Non-Fiction (General) Round Up: October 2020

Non-Fiction (General) Round Up: October 2020

Since our round up includes both non-fiction and poetry it is perhaps inevitable that one of the persistent undercurrents will be the closeness of the personal and the political. Many of the reviews this month fall under this category in some way. They are books that are genre-resistant, boundary-pushing pieces of collective art or culturally responsive writing that imbue the tensely political climate of the times with raw emotion and beautiful expressions of social critique.

Non-Fiction (General) Round Up: April & May 2020

Non-Fiction (General) Round Up: April & May 2020

Happy NSW Long Weekend! Which is my way of apologising for the hastily constructed General Non-Fiction Round-up that you are about to read. To celebrate the relaxation of Covid-19 travel restrictions, we suddenly decided to go away. In all the excitement of packing my...
Non-Fiction (General) Round Up: April & May 2020

Non-Fiction (General) Round Up: March 2020

Well, here we are in very unusual times indeed! In last month’s General Non-Fiction round up, I didn’t even mention Covid-19. It feels much longer than a month since all this began, yet in reality, things have changed dramatically for all of us in a very...
Non-Fiction (General) Round Up: April & May 2020

Non-Fiction (General) & Poetry Round Up: Feb 2020

A quiet round up for February, with only 6 non-fiction reviews and 1 poetry, so I’ve taken the liberty of combining the two this time. The numbers may be light on, compared to the heady totals that fiction racks up, but the diversity of topics in just 7 titles...