RAFT Fellowship

Like it or lump it, Catholicism is enormously influential in Australia. This is true even just in terms of raw statistics. The Catholic Church is the largest religious body in the country, with 22.6% of the population self-reporting as Catholic in the 2016 Census. It is also Australia’s largest non-government employer ...

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News from the Editor's Desk - March 2018

Australian Book Review
Wednesday, 21 February 2018

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Eyes to the future

As our fortieth birthday celebrations g ...

ABR RAFT Fellowship: 'If This Is a Jew' by Elisabeth Holdsworth

Elisabeth Holdsworth
Friday, 27 October 2017

For most of my life I have thought of myself as a secular Jew; fascinated by the turbulent history of the Jews, not part of synagogue life. All that changed in 2012. We were living in Goulburn, New South Wales, at the time. My husband was on the point of retirement and we were about to move back to Victoria. During winter ...

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News from the Editor's desk - April 2017

Australian Book Review
Thursday, 23 March 2017

Fellowships galore

Elisabeth Holdsworth photograph by Antonio Mendes Macmillan 250

The ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize – one of the country’s major short story prizes – is once again open. Generous support from ABR Patron Ian Dickson has ...

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When Australian federation was being planned and its implications first worked through, various men and women with agendas of their own set themselves ...

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