(‘A Travesty of Process’, p.10) is an emeritus professor of politics at La Trobe University. Her latest book is The Enigmatic Mr Deakin.
(‘Spheres of Influence’, p.12) is a Sydney-based freelance writer. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker and the Guardian.
ANDREW P STREET
(‘Deep Space Mined’, p.16) is the author of The Short & Excruciatingly Embarrassing Reign of Captain Abbott, The Curious Story of Malcolm Turnbull and the forthcoming The Long and Winding Way to the Top.
(‘The Great Southern Reef’, p.18) is an author and a critic. His books include the novels Wrack, The Resurrectionist and Clade.
(‘The Medicine’, p.22) is a doctor and Monthly columnist. Her most recent work is the Quarterly Essay ‘Dear Life’.
(‘The Robot Race’, p.24) is a director of AlphaBeta. He was senior economic adviser to Kevin Rudd.
(‘The Robot Race’, p.24) is a Labor MP and the shadow minister for finance. He is the co-author of Changing Jobs: The Fair Go in the New Machine Age.
(‘Tablet or Toilet?’, p.34) is a writer and historian. His latest book is Losing Streak: How Tasmania was Gamed by the Gambling Industry.
(‘Police, Don’t Move!’, p.46) is a freelance journalist. Her books include NYC and Dirt.
(‘Notes from the Studio’, p.59) writes novels, short stories, memoir and essays. His latest novel is Whipbird.
(‘Ghosts in the Machine’, p.62) is a screenwriter and former artistic director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
(‘The Shape of a Generous Mind’, p.66) is the author of Anaesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness.
(‘Don’t Believe the Hype’, p.68) is a former Australian Greens senator for Western Australia and confirmed nerd.
ANWEN CRAWFORD (‘Drakeworld’, p.70) is the Monthly’s music critic and the author of Live Through This.
OSLO DAVIS (‘In Light of Recent Events’, p.74) is an illustrator, artist and cartoonist.