Books Australia

Salad days

8 August 2015 9:00 am

If you enjoy reading Greg Sheridan’s Diaries in this magazine, you’ll love this book. The author, a 30-year veteran journalist…

Salad days

6 August 2015 1:00 pm

If you enjoy reading Greg Sheridan’s Diaries in this magazine, you’ll love this book. The author, a 30-year veteran journalist…

For your own good

1 August 2015 9:00 am

I grew up queer in Bjelke-Petersen’s Queensland. Bjelke-Petersen was populist, racist, and religious: he hated socialism, but the Queensland of…

For your own good

30 July 2015 1:00 pm

I grew up queer in Bjelke-Petersen’s Queensland. Bjelke-Petersen was populist, racist, and religious: he hated socialism, but the Queensland of…

Steyin’ alive

18 July 2015 9:00 am

What are the odds that one of the world’s best political commentators happens to be an expert on the songs…

The first Clive Palmer

20 June 2015 9:00 am

When former Liberal Prime Minister, John Howard, was finishing off his autobiography Lazarus Rising in 2010 I asked him whether…

The first Clive Palmer

18 June 2015 1:00 pm

When former Liberal Prime Minister, John Howard, was finishing off his autobiography Lazarus Rising in 2010 I asked him whether…

Winning the Cold War, losing the culture wars

23 May 2015 9:00 am

On the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe day, many Eastern Europeans boycotted celebrations in Moscow, marking the day with…

Winning the Cold War, losing the culture wars

21 May 2015 9:30 am

On the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe day, many Eastern Europeans boycotted celebrations in Moscow, marking the day with…

Crank Case

16 May 2015 9:00 am

Paul Heywood-Smith QC has written a weak case for Palestine. A much stronger book was there to be written, but…

Crank Case

14 May 2015 9:30 am

Paul Heywood-Smith QC has written a weak case for Palestine. A much stronger book was there to be written, but…

Local hero

2 May 2015 9:00 am

Some of us habitually quote Orwell’s correct comparison of producing first-person prose to ‘dosing yourself with some … very deleterious…

Local hero

30 April 2015 9:30 am

Some of us habitually quote Orwell’s correct comparison of producing first-person prose to ‘dosing yourself with some … very deleterious…

War and jealousy

25 April 2015 9:00 am

Le Hamel was the site of an extraordinary triumph of allied arms early on the morning of July 4, 1918.…

In the bunker

25 April 2015 9:00 am

Wars make myths; probably no-one understood that better than Charles Bean, Australia’s first true war writer and a person who…

In the bunker

25 April 2015 9:00 am

Wars make myths; probably no-one understood that better than Charles Bean, Australia’s first true war writer and a person who…

In the bunker

23 April 2015 9:30 am

Wars make myths; probably no-one understood that better than Charles Bean, Australia’s first true war writer and a person who…

In the bunker

23 April 2015 9:30 am

Wars make myths; probably no-one understood that better than Charles Bean, Australia’s first true war writer and a person who…

War and jealousy

23 April 2015 9:30 am

Le Hamel was the site of an extraordinary triumph of allied arms early on the morning of July 4, 1918.…

Ends of the earth

18 April 2015 9:00 am

This story, second in a projected series (the first was The Thief Fleet, reviewed in these pages 8 December 2012),…

Ends of the earth

16 April 2015 9:30 am

This story, second in a projected series (the first was The Thief Fleet, reviewed in these pages 8 December 2012),…

Tales to tell

14 March 2015 9:00 am

The short story has long been a staple of Australian literature but has had something of a rough ride in…

Tales to tell

12 March 2015 11:30 am

The short story has long been a staple of Australian literature but has had something of a rough ride in…

Buffoonery

24 January 2015 9:00 am

Not so much striding across the political landscape as huffing and puffing his way through the back rooms, Clive Palmer…

Buffoonery

22 January 2015 2:00 pm

Not so much striding across the political landscape as huffing and puffing his way through the back rooms, Clive Palmer…