Sydney Review of Books

Public Books and the Sydney Review of Books have partnered to exchange an ongoing series of essays with international concerns.

Pencil Leaners

The collective ventures of the Federal Writers’ Project force us to think about how writing might be reinvented in the context of economic crisis.

Mother Courage

The summer I turned 17, in the springboard pause between high school and university, I began working as a nurse aide in the geriatric rest home and hospital run by my mother.

Caught Mapping

The fires that are burning across Australia are changing this place, quite possibly forever, and with it our natural, social, cultural, and political narratives.

Temporal Lines

Public Books and the Sydney Review of Books have partnered to exchange a series of articles with international concerns. Today’s article, “Temporal Lines: An Interview with Pedro Mairal, Samanta Schweblin, Fabian Martinez,” by ...

Signs and Wonders

I’m walking to Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair in Sydney’s Domain at high tide, scanning the small bay in Woolloomooloo, as I always do, for fish or stingrays. There’s nothing to see in the flat green water nudging the sandstone cliffs ...