Australian books

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Sexism, slurs and Australian art: women’s struggle to be seen in a male-dominated world
In her new tome Doing Feminism, Anne Marsh charts the trials and triumphs of women who shaped contemporary art

Kelly Burke

28, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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‘We have yet to reach our postcolonial moment’: Chelsea Watego on colonialism and the canon
The Brisbane author and academic talks about her new book, settler colonialism and the everyday-ness of ongoing dispossession

Paul Daley

17, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Prime Minister’s Literary awards 2021: Amanda Lohrey wins $80,000 fiction prize for The Labyrinth
Tasmanian author honoured for poignant novel which also won the Miles Franklin and Voss literary prizes

Kelly Burke

14, Dec, 2021 @10:30 PM

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The 25 best Australian books of 2021: Helen Garner, Alice Pung, Tony Birch and more
Experimental elegies, portraits of resilience and political manifestos: 25 of the best reads of the year as picked by Guardian Australia critics and staff

Lucy Clark, Susan Wyndham, Michael Williams, Steph Harmon, Fiona Wright, Paul Daley, Brigid Delaney, Beejay Silcox, Bec Kavanagh, Declan Fry, Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen, Jack Callil, Zoya Patel, Bridie Jabour and Joseph Cummins

12, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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How to give a cookbook: in Australia it should never be Christmas-themed
Cookbook-obsessive Max Brearley dives into where to shop, how to pick the right book, and why you should look beyond the pictures

Max Brearley

12, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Publishing powerhouse Louise Adler named director of Adelaide writers’ week
Adelaide-born publisher a frequent presence at Australia’s largest literary festival, having sat on panels and interviewed authors

Kelly Burke

02, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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The Way it is Now by Garry Disher review – provocative whodunnit interrogates small-town misogyny
Disher’s story of a burnt-out cop investigating his mother’s disappearance asks complex questions of its male characters

Bec Kavanagh

02, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Another Day in the Colony by Chelsea Watego review – a fierce manifesto for First Nations to flourish
Watego’s essays draw from other great Black thinkers to argue for a future based not in inclusion and hope, but self-determination

Declan Fry

25, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Wild Place by Christian White review – ‘Satanic panic’ thriller leans on tired tropes
The Clickbait co-creator’s latest crime fiction explores moral panic and malevolent forces in small-town Australia, but is let down by crudely drawn characters

Joseph Cummins

18, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Last Letter to a Reader by Gerald Murnane review – an elegiac but cantankerous swan song
The Australian literary great bows out with a collection of essays that ruminate on his experience of reading all his books in order

Emmett Stinson

15, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Christos Tsiolkas on retreating from the outrage cycle: ‘I’ve felt as if I was disappointing people’
Lockdown forced the Australian author to contemplate both his interior life and the big picture. The result is 7½, a work of autofiction that ‘just poured out’

Brigid Delaney

12, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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The Last Woman in the World by Inga Simpson review – apocalyptic thriller preys on Australians’ worst nightmares
Simpson’s page-turner, about a recluse living in the aftermath of bushfires and pandemic, makes us see the world anew as it meditates on the importance of companionship

Steve Dow

11, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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