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ABR is one of Australia's leading arts magazines of reviews, essays, commentary, and creative writing. Home to the Jolley, Porter, and Calibre writing prizes.
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The unflinching photography of David Goldblatt, renowned for his documentation of South Africa’s people and apartheid history, is now exhibiting at the . reviews the exhibition for .
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'Now in its twenty-ninth year, the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz continues to deliver programming that is innovative, ambitious, and far-reaching.' Des Cowley reviews the Festival for .
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'[Kip] Williams has picked himself a stalwart cast, and there are some stand-out performances.' Ian Dickson reviews 'A Cheery Soul' by for .
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Australian Book Review Nov 11
Book of the Week: 'My Country' by David Marr (), reviewed by Glyn Davis. 'Marr is a man who loves Australians and grieves when we disappoint.'
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Jess Gately Nov 9
When your new subscriptions arrive and summer is coming up so you’ll soon be sitting on the beach reading them!
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Westerly Magazine Nov 8
Cassandra Atherton, our Editor for Poetry, recently reviewed Haruki Murakami's latest novel, 'Killing Commendatore' for the ! Read her thoughts here:
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Allen & Unwin Nov 8
’s is a timely contribution to feminist literature. Her central point is clear and confronting, and it represents something of a challenge.”
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UQP Nov 8
'Cohen has a marvellous command of the nuances and intricacies of language, its connotations, gaps, and slippery hold on what we might conceive of as reality' reviews WHEN I SAW THE ANIMAL by Bernard Cohen
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Australian Book Review Nov 6
Boy Erased: ★★★★ | 'The film comes at a time when conversion therapy is becoming a matter for political debate in Australia.' Dennis Altman on 'Boy Erased' () for .
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Australian Book Review Nov 6
The Update: Giveaways to ‘La Bohème’ by (valued at $398), ‘Suspiria’ (), and ‘Hedda’ () | pays tribute to Richard Gill | Alexis Wright on censorship | The restoration | A new Meistersinger
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Andrew Nette Nov 5
My take on Luca Guadagnino’s much debated remake of SUSPIRIA for Arts Update. I liked some aspects of it. Especially its embedding in 1970s West German political culture, the part, it seems so many of you didn't dig.
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Australian Book Review Nov 4
Krapp's Last Tape: ★★★★½ | 'Krapp is one of [Samuel] Beckett’s grubby clowns: a tired and dishevelled old man who appears to subsist entirely on booze and bananas.' James Ley reviews 'Krapp's Last Tape' at for .
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Australian Book Review Nov 4
Suspiria: ★★★½ | 'There is a sense of tension and anticipation around any film remake, especially when the original is well known and received.' reviews 'Suspiria' () for .
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Giramondo Publishing Nov 4
'A wild-fire of a tale that is part redemptive road trip, part romantic comedy, part oneiric psychodrama...a short, fast-paced novel that fears no boundaries.' reviews Marcelo Cohen's Melodrome in
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Australian Book Review Nov 4
Book of the Week: 'Fear: Trump in the White House' by renowned US Watergate journalist (), reviewed by Varun Ghosh. 'In Trump’s moral universe, weakness is perhaps the only unforgivable sin.'
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David McCooey Nov 1
I have a review in the latest I urge you to support the magazine. Meanwhile, here is the last para--on Jordie Albiston's extraordinary Warlines--of my piece. It seems relevant re: the forthcoming half billion for
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Dr Clare Wright Nov 1
Love this review of by writer and sheep farmer . "When I finish, I want to sweep the table clean of all farming paraphernalia, stand on it, hold the book aloft and and tell every person I know to read it." Priceless praise. 🐏 
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LadywithMS Nov 1
Misery literature (mis-lit) is different than sick-lit, but shares many of the same hopes and failings. For those of us who write about , this is worth a read.
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Monash Politics & IR Nov 1
Check out a review of Laura Tingle's () latest Quarterly Essay "Follow the Leader: Democracy and the Rise of the Strongman" by our own A/Prof Paul Strangio, it's the review of the month in the !
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Mountainview MFA Nov 1
. is currently accepting non-fiction submissions from 2-5,000 words for the Calibre essay prize! Entry fee is $25. The judges are authors J.M. Coetzee and Anna Funder as well as ABR editor Peter Rose. Entries close 1/14/19. Learn more here
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