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 ...
Arts Issue, Peter Corrigan, John Hawke, ABR Fortieth Birthday Fellowship, Buenos Aires, Kazuo Ishiguro, and a free ABR Gift Subscription.... (read more)
In this fortnight's Update: The Coming Back Out Ball, An Octoroon giveaway, Sweet Country, Archibald returns to Geelong, Maria Callas Live, Crush Festival, You Know We Belong Together, the Abbotsford Convent, Australian Dance Awards, Oddlands, The Nettelbecks at fortyfivedownstairs, and giveaway tickets to Mountain (Madman Films).... (read more)
In this fortnight's Update: Mark Leonard Winter, Opera Australia 2018, Hamlet in Adelaide, SSO's new CEO, Windmill Pictures, Opportunities at Abbotsford Convent, St Albans Writers' Festival, The Way Out, The paper piano, giveaways from Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and Madman Entertainment ...... (read more)
At a lively ceremony at Potts Point Bookshop on August 10, David Malouf named Eliza Robertson as the winner of the 2017 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize for her story ‘
In this fortnight's Update: Angels in America, Will Yeoman curates the 2018 Perth Writers' Festival, Towards Eternity, OzPod 2017, Thaïs in Melbourne, Public art in Southbank, Adelaide International Youth Film Festival, Under Your Spell, Celebrating Studio Ghibli, Babi Yar commemorative concert, and giveaways from fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and Transmission Films ...