Monthly Archives: May 2013

Transcript of my interview with Anna Krien on Night Games for The Monthly Book

Anna Krien – Night Games – Black Inc. For those who like to read rather than, or as well as watch: RAMONA KOVAL: Anna, you’ve written about the conflict over Tasmanian forests, about justice and our treatment of animals, and now in this new book, Night Games, about sex, consent and power in the heady […]

The Monthly Book for June: Night Games by Anna Krien

Watch my conversation with writer Anna Krien about her new book Night Games. It’s our Monthly Book for June,  a razor-sharp analysis of how sport reflects our culture. The book centres on an incident that occurred in the wake of the 2010 AFL Grand Final: after Collingwood’s post-match celebrations, a young woman accuses a young […]

Monthly Book: May Live-stream discussion of Jared Diamond’s latest | The Monthly

Monthly Book: May Live-stream | The Monthly.

My interview with Jared Diamond on The World Until Yesterday

Available now here.


How many times have you read about advanced industrial cultures like ours being in a state of crisis? In spite of breathtaking medical heroics and compared to small-scale traditional societies, we no longer know how to eat properly in order to keep healthy; we have forgotten how to care for our infants, feeding them with […]

my interview with Nicolas Rothwell: Belomor – Books and Authors – Browse – Big Ideas – ABC TV

Nicolas Rothwell: Belomor – Books and Authors – Browse – Big Ideas – ABC TV.

The Monthly Book Discussion: Craig Sherborne, RK and Erik Jensen on Coetzee

If you missed the live feed this week, you can watch writer Craig Sherborne discuss the book with me and Erik Jensen from Schwartz media here. And here’s writer and philosopher Raimond Gaita discussing the philosophical aspects of the book with me too.