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‘The Curse’

Nathan Fielder directs and co-stars in an erratic comedy about the performative benevolence of a couple creating a social housing reality TV show

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Richard Flanagan's ‘Question 7’

A slim volume of big ideas that takes in H.G. Wells, chain reaction, Hiroshima and the author’s near-death experience on the Franklin River

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Christos Tsiolkas’s ‘The In-Between’

The latest from the acclaimed Australian author throws scorn at those who claim virtue and the complete control of their desires

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M. John Harrison’s ‘Wish I Was Here’

The uncategorisable English author delivers an ‘anti-memoir’ meditating on the profound relationships between memory, imagination and fiction

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Pip Williams’ ‘The Bookbinder of Jericho’

The Australian author’s second novel returns to World War One England to consider the significance of meaningful work for women

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Rebecca Makkai’s ‘I Have Some Questions for You’

In this sharp campus novel about memory and abuse, a woman returns to the boarding school where her friend was murdered

Cover of Eleanor Catton’s ‘Birnam Wood’

Eleanor Catton’s ‘Birnam Wood’

The Booker winner’s new novel is a satirical romp taking on human frailty, and both action and inaction in the face of ecological collapse

Natasha Lyonne wielding squeegee at dog inside car, in ‘Poker Face’

‘Poker Face’

Rian Johnson’s throwback to easygoing episodic crime drama is a joyously unbingeable vehicle for Natasha Lyonne

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Emily Bootle’s ‘This Is Not Who I Am’

The British writer explores the debilitating effects of our culture’s insistence on the performance of authenticity

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Prince Harry’s ‘Spare’

The Duke of Sussex’s blockbuster memoir surprises with its mastery of self-portraiture, and of payback