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The End of Eddy by Edouard Louis book review

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For the comfortable middle class of the western world, politics is usually conscripted for a verbal tournament. It’s rarely a matter of life or death, more a jousting tool over dinner parties or a dance of metaphorical sabre thrusts around the garden barbecue. For 24-year-old Édouard Louis, the most compelling novelist to emerge from the

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Pachyderm by Hugh McGinlay book extract – the crime capers continue

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Pachyderm is the second novel of Melbourne writer and musician Hugh McGinlay. As part of Daily Review‘s highlighting of work by self-published writers or those produced by small publishers, this novel is published by threekookaburras. McGinlay’s previous novel was Jinx and Pachyderm follows his characters milliner Catherine Kint and her best pal and barman Boris Shakovsky in another Melbourne crime caper. The

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The Arts Apothecary by Jill Rivers: book excerpt

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Jill Rivers, a writer and arts advocate, has just self-published The Arts Apothecary – a vital prescription for health, happiness and wellbeing which provides a guide to how engagement with the arts can improve our mental and physical health. Read Rivers’ motivation for writing the book here and an edited extract of Chapter One follows below. ***

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The proof that the arts can improve health and well-being

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Jill Rivers, a writer and arts advocate, has just self-published The Arts Apothecary – a vital prescription for health, happiness and wellbeing which provides a guide to how engagement with the arts can improve our mental and physical health. We asked Rivers about the motivation for writing the book. (Daily Review will publish two chapters from the The Arts

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Anna Krien’s The Long Goodbye: Coal, Coral and Australia’s Climate Deadlock extract

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Books, News & Commentary, Non-Fiction |

The following is an edited extract of Anna Krien’s Quarterly Essay 66, The Long Goodbye: Coal, Coral and Australia’s Climate Deadlock. Krien (pictured above) is the author of Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport, Into the Woods: The Battle for Tasmania’s Forests and Quarterly Essay 45 Us and Them: On the Importance of Animals. In 2014

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