Sarah Holland BattSarah Holland-Batt is Chair of ABR. Sarah, who joined the Board in 2017, is the first Queenslander to hold this position – and our youngest Chair to date. Her most recent book of poems is The Hazards (UQP, 2015), which received the 2016 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Poetry. She is the recipient of a Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship, fellowships at MacDowell and Yaddo colonies in the United States, and an Australia Council Literature Residency at the B.R. Whiting Studio Library in Rome, among other honours. She presently works as an Associate Professor in the Creative Industries Faculty at QUT.

Deputy Chair

Ian Dickson


Peter McLennan

Board Members

Graham Anderson
Professor Rae Frances AM
Colin Golvan AM QC
Dr Billy Griffiths
Professor Vanessa Lemm
Professor Sharon Pickering
Robert Sessions AM 
Professor Ilana Snyder

Editorial Advisers

Frank Bongiorno
Dr Danielle Clode
Dr Clare Corbould
Des Cowley
Professor Mark Edele
Dr Kári Gíslason
Professor Tom Griffiths AO
Professor Sue Kossew
Johanna Leggatt
Dr Bruce Moore
Dr Rachel Robertson
Professor Lynette Russell
Alison Stieven-Taylor
Professor Alistair Thomson
Dr Peter Tregear
Dr Ben Wellings
Professor Rita Wilson