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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... October 2015 of Sydney Review of Books est. 2013 Sydney Review of Books
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* Contents derived from the 2015 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Listen to the Sirens, Rosemary Sorensen , single work review
— Review of The Natural Way of Things Charlotte Wood , 2015 single work novel ;
The Atmosphere We Live In, Julieanne Lamond , single work review
— Review of The World Without Us Mireille Juchau , 2015 single work novel ;
Quiet Conversations in a Very Noisy Room : Tilting at Windmills, Emmett Stinson , single work review
— Review of Tilting at Windmills : The Literary Magazine in Australia, 1968-2012 Phillip Edmonds , 2015 single work criticism ;

'Phillip Edmonds’ short story, ‘The Soapbox’, published in the Griffith Review in 2008, is about an Australian named Warwick who moves to London and works at the Ministry of the Arts, where he takes ‘responsibility’ for the public forums at Speakers Corner — a task necessary because ‘the number of voluntary speakers at Hyde Park’ has ‘been dwindling, perhaps due to people getting older and the internet’. Warwick tries different strategies, but nothing draws audiences beyond groups of confused tourists. The ministry seems pleased with his efforts (‘the important thing’, he is told is ‘that things be seen to be done as much as being done’), but Warwick resigns in frustration and decides to return to Australia, though not before erecting a homemade soapbox in Hyde Park as a symbolic protest. The story ends with the narrator telling us that Warwick ‘stopped stressing about whether anyone was listening and gave up on being ashamed of daring to dream’.' (Introduction)

Reflections on the Stella Count, Catriona Menzies-Pike , single work essay
Awakening to Darkness, Lu Jiande , single work essay
‘Could Not Put It Down’, Beth Driscoll , single work review
— Review of The Landing Susan Johnson , 2015 single work novel ; Relativity Antonia Hayes , 2015 single work novel ; The Other Side of the World Stephanie Bishop , 2015 single work novel ;
Return Voyage, Bernadette Brennan , single work review
— Review of Regions of Thick-Ribbed Ice Helen Garner , 1998 single work prose autobiography ;
Gerald Murnane : An Idiot in the Greek Sense, Shannon Burns , single work essay
Writing, Editing : An Interview With Ellen Van Neerven, Catriona Menzies-Pike , single work interview
The Novel, Sense-Making, and Mao, Anthony Macris , single work essay

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