In a world where seventy is the new fifty, old age isn't what it used to be.
COVID-19 has changed fundamental concepts of ageing, maturity and mortality. And with the virus's particular impacts on the aged, it's time to challenge - and rectify - the exclusion of the elderly from our culture, and focus on people as people, not as problems to be solved.
With exciting new work from Helen Garner, Charlotte Wood, Gabbie Stroud, David Sinclair, Vicki Laveau-Harvie, Samuel Wagan Watson, Andrew Stafford, Jay Phillips, Jane R Goodall, Glenn A Albrecht, Leah Kaminsky, Ailsa Piper and many more, Griffith Review 68: Getting On offers an insightful exploration of the changing truths of ageing - as well as celebrating the triumph of longevity.
It's a timely look at the question of how we age successfully - as individuals, as a society, as a population.