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The Monthly Summer Issue


In the special bumper Summer issue, The Monthly presents new work by many of Australia’s finest writers and journalists, for a season’s worth of great reading: Miles Franklin winner Alexis Wright explores the incredible life of Oodgeroo Noonuccal; authors George Megalogenis and Rebecca Giggs write about life and culture after coronavirus; historian Tim Bonyhady uncovers an extraordinarily revealing letter about iconic painter Arthur Streeton; Ceridwen Dovey explores the dark side of moon exploration; Anna Goldsworthy ponders classical music’s gender problem; and we unveil new as-yet-unpublished poems by the legend Les Murray, written just before he passed away.

The issue also features new essays by Richard Denniss, James Boyce, Anna Krien, Jenny Valentish, Alan Atkinson, Anwen Crawford, Geordie Williamson and much, much more.