Dreaming of the open road

In the industry, September is known as a ‘“dump month.” A release window both too early for, and too late from, awards season. For NSW,…

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The Plot

Jacob Finch Bonner (middle name borrowed for literary cache from the heroes of his favourite childhood book To Kill a Mockingbird) went from a New…

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The Leading Edge

Plenty of us have been taking on DIY projects during COVID-19 lockdowns. Personal self-improvement might be one you haven’t checked off your list yet.

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The Mother Wound

Only a few years on from her admission at the Queens Square Law Courts, Amani Haydar found herself sitting in the witness box of the…

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Couch Olympics 2021

We’re not going anywhere anytime soon, which is perfect if, like me, you’re all about working and watching sport, so here are three films to…

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The Twilight Zone

The opening pages of The Twilight Zone feels like an unspooling mystery thriller about to begin. But events in this brilliant blend of memoir, long-form…

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The Forgotten Menzies

Do we really need another book on Robert Gordon Menzies, Australia’s longest serving Prime Minister?

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Maralinga: The struggle for the return of the lands

On 22 March 1984, the South Australian Government enacted the Maralinga Tjarutja Land Rights Act 1984 (SA). For the Anungu people of the Great Victorian…

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Dropbear

A searing debut poetry collection that strikes with its beauty and ferocity. Araluen, born and raised on Dharug Country and a descendant of the Bundjalung…

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Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray

Anita Heiss, a proud Wiradjuri woman and acclaimed author of titles including Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia, has crafted a masterful work of historical fiction…

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