Sunil Badami is a writer and academic. His work has been published in every major Australian media outlet, including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Monthly, Guardian Australia and Good Weekend, as well as in Meanjin, Southerly, Island, Seizure, Best Australian Stories and Best Australian Essays. He’s on the board of the Canberra Writers’ Festival and a manuscript assessor and mentor for the Australian Society of Authors. He lives and works on Wongal land in the Eora Nation. Find out more at sunilbadami.com
All essays by Sunil Badami
The Wonder Lover
by Malcolm Knox
Allen & Unwin
Published May, 2015
Thrice hitched to allegory: The Wonder Lover by Malcolm Knox
In his fifth novel, Malcolm Knox offers a parable on marriage and identity. The Wonder Lover, Sunil Badami writes, ‘constantly forces us, suspended between disbelief and implausibility, to keep questioning our own ideas of love, family, truth, beauty – and, in a way many novels do not, narrative itself’.