(“A Pack of Bankers”, p.10) is the author of, most recently, The Bush, A Single Tree, the Quarterly Essay Enemy Within: American Politics in the Time of Trump and There It Is Again, a collection of his writing.
(“When Planetary Catastrophe Is Your Day Job”, p.12) is an ecologist and professor of biology at Macquarie University who researches the impacts of climate change on species and ecosystems. She is a councillor with the publicly funded Climate Council of Australia.
(“The Devil’s Crossroads”, p.16) is an Australian journalist based in the United States.
(“On the Body Farm”, p.18) is a Perth-based journalist.
(“Where There’s Smoke”, p.20) is The Monthly’s architecture critic.
(“Hotel Golf”, p.22) is the editor of The Saturday Paper. His latest book is On Kate Jennings: Writers on Writers.
(“Waiting for the Rain to Come”, p.38) is a former Australian Greens senator for Western Australia.
(“Collingwood”, p.48) is the author of The Boat. His poetry has been published in Conjunctions, Boston Review and Harvard Review.
(“War and Peace”, p.50) is the editor of The Canary Press.
(“Advice for Writing”, p.52) is the author of The Weight of a Human Heart and Their Brilliant Careers.
(“In Permanent Twilight”, p.56) is The Monthly’s music critic and the author of Live Through This.
(“Elevated Horror”, p.61) is a screenwriter and former artistic director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
(“In Light of Recent Events”, p.66) is an illustrator, artist and cartoonist. His latest book is Overheard – The Art of Eavesdropping.