Adelaide Festival director David Sefton, thank goodness, has redeemed himself after this year’s meagre dance offering by producing a varied, engaging program of dance and dance theatre for the 2016 festival.
Adelaide writer Stephen Orr’s latest novel The Hands (Wakefield Press) is an acclaimed Australian pastoral about the Wilkie family and their need to make a living, as, “the drought is winning. The cattle are ribs. The bills keep coming.” Then an accident changes everything. Here is the first chapter.