The Update - June 20, 2017

ABR Arts
  • Hamlet at Glyndebourne
  • The Chamber 8
  • The Ones
  • Miles Franklin Literary Award
  • King Leer
  • Film and music giveaways

The Update - June 6, 2017

ABR Arts
  • Hamlet at Glyndebourne
  • Vale Jeffrey Tate
  • Cunning Little Vixen
  • The Eisteddfod
  • Christian Thompson

News from the Editor's Desk - June-July 2017

Australian Book Review

Calibre Essay Prize

The Calibre Essay Prize, now in its eleventh year, has played a major role in the resurgence of the literary essay. This year we received almost 200 essays from fourteen countries. ABR Editor Peter Rose – who judged the Prize with Sheila Fitzpatrick (award-winn ... More

The Update - May 23

ABR Arts
  • NSW Premier's Literary Award
  • ABC partners with AFTRS
  • Noises Off
  • Coranderrk
  • Coraline, the opera

The Update - May 9

ABR Arts
  • Vale Michael Gurr
  • The Pearlfishers and Patrick Nolan
  • Shrine giveaway
  • Sydney Writers' Festival
  • Isaac Drandic
  • Aardman Animations at ACM More

News from the Editor's Desk - May 2017

Australian Book Review

In late March, one of our larger Porter Prize audiences gathered at More

News from the Editor's Desk - March 2017

Australian Book Review

Porter Prize

We received almost 1,000 entries in this year’s Peter Porter Poetry Prize – by far our biggest field to date. Entries came from twenty-two countries. The judges – Ali Alizadeh, Jill Jones, Felicity Plunkett – have now shortlisted More

The Update - February 14

ABR Arts
  • Luke Davies
  • MoMA takes a stand
  • Heide's new Director and CEO
  • Liza Lim
  • Poetry galore
  • Abstraction
  • Film giveaways

News from the Editor's Desk - January-February 2017

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 ...


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For the eleventh year in a row, we seek entries in the Calibre Essay Prize – the country’s premier prize for an unpublished non-fiction essay.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

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