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MACMILLAN AUSTRALIA: Mark Dapin’s new novel is a revealing, funny, moving and disturbing book about war, recollection, facing the future and living with the past.
EXPRESS MEDIA: Publishing the work of writers under 25, the latest issue of this vibrant magazine explores the concept of ‘Other’ in non-fiction, poetry and prose.
The latest issue of this excellent literary journal dedicates its pages to the exploration of reminiscence and personal testimony, examining memoir, personal essays and biography.
WAKEFIELD PRESS: Beautifully illustrated, this comprehensive collection of essays explores the rich legacy of the Ballets Russes; its impact on dance, music, visual art and Antipodean society.
MELBOURNE BOOKS: Mark St Leon’s history of the circus in Australia shines a light onto a wonderful, inventive and previously ignored area of entertainment and creative life.
MACMILLAN: British journalist Jon Ronson’s fascinating new book starts with a puzzle and ends with a stumbling adventure through the world of madness.
MEANJIN: This is the first edition of Meanjin to be edited by former Fairfax staffer Sally Heath, who has taken over from Sophie Cunningham, which may in itself interest devotees.
The winter edition of the most radical of Australia’s long-standing literary and cultural magazines explores the shared history of black, queer and convict struggles; ASIO’s early days; debates Islamism and the Left, and more.
ALGA: From bent bushrangers to angry AIDS activists, this fascinating new publication sheds new light on the queer history of Melbourne.
ALLEN & UNWIN: From Viennese high society to a small flat in Sydney, Tim Bonyhady’s memoir details the lives of three generations of his family.
EXPRESS MEDIA: The latest issue of this long-running magazine is a treasure trove of new writing by Australians aged under 25.
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL: More wit and less witch, Caroline Rhea’s comedy festival offering is a sassy affair.
CANBERRA YOUTH THEATRE: A bold and confronting work about the challenges that teenagers face in a conflict ridden world.
MIDSUMMA: This one-woman show is inimitable in its delivery and unparalleled in its excellence.
SYDNEY GAY & LESBIAN MARDI GRAS: UK playwright Jonathan Harvey chronicles gay life from the 1960s to the present day.
ALLEN & UNWIN PUBLISHING: Chris Rodrigues and artist Chris Garratt’s 'Modernism: A Graphic Guide' comes in handy in explaining what a 'modernism' is. A pocket-sized volume light on text and high on graphics of modernist thinkers like Freud, Picasso, T.S. Eliot and Proust.
PHAIDON PRESS: 'Kitaj', by Marco Livingstone and published by Phaidon Press, is almost a work of art in itself. A beautifully produced monograph, this tome covers Kitaj’s entire career, from his birth in Cleveland, Ohio in 1939 to his death in Los Angeles in October 2007.
ALLEN & UNWIN PUBLISHING: Martin Hirst grapples with the idea that journalism is an ancient cadaver left to rot in the gutters of digital age after being sucker-punched by the GFC in his new book ‘News 2.0’.
MACMILLAN ART PUBLISHING: ‘Untitled. Portraits of Australian Artists’ highlights photographic portraiture, rich in raw emotion, coupled with engaging essays by many of Australia’s finest arts writers and professionals.
CURRENCY PRESS: Gwen is ninety. Recently moved out of the now for sale family home, she is newly ensconced in a remote, newly built condo, complete with fan forced ovens and air conditioners, corresponding remote controls and maddening instruction manuals.
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