The Update - July 4, 2017

ABR Arts
03 July 2017

In this fortnight's Update: Peter Rose writes from Berlin, Martha Argerich, Turangalîla-Symphonie, La Mama turns fifty!, SAFC partners with Umbrella Entertainment, ATYP at Griffin Theatre, Australian Fe More

The Update - June 20, 2017

ABR Arts
20 June 2017

In this fortnight's Update: Hamlet at Glyndebourne, The Chamber 8, King Leer, Charles Dutoit, Miles Franklin Literary Awards shortlist, UWA's WINTERarts festival, Th More

The Update - June 6, 2017

ABR Arts
05 June 2017

In this fortnight's Update: Hamlet at Glyndebourne, Vale Jeffrey Tate, The Hispanic Society at the Prado, Cunning Little Vixen and Katja Kabanowa, The More

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

Australian Book Review
29 May 2017

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, 2017

ABR Arts
23 May 2017

In this fortnight's Update: 2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, ABR partners with AFTRS, Red Room Poetry Fellowship, Two major appointments at The Sydney Opera House, 2017 More

News from the Editor's Desk - May 2017

Australian Book Review
21 April 2017

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

News from the Editor's Desk - March 2017

Australian Book Review
28 February 2017

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, 2017

ABR Arts
14 February 2017

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 - December 2016

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For the eleventh year in a row, we seek entries in the Calibre Essay Prize – the country’s premier prize for an unpublished non-fiction essay.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

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

03 January 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 ...

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