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PeterEditor and CEO

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.


Amy Baillieu

Deputy Editor

Amy Baillieu is Deputy Editor of Australian Book Review. She 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. Prior to becoming Deputy Editor of ABR in 2012, she worked in other editorial roles at the magazine and was Philanthropy Manager from 2011–12. Amy chaired the ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize judging panel from 2014–17, and again in 2022. She regularly reviews fiction for ABR and also works as a freelance editor. Her Twitter is @amy_baillieu


Georgina Arnott (Black Inc.)Assistant Editor

Dr Georgina Arnott joined Australian Book Review as Assistant Editor in 2022 after a career in academic research in Australian history, biography, and literary studies. She has a PhD in History and an MA in Literary Studies. Georgina has been published as a book reviewer, essayist and author. Her first book, The Unknown Judith Wright (UWAP, 2016), was shortlisted for the National Biography Award in 2017, and she is the editor of Judith Wright: Selected Writings (La Trobe University Press, 2022). In 2021 she was named an ABC Top 5 Humanities Scholar.



Business Manager

Rosemary Blackney is Business Manager of Australian Book Review. She has managed a diverse range of organisations in Australia and overseas. Rosemary was the editor of CenteredOnTaipei magazine whilst living in Taiwan from 2003 to 2005. With a qualification in Public Relations, she is passionate about communications and believes that relationships are the cornerstone of business and organisational success.



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.