We last redesigned our website in March 2013, and the increase in usage and appreciation was immediate. But all websites need to evolve, and ours is no different. We realise that the current website isn’t meeting all our high standards for ABR Online (e.g. certain pages take too long to load). We have listened to feedback from subscribers, survey respondents, and those who have emailed us or contacted us over social media. We are most grateful for your feedback.
Our trusty web developer is hard at work on a new, speedier version of ABR Online. The revamped website will feature a newsier home page and contents pages that are quicker to load and that will make it easier for you to locate the features that interest you. We will also make sure that logging in to ABR Online is more intuitive for individual subscribers. Arts Update will be much more prominent and well ordered.
The new ABR website will be launched in June – the next step in our digital expansion.
Australian Book Review is pleased to contribute to Reading Australia, a visionary initiative of Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. Reading Australia will publish online resources for the teaching and study of Australian literature in Australian schools and universities. Distinguished Australian scholars and commentators will appraise 200 major Australian books in stylish, accessible 2000-word essays, all intended to heighten our appreciation of Australian writing.
ABR will commission and publish some of these essays (and refers our readers to the Reading Australia website for the others). Some of the ABR essays will appear in print. All of them will appear on our website. Students and general readers will learn much from these succinct essays.
Reading Australia essays commissioned and published by Australian Book Review:
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To read all the short stories published by Australian Book Review, including those shortlisted for the ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, please click here.
ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize
Since it began in 2010, the ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize has attracted thousands of new entries and grown in stature both here and overseas. Now international, the Jolley Prize is worth a total of $12,500 (thanks to the remarkable generosity of ABR Patron Ian Dickson). The Jolley Prize honours the work of the great Australian writer Elizabeth Jolley (1923–2007). More information about the Jolley Prize can be found here. To read all the winning and shortlisted Jolley Prize stories please click here.
Australian Book Review publishes a number of short stories separately to those shortlisted for the Jolley Prize, as part of ABR Fiction. To read these short stories, please click here.
Australian Book Review's Poem of the Week and The ABR Podcast can be found on iTunes and SoundCloud and can also be listened to on the ABR website. Shownotes are available for every episode.
The ABR Podcast
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Poem of the Week
Poem of the Week is a weekly podcast in which a poet reflects on and reads a new poem.
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