Calibre Prize

2019 Calibre Essay Prize (runner-up): 'Floundering' by Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker
23 May 2019

I swim at night, carving through water full of chlorine and tasting of mould, turning lap after lap before the pool closes down, while cells inside me hurry into being like bubbles under a More

News from the Editor's Desk - January-February 2019

Australian Book Review
26 December 2018

News from the Editors Desk

The ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize is open

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News from the Editor's Desk - January-February 2019

Australian Book Review
22 February 2019

ABR News: Felicity Plunkett named the ABR Patrons' Fellow 2019; a new poem by Behrouz Boochani; the Peter Porter Poetry Prize shortlist announced; the Melbourne Writers' Festival moves More

News from the Editor's Desk - June–July 2019

Australian Book Review
23 May 2019

ABR News: The winner of the Calibre Essay Prize; the ABR Favourite Australian Novel poll; our new column, Epiphany; Monash University sells film rights for Half A Perfect World; Hilary More

News from the Editor's Desk - June–July 2018

24 May 2018

Ronan Farrow at MWF, Jane Hirshfield, ABR Prizes galore, SMH Young Novelists, La Mama Theatre, John Simkin Medal 2018, Melbourne Prize for Literature, Winter reading ...< More

2018 Calibre Essay Prize winner

Australian Book Review
29 March 2018

Lucas Grainger-Brown is the winner of the twelfth Calibre Essay Prize – Australia’s most prestigious essay prize. The judges – novelist Andrea Goldsmith, NewSouth Executive Publisher Phillipa McGuinness, and ABR Editor Peter Rose – chose Lucas’s essay ... More

2019 Calibre Essay Prize winner: Grace Karskens

Australian Book Review
27 May 2019

News from the Editor's Desk - April 2018

Australian Book Review
23 March 2018

The Calibre Essay Prize, Peter Temple (1946-2018), Porter Prize, 2018 Film survey

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2018 Calibre Essay Prize (Winner): 'We Three Hundred'

Lucas Grainger-Brown
23 March 2018

I signed away ten years of my life at high school. Three hundred or so teenagers did likewise around the country; from Sydney and Melbourne to the wind-rustle quiet of burnt umber township More

#19 Michael Adams reads 'Salt Blood'

05 March 2018

Each year, ABR’s prestigious Calibre Essay Prize, one of the world’s leading prizes for a new essay, attracts some of the finest writers from Australia and overseas.

Last year, the first prize of $5,000 was awarded to More

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