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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Anna Krien’s first book, Into the Woods, won the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction and the Victorian Premier’s People’s Choice Award. Her writing has been published in the Monthly, the Age, Best Australian Essays, Best Australian Stories and the Big Issue.

This was Turnbull’s moment, and the Liberal Party’s too. Not just the Snowy 2.0, but the whole thing – an ailing and dysfunctional grid, a complex issue, something for the ‘adults’ to take responsibility for. But instead of leadership, Australians got politics as usual. Cheap shots, culture-war baiting, bad and good ideas lobbed like hot potatoes and lost in the trash talk of low-grade politics. After the ten-day policy spree, Turnbull resumed his poker face, continuing with his grim role of negotiating with the vipers in his nest.

—Anna Krien, The Long Goodbye

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In this vivid, urgent essay, Anna Krien explores the psychology and politics of a warming world.
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PUBLISHED: June 2017
RRP: $22.99
ISBN: 9781863959216 PAPERBACK
ISBN: 9781925435733 EBOOK


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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Krien… has a sharp eye for the right anecdote and a brilliant turn of phrase. Her reportage can be spoken of in the same breath as Elizabeth Kolbert’s seminal Field Notes from a Catastrophe.

Marc Hudson, The Conversation

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