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Antipodes: In Search of the Southern Continent
Avan Judd Stallard, Monash University Press, November 2016, reviewed by Dave Martus x

This remarkable book is about an imaginary place: Terra Australis Incognita, the Unknown Southern Land. Avan Judd Stallard tells the story of a geographical obsession... Read more


On tour: Justin Cronin

US novelist Justin Cronin is the author of the apocalyptic vampire trilogy The Passage, The Twelve and The City of Mirrors (all Orion). Cronin will... Read more


On tour: Molly Crabapple x

US artist and writer Molly Crabapple is the author of the memoir Drawing Blood (HarperCollins). She is appearing at the Melbourne Writers Festival and the... Read more


On tour: A C Grayling x

British philosopher A C Grayling’s latest book The Challenge of Things (Bloomsbury) is a collection of his recent writings on war and conflict. He is... Read more


Ruling women: Julia Baird on ‘Victoria the Queen’ x

Julia Baird’s ‘thoroughly contemporary’ biography of Queen Victoria explores the social evolution of ‘British society during her long reign—particularly that of the position of women’, writes... Read more


Case study: Mark Tedeschi on ‘Murder at Myall Creek’ x

Mark Tedeschi’s Murder at Myall Creek (S&S) is an account of one of Australia’s most notorious criminal cases—11 men tried for the 1848 mass murder of up... Read more



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