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In 2001 Peter Rose became the Editor of Australian Book Review. Previously he was a publisher at Oxford University Press throughout the 1990s. His reviews and essays appear in various publications. He has published several books of poetry, a family memoir, Rose Boys, and two novels, the most recent being Roddy Parr (Fourth Estate, 2010). He edited the 2007 and 2008 editions of The Best Australian Poems (Black Inc.). His most recent publication is a volume of poems, The Subject of Feeling (UWA Publishing, 2015). Peter Rose’s long experience in publishing and the literary world complements the magazine’s history of central involvement in Australian letters.



Deputy Editor

Amy Baillieu completed a Masters of Publishing and Communications at the University of Melbourne in 2011 and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the same university with majors in English Literature and French. She also attended the Sorbonne in Paris, where she completed a Cours de Langue et Civilisation Français in 2007. She was Junior Editor for two years before becoming Philanthropy Manager and then Deputy Editor in 2012.



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Digital Editor

Jack Callil is the Digital Editor of ABR, and began working for the publication in 2018. He is also a freelance critic and editor, with his writing having featured in The GuardianThe Saturday PaperThe MonthlyThe Age, The Sydney Morning HeraldVICE, The Lifted Brow, Junkee, Voiceworks, and Australian Book Review, among others. In 2017, he was selected as the winner of the Lord Mayor's Creative Writing Award, and in 2020, he was a finalist in the Walkley-Pascall Award for Arts Criticism. His twitter is @jackcallil.


James JiangABR Editorial Cadet

James Jiang joins Australian Book Review after working for several years as an academic. Born in Shanghai and raised in Sydney, he has degrees in English from Yale (BA) and Cambridge (PhD). He has taught at the University of Melbourne and has written on poetry, literary-critical culture, and sport for a variety of venues in Australia (Sydney Review of Books, Cordite, The Saturday Paper, Southerly) and abroad (Cambridge Quarterly, Ploughshares, Modernism/modernity). His Twitter is @sprezzafuror.



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Business Manager

Grace Chang holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics) and has worked in various roles including government, finance and insurance.




John Hawke ABR Online

Poetry Editor

John Hawke is a Senior Lecturer, specialising in poetry, at Monash University. His books include Australian Literature and the Symbolist Movement, Poetry and the Trace (co-edited with Ann Vickery), and the volume of poetry Aurelia, which received the 2015 Anne Elder award.




Christopher Menz ABR website

Development Consultant

Christopher Menz commenced working at Australian Book Review in 2010. Prior to that, he had a twenty-five year career in Australian art museums, specialising in the decorative arts. From 2005 to 2010 he was Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia. In addition to reviewing for ABR he has published extensively on European and Australian decorative arts, in particular on the design work of William Morris. He also leads cultural tours for ABR and Academy Travel.