Peter Robb

Peter Robb
Peter Robb is the author of Midnight in Sicily, which won the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for non-fiction and was named a New York Times Notable Book. His other books include A Death in Brazil (the Age Non-Fiction Book of the Year in 2004) and Street Fight in Naples.

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Caravaggio's Saint Jerome, the patron saint of scholars. Wikimedia Commons

The life not lived


Reflections on scholarship



A journey through north-western NSW with Ivan Sen

Glenn Murcutt with a model of the house he built for Banduk Marika at Yirrkala in Arnhem Land, 2009. © Jim Trifyllis/Newspix

Fathers & sons


Meeting Glenn Murcutt

The kid grows up


Meeting Alex dimitriades

A scene from Stuck Pigs Squealing's 2005 production of 'The Black Swan of Trespass'. © Brett Boardman Photography

Out of the box


Meeting Lally Katz

Chef Tony Bilson whips up some 'cucina ricca'. © Danielle Smith/Fairfax Photos

Stardust memories


In search of real Italian food

Director Benedict Andrews in rehearsal for the Belvoir Street Theatre's current production, 'The Seagull'. © Heidrun Löhr

Under surveillance


Meeting Benedict Andrews

Shaun Gladwell, 'Tangara', production still, 2003. (Photographer: Josh Raymond.) Courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery.

Lessons in unlearning


Shaun Gladwell

Who’s afraid of Marcia Langton?


Two very unlike people have been opening up new ways of thinking about Indigenous affairs in Australia during the past several years. Noel Pearson, the known face of the new thinking, is someone settler institutions can relate to. He is male. He belongs …