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It's heartening to see such great reading here in November's books. Australian non-fiction features Watsonia, Don Watson's essays and reflections on the writing life, Helen Garner's second volume of diaries One Day I'll Remember This which takes up where the fabulous Yellow Notebook finished in 1987. Tanya Plibersek's Upturn looks at some positive contributions that this year of living with Covid-19 could make to public policy, in Reset, Ross Garnaut sees similar opportunities for Australia to reset the economy.  Tim Flannery's The Climate Cure also sees the opportunities and imperatives in our response to the pandemic.

Barry Jones too sees climate change as the greatest problem of our time - What Is To Be Done takes it up as one of the great challenges of modernity and this new book is in part an updated version of his much acclaimed and prescient best-seller Sleepers Wake! Fabulous to have new writing from Barry Jones in these times. As it is to have new essays for the times from Arundhati Roy in Azadi.


There's also much in the way of great new fiction, both home-grown and from overseas. See below!