October 2019

The Nation Reviewed

Broome’s bushman astronomer

By Josephine Rowe
Greg Quicke’s mission to help people understand the stars

Josephine Rowe

Josephine Rowe is the author of A Loving, Faithful Animal and Here Until August.

October 2019

From the front page

Litmus test

The US withdrawal from Syria is a turning point for Australian foreign policy

Afterwards, nothing is the same: Shirley Hazzard

On the splendour of the acclaimed author’s distinctly antipodean seeing

Action Comic cover

Len Lawson: Australia’s most infamous comic artist

The tragic story of the creator of the Lone Avenger

We will not be complete

The time for convenient denial of Australia’s brutal history is past


In This Issue

The Monthly Awards 2019

Highlights of the year in Australian arts and culture

‘The weekend’ cover

‘The Weekend’ by Charlotte Wood

The Stella Prize–winner returns with a stylish character study of women surprised by age

‘Act og Grace’ cover

‘Act of Grace’ by Anna Krien

The journalist’s propulsive debut novel tackles the aftermath of the Iraq War

Still from Todd Phillips’ ‘Joker’

No one’s laughing now: Todd Phillips’ ‘Joker’

A gripping psychological study of psychosis offers a surprising change of pace in the superhero genre


More in The Nation Reviewed

Illustration

A traditional landscape

The UAE hosts a rare public exhibition for the colossal native title painting ‘Ngurrara Canvas II’

Illustration

Seven monuments to Coranderrk

The art project marking the boundaries of the Yarra Valley’s historic Aboriginal station

Illustration

The Newcastle trial of Graeme Lawrence

The second most senior churchman in Australia to be found guilty of child sexual abuse

Illustration

Spiralling admissions

Victoria’s royal commission hears stories of a dysfunctional, under-resourced mental health system


Read on

Afterwards, nothing is the same: Shirley Hazzard

On the splendour of the acclaimed author’s distinctly antipodean seeing

We will not be complete

The time for convenient denial of Australia’s brutal history is past

Image of Scott Morrison and Donald Trump

Mateship at what cost?

It is not in Australia’s national interest to become involved in Trump’s vendettas

Image from ‘The Souvenir’

Remembrance of things past: ‘The Souvenir’

Joanna Hogg’s autobiographical coming-of-age tale avoids easy answers


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