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- The Prosperity Gospel (Erik Jensen, Quarterly Essay 74, 2019) 16 September 2019Subtitled 'How Scott Morrison Won and Bill Shorten Lost' this Quarterly Essay must have one of the least enticing titles ever. Nonetheless, Erik Jensen has written well about many things, so I'm willing to give it a go, hoping for more than tea-leaves after the event.
- Below the Surface (Jesper Bernt 2019) 13 September 2019The title is a misleading legacy from the first series, where the evildoers held hostages underground and the Danish title Gidseltagningen, meaning 'hostage crisis', could be replaced with the presumably current English title. There is no underwater action to speak of as Islamists hijack an Elsinore–Helsingborg ferry with the aim of recovering a ph […]
- Asian Provocateur (Ramesh Ranganathan 2015) 13 September 2019At his mother's urging, British comedian Ramesh Ranganathan goes on a pilgrimage to India, and makes jokes that a white comedian wouldn't get away with. He is referred to as a 'brown white man' by an INdian hip-hop performer, so it's not as if her gets away with it copletely.
- A Gentleman in Moscow (Amor Towles 2016)) 11 September 2019I'm reading this for the Book Club.
- Keeping Faith Season 1 (Matthew Hall 2017) 7 September 2019It's taken a while for the first season of this Welsh missing-husband thriller to reach Australia. I sometimes years for subtitles, and some of teh moments of child neglect stretch credibility, but it's engrossing.
- The Prosperity Gospel (Erik Jensen, Quarterly Essay 74, 2019) 16 September 2019
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Martin Alexander (editor) Asia Literary Review 28, [Northern] Summer 2015 This issue of Asia Literary Review was part of a collaboration with Australia’s Griffith Review. I subscribe to ALR (actually I have a complimentary sub, for which I am grateful) … Continue reading
Martin Alexander (Editor), Asia Literary Review 26, [Northern] Winter 2014 ———————————————————- 27, [Northern] Spring 2015 How cool is it that there’s a quarterly journal dedicated to literature from Asia that’s either written in English or translated into it? Such a gift to those … Continue reading
Martin Alexander (editor) Asia Literary Review 25, [Northern] Autumn 2012 Chinese artist and filmmaker Zhang Bingjiang has an ongoing project entitled Hall of Fame: a series of portraits of officials convicted of corruption, each painted in the colours of the … Continue reading
Martin Alexander (editor) Asia Literary Review 24, [Northern] Summer 2012 I subscribed to the Asia Literary Review in 2009 for worthy motives: they had published a short story by my niece Edwina Shaw, and I wanted to support a publication … Continue reading
Martin Alexander (Editor), Asia Literary Review 23, [Northern] Spring 2012 Issue 18 of Asia Literary Review has a sense of occasion about it. Like some previous issues, this one is devoted to a single nation. But a collection of English … Continue reading
Martin Alexander (Editor), Asia Literary Review 22, [Northern] Winter 2011 The Asia Literary Review has a new Editor in Chief, the third in the nine issues since I first subscribed. There’s no note of farewell to Stephen McCarty, as there … Continue reading
Stephen McCarty (editor), Asia Literary Review No 21 ([Northern] Autumn 2011) Under Stephen McCarty’s editorship, the Asia Literary Review tends to have themed issues. The last three focused on China, Burma and Japan respectively. This one moves to a subject … Continue reading
Stephen McCarty (editor), Asia Literary Review Nº 19 ([northern] Spring 2011) and 20 (Summer 2011) The cover image of Aung San Suu Kyi and the accompanying line ‘The Lady in Waiting’ announce that Asia Literary Review No 19 has a … Continue reading
Overland 201 (Jeff Sparrow 2010) Asia Literary Review 18 (Stephen McCarty 2010) A dear friend of mine was once a member of the CPA (that’s the Communist Party of Australia, not the Chartered Accountants’ thingummyjig). Years after she left the … Continue reading