Best essays 2014

Marc Hunter
Australia has produced only six true rock stars
By Robert Forster
The perverse attraction of autobiographical fiction
By Ceridwen Dovey
Truth, fiction and psychotherapy
By JM Coetzee & Arabella Kurtz
JMC “The stories we tell about ourselves may not be true, but they are all we have.” I am interested in our relations with these stories we tell about ourselves, stories that may or may not be true. Let me select three cases. (a) I have a...
Warren Entsch at the Coming of the Light festival on Thursday Island, July 2013. © Aaron Smith
A trip through the Torres Strait to see the Coming of the Light festival
By Thornton McCamish
At home with Rosie Batty
By Helen Garner
Umeewarra Mission
In Port Augusta, an Israeli linguist is helping the Barngarla people reclaim their language
By Anna Goldsworthy
Catching a ride with strangers is harder than it looks
By Robert Skinner
I stood outside Pakenham a hopeful man, trying to hitch a ride from Melbourne to Sydney. I watched all the sensible people drive past. After two hours I was so sunburnt I looked embarrassed to be there. After five hours they were still roaring past...
Marco and Nick Nikitaras
Coles, Woolworths and the price we pay for their domination
By Malcolm Knox
Electricity workers in Brisbane. © Tim Marsden / Newspix
How network companies lined their pockets and drove electricity prices through the roof
By Jess Hill
Ship-loading tower, Triabunna mill wharf. © Mike Bowers
How the end of Gunns cleared a new path for Tasmania
By John van Tiggelen
An empty billboard on the road to Corinth. © John Tsiavis
The left has forgotten where it came from
By Christos Tsiolkas
Clive Palmer campaigning at the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show in Nambour, Queensland, June 2013. © Glenn Barnes / Newspix
Inside the worlds of Clive Palmer, Gina Rinehart, Andrew Forrest and Nathan Tinkler
By Chloe Hooper

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