(‘Malcolm Turnbull: A Brief Lament’, p.15) is emeritus professor at La Trobe University. His latest book is The Mind of the Islamic State. (‘Rhodes Dollars’, p.17) is the author of Music and Freedom, which won the 2016 Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction. (‘A Moveable Feast’, p.20) is a writer and curator based in Melbourne. (‘The Hand of Faith’, p.21) is a freelance journalist living in Melbourne. (‘The Medicine’, p.24) is a doctor and Monthly columnist. (‘The Second Coming’, p.28) is the author of five novels, including The Slap and Barracuda, and the short-story collection Merciless Gods. (‘A Pox on Both Your Houses’, p.36) is the co-founder of AlphaBeta. (‘A Pox on Both Your Houses’, p.36) is the co-founder and CEO of One Big Switch. (‘Nostalgia’, p.43, and ‘Instructions for a Lover’, p.87) is a poet whose most recent book is The Hazards. (‘Duterte’s Dirty War’, p.44) is the director of the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne. (‘Green Fields and Blue Sky’, p.56) is a writer and journalist. His books include Boganaire. (‘The Art of Biography’, p.64) is a reporter, commentator and biographer. (‘A New World for the Making’, p.72) is a writer, curator and broadcaster. (‘The Narrator’, p.76) is a literary journalist. (‘Looking for Moles’, p.78) is an associate professor at UNSW. (‘Through the Dark Glass’, p.80) is the Monthly’s film critic and the author of Candy. (‘Towards Joy’, p.84) is the Monthly’s music critic. (‘In Light of Recent Events’, p.90) is an illustrator, artist and cartoonist.