Ann-Marie Priest tells the story of how the impoverished Christina Stead eventually won the literary lottery
Ben Stubbs visits one of the most notorious borders in the world and reflects on Australia’s frontier issues
Anna Heyward discusses what searching through Meanjin’s dusty archives revealed about Australian literature
Ben Quilty travels to the Queensland rainforest for a sleepover and portraiture session with Germaine Greer
Peter Macinnis discusses the birth of the naturalist-artist through the partnership of curiosity and science.
After the death of poets Peter Steele and Rosemary Dobson, Chris Wallace-Crabbe remembers the great work and a long friendship
Naomi Manuell rethinks her dread of a digitally-enhanced library revolution by recognising its infinite possibilities.
Chilla Bulbeck looks at the emergence of liberal ‘tolerance of intolerance’ on questions of racism and gender
Raimond Gaita reflects on the changing role of the university and its ability to engage creatively and critically with the world around it.
As a young journalist in 1989 Sonya Voumard moved to Queensland, and discovered a strange and unfamiliar land
Simon Crean talks to Sally Heath about the National Cultural Policy and the state of the Arts in Australia
Brad Nguyen confronts the terrifying image of his own inevitable death and finds it to be Justin Bieber