Calibre Prize

News from the Editor's desk - April 2017

Australian Book Review
Thursday, 23 March 2017

Fellowships galore

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News from the Editor's Desk - December 2016

Wednesday, 23 November 2016


For the eleventh year in a row, we seek entries in the Calibre Essay Prize – the country’s premier prize for an unpublished non-fiction essay. Calibre is now worth a total of $7,500. The winner will receive $5,000; the runner-up, $2,500. Both essays will appear in

2016 Calibre Essay Prize winner

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

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News from the Editor's Desk in the June–July issue of Australian Book Review.

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2016 Calibre Essay Prize (Winner): 'The Great Red Whale'

Michael Winkler
Monday, 23 May 2016

The history of my onomastic apprehension and misapprehension about the big thing in the middle of Australia: It is called Ayers Rock. No, it is ...

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2017 Calibre Essay Prize Judges

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

sheila fitzpatrickSheila Fitzpatrick, a professor at the University of Sydney specialising in the history of modern Russia, is one of the world’s most influential Soviet historians. She is the author of two memoirs, My Father’s Daughter (2010) and A Spy ...

2018 Calibre Essay Prize Judges

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Andrea GoldsmithAndrea Goldsmith is a Melbourne-based novelist, reviewer and essayist. Her literary essays have appeared in Heat, Meanjin, Australian Book Review, Best Australian Essays, as well as numerou ...

2019 Calibre Essay Prize Judges

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

John CoetzeeJ.M. Coetzee was born in South Africa and educated in South Africa and the United States. ...

Enter the 2021 Calibre Essay Prize

Australian Book Review
Sunday, 30 August 2009

Enter the $7,500 Calibre Essay Prize, judged this year by Sheila Fitzpatrick, Billy Griffiths and Peter Rose.

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