A vast, “open-wound theatre” that peers deep into a continent’s soul.
Author: James Whitmore
I am a writer based in Melbourne. I’m interested in nature and the environment, and queer books.
Review: We Come With This Place by Debra Dank
A rich and beautiful history of family and place.
Review: Alec by William di Canzio
A sexy flip of E. M. Forster’s illicit queer romance.
Review: Boulder by Eva Baltasar (translated by Julia Sanchez)
A juicy domestic horror.
Review: big beautiful female theory by Eloise Grills
A gorgeous and liberatory collection of illustrated essays and memoir.
Review: Indelible City by Louisa Lim
A gripping and frightening account of the city’s history.
Review: This All Come Back Now (edited by Mykaela Saunders)
A spectacular anthology of First Nations spec fic.
Review: A Few Right Thinking Men by Sulari Gentill
A sprightly if sanitised mystery set during one of Australia’s flirtations with fascism.
Review: Little Plum by Laura McPhee-Browne
A beautiful and tender novel of becoming a mother.
Review: Salt Creek by Lucy Treloar
An intimate, clear-sighted epic of Australian colonialism.