Current Patrons

Australian Book Review gratefully acknowledges the support and generosity of its Patrons  

‘One issue of Australian Book Review is a great read; accumulatively, it is an authoritative record of serious Australian publishing activity and a key resource. I am pleased to be doing my bit to help ABR increase its ability to nurture Australia’s cultural life and encourage engaged reading.’

Cathrine Harboe-Ree, ABR Patron since 2011


Acmeist ($75,000 or more)

Mr Ian Dickson

Olympian ($50,000 to $74,999)


Augustan ($25,000 to $49,999)

*Peter Corrigan AM (1941–2016)
Ms Anita Apsitis and Mr Graham Anderson
Ms Morag Fraser AM
Mr Colin Golvan QC
Ms Ellen Koshland
Mrs Maria Myers AC
Mr Kim Williams AM

Imagist ($15,000 to $24,999)

Dr Steve and Mrs TJ Christie
Dr Joyce Kirk
Mr Peter and Ms Mary-Ruth McLennan

Vorticist ($10,000 to $14,999)

Mrs Helen Brack
Emeritus Professor David Carment AM
Professor Ian Donaldson and Dr Grazia Gunn
Emeritus Professor Anne Edwards AO
Ms Ruth and Mr Ralph Renard
Peter Rose and Christopher Menz
Anonymous (1)

Futurist ($5,000 to $9,999)

*The Hon. John Button (1932–2008)
Mr Peter Allan
Hon. Justice Kevin Bell AM and Mrs Tricia Byrnes
Dr Bernadette Brennan
Dr Geoffrey Cains
Professor Glyn Davis AC and Professor Margaret Gardner AO
Ms Marion Dixon
Professor The Hon. Gareth Evans AC QC
The Hon. Peter Heerey AM QC
Mr Ian Hicks AM
Dr Alastair Jackson
Mrs Pauline Menz
Mr Allan Murray-Jones
Professor Colin and Ms Carol Nettelbeck
Estate of Dorothy Porter
Lady Potter AC
Mr David Poulton
Mr John Scully
Ms Ruth Wisniac OAM and Dr John Miller AO
Anonymous (2)

Modernist ($2,500 to $4,999)

Ms Gillian Appleton 
Ms Kate Baillieu
Professor Jan Carter AM
Mr Des Cowley
Helen Garner
Dr Gavan Griffith AO QC
Ms Cathrine Harboe-Ree
Professor Margaret Harris
Ms Elisabeth Holdsworth
Mr Neil Kaplan CBE QC and Ms Su Lesser
Mr Geoffrey Lehmann and Ms Gail Pearson
Dr Susan Lever
Mr Don Meadows
Ms Susan Nathan
Mr Stephen Newton AO
Margaret Plant
Professor John Rickard
Ilana Snyder and Ray Snyder AM
Professor Andrew Taylor AM
Dr Mark Triffitt
Mr Noel Turnbull
Ms Mary Vallentine AO
Ms Jacki Weaver AO
Anonymous (7)

Romantic ($1,000 to $2,499)

Mr Peter and Mrs Sarah Acton
Mr David and Mrs Sally Airey
Professor Dennis Altman AM
Helen Angus
Bardas Foundation
Professor Frank Bongiorno
Mr Brian Bourke AM
Mr John H. Bowring
Mr John Collins
Ms Donna Curran and Mr Patrick McCaughey
Mr Hugh Dillon
Sue Ebury
The Leo and Mina Fink Fund
Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick
Mr Reuben Goldsworthy
Dr Joan Grant
Professor Tom Griffiths AO
Ms Mary Hoban
Dr John Holt (1931–2013)
Ms Claudia Hyles
Dr Barbara Kamler
Dr Stephen McNamara
Professor Stuart Macintyre AO
Mr Alex and Ms Stephanie Miller
Dr Ann Moyal AM
Dr Brenda Niall AO
Ms Angela Nordlinger
Ms Jillian Pappas
Mr M.D. de B. Collins Persse OAM MVO
Professor Ros Pesman AM
Professor John Poynter AO OBE
Dr Trish Richardson and Mr Andy Lloyd James
Dr Della Rowley (in memory of Hazel Rowley, 1951–2011)
Ms Gillian Rubinstein (Lian Hearn)
Dr John Seymour and Dr Heather Munro AO
Mr Robert Sessions AM
Mr Michael Shmith
Dr Jennifer Strauss AM
Dr John Thompson
Ms Lisa Turner
Dr Barbara Wall
Ms Nicola Wass
Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Webby AM
Professor Terri-ann White
Mrs Ursula Whiteside
Mrs Lyn Williams AM
Anonymous (6)

Symbolist ($500 to $999)

Ms Nicole Abadee and Mr Rob Macfarlan
Ms Jan Aitken
Mr Douglas Batten
Mr John Bugg
Ms Michelle Cahill
Mr Joel Deane
Ms Jean Dunn
David Harper AM
Estate of Martin Harrison
Professor Ian Lowe AO
Ms Muriel Mathers
Mr Rob Morrison
Mr Mark Powell
Ms Natalie Warren
Dr Ailsa Zainu'ddin
Anonymous (5)

Realist ($250 to $499)

Dr Gae Anderson
Dr Delys Bird
Ms Donata Carrazza
Ms Blanche Clark
Dr Anna Goldsworthy
Ms Anne Grindrod
Professor Brian McFarlane
Mr Michael Macgeorge
Ms Diana O'Neil
Mr J.W. de B. Persse
Professor Wilfrid Prest
Professor David Rolph
Mr Mark Rubbo OAM
Mrs Margaret Smith
Joy Storie
Ms Helen Thompson
Professor Jen Webb
Mr Robyn Williams AM
Anonymous (5)

*ABR Bequest Program

The Hon. John Button
Peter Corrigan AM
Peter Rose

Corporate Patron

Arnold Bloch Leibler