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Alison Broinowski Alison Broinowski i(A13483 works by) (birth name: Alison Elizabeth Woodroffe)
Born: Established: 1941 Adelaide, South Australia, ;
Gender: Female
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1 Amnesty by Aravind Adiga Alison Broinowski , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 420 2020;

— Review of Amnesty Aravind Adiga , 2020 novel

'Much political mileage has been made in Australia from the turning back of ‘boat people’. Travel by boat is the cheapest means of getting to this island continent, and the most dangerous. Boat travellers are the poorest and the most likely to be caught and deported or sent to an offshore camp. But their number is less than half of those who arrive by air as tourists and apply for refugee protection: some 100,000 have done so during the seven years of this Coalition government.' (Introduction)

1 Public Enemy Journalist Number One Alison Broinowski , 2019 single work essay
— Appears in: Sydney PEN Magazine , November 2019; (p. 7-9)
'It has been years since the US Democratic National Committee (DNC) brought suit against Julian Assange for publishing its leaked emails in 2016. It wasn’t until 29 July of this year that a federal court in New York dismissed the case. The ruling upheld Assange’s status as a journalist and publisher and dismissed claims that WikiLeaks’ publication in 2016 of leaked Democratic emails was illegal. The New York Times and Washington Post buried this highly significant story. It did not appear in the Australian media at all.' (Introduction)
1 'This Is True' Alison Broinowski , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June - July no. 412 2019; (p. 30)

'In the May 2019 issue of Quadrant, its literary editor, Barry Spurr, inveighed against the ‘inane expansion of creative writing courses’. Professor Spurr’s scholarly accomplishments in the study of poetry and Australian fiction do not include creative writing. (His resignation from the University of Sydney was accepted in December 2014.) While many Australian authors have spectacularly succeeded without degrees in creative writing, such courses have certainly helped others – including Nam Le, Ceridwen Dovey, and Matthew Hooton – to write prize-winning fiction. Before studying creative writing in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia, where he now teaches in the course at Adelaide University, Hooton worked for four years as an editor and teacher in South Korea. Typhoon Kingdom is his second novel about Korea, following Deloume Road, which won the Guardian’s ‘Not the Booker Prize’ in 2010.' (Introduction)

1 'Subtle Moments : Scenes on a Life’s Journey' by Bruce Grant Alison Broinowski , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 390 2017;
'Opposite a handsome portrait of him by Louis Kahan, Bruce Grant introduces his memoir of a ‘life’s journey’ by proposing that it is also a biography of Australia, and promising to revisit that on the last page. There, he summarises the plots of ‘Love in the Asian Century’, his recent trilogy of e-books, in which affairs between older men and younger women, Australian and Asian, start with enthusiasm, but are doomed to fail. The metaphor for the relationship between Australia and Asia is overt.' (Introduction)
1 2 y separately published work icon The Honest History Book David Stephens (editor), Alison Broinowski (editor), Sydney : NewSouth Publishing , 2017 10868061 2017 anthology essay criticism

'In Australia’s rush to commemorate all things Anzac, have we lost our ability to look beyond war as the central pillar of Australia’s history and identity?

'The passionate historians of the Honest History group argue that while war has been important to Australia – mostly for its impact on our citizens and our ideas of nationhood – we must question the stories we tell ourselves about our history. We must separate myth from reality – and to do that we need to reassess the historical evidence surrounding military myths.

'In this lively collection, renowned writers including Paul Daley, Mark McKenna, Peter Stanley, Carolyn Holbrook, Mark Dapin, Carmen Lawrence, Stuart Macintyre, Frank Bongiorno and Larissa Behrendt explore not only the militarisation of our history but the alternative narratives swamped under the khaki-wash – Indigenous history, frontier conflict, multiculturalism, the myth of egalitarianism, economics and the environment'.(Publication summary)

1 Creative Writing, Theoretically Alison Broinowski , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , October 2016;
1 Fallen Woman Alison Broinowski , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 74 no. 3 2014; (p. 227-229)

— Review of The Snow Kimono Mark Henshaw , 2014 single work novel
1 A Lonely Life Endured Alison Broinowski , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 September 2014; (p. 26)

— Review of Lost River : Four Albums Simone Lazaroo , 2014 single work novel
1 Cultural Resonances Alison Broinowski , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 363 2014; (p. 45)

— Review of The Yellow Papers Dominique Wilson , 2014 single work novel
1 The Athens of the South Alison Broinowski , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Adelaide : A Literary City 2014; (p. 147-161)
1 Amid War's Horrors, A Doctor Faces Choices Alison Broinowski , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 June 2014; (p. 21)

— Review of After Darkness Christine Piper , 2014 single work novel
1 A Banality of Bones Alison Broinowski , Christine Piper , 2014 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 361 2014; (p. 3)
1 Mixing Fact with Fable in a Tall Tale Alison Broinowski , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 26 April 2014; (p. 21)

— Review of The Empress Lover Linda Jaivin , 2014 single work novel
1 Needle in the Asian Haystack Alison Broinowski , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 February 2014; (p. 20)

— Review of Asian Dawn Michael Wilding , 2013 single work novel
1 Colour and Movement Alison Broinowski , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 April 2013; (p. 23)

— Review of Gaysia : Adventures in the Queer East Benjamin Law , 2012 single work prose
1 You Are What You Read : Asian Australian Fiction in the Asian Century Alison Broinowski , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 348 2013; (p. 42-46)
1 Writing on Experience Alison Broinowski , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 19 January 2013; (p. 22)

— Review of Street to Street Brian Castro , 2012 single work novella
1 A Master's Chef : Cheon of the Never Never, by Kevin Wong Hoy Alison Broinowski , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 13 no. 3 2013;

— Review of Cheon of the Never Never Kevin Wong Hoy , 2012 single work prose
1 Rakugoka Alison Broinowski , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 356 2013;

— Review of The Storyteller and His Three Daughters Lian Hearn , 2013 single work novel
1 When Cultures Collide Alison Broinowski , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 17 August 2013; (p. 19)

— Review of The Pagoda Tree Claire Scobie , 2013 single work novel
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