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Letters - June-July 2005

June–July 2005, no. 272 01 June 2005
ABR welcomes letters from our readers. Correspondents should note that letters may be edited. Letters and emails must reach us by the middle of the current month, and must include a telephone number for verification.   Behold how low Dear Editor, Robert Manne’s review of my book Washout: On the Academic Response to the Fabrication of Aboriginal History (ABR, May 2005) avoids most of my ... (read more)

Advances - August 2005

August 2005, no. 273 01 August 2005
It’s on again! In a country famously saturated with prizes, the ABR Reviewing Competition is unique. It is widely regarded as one of the most constructive and needed awards, which is why we have brought forward the third competition from the advertised date of 2006. Announcing the winners of last year’s competition in the December 2004–January 2005 issue, ‘Advances’ reported that 100 ne ... (read more)

2025 Peter Porter Poetry Prize

Competitions and programs 01 July 2024
Click here to enter the 2025 Peter Porter Poetry Prize First prize: AU$6,000 Four other shortlisted poets: AU$1,000 Closes: midnight AEST, 7 October 2024 Judges: Sarah Holland-Batt, Paul Kane, Peter Rose Australian Book Review welcomes entries for the twenty-first Peter Porter Poetry Prize, which is open to all international poets from 1 July 2024 until midnight AEST, 7 October 202 ... (read more)

Advances - April 2005

April 2005, no. 270 01 April 2005
And the winner is … Stephen Edgar has won the inaugural ABR Poetry Prize with his poem ‘Man on the Moon’. The three judges, Morag Fraser, Peter Rose and Peter Steele, were impressed by the overall quality of the entries and were pleased to be able to choose from such a strong short list, but the final decision was quick and unanimous because of the formal and imaginative qualities of Stephe ... (read more)

Letters - August 2005

August 2005, no. 273 01 August 2005
ABR welcomes letters from our readers. Correspondents should note that letters may be edited. Letters and emails must reach us by the middle of the current month, and must include a telephone number for verification. ... (read more)

Letters - March 2005

March 2005, no. 269 01 March 2005
ABR welcomes letters from our readers. Correspondents should note that letters may be edited. Letters and e-mails must reach us by the middle of the current month, and must include a telephone number for verification. ... (read more)

Best Children's Books of the Year 2005

December 2005–January 2006, no. 277 01 December 2005
Stella Lees Philip Reeves’s Infernal Devices (Scholastic) is the third part of a quartet about cities on wheels trundling about a future Earth. It has action, irony, intertextuality and flawed characters – some with dark agendas – and displays an original and startling imagination. Number four will complete the best fantasy since Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy. On a smaller s ... (read more)

Advances | November 2005

November 2005, no. 276 16 April 2024
Brisbane crackers The Brisbane Writers’ Festival has come and gone with great success and a sizeable audience. ABR sponsored a session: Chris Wallace-Crabbe, Tim Milfull, Brenda Niall and Peter Rose (photographed by Judith Potts below) discussed ‘The Art of Literary Criticism’. On the Sunday, Delia Falconer launched our October issue: ‘a cracker’, in her words. Describing ABR as ‘an i ... (read more)

Advances | December 2005-January 2006

December 2005–January 2006, no. 277 01 December 2005
2005 ABR Reviewing Competition This year we received eighty-seven entries, with a good range in all three categories, children’s/young adult books; fiction; and non-fiction/poetry. New South Wales contributed almost half the entries; but each state was represented. It’s always interesting to note the most popular titles. This year they were Sonya Hartnett’s Surrender and Christos Tsiolkas ... (read more)