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Media releases


April 2024

pdf2024 Calibre Prize Shortlist announced 

pdfApril issue highlights

March 2024

pdfMarch issue highlights

January-February 2024

pdfJanuary-February issue highlights

pdf2024 Peter Porter Poetry Prize winner announced


December 2023

pdfDecember issue highlights

pdf2023 Books of the Year 

pdf2024 Peter Porter Poetry Prize Shortlist announced

November 2023

pdfNovember issue highlights

October 2023

pdfOctober issue highlights

September 2023

pdfSeptember issue highlights

August 2023

pdfAugust issue highlights

pdf2023 Jolley Prize winner announced

July 2023

pdfJuly issue highlights

June 2023

pdfJune issue highlights

May 2023

pdfAnnouncing the third Australian Book Review Laureate

pdfMay issue highlights

April 2023

pdfAnnouncing the 2023 Calibre Prize Shortlist

pdfApril issue highlights

March 2023

pdfMarch issue highlights

January-February 2023

pdfAnnouncing the 2023 Porter Prize winner

pdfJanuary-February issue highlights

pdfAnnouncing the 2023 Porter Prize shortlist


December 2022

pdfDecember issue highlights

pdf2022 Books of the Year

November 2022

pdfNovember issue highlights

October 2022

pdfOctober issue highlights

September 2022

pdfSeptember issue highlights

August 2022

pdfAugust issue highlights

pdfAnnouncing the 2022 Jolley Prize shortlist

pdfTracy Ellis wins the 2022 Jolley Prize

July 2022

pdfJuly issue

June 2022

pdfJune issue

May 2022

pdfMay issue

pdfSimon Tedeschi wins the 2022 Calibre Essay Prize

pdfFrank Bongiorno on party politics

April 2022

pdfApril issue

pdfJames Ley on fiction in the age of Amazon

pdfKieran Pender on the Collaery case

March 2022

pdfMarch issue

pdfMindy Gill on the mire of identity politics

pdfPeter Rose, Editor’s Diary

pdfPolitical interference in research funding

January–February 2022

pdfJanuary–February issue

pdfAnthony Lawrence wins the 2022 Peter Porter Poetry Prize


December 2021

pdfDecember issue

pdfBooks of the Year

November 2021

pdfNovember issue

October 2021

pdfOctober issue

pdfDavid Jack on Bare Life and Health Terror

September 2021

pdfABR Rising Star Mindy Gill

pdfSeptember issue

pdfJoel Deane on Facebook

August 2021

pdfAugust issue

pdfStephen Bennetts on the Dark Emu debate

July 2021

pdf2021 Jolley Prize Shortlist Announcement

pdfJuly issue

June 2021

pdfJune issue

pdfDeclan Fry on 'The gospel of Stan Grant'

pdfIlana Snyder on Israel and Palestine

pdfMartin Thomas on Patrick White

pdfHessom Razavi's 'The Split State'

pdfAnders Villani is ABR's fourth Rising Star

pdfTheodore Ell wins the 2021 Calibre Essay Prize

May 2021

pdfMay issue

April 2021

pdfApril issue

pdfTim Byrne on Australian theatre after lockdown

pdfJames Jiang is the new ABR Editorial Cadet

March 2021

pdfMarch issue

pdfABR welcomes two new Board members

January 2021

pdfJanuary-February issue

pdfPeter Porter Poetry Prize winner


December 2020

pdfDecember issue

pdf2020 Books of the Year

November 2020

pdfNovember issue

pdfHessom Razavi on failures of imagination

October 2020

pdfJohanna Leggatt on Twitter's mob mentality

pdfPaul Muldoon on responses to the pandemic

pdfMichael L. Ondaatje and Timothy Lynch on Donald Trump

pdfOctober issue

September 2020

pdfSeptember issue

pdfMykaela Saunders wins the Jolley Prize

August 2020

pdfAugust issue

pdfGeorgina Arnott on legacies of British slavery

pdfKieran Pender on law's #MeToo moment

pdfJames Ley on the federal government's attitude towards the arts, the ABC and the humanities

pdfDeclan Fry is ABR's third Rising Star

June 2020

pdfJune issue

pdfYves Rees wins the 2020 Calibre Essay Prize

pdfSarah Walker on losing a parent during the pandemic

May 2020

pdfMay Issue

pdfPoetry for troubled times

pdfHessom Razavi - Notes from a pandemic

April 2020

pdfSarah Holland-Batt appointed Chair of Australian Book Review

pdfJenny Hocking on the Palace Letters

March 2020

pdfMessage to Publishers from Australian Book Review

pdfMarch issue

January 2020

pdfPorter Prize winner announced

pdfJanuary-February issue



December 2019

pdfDecember issue

November 2019

pdfNovember issue

October 2019

pdfOctober issue

pdfKieran Pender on the war on journalists and whistleblowers

September 2019

pdfSeptember issue

pdfABR announces winner of the 2019 Jolley Prize

August 2019

pdfAugust issue

June 2019

pdfJune-July issue

May 2019

pdfMay issue

pdfFelicity Plunkett available for interview - Nick Cave

April 2019

pdfApril issue

pdfKieran Pender available for interview - Moneyland

pdfDaniel Halliday available for interview - Tax Justice

pdfPeter Rose available for interview - Nam Le On David Malouf

March 2019

pdf March issue

pdfAnnouncing the Porter Prize winner

pdfBarney Zwartz available for interview - The Vatican

pdfAlicia Simmonds available for interview - Married At First Sight

February 2019

pdf Announcing the 2019 ABR Patrons' Fellow

pdfAnnouncing the Peter Porter Poetry Prize shortlist

pdfDominic Kelly available for interview - Trouble at MUP

January 2019

pdfJanuary-February issue


December 2018

pdfABR December issue

November 2018

pdfJoy Damousi and academics respond to ARC controversy

pdfBeejay Silcox on the rise of Misery Literature

pdfABR November issue

October 2018

pdfABR October issue 

pdfLouise Adler available for interview - Benjamin Netanyahu

September 2018

pdfABR September issue

August 2018

pdfABR announces the winner of the 2018 Jolley Prize

pdfBeejay Silcox on MFA programs

pdfABR August Fiction issue

July 2018

pdfShortlist announced for the ABR 2018 Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

pdfABR's Open Letter on the ABC

June 2018

pdfABR July Film and Television issue

pdfJames McNamara, guest editor of the JuneJuly Film and Television issue, available for interview

pdfFelicity Chaplin available for interview – the #MeToo movement in Hollywood

pdfSally Grant available for interview – The book and film adaptation of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

pdfDilan Gunawardana available for interview – On Black Panther

May 2018

pdfMay issue

pdfKirsten Tranter available for interview – 2018 Calibre Essay Prize (runner-up): 'Once Again: Outside in the House of Art'

pdfAlan Atkinson available for interview – The Bible in Australia: A cultural history by Meredith Lake

April 2018

pdfApril issue

pdfKirsten Tranter available for interview

March 2018

pdfMarch issue

pdfAustralian Book Review turns forty

pdfBeejay Silcox on Australian magazine culture

pdfLucas Grainger-Brown wins the 2018 Calibre Essay Prize

pdfNicholas Wong wins the 2018 Peter Porter Poetry Prize

February 2018

pdfABR's Fortieth Birthday Fellow

pdf2018 Peter Porter Poetry Prize shortlist

pdfThe ABR Film Survey

pdfDavid Brophy on Clive Hamilton

pdfPaul Collins available for interview

pdfGideon Haigh available for interview

January 2018

pdfJanuary-February issue

pdf Publisher Picks

pdfMichael Winkler available for interview