Issue #46, Fall 2012
Oi, mates—CNF's gone Down Under, and what a world we've discovered! The new essays in this special "Australia" issue cover everything from "bikkies" to bora rings, floods to fires, and Captain Cook to Coober Pedy.
Plus, Geraldine Brooks talks about how her correspondent years inform her fiction; Robert Dessaix praises the pleasures of gossip; guest editor Leah Kaminsky compares creative nonfiction to general medical practice; a survey of Australia's contemporary literary landscape; and more.
* This issue was made possible with special support from Peter Bishop at The Writer Conversation and Deborah Leiser-Moore at Tashmadada.
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What's the Story by Lee Gutkind
From the Editor
Between the Lines: Robert Dessaix by Lee Gutkind
Strong Loyalties: On Australian Biscuits by James Guida
"Australia may seem like a relaxed country, but there is one thing every Australian takes seriously and has an opinion about: I refer, of course, to biscuits.”
Writer at Work by Leah Kaminsky
A discussion of creative nonfiction as the literary equivalent of the medical general practice.
Surveying the Australian Literary Landscape by Lee Kofman
Required Reading; A look into creative nonfiction trends in Australia
This Morn by Sarah Drummond
A CNF Online blogpost
Moments of Magic
An interview with the issue's illustrator, Camille Serisier
Letters to an Unknown Friend Robert Dessaix
ENCOUNTER: Robert Dessaix ... read more
ENCOUNTER: Geraldine Brooks
Discovery Rachel Friedman
Nation of Grief Stephen Wright
Battling Collective Amnesia Madelaine Dickie
Arms of the Earth Rosemary Jones
After the Flood on Harte Street Kirsten Fogg
Writing an Obituary in a Hot Climate Susan Bradley Smith
Over the Moon: Our Waning Love Affair with Science Robyn Williams
...And "kangaroo" is not one of them
Robert Dessaix is a writer, translator, broadcaster, and occasional essayist. His books include A Mother's Disgrace (1994), Night... read more
Madelaine Dickie currently lives in Jakarta, Indonesia. She has an award from the Australian government to finish her first novel, and she'... read more
Sarah Drummond works on a small fishing boat in the southwestern corner of Australia. She also writes, rides bicycles, and is completing a... read more
Kirsten Fogg is a Canadian journalist and essayist. Her articles have been published in The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Times, The... read more
Rachel Friedman is the author of The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost: A Memoir of Three Continents, Two Friends, and One Unexpected... read more
James Guida grew up in Australia and currently lives in the U.S. He is the author of Marbles, a book of aphorisms released by Turtle Point... read more
Rosemary Jones is an Australian whose work has appeared in literary journals such as Denver Quarterly, The Sonora Review, and Gargoyle and... read more
Leah Kaminsky's debut novel, The Waiting Room, won the prestigious Voss Literary Prize. Other books include, We're All... read more
Lee Kofman is an Israeli-Australian author of three fiction books (in Hebrew). Her short works in English have been widely published in... read more
Camille Serisier, whose work is featured in issue #46, is an Australian artist currently living in Brisbane. Her work investigates the... read more
Susan Bradley Smith began her writing career as a journalist in Sydney and London. Recent publications include the memoir Friday Forever... read more
Robyn Williams is a science journalist and the presenter of numerous radio shows, including The Science Show and Ockham's Razor. The... read more