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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... no. 317 December 2009 - January 2010 2009 of Australian Book Review est. 1961 Australian Book Review
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* Contents derived from the 2009 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Advances, Peter Rose , single work column
ABR's editor reports on early voting trends in the magazine's 2009 FAN Poll.
(p. 1)
God of Sex, Xavier Pons , single work correspondence (p. 5)
Need Is the Key, Beverley Kingston , single work correspondence (p. 5)
Gwen Harwood Abroad, Andrew Sant , single work correspondence (p. 5)
Immoral Quotation, Kerry Leves , single work correspondence

Kerry Leves reports on a misquotation in Lyn McCredden's review of Motherlode: Australian Women's Poetry 1986-2008. The error occurs in the quotation from J. S. Harry's 'Mrs Mothers Day'.

(p. 5)
The Sheer Power of Limelight : Clive James's Undimmed Poetry and the Television Years, Peter Craven , single work criticism (p. 7-11)
Note: Available courtesy of ABR
Creative History: Meandering Through Australian Stories, Ann Standish , single work review
— Review of Australians : Origins to Eureka : Volume 1 Thomas Keneally , 2009 single work prose ;
(p. 12-13)
Note: Available courtesy of ABR
Less Than Meets the Eye?, Peter Mares , single work review
— Review of The Making of Julia Gillard Jacqueline Kent , 2009 single work biography ;
(p. 14-15)
Pot-Pourri of Life, Bridget Griffen-Foley , single work review
— Review of Ray : Stories of My Life : The Autobiography Ray Martin , 2009 single work autobiography ;
(p. 16-17)
South Beachi"This is the dangerous time, sky clouding:", Katherine Gallagher , single work poetry (p. 17)
The Never Said, Gillian Whitlock , single work review
— Review of So This is Life : Scenes from a Country Childhood Anne Manne , 2009 single work autobiography ;
(p. 19)
Best Books of the Year, Patrick Allington , Dennis Altman , Judith Armstrong , Nicholas Birns , James Bradley , Peter Craven , Morag Fraser , Andrea Goldsmith , Anna Goldsworthy , Lisa Gorton , Bridget Griffen-Foley , Paul Hetherington , Jacqueline Kent , John Kinsella , James Ley , Patrick McCaughey , Brian McFarlane , Peter Mares , David Marr , Brenda Niall , Peter Pierce , Geordie Williamson , Maya Linden , Pam Macintyre , Agnes Nieuwenhuizen , Stephanie Owen Reeder , Mike Shuttleworth , single work column
Australian writers and reviewers each nominate their best books of 2009. Some of the books listed are by Australian writers.
(p. 20-25)
The Power of the Incoming Tide, Gregory Kratzmann , single work review
— Review of The Best Australian Poems 2009 2009 anthology poetry criticism ;
(p. 28-29)
Rembrandt with Seagullsi"A pause for thought and you lay down your pen,", Stephen Edgar , single work poetry (p. 29)
[Review] Don't Tell Eve, January Jones , single work review
— Review of Don't Tell Eve Airlie Lawson , 2009 single work novel ;
(p. 30)
Alchemic Brew: A Bravura Performance from Peter Carey, Murray Waldren , single work review
— Review of Parrot and Olivier in America Peter Carey , 2009 single work novel ;
(p. 30-31)
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Resisting Tarantino, Brian McFarlane , single work criticism (p. 45-47)
The Other Lifei"It continued snowing.", Andrew Sant , single work poetry (p. 53)
Helping Himself, Suzanne Rickard , single work review
— Review of The Celebrated George Barrington : A Spurious Author, the Book Trade, and Botany Bay Nathan Garvey , 2008 single work criticism ;
(p. 54-55)
Fierce Compassion, Brigid Rooney , single work review
— Review of Warrior for Peace - Dorothy Auchterlonie Green Willa McDonald , 2009 single work biography ;
(p. 56-57)

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