Matt Rubinstein

Matt Rubinstein

Matt Rubinstein is a novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. His work has been twice shortlisted for the Australian/Vogel award, nominated for two Dendy awards and an AFI award, and translated into six languages. He has also published short stories, poems, feature articles, and columns, and worked as a competition lawyer and regulatory consultant in the media and communications industries.

2012 Calibre Prize (Winner): Body and Soul

September 2012, no. 344 30 August 2012
The most precious manuscript held by the Royal Irish Academy is RIA MS 12 R 33, a sixth-century book of psalms known as an Cathach (‘The Battler’), or the Psalter of St Columba. It is believed to be the oldest extant Irish psalter, the earliest example of Irish writing – and the world’s oldest pirate copy. According to tradition, St Columba secretly transcribed the manuscript from a psalte ... (read more)