Patrick Flanery

Peter Carey’s latest novel is a merciless excavation of Australian history

13 January 2018 9:00 am

More than 25 years ago, Peter Carey co-wrote one of the most audacious road movies ever made, Wim Wenders’s Until…

David Mitchell is in a genre of his own

24 October 2015 9:00 am

David Mitchell’s new book, Slade House, is not quite a novel and not really a collection of short stories. It…

An innocent abroad defies South Africa’s insane colour code

16 May 2015 9:00 am

At the eye of apartheid South Africa’s storm of insanities was a mania for categorisation. Everything belonged in its place,…