ABR Events & Programs

Editorial Information Session

ABR is always looking for new reviewers and commentaries. We pay for everything we publish, and we believe in supporting freelance writers. We welcome EOIs from those with diverse backgrounds and broad interests: from literature and the arts to politics and society. Join the ABR editors on Thursday, August 12 for a one-hour editorial information session. Those interested will need to register by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

When registering, please attach examples of your writing experience (if available), and mention the state you live in and your subjects of interest.

When: 10:30am on Thursday, 12 August (session will run for one hour)
Where: Zoom (an access link will be available closer to the date)
RSVP: This is a free event and all are welcome but please register your interest in attending by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


An evening with Theodore Ell

The Australian National University and Australian Book Review invite you to an evening with Theodore Ell, winner of the 2021 Calibre Essay Prize. Dr Ell (an honorary lecturer in literature at ANU) will be in conversation with Beejay Silcox, another Canberra writer and a past ABR Fellow.

The subject of Theodore Ell’s award-winning essay, ‘Façades of Lebanon’, is the massive explosion on 4 August 2020 which devastated Beirut and shook a nation already teetering on the brink of economic collapse.

Dr Ell was living there at the time with his diplomat partner. ‘Façades of Lebanon’, represents reportage at its very best. The Calibre judges – Sheila Fitzpatrick, Billy Griffiths, and Peter Rose, Editor of ABR – chose the essay from a record field of 638 essays from 28 different countries.

When: Tuesday 27 July at 6 pm
Where: 
The RSSS Auditorium at ANU
RSVP:
This is a free event and all are welcome but you must register your interest via EventBrite.

Watch Online: You can also stream this event online via YouTube. There's no need to register, just follow this link at 6 pm on July 27 to tune in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJ9VjPN4cjA


ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize ceremony

Join us as we celebrate great short fiction and announce the winner of the 2021 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize. This event will be held over Zoom at 6 pm on August 10 and will feature readings from the shortlisted authors before the winner is revealed. The shortlisted stories will appear in our August issue and more information will be available closer to the event date.

When: Tuesday 10 August at 6 pm
Where: 
Zoom (an access link will be available closer to the date)
RSVP:
This is a free event and all are welcome but please register your interest in attending by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.