Current Fellowships

ABR Eucalypt Fellowship

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Adelaide novelist and essayist Stephen Orr is the 2017 ABR Eucalypt Fellow. The Fellowship – supported by Eucalypt Australia and the ABR Patrons – is worth $7,500. Stephen Orr’s essay will explore the way the eucalypt 'flourishes from Tasmania to the Philippines, how it has colonised poor soils, provided food for the First Australians, images for May Gibbs’s garden sketches, but also informed a sense of isolation about lost children, and terror in the burnt-out cars left in the wake of Ash Friday.' Stephen Orr's Fellowship essay will appear in the 2017 October Environment issue of ABR.

ABR RAFT Fellowship

Elisabeth Holdsworth photograph by Antonio MendesABR is delighted to announce Elisabeth Holdsworth is the 2017 ABR RAFT Fellow. She follows Alan Atkinson, who was the inaugural RAFT Fellow in 2016. In her essay Ms Holdsworth will explore the nature of progressive Judaism as practised in Australia, Israel, and the United States. Her essay will appear later this year. The Fellowship – supported by RAFT – is worth $7,500.