Arts & Letters

Rats, heroes and Kevin Rudd’s ‘The PM Years’

This memoir answers some questions about his deposal and return but raises others

A French Western? Jacques Audiard on ‘The Sisters Brothers’

The celebrated director explains how he made a Hollywood staple his own

Tracking time: Gerald Murnane’s ‘A Season on Earth’

Forty years on, the author’s second novel is reunited with its lost half

Clicks, plinks, hoots and thuds: Matmos’s ‘Plastic Anniversary’

The American experimental duo embrace the ‘sounds’ of a ubiquitous material


A journey through time and mind in Hugh Sullivan’s ‘The Infinite Man’

‘Optimism’ by Bob Brown

Hardie Grant; $39.95

‘Born Bad’ by James Boyce

Black Inc.; $34.99

End of the road

Helen Garner’s ‘This House of Grief’

Against nature?

‘The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece’ at Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria