Island 138, digital issue


Island 138, digital issue



In These Liquid Times Ruth Quibell ponders Zygmunt Bauman and moving house. Again.

Everyday Philosophy: Philosophy isn’t supposed to be ordinary Damon Young

The Inescapable Conclusion: Comedy is big bucks the world over, yet comedy writing is rarely taught in Australian schools and universities Tim Ferguson can’t believe it either.

Education: Will We Accept Tasmania’s Greatest Challenge? Access to education is one of the biggest issues facing Tasmania. So what are we going to do about it? Former Tasmanian premier and University of Tasmania chancellor Michael Field

Dessaix: A Grand Narrative At the recent Travel–Writing–Tasmania symposium Robert Dessaix spoke with Adam Ouston about why he travels, why he writes about travelling, and his efforts as a writer to reconcile himself with the life he has lived

Bibliomancer: Nick Cave, Writer Gerard Elson goes in search of Nick Cave’s inner word nerd, and essays the influence of Vladimir Nabokov, Martin Amis and John Berryman

David Malouf: A Life of Letters: At 80 years of age David Malouf reveals the connection between his own experiences and his significant body work Kerry Kilner

Crossing Boundaries: Marko Letonja’s Classical Ambitions Peter Timms meets former heavy-metal rocker Marko Letonja, now chief conductor of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, and discovers a new vitality in classical music

Slow the Digitisation: I Want To Take A Break: Once the stuff of ages, history is now sometimes out of date before it’s even published Clay Djubal


Phil of Lilyfield Lenny Bartulin

Lacuna Madelaine Lucas

An Anti-Glacier Book Ben Walter

Dreaming of Li Bai Kim Cheng Boey

Landfall Stephanie Bishop


Seven Seemingly Unconnected Facts About Tricky Walsh

Australian Family Album: The Photography of Trent Parke Sam Twyford-Moore


Soviet Wristwatch Josephine Rowe

Love Below 2000 Metres Debbie Lim

Hippocampus Debbie Lim

Charm Against Casual Cruelty Fiona Wright

Domestic Interior Fiona Wright

A Fugitive Petra White

Cleopatra Petra White

Cassowary Nathan Curnow

Dead Peter Rose

Toward Midnight Peter Rose

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