News from the Editor's desk - August 2015

30 July 2015

Supporting Australian writers

In the May 2015 issue our Editor lamented the low or non-payment of many book reviewers (young ones especially). Peter Rose wrote: ‘The time has come for us all to become better literary citizens – more engaged, more informed, more giving. We’re all involved: publishers, ... More

News from the Editor's desk - June-July 2015

28 May 2015

Porter Prize

On 12 May a large audience gathered at the excellent Collected Works bookshop in Melbourne for the announcement of the 2015 Peter Porter Poetry Prize, always a highlight on the ... More

News from the Editor's desk - May 2015

27 April 2015

Calibre Prize

Sophie Cunningham is the winner of this year’s Calibre Prize for an Outstanding Essay. The judges – Delia Falconer and Peter Rose – chose Ms Cunningham’s essay from a field of almost 100 essays. She receives $5,000 from ABR.

Our winner is well known to Australian readers as a former publisher, Edit ... More

News from the Editor's Desk - April 2015

26 March 2015

Morag Fraser

At our AGM in March, Morag Fraser AM left the board after nine years as Chair and twelve years on the board. At a memorable function afterwards, board and staff members paid tribute to our esteemed colleague. Among the tributes published in a small testimonial was this one from Peter Rose: ‘It has been a joy working with you closely. No Editor – no editor intent on ef ... More

News from the Editor's Desk - March 2015

The Editors
26 February 2015

Reading Australia

ABR is delighted to be participating in the new round of Reading Australia essays on classic Australian titles. Reading Australia – an ambitious initiative of Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund – offers students, school teachers, and general readers insightful and accessible 2,000-wor ... More

News from the Editor's Desk - December 2014

26 November 2014

Performances of the year

We know how much our readers (not to mention nominated authors) enjoy our annual ‘Books of the Year’ feature. This year – to highlight ABR’s fast-expanding arts coverage (both in the magazine and in Arts ... More

News from the Editor's Desk - November 2014

The Editors
29 October 2014

The Dahl Trust and ABR

Welcome to our first issue on the environment. Generous support from the Bjarne K. Dahl Trust has enabled us to devote extensive space and resources to aspects of the celebration and endangerment of our natural environment.

Central here is Danielle Clode’s ... More

News from the Editor's Desk

24 September 2014

Calibre Prize

The Calibre Prize for an Outstanding Essay is open again. The winner will receive $5,000. This year, for the first time, Calibre is open to writers around the world. We also have a quick, inexpensive online entry system. Guidelines and the entry form are avail ... More

News from the Editor's Desk

27 August 2014

Flipping over fiction

Welcome to our annual Fiction issue! In this issue you will find the three shortlisted stories from the ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, as well as other features on fiction, More

News from the Editor's Desk

22 July 2014

ABR Patrons’ Fellowship

Because of the kindness of our many Patrons, we are able to offer another ABR Patrons’ Fellowship, worth $5,000. We are seeking proposals for a major article on any subject. ABR Fellows work closely with Pete ... More

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