Still fresh and relevant, each Quarterly Essay
in this collection is by a celebrated Australian writer. Together they make a thought-provoking and exceptionally readable book.
Each essay here offers an intriguing angle on the Australian story. There is David Malouf's elegant and truthful account of the British inheritance and Mungo MacCallum's devastating chronicling of the refugee crisis and Australian history. There is Tim Flannery's provocative overview of our history as seen through an environmental lens, and Guy Rundle's characterisation of John Howard and his vision of Australia.
This is a book that collects some of the finest Australian non-fiction writing of recent years in one place.