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The Editors
Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Laureate for ABR

Last month, in conjunction with Melbourne Conversations, we presented ‘An Evening with David Malouf’ in front of a capacity house at Deakin Edge, Melbourne. Fittingly, the subject being poetry, this was held on 23 April (Shakespeare’s 450th birthday).

After the formal convers ...

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The Editors
Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Calibre Prize

Christine Piper is the winner of this year’s Calibre Prize for an Outstanding Essay. The judges – Morag Fraser and Peter Rose – chose Dr Piper’s essay from a field of 100 entries, and a shortlist of six. The essay, ‘Unearthing the Past’, is a worthy successor to last year’s winner, Martin Thomas’s celebrated

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The Editors
Wednesday, 26 February 2014

David Malouf

Few writers command as much interest and admiration as David Malouf – poet, short-story writer, novelist, memoirist, librettist, essayist. Fewer still mark their eightieth birthday with the publication of two new books.

Lisa Gorton reviews Malouf’s new poetry collection, Earth Hour,

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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;