From our first experiences to our last, institutions structure our world - through education and medicine to politics, justice, civics and religion. But in recent years even the most entrenched of institutions are seemingly on the edge of implosion. Either through deliberate political attacks or as an e ...Show more
In this edition's cover essay, Gomeroi poet, essayist and scholar Alison Whittakertakes on the idea of white fragility and asks 'Has white people becoming more aware of their fragilities and biases really done anything for us--aside from finding a new way to say 'one of the good ones' or worse, asking u ...Show more
Membranes - porous biological interfaces which regulate flows between one zone and another - are the foundational image for an issue guest-edited by Granta contributor and best-selling novelist Rana Dasgupta. Featuring new poetry from Andrew McMillan and Tishani Doshi, photography from Ruchir Joshi, Ar ...Show more
The Murray-Darling Basin is the food bowl of Australia, and it's in trouble. What does this mean for the future - for water and food, and for the people and towns that depend on it? In this Quarterly Essay, acclaimed journalist Margaret Simons takes a trip through the basin, all the way from Queensland ...Show more
Is empathy, like water, in increasingly short supply?Now more than ever we need empathy, and Griffith Review 70: Generosities of Spirit explores and celebrates generosities and kindnesses, those uplifting and memorable experiences that illuminate our lives. Featuring inspiring despatches from the frontl ...Show more
In addition to some of the sharpest up-and-coming literary and political writers in Australia, Overland 232 features regular writers Alison Croggon, Tony Birch, Mel Campbell and Giovanni Tiso, alongside the winners of the 2018 Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize and a selection of the finest ...Show more
Overland 236: car culture, the highs and lows of doorknocking, bodies and their histories, and how streaming culture is changing us. Includes winning short fiction from the VU Short Story Prize and the Nakata Brophy Prize, and stunning, new poetry. Guest artist: Sam Wallman.