Calibre Prize

2017 Calibre Essay Prize (winner): 'Salt Blood'

Michael Adams
25 May 2017

It is quiet and cool and dark blue. At this depth the pressure on my body is double what it is at the surface: my heartbeat has slowed, blood has started to withdraw from my extremities an More

News from the Editor's desk - April 2017

Australian Book Review
23 March 2017

Fellowships galore

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News from the Editor's Desk - December 2016

23 November 2016

CALIBRE ESSAY PRIZE

For the eleventh year in a row, we seek entries in the Calibre Essay Prize – the country’s premier prize for an unpublished non-fiction essay.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 More

2016 Calibre Essay Prize winner

25 May 2016

Michael Winkler 280pxMichael Winkler (photograph by Chris Riordan)MMore

News from the Editor's Desk - June–July 2016

25 May 2016

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
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

06 December 2016

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 ... More

2018 Calibre Essay Prize Judges

02 October 2017

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 ... More

2019 Calibre Essay Prize Judges

31 August 2018

J.M. Coetzee by Shannon Burns (photograph by Shannon Burns)

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