Author(s): CUNNINGHAM Sophie ed
In the September edition of Meanjin Mike Pottenger asks whether Robin Hood was a medieval hero or Mafiosi, Carolyn Fraser writes on letterpresses and the secret life of objects, Jim Guida describes the art in skateboarding and Justin Clemens surveys the contemporary Australian Art scene. Book designer, Mary Callaghan gives us an insight into laying out a page of Nick Cave's sacred objects while Mark Mordue provides a riveting and poetic overview of Cave's life and work. Matthew Klugman writes on the tragedy of being a footy fan at final time, Ben Eltham considers JJJ's hold over the Australian music scene, Sian Prior writes about the Balibo Five and East Timor and Sophie Cunningham interviews filmmaker Robert Connolly on writing the screenplay for his film on the same subject: Balibo. In more personal essays Elly Valenti explores the concept of turning back and Elmo Keep meditates on being inscribed with a tattoo. There's an outstanding range of fiction by Pierz Newton-John, Georgia Blain, Nadia Wheatley, Tim Richards, Caroline Lee and newcomer Ruby Murray.