush
A thinking read
An interview with Robert Hughes
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