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The Editors
Thursday, 16 January 2014

Honours galore

Australia Day brought the usual gallimaufry of national honours, with fewer politicians this year and due recognition of the performing arts. Creative writers, as usual, were hardly represented. Theirs is a largely disorganised class, not suited to this bureaucratic process. But Advances was pleased that John Bryson – author of Evil Angels (19 ...

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The Editors
Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Readers’ survey

We tend not to burden our readers with surveys. There are quite enough of them in this solicitous world without our adding to the clamour. But it is time for us to take some soundings: to ask you (readers of all sorts, subscribers or not, lapsed readers or devotees) what you like (or don’t) about the magazine, and how you th ...

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The Editors
Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Jolley Prize

Late last month, at a lively ceremony held at Gleebooks, David Malouf named Michelle Michau-Crawford’s ‘Leaving Elvis’ as the overall winner of the 2013 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Sto ...

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The Editors
Thursday, 26 September 2013

Jolley Prize

This year’s ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize attracted about 1200 entries. They kept busy our three judges: Tony Birch, Terri-ann White, and Maria Takolander, whose new collection of short stories, The Double (Text Publishing) – wh ...

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The Editors
Monday, 26 August 2013

The frozen sea

There was a real sense of occasion at the State Library of Queensland on 15 August when Tony Burke (Minister for the Arts and for Immigration, Multicultural Affairs, and Citizenship) – representing Kevin Rudd – announced the winners of the 2013

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The Editors
Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Art for everyone

Helen-EnnisABR George Hicks Foundation Fellow, Helen Ennis.Welcom ...

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The Editors
Sunday, 26 May 2013

Kerryn Goldsworthy wins the Pascall Prize

Advances was delighted to learn that Kerryn Goldsworthy has won the 2013 Pascall Prize ‘Critic of the Year’. Dr Goldsworthy is a frequent contributor to, and former Editor of, ABR;

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The Editors
Saturday, 27 April 2013

Exacting times

Kerryn Goldsworthy‘We live in exacting times – or think we do.’ Advances, ever wary of alarmists, was reminded of Peter Steele’s epigram while reading Kerryn Goldsworthy’s article ‘

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The Editors
Monday, 25 March 2013

Martin Thomas wins Calibre

Martin Thomas is the winner of the seventh Calibre Prize for an Outstanding Essay, worth $5000. The judges – Morag Fraser and Peter Rose – chose his essay from a field of about 150 entries. Dr Thomas’s essay, ‘

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The Editors
Thursday, 28 February 2013

We give you ABR Online!

By now readers will have heard the whispers about our new website, the unveiling of which is imminent. Our electronic home will be much easier to use and more pleasant to read. We want to make the experience of browsing through ABR Online as close as possible to flipping through the m ...