Editor of The Monthly Nick Feik unravels today’s headlines with Sarah Holland Batt (Fishing for Lightning and The Jaguar), Gina Rushton (The Most Important Job in the World) and Louisa Lim (Indelible City).

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Gina Rushton (Australian)

Gina Rushton

Gina Rushton is a journalist, editor and author of The Most Important Job in the World. Her reporting has been published in Australian Associated Press, BuzzFeed News, The Guardian, The Australian, The Saturday Paper, The Monthly, Crikey, Business Insider Australia and The West Australian.

Sarah Holland-Batt (Australian)

Sarah Holland-Batt

Sarah Holland-Batt is an award-winning poet, writer, editor and critic. Her most recent books are The Jaguar, and Fishing for Lightning, a collection of her poetry columns in The Australian. She is currently the 2022 Judy Harris Writer in Residence at the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, and Professor of Creative Writing at QUT. In 2016, she was awarded the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Poetry.

Louisa Lim (Australian)

Louisa Lim

Louisa Lim is the author of Indelible City; Dispossession and Defiance in Hong Kong. Her earlier book The People's Republic of Amnesia; Tiananmen Revisited was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize. She is an award-winning journalist and podcaster, who spent ten years reporting from China for the BBC and NPR. She is now a Senior Lecturer in Audiovisual Journalism at the University of Melbourne, and co host of The Little Red Podcast.

Nick Feik (Australian)

Nick Feik

Nick Feik is the editor of The Monthly magazine. As a writer he has contributed to The Age, The Saturday Paper, The Drum and the Economist Intelligence Unit on politics, environmentalism, economics and popular culture. Prior to The Monthly, he was programmer at the Melbourne International Film Festival.