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'Welcome to ABC Arts' monthly book column. Each month, we'll present a shortlist of new releases read and recommended by The Bookshelf's Kate Evans and The Book Show's Claire Nichols and Sarah L'Estrange — alongside freelance writers and book reviewers. This month, we're thrilled to present recommendations from Declan Fry and Khalid Warsame.' (Introduction)
'Iconic Coco Chanel suits, Givenchy dresses, Christian Dior stilettos and a Vivienne Westwood turban are among the designer garments and accessories owned and worn by the late Gay Welch, a Brisbane woman who is considered one of Australia's first "supermodels".' (Introduction)
'Australia's major music awards are doing away with gendered categories in order to make the competition more inclusive at a time of upheaval in the industry over gender and racial equality.' (Introduction)
'As communities across parts of south-eastern Australia continue the journey of recovery after the devastating Black Summer bushfires, the creators of a new ABC series hope it will help people better understand the experiences of those who bore the brunt of the disaster.' (Introduction)