About ABR

For performing arts companies, galleries, and film distributors

Australian Book Review
03 April 2018

How do arts companies have their productions reviewed in ABR?

ABR publishes timely, extended, knowledgeable reviews of plays, operas, films, concerts of all sorts, dance, festivals and art exhibitions - most of them in Australia, with some from overseas. All reviews appear open-access at ABR Arts. Some later appear in the print ... More

About Australian Book Review

Australian Book Review
03 April 2018

Australian Book Review (ABR) is one of Australia’s leading cultural magazines. Created in 1961, it lapsed in 1974 and was revived in 1978. This year thus marks the fortieth birthday of the second series.

ABR is a fully independent non-profit organisation. Its primary aims are several: to foster high critical standards; to provide ... More

ABR Timeline - Highlights

Australian Book Review
29 March 2018


Australian Book Review is founded in Adelaide by Max Harris and Geoffrey Dutton. This first series, edited by Max Harris and Rosemary Wighton, ran until 1974.


Australian Book Review is revived, with John McLaren as Editor


John Gorton writes about six Australian prime ministers


Kerryn Goldsworth ... More

'The Oily Ratbag and the Recycled Waratah: Early Years of ABR' by Kerryn Goldsworthy

Kerryn Goldsworthy
29 March 2018

This is issue no. 250, and the twenty-fifth consecutive year, of Australian Book Review. Issue No. 1 appeared in 1978, edited by John McLaren and published by the National Book Co More