Australian politics, society & culture


Supermarket in Oregon.
Paul Mason’s ‘PostCapitalism’ and the future of economics
By Scott Ludlam
Cover of The Gap of Time
Hogarth; $29.99
By Helen Elliott
Still from The End of the Tour.
Five days with David Foster Wallace in ‘The End of the Tour’
By Luke Davies
Making sense of the adult colouring craze
By Richard Cooke
Paul Keating and Bob Hawke in 1989.
Chris Bowen’s ‘The Money Men’ and the ideal treasurer
By Andrew Charlton
Alan Bond, 1987.
Deconstructing a decade in Frank Bongiorno’s ‘The Eighties’
By Judith Brett
Cover of The Natural Way of Things
Allen & Unwin; $29.99
By James Bradley
The personal and the political in Tim Winton’s ‘Island Home’
By Tim Flannery
Rediscovering the novels of Randolph Stow
By Geordie Williamson
Picador; $29.99
By Helen Elliott
Fourth Estate; $32.99
By Stephanie Bishop
Bloomsbury; $32.99
By Claire Corbett
The femaleness of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels
By Helen Elliott
A British author’s complicated relationship with the island continent
By Will Self
Children’s lit heroes Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton and Jill Griffiths step off the page and onto the stage
By Ashley Hay
Kate Grenville’s book One Life is about her mother’s life through the 20th century; Annabel Crabb’s book The Wife Drought is about being a woman now. How have expectations changed? How far have we come? Watch them in conversation with Hilary Harper at the Melbourne Writers Festival 2015. Melbourne, August
Part 1 | Part 2 In this meeting of Australian rock music royalty, Robert Forster (The Go-Betweens) hosts an in-depth conversation with acclaimed singer-songwriter Paul Kelly about Kelly’s new memoir, How to Make Gravy. They discuss Kelly’s prose and songwriting, his influences and the task of setting down a personal