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Cartoon image of pen and paper, with handwriting

Keeping notes

On the intricate magic of reading, remembering and making notes in the margins

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

How to make it in business

Succumbing to the Ponzi scheme of publishing a national short-story magazine

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Vanishing voices

The cultural damage of homogenising language

‘Born Bad’ by James Boyce

Black Inc.; $34.99

Robert Musil’s ‘The Confusions of Young Master Törless’

Trans. Christopher Moncrieff; Alma Classics; $19.99

Bill Garner’s ‘Born in a Tent’

NewSouth Books; $39.99

Hemingway’s passport, 1923. © John F Kennedy Library, Boston
Heart Reef, in the Whitsundays. © Queensland Tourism

Human encounters with the Great Barrier Reef

Iain McCalman’s ‘The Reef: A passionate history’