The Naked Writer 2 hones focus on the poet and author: their processes, habits and ambitions, and the intersections of their lives, and their work. The issue opens with David Brooks’ tribute to the remarkable woman of Australian letters, Veronica Brady. The issue also contains: novelist Fiona McFarlane’s reflections on reading Patrick White’s The Aunt’s Story; Kristina Olsson maps the writing of her acclaimed memoir Boy Lost; short-fiction writer Hayley Katzen meditates on writing, revelation and privacy; Shirley Hazzard specialist Brigitta Olubas reads the marriage of Hazzard and biographer Francis Steegmuller as a ménage à trois with Flaubert; and Joe Dolce presents his final interview with Dorothy Porter in which they discuss C.P. Cavafy. This issue also includes a wealth of fiction, poetry and reviews.
Jonathan Dunk: of Jennifer Maiden, Drones and Phantoms
Martin Langford: of Claire Gaskin, Paperweight
Barnaby Smith: of Cameron Lowe, Circle Work and of Anne Elvey, Kin
Kate Livett: of Elizabeth Harrower, Down in the City, The Long Prospect and The Catherine Wheel