Editor 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 complement the magazine’s history of central involvement in Australian letters.
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.
Jack Callil became Assistant Editor at Australian Book Review in 2018. In 2017 he was overall winner of the Lord Mayor's Creative Writing Award for a non-fiction piece. He has worked previously as an editor at Meanjin and Voiceworks, and is an Express Media judge for the 2018 John Marsden and Hachette Australia Prize. In 2017 he was the project and editorial manager of Visible Ink, a literary anthology of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, art, and flash-fiction.
He has also worked previously in journalism, illustrating, podcasting, and design. His twitter is @Jack_Callil
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 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 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.
Jane Finemore is one of Australia’s leading literary publicists, having spent most of her career in-house at major publishing houses plus nine years at the ABC. She has had the privilege of working with leading thinkers and writers including Annie Proulx, Amy Tan, Hilary Mantel, Jeffrey Eugenides, Helen Garner, Stan Grant, Kate Grenville, Jonathan Franzen, Patrick Gale, Michael Cunningham, and many others. She now runs her own communications business as well as programming the popular QueenscliffeLiterary Festival on Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula.