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Politics & Society

The Architecture of Loneliness

Melinda Soós

Do our homes make us lonely? As apartments surpass houses for the first time, cities around the world are beginning to grapple with a growing social isolation epidemic. Can the Australian suburban dream keep up with a booming population?


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New Australian Fiction 2019 – out now!

Our first print collection of short fiction is out now! New Australian Fiction showcases 18 exciting new stories from established and emerging writers from all corners of the country.

Featuring: Tony Birch • Zoë Bradley • Mikaella Clements • Craig Cormick • Laura Elvery • Andrea Gillum • Anne Hotta • Joshua Kemp • Jack Kirne • Julie Koh • Wayne Marshall • Chloe Michele • A.S. Patrić • Allee Richards • Melanie Saward • Gretchen Shirm • Khalid Warsame • Laura Elizabeth Woollett

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