(‘To Walk in Two Worlds’, p.8) is a Cobble Cobble woman from Queensland, a pro vice chancellor and professor of law at the University of New South Wales, and a member of the Referendum Council.
(‘The Handshake’, p.11) is the author of, most recently, The Bush, Worst Words and the Quarterly Essay ‘Enemy Within: American Politics in the Time of Trump’.
(‘Age-old Hate’, p.13) is a writer, broadcaster and contributing editor to the Monthly.
(‘Word Wranglers’, p.16) is a freelance journalist based in New York.
(‘Beyond the Notes’, p.18) is the author of The Engagement, A Child’s Book of True Crime and The Tall Man.
(‘A Near-impossible Sell’, p.19) is the Monthly’s production editor.
(‘The Medicine’, p.22) is a doctor and Monthly columnist. Her most recent work is the Quarterly Essay ‘Dear Life’.
(‘Killing Our Media’, p.24) is the Monthly’s editor.
(‘Country Needs People’, p.34) is the author of Craft for a Dry Lake, Position Doubtful and the essay ‘Kartiya are like Toyotas’.
(‘A Few Questions Before You Go’, p.46) is a Melbourne-based writer and palliative care nurse. His latest book is The Easy Way Out.
(‘What Must Be Said’, p.50) is a Sydney-based independent writer, curator and broadcaster.
(‘Politics Gets Personal’, p.54) is emeritus professor of politics and vice-chancellor’s fellow at La Trobe University. His most recent book is The Mind of the Islamic State.
(‘Her Eloquent Heart’, p.56) is a literary journalist and writer.
(‘Sweeping Us Up’, p.58) is the art critic for the Boston Globe and winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for criticism. His most recent book is The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art.
(‘Parallel Universes’, p.61) is the Monthly’s music critic and the author of Live Through This.
(‘In Light of Recent Events’, p.66) is an illustrator, artist and cartoonist.