Best non-fiction books of 2016

 Read reviewThe Hate Race

The Hate Race

Maxine Beneba Clarke

'Maxine Beneba Clarke is a powerful and fearless storyteller...Clarke is the read deal, and will, if we're lucky, be an essential voice in world literature for years to come' - Dave Eggers, international bestselling author

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 Read reviewThe Boy Behind the Curtain

The Boy Behind the Curtain

Tim Winton

'Being a copper's son, I've always got one eye out for trouble. I can't help it. But I don't go looking for it anymore.'In Tim Winton's fiction, chaos shapes the lives of his characters. So too Winton's own life. The...

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 Read reviewTalking To My Country

Talking To My Country

Stan Grant

An extraordinarily powerful and personal meditation on race, culture and national identity by one of Australia's leading journalists.

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 Read reviewEverywhere I Look

Everywhere I Look

Helen Garner

Garner's essays from the past fifteen years range freely across personal and cultural subjects, with characteristic insight and skilful observation.

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The Argonauts

The Argonauts

Maggie Nelson

An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and family Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts is a genre-bending memoir, a work of 'autotheory' offering fresh, fierce and timely...

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 Read reviewPosition Doubtful: mapping landscapes and memories

Position Doubtful: mapping landscapes and memories

Kim Mahood

Imagine the document you have before you is not a book but a map. It is well-used, creased, and folded, so that when you open it, no matter how carefully, something tears, and a line that is neither latitude nor longitude opens in...

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 Read reviewGrant & I: Inside and Outside the Go-Betweens

Grant & I: Inside and Outside the Go-Betweens

Robert Forster

Grant and I is the story of the friendship and collaboration of Grant McLennan and Robert Forster, who gave Australia The Go-Betweens, one of our best and most influential bands.

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Fight Like a Girl

Fight Like a Girl

Clementine Ford

Personal and fearless - a call to arms for feminists new, old and as yet unrealised by one of our most outspoken feminist writers. 

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 Read reviewWasted: A Story of Alcohol, Grief and a Death in Brisbane

Wasted: A Story of Alcohol, Grief and a Death in Brisbane

Elspeth Muir

In 2009 Elspeth Muir's youngest brother finished his last university exam and went out with some mates to get drunk. Later that night he wandered to the Story Bridge. He put his phone, wallet, T-shirt and thongs on the walkway,...

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Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

Svetlana Alexievich, Bela Shayevich

In this magnificent requiem to a civilization in ruins, the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate reinvents a singular, polyphonic literary form, bringing together the voices of dozens of witnesses to the collapse of the USSR in...

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