Australian politics, society & culture

Arts & Letters

A&U Canongate; $27.99
By Linda Jaivin
Madman Films
By Harry Windsor
George Miller and the evolution of Mad Max
By Shane Danielsen
Adapting Kate Grenville’s ‘The Secret River’ for the screen
By Steve Dow
Image of Algiers
Punk and gospel influences combine to make the personal political on Algiers’ self-titled debut
By Anwen Crawford
Harvill Secker; $32.99
By Anna Goldsworthy
Verse Chorus Press; $29.95
By Anwen Crawford
Róisín Murphy ends an eight-year absence from pop with ‘Hairless Toys’
By Anwen Crawford
A fresh take on horror in David Robert Mitchell’s ‘It Follows’
By Luke Davies
How the television adaptation of ‘Wolf Hall’ transcends the usual Tudor tale
By Benjamin Law
David Malouf’s extraordinary musings on life and art
By David Marr
Faber & Faber; $29.99
By Kevin Rabalais
HarperCollins; $29.99
By Gretchen Shirm
Clive James’ ‘Sentenced to Life’ and Les Murray’s ‘Waiting for the Past’
By Justin Clemens
By Anna Goldsworthy
Sufjan Stevens’ ‘Carrie & Lowell’
By Anwen Crawford