Australian Literature

Vintage Australia; $32.99
By Brenda Walker
Penguin; $29.99
By Robyn Annear
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A long-lost novel sees the light after 40 years
By Geordie Williamson
George Johnston and Charmian Clift in 1948. © Fairfax Syndication
George Johnston’s classic of Australian war literature
By Nadia Wheatley
By Peter Goldsworthy
Poets, like mathematicians, can burst fully formed into song (or into differential calculus) in late adolescence. Novelists tend to take further study in the school of life. Even coming-of-age novels are often recollected in the tranquillity of...
By Geordie Williamson
Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz
By Shane Maloney and Chris Grosz