(‘What Should We Do with Captain Cook?’, p.12) is the author of, most recently, The Bush, Worst Words and the Quarterly Essay ‘Enemy Within: American Politics in the Time of Trump’.
(‘On a Mission’, p.15) is the author of the novel Music and Freedom.
(‘The World Sneaks In’, p.17) is the Monthly’s production editor.
(‘Painting the Picture’, p.18) is a Melbournebased freelance journalist and author. His books include the memoir The Mighty Bras.
(‘Snapshots from the Abyss’, p.20) is a Tasmanian environmental writer. Her nonfiction book, Animal Eco-Warriors, was released in June.
(‘The Medicine’, p.24) is a doctor and Monthly columnist. Her most recent work is the Quarterly Essay ‘Dear Life’.
(‘This Is Not an Opera House’, p.26, and ‘Magnetic Opus’, p.60) is a freelance journalist based in New York.
(‘C’mon, We’re Being Fun’, p.36) is the author of Night Games, Into the Woods and the Quarterly Essay ‘The Long Goodbye: Coal, Coral and Australia’s Climate Deadlock’.
(‘Bender’s Choice’, p.42) is a Hobart-based journalist and academic.
(‘Lucky Luke’, p.50) is a Darwin-based writer, researcher and teacher.
(‘The Ghost of Creativity Spurned’, p.54) is a writer, editor and critic.
(‘Break It Down’, p.58) is a writer living in New York.
(‘Small Moments’, p.64) is the author of e Landscape of Desire.
(‘Usurped by Chaos’, p.66) is a screenwriter and former artistic director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
(‘Another Summer’s Night’, p.68) is the Monthly’s music critic and the author of Live Through This.
(‘In Light of Recent Events’, p.74) is an illustrator, artist and cartoonist.
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