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Issue Details: First known date: 2021... November 2021 of Sydney Review of Books est. 2013 Sydney Review of Books
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* Contents derived from the 2021 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
In The Garden with Amanda Lohrey, Oliver Mol (interviewer), single work interview

'Every so often, and usually when the novice writer needs them most, a writer of immense stature, a writer who has written and published and continued to write and publish, impressively, joyfully, doggedly, over the course of forty years and seven books, a writer whose work has been long listed for the Miles Franklin three times and shortlisted twice before finally and deservedly winning the 2021 award for The Labyrinth, very occasionally, a writer like this, a writer named Amanda Lohrey will reach out to the inexperienced writer at the beginning of their career and say something kind. They will say that they like the work or they will recommend places to submit writing or books to read. More than anything, however, they will tell a writer to hold their nerve. They will tell them that writing is hard, that it takes discipline, that writing, true writing, is a practice. And though, I suspect, Amanda will frown, or perhaps laugh, at this backstory – for I know, at least in the literature she writes and reads, Amanda frowns, and sometimes laughs, at backstories – it cannot be underestimated how important these words have been.' (Introduction)

Full Body Immersion, James Bradley , single work essay

'On the Sunday before Sydney’s lockdown tightened for the second time, my partner and I drove to Coogee Beach. We were there to see the ocean one last time before our range of movement contracted to a mere five kilometres; a restriction that would cut us off from the coast. Cases that day were in the 400s, and rising, and both of us knew there was little chance we would be allowed back before October at the earliest.' (Introduction)

A Sketch of Our Projects, Dan Dixon , single work review
— Review of Mother & I Ianto Ware , 2021 single work autobiography ;

'Child psychoanalyst D. W. Winnicott wrote,

‘There is no such thing as a baby,’ meaning that if you set out to describe a baby, you will find you are describing a baby and someone. A baby cannot exist alone, but is essentially part of a relationship.

'In Mother & I, Ianto Ware frequently uses the title phrase as if the subjects are inseparable, even when another formulation might make for smoother prose, as if the three words, sufficiently repeated, might transform into a single pronoun acknowledging Ware and his mother, Dimity, as being at once entwined and distinct. Ware appears committed to this Winnicottian approach, providing a gentle redescription of motherhood as an evolving relation, a singular set of possibilities, rather than a reductive category. (Introduction)

A Quest for Pure Fiction, Chris Raja , single work essay
The Extreme Politics of Adaptive Endosymbiosisi"These are the days", Ian Gibbins , single work poetry
The Body Problem, Oliver Reeson , single work review
— Review of The Airways Jennifer Mills , 2021 single work novel ;
The Direction of Indirection, Martin Edmond , single work review
— Review of Becoming a Bird : Untold Stories About Art Stephanie Radok , 2021 single work autobiography prose ;
Rabbit Hearts, single work review
— Review of The Rabbits Sophie Overett , 2021 single work novel ;
A Common World, Tiarney Miekus , single work review
A review of Who Gets to Be Smart: Privilege, Power and Knowledge by Bri Lee
‘If You Don’t Mind My Arsing’, Michael Farrell , single work review
— Review of The Manifold Marty Hiatt , 2016 selected work poetry ;
I Feel Seen, Zowie Douglas-Kinghorn , single work review
— Review of Sexy Tales of Paleontology Patrick Lenton , 2021 selected work short story ;

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