Edition 68

Getting On

  • Published 5th May, 2020
  • ISBN: 9781922268761
  • Extent: 264pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

In a world where seventy is the new fifty, old age isn’t what it used to be.

As the proportion of older Australians continues to rise, the lived experience of everyone, be they in care or looking after an aged relative, will be intertwined intimately with the phenomenon of longer lives. But longevity brings with it urgent issues: postponement of retirement, the question of financing extended life, how to forge a society that can accommodate the needs of a majority older population with the dynamism of the young.

Edited by Ashley Hay, Griffith Review 68: Getting On takes a timely look at the question of how we age successfully – as individuals, as a society, as a population.


Listen to Editor Ashley Hay read her introduction ‘The time of our lives’.

Listen to Laura Elvery read ‘The town turns over’.

Listen to Editor Ashley Hay in conversation with Ian Lowe and Ingrid Burkett.

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