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Image of Alexis Wright, seated, 2007

Literature

Sovereignty of imagination: Alexis Wright

A new novel from the acclaimed Indigenous writer occasions a survey of her work, immersed in Country and the ongoing experience of colonisation

Image of author J. G. Ballard, March 28, 1965. Image © Trinity Mirror / Mirrorpix / Alamy

Literature

Crash through

On writing, memory and J.G. Ballard’s “pram in the hall”

Cartoon image of pen and paper, with handwriting

Literature

Keeping notes

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

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Literature

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