(‘He Will Never Stop’, p.8) is an emeritus professor of politics at La Trobe University. Her new book is The Enigmatic Mr Deakin.
(‘Debt. Recovery.’, p.11) is Schwartz Media’s morning editor and a former editor of Junkee and the Star Observer.
(‘Foresters of the Skies’, p.14) is a writer and a human rights advocate. His books include Cafe Scheherazade, Jewels and Ashes, The Fig Tree, Scraps of Heaven, Sea of Many Returns, Violin Lessons and The Fighter.
(‘Not-so-Tasmanian Tiger’, p.16) writes about wildlife, conservation and current affairs for magazines and newspapers around the world.
(‘Crashing the Party’, p.20) is a writer and journalist who has worked for the ABC, Fairfax, Crikey and the Australian. His books include Boganaire: The Rise and Fall of Nathan Tinkler.
(‘The Art of Dependency’, p.32) is a lawyer and artist. Her novel, The Healing Party, was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards this year.
(‘Screen Time, All the Time’, p.40) is a writer and lawyer. He is an honorary associate at La Trobe University.
(‘Back to Where I Came From’, p.46) is a federal Labor senator representing New South Wales.
(‘Lessons from Camels’, p.48) is the editor of the Canary Press.
(‘Wonder, Invention, Anger’, p.54) 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.
(‘A Crucible of Memory’, p.58) is a Melbourne poet, novelist, librettist and critic. Her New and Selected Poems 1991–2017 is out this month.
(‘Under the Covers’, p.60) is the Monthly’s film critic and the author of Candy, Totem and Interferon Psalms.
(‘On the Road Again’, p.62) 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.
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