David Hendy marks the centenary of the BBC with a comprehensive history that offers some warnings for our own ABC.
- by Bridget Griffen-Foley
Sally Piper’s exquisitely written novel Bone Memories and the Good Will Hunting actor’s comic essays lead this week’s wrap of new reviews.
- by Cameron Woodhead and Steven Carroll
The Matter of Everything looks at a series of breakthroughs to discover what else we can learn from the course of scientific progress.
- by Bianca Nogrady
With its echoes of Wake in Fright and Mad Max, Adrian McKinty’s The Island is a gothic nightmare about one family’s breathless battle for survival.
- by Sue Turnbull
Paul Dalla Rosa’s first collection of stories, An Exciting and Vivid Inner Life, has been eagerly anticipated.
- by Jack Cameron Stanton
Remarkably Bright Creatures and The Marvellers lead our wrap of fiction and non-fiction review this week.
- by Cameron Woodhead and Fiona Capp
Comics journalist Sam Wallman’s new graphic novel, Our Members be Unlimited, articulates the appeal of collective union action.
- by Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen
Charmian Clift is the greatest essayist this country has produced, letting us discover the magic of words that tingle with feeling.
- by Peter Craven
Many so-called enemy aliens signed up to serve in the army in the war, but the Australian authorities didn’t trust them to fight.
- by Michael McGirr
Two new collections have parenting at their core, along with questions of what we leave for future generations.
- by Broede Carmody
Louise O’Neill’s compulsively readable thriller Idol and Mawunyo Gbogbo’s Hip Hop & Hymns lead our round-up of new book reviews.
- by Steven Carroll and Cameron Woodhead