Welcome to ABR’s second film and television issue! Our first, in 2015, examined the brooding era of television drama. In our second we turn to film, celebrating the stellar movies of past decades with an exciting survey of readers, commentators, and industry professionals, while also looking at the ...... (read more)
Ronan Farrow at MWF, Jane Hirshfield, ABR Prizes galore, SMH Young Novelists, La Mama Theatre, John Simkin Medal 2018, Melbourne Prize for Literature, Winter reading ...... (read more)
In this fortnight's Update: MPavilion at Monash, La Mama fire, Jessica Pratt makes her OA début, Bill Henson at Tolarno Galleries, Anne-Sophie von Mutter returns to Sydney, Bradman on tour, Anna Carey at LACMA, Hayes Theatre Co Artist Led Initiative, Ronan Farrow at MWF, John Simkin Medal, The Memory Tearoom ...... (read more)
The Calibre Essay Prize, Peter Temple (1946-2018), Porter Prize, 2018 Film survey... (read more)
A cynic once remarked that an editor needs two things: good grammar and a long memory. But we all know there’s a bit more to it than that. As we prepare to send the April issue to press – the four hundredth in the magazine’s second series – it occurs to me that an editor’s main function is to be a recogniser of expertise ...... (read more)
With this double issue, Australian Book Review enters its fortieth year. ABR was of course founded in Adelaide in 1961 as a monthly magazine. Max Harris and Rosemary Wighton edited the first series, whose final, quarterly appearances lapsed in 1974. The second series was created in 1978 under the auspices of ...... (read more)
Rainbows and bad losers
The mood outside the State Library of Victoria on 15 November 2017 was exultant – once the precarious line from Canberra had been restored and the ABS’s expatiatory chief statistician, David Kalisch, finally announced that ...