The day after
I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s finding this morning a bit of a letdown after the madness of the last few days. Lunchtime already and no challenges for the Liberal leadership? No open treachery or attacks upon colleagues? Even the ABC’s no longer broadcasting live from Canberra. It’s a bit like the day after Christmas.
Anyway, if you’re after something to brighten up the emptiness of your post #spill day, you might want to hustle down to the shop and pick up the December issue of the Australian Literary Review, which is available free in today’s Australian. As usual some of the highlights are available online, not least Inga Clendinnen’s on Noel Pearson’s manifesto to rebuild indigenous communities, Peter Pierce on Thomas Keneally and Rowan Callick on criminal justice in China, as well as a long piece by yours truly about the Australian lit mag scene (obviously the real highlight of the issue) but a lot isn’t, so if you can lay your hands on a copy of the print edition, do.