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Culture July 17, 2021

The Others

Who – or what – are The Others? This question is asked from the opening pages of Mark Brandi’s exquisite new novel. Are they decivilised humans, as in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road? Are they members of an off-the-grid cult? Are they something …

Culture May 22, 2021

The Three Burials of Lotty Kneen: Travels with My Grandmother’s Ashes

Lotty Kneen of Queensland – aka Dragica Marusic of Slovenia, the stern and silent maker of papier-mâché dinosaurs, dragons and elves, the grandmother who raised Brisbane-based author Krissy Kneen – was “the fiercely beating heart of the family”, …