About ABR

Australian Book Review (ABR) is one of Australia’s leading cultural magazines. Created in 1961, it publishes reviews, essays, commentaries and new creative writing. The magazine is national in readership, authorship, distribution, partners and influence. It is available in print and via ABR Online. ABR’s diverse programs include three prestigious international prizes, writers’ fellowships each worth $7,500, special issues, national events, and paid editorial internships.

ABR is a fully independent non-profit organisation. Its primary aims are several: to foster high critical standards; to provide an outlet for fine new writing; and to contribute to the preservation of literary values and a full appreciation of Australia’s literary heritage.

ABR is committed to highlighting the strengths critical and creative writing around Australia and presenting them to an international audience. The magazine is unusually open to new talent, including younger writers and critics. We pay for everything we publish – print and online – and our rates have more than doubled in the past two years.

Through ABR Arts, ABR now engages with the full culture and publishes lengthy, stylish, timely reviews of new films, plays, operas, concerts, dance, and art exhibitions.

ABR is a bona fide Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR). All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. We have a successful philanthropy program which has helped to transform this magazine in recent years. Our many Patrons are listed elsewhere on the website.

Peter Rose is the Editor; and Colin Golvan QC is Chairperson of the Board.