Celebrating a decade of books, writing and ideas, 2010–2020.

Running thoughts

From some upcoming presenters

Portrait of Nyadol Nyuon

When it’s not making us sick, racism can kill us in any number of ways.

Portrait of George Megalogenis

The pandemic has not only ended Australia’s record run of economic growth, it has taken the recovery out of our hands while we wait for a vaccine, or an effective treatment.

Portrait of Richard Flanagan

Fiction is not a lie, but a truth, a fundamental and necessary truth.


Alexander Chee: How To Write An Autobiographical Novel




Some of our favourite notes

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