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 ...
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 ...... (read more)
Jolley Prize, Fay Zwicky (1933-2017), Miles Franklin Award shortlist, Porter Prize, Conversational Calibre, Memoirs of historians, Philip Roth ...... (read more)
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 ...... (read more)
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 ...... (read more)
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 ...... (read more)
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 ...... (read more)
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 ...
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, Tidelands, Noises Off, Coraline the opera, and giveaways from Queensland Theatre and Studio Canal ...... (read more)