This week’s Poet’s Corner shares a further contribution from Robert Martland in South Australia.
Our books columnist delves into an eclectic selection this month: two excellent new literary novels by Charlotte Wood and Lucy Treloar set in isolated rural Australia, the moving life story of ‘The Fonz’, and Kaz Cooke’s companion to menopause.
A fresh and comprehensive new narrative reveals how the Adelaide art scene post-World War II was an incubator of progressive ideas and talent, despite often being dismissed or disparaged in the wider mainstream history of Australian art.
The short story is being celebrated this week in an Adelaide-based festival featuring Australian and international authors including Laura Jean McKay, Hannah Kent, and Cate Kennedy.
This week’s Poet’s Corner contribution comes from Robert Martland in South Australia.
South Australia’s most prestigious literary awards have undergone a major revamp, with the winners to be announced at a stand-alone event rather than during Writers’ Week and ‘Adelaide Festival’ dropped from the prize title.
This week’s Poet’s Corner contribution is from Pam Makin.
This week’s Poet’s Corner, comes from Helena Bryony Parker.
Peter Goers is high-profile and he is a ‘sharer’. He has a nightly radio audience and a weekly press audience and he tells them everything every day. Or does he?
SA arts and culture news in brief: Artist submissions open for 2024 Cabaret Festival; star-studded line-ups revealed for two upcoming Adelaide festivals for writers and readers; meet ActNow’s new MakeSpace residents; Porter Street Commission recipient announced, and the 2023 Our Mob winners.
This week’s Poet’s Corner contributions come from Glenn McPherson.
This month our book lover recommends two novels that satirise the idea of diversity as the new privilege, a debut memoir in essays both heartbreaking and deeply empathetic, and journalist Chris Masters’ account of his shocking exposé of flawed war hero Ben Roberts-Smith.
This week’s Poet’s Corner contribution is from Robert Martland in South Australia.
Alana Potgieter takes inspiration from the breaking of the ‘grey civic dawn’ in this week’s Poet’s Corner contribution.
Rupert Murdoch’s early years in Adelaide were marked by an unlikely progressive streak stoked by his friendship with crusading editor Rohan Rivett. Neither would last.
Adelaide journalist Walter Marsh’s gripping new account of Rupert Murdoch’s origin story is more than a biography of the mogul – it uncovers media and political dynamics that remain powerful in South Australia.
A new book by photographer Eric Algra captures Adelaide’s live music scene over the past three decades, including the golden years in the ’70s and ’80s when names such as Gumbo Ya! Ya!, The Bodgies and Exploding White Mice loomed large.
Shankari Chandran’s Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens – set in a Western Sydney nursing home – is an extraordinary novel that should spur Australian book club members to talk frankly about race and racism in their own neighbourhoods.
Two poems with synergy make up this week’s Poet’s Corner contribution from Pam Makin.
Adelaide actor Tilda Cobham-Hervey has been cast in the lead role of the upcoming stage adaptation of local author Pip Williams’ bestselling historical novel The Dictionary of Lost Words.
This month our columnist looks at the trend of the “sad girl novel” and recommends several sparkling, often humorous new books that go beyond the usual tropes to interrogate human nature and constructed identities.
Casual questions giving food for thought are the inspiration for this week’s Poet’s Corner contribution from Phil Saunders.
This week’s Poet’s Corner contribution is from Ben Adams.
Artist Nel Law made headlines when she became the first Australian woman to set foot on Antarctica after secretly joining an expedition led by her explorer husband, but she has been largely forgotten in the decades since. Now, a novel by Adelaide Hills writer Rachael Mead puts this unsung pioneer in the spotlight once more.
This week’s winter-themed Poet’s Corner contribution comes from Jules Leigh Koch in Adelaide.
This week’s Poet’s Corner contribution is from Peter Penn.
African-Australian debut novelist Kgshak Akec is among six writers – including four first-time nominees – shortlisted for the 2023 Miles Franklin Literary Award.
Perceptions of normality and what constitutes a normal life are challenged in this month’s recommended reading, including Kris Kneen’s excoriatingly honest Fat Girl Dancing, Australian sound engineer and producer Tony Cohen’s cracking memoir, and a book celebrating neurodivergent love.
This week’s winter-themed contribution to Poet’s Corner is from Glenn McPherson.
The seasons, one into another, inspire this week’s Poet’s Corner contribution from Alana Potgieter.
Bill Smith – Australian jockey, horse trainer and now the inspiration for SA-based writer Kerry Taylor’s debut novel – is a remarkable historical figure obscured by rumour and conflicting accounts.
This week’s Poet’s Corner features a further contribution from Fotoula Reynolds.