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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
Xavier Dolan’s ‘Mommy’
By Luke Davies
By Ryan O'Neill
  Q The way you might get dressed in the morning and notice for the first time a bruise on your arm, and wonder how it got there. This was how he had come to think of his marriage. W The last time they had gone out together was two...
Bloomsbury; $29.99
By Richard Cooke
Faber & Faber; $29.99
By Brenda Walker
Hamish Hamilton; $32.99
By Michael Lucy
Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart (until 13 April 2015)
By Quentin Sprague