Advances

The Update - August 1, 2017

ABR Arts
Tuesday, 01 August 2017

In this fortnight's Update: The 2017 Archibald Prize winner, Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues, VCA's new Director John Cattapan, Love Your Bookshop Day, Switzerland, David Robertson, STCSA's Macbeth, A Feast of Music, Bollywood and beyond, The Perfume Garden, Latin American Film Festival, and giveaways from Black Swan State Theatre Company, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Studio Canal, and Transmission Films ...

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News from the Editor's Desk - August 2017

Australian Book Review
Sunday, 23 July 2017

Jolley Prize, Fay Zwicky (1933-2017), Miles Franklin Award shortlist, Porter Prize, Conversational Calibre, Memoirs of historians, Philip Roth ...

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The Update - July 18, 2017

ABR Arts
Tuesday, 18 July 2017

In this fortnight's Update: Kafmann in Parsifal, The Feuerle Collection, Pieter Wispelwey, MONA's anti-casino, The Pop-Up Globe, Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award, Australian Dance Awards, SALA Festival, Australian Shorts at MIFF, Boîte Millennium Chorus, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, La Sonnambula on demand, and giveaways from Melbourne Opera, Melbourne Recital Centre, and Transmission Films ...

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The Update - July 4, 2017

ABR Arts
Monday, 03 July 2017

In this fortnight's Update: Peter Rose writes from Berlin, Martha Argerich, Turangalîla-Symphonie, La Mama turns fifty!, SAFC partners with Umbrella Entertainment, ATYP at Griffin Theatre, Australian Festival of Chamber Music, AGNSW's Sydney Modern Project, Alina Ibragimova, Lohengrin, Short Film Fellowships, Due West: Immersive Arts Festival, Badu Gili, The Antidote, The Power Within, Art On The Page, and giveaways from Australian World Orchestra and Entertainment One ...

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The Update - June 20, 2017

ABR Arts
Tuesday, 20 June 2017

In this fortnight's Update: Hamlet at Glyndebourne, The Chamber 8, King Leer, Charles Dutoit, Miles Franklin Literary Awards shortlist, UWA's WINTERarts festival, The Ones, Jenny Orchard, MYO's 50th birthday, Melbourne Rare Book Week, and giveaways from Australian World Orchestra and Sharmill films ...

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The Update - June 6, 2017

ABR Arts
Monday, 05 June 2017

In this fortnight's Update: Hamlet at Glyndebourne, Vale Jeffrey Tate, The Hispanic Society at the Prado, Cunning Little Vixen and Katja Kabanowa, The SSO plays Harry Potter, Christian Thompson, The Eisteddfod, Silence at Dark Mofo, Andrew Brook at The Substation, NLA Creative Arts Fellowships, and giveaways from Victorian Opera and Black Swan State Theatre Company ... 

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News from the Editor's Desk - June-July 2017

Australian Book Review
Monday, 29 May 2017

Calibre Essay Prize

The Calibre Essay Prize, now in its eleventh year, has played a major role in the resurgence of the literary essay. This year we received almost 200 essays from fourteen countries. ABR Editor Peter Rose – who judged the Prize with Sheila Fitzpatrick (award-winn ...

The Update - May 23, 2017

ABR Arts
Tuesday, 23 May 2017

In this fortnight's Update: 2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, ABR partners with AFTRS, Red Room Poetry Fellowship, Two major appointments at The Sydney Opera House, 2017 Sidney Myer Fund Ceramic Award, Corranderk national tour, TidelandsNoises OffCoraline the opera, and giveaways from Queensland Theatre and Studio Canal ...

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News from the Editor's Desk - May 2017

Australian Book Review
Friday, 21 April 2017

In late March, one of our larger Porter Prize audiences gathered at Collected Works Bookshop for readings of the seven shortlisted poems and the naming of the winner. This year our three judges – Ali Alizadeh, Jill Jones, Felicity Plunkett – split the Prize, as happened in 2011 ...

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News from the Editor's Desk - March 2017

Australian Book Review
Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Porter Prize

We received almost 1,000 entries in this year’s Peter Porter Poetry Prize – by far our biggest field to date. Entries came from twenty-two countries. The judges – Ali Alizadeh, Jill Jones, Felicity Plunkett – have now shortlisted