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Catriona Menzies-Pike

Catriona Menzies-Pike is the editor of the Sydney Review of Books.


Critic Swallows Book

Ten Years of the Sydney Review of Books

Edited by Catriona Menzies-Pike

368 pages
Paperback, 21 x 14.8 cm
Published November 2023
ISBN 9780648062196

Critic Swallows Book brings together twenty-two essays that together demonstrate the eclecticism of the Sydney Review of Books. It includes arguments about decolonising Australian literature and revisiting the classics, blockbuster fiction and book-length poems, modernism in the Antipodes and reading during the pandemic. Essays on Susan Sontag and Rita Felski sit alongside critical considerations of the work of Murray Bail and Joan London, and of new books by Evelyn Araluen and Samia Khatun.

The Australian Face

Essays from the Sydney Review of Books

Edited by Catriona Menzies-Pike, James Ley

256 pages
Paperback, 22.4 x 17 cm
Published December 2017
ISBN 9780648062103

The Australian Face collects some of the best essays published in the Sydney Review of Books on Australian fiction, poetry and non-fiction. The essays in this anthology are contributions to the ongoing argument about the condition and purpose and evolving shape of Australian literature. They reflect the ways in which discussions about the state of the literary culture are constantly reaching beyond themselves to consider wider cultural and political issues.