The ABR Patrons

ABR gratefully acknowledges the support of its Patrons  

Generous donations from Patrons have transformed Australian Book Review in recent years, with major benefits for Australian writers and readers. These donations have enabled us to expand our programs, to diversify the magazine, and to be more ambitious and outward-looking. Most importantly, we have increased our payments to contributors at a time when paid freelance opportunities are relatively few. Our three literary prizes, our several Fellowships, and ABR Arts are only possible because of cultural philanthropy. With support from Patrons we look forward to preserving and improving the magazine for many years to come. In recognition of our Patrons’ continuing generosity, ABR records multiple donations cumulatively.

If you wish to discuss the ABR Patrons Program, please contact Peter Rose at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (03) 9699 8822. 



($100,000 or more)

Ian Dickson AM

($75,000 to $99,999)

Morag Fraser AM
Maria Myers AC 

($50,000 to $74,999)

Blake Beckett Fund
Colin Golvan AM QC

($25,000 to $49,999)

Anita Apsitis and Graham Anderson
Dr Steve and Mrs TJ Christie
Peter Corrigan AM (1941–2016)
Professor Glyn Davis AC and Professor Margaret Gardner AC
Pauline Menz (d. 2022)
Ruth and Ralph Renard
Mary-Ruth Sindrey and Peter McLennan 
Kim Williams AM
Anonymous (2)

($15,000 to $24,999)

Australian Communities Foundation (Koshland Innovation Fund)
Bill Boyce (in memory of Kate Boyce, 1935-2020)
Emeritus Professor David Carment AM
Margaret Plant
Lady Potter AC CMRI
John Scully

($10,000 to $14,999)

Peter Allan
Geoffrey Applegate OBE (d. 2021) and Sue Glenton
Dr Neal Blewett AC
Helen Brack
Professor Ian Donaldson (d. 2020) and Dr Grazia Gunn
Emeritus Professor Anne Edwards AO
Dr Alastair Jackson AM
Neil Kaplan CBE QC and Su Lesser
Peter McMullin
Steve Morton
Allan Murray-Jones
Professor Colin and Ms Carol Nettelbeck
David Poulton
Peter Rose and Christopher Menz
Emeritus Professor Andrew Taylor AM
Susan Varga
Anonymous (1)

($5,000 to $9,999)

Gillian Appleton
Professor The Hon. Kevin Bell AM QC and Tricia Byrnes
Professor Frank Bongiorno AM
Dr Bernadette Brennan
Des Cowley
Professor The Hon. Gareth Evans AC QC
Helen Garner
Cathrine Harboe-Ree AM
Professor Margaret Harris
The Hon. Peter Heerey AM QC (d. 2021)
Linsay and John Knight
Dr Susan Lever OAM
Don Meadows
Susan Nathan
Jillian Pappas
Professor John Rickard
Robert Sessions AM
Ilana Snyder and Ray Snyder AM
Noel Turnbull
Mary Vallentine AO
Bret Walker AO SC
Nicola Wass
Ruth Wisniak OAM and Dr John Miller AO
Anonymous (3)

($2,500 to $4,999)

Helen Angus
Australian Communities Foundation (JRA Support Fund)
Kate Baillieu
Professor Jan Carter AM
Donna Curran and Patrick McCaughey
Emeritus Professor Helen Ennis
Roslyn Follett
Professor Paul Giles
Jock Given
Reuben Goldsworthy
Dr Joan Grant
Dr Gavan Griffith AO QC
Tom Griffiths 
Mary Hoban
Claudia Hyles OAM
Dr Barbara Kamler
Professor John Langmore AM
Pamela McLure
Dr Stephen McNamara
Rod Morrison
Stephen Newton AO
Angela Nordlinger
Judith Pini (honouring Agnes Helen Pini, 1939-2016)
Emeritus Professor Roger Rees
John Richards
Dr Trish Richardson and Mr Andy Lloyd James (d. 2022)
Dr Jennifer Strauss AM
Emerita Professor Susan Sheridan and Emerita Professor Susan Magarey AM
Professor Janna Thompson (d. 2022)
Lisa Turner
Dr Barbara Wall
Jacki Weaver AO
Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Webby AM
Lyn Williams AM
Anonymous (3)

($1,000 to $2,499)

Nicole Abadee and Rob Macfarlan
Damian and Sandra Abrahams
Samuel Allen and Beejay Silcox
Paul Anderson
Australian Communities Foundation
Gary and Judith Berson
Judith Bishop and Petr Kuzmin
Professor Frank Bongiorno
Peter Burch AM BM
Sonja Chalmers
Robyn Dalton
Jim Davidson AM
Joel Deane
Jason Drewe
Jean Dunn
Johanna Featherstone
Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick
Steve Gome
Anne Grindrod
Professor Russell Goulbourne
Dr Michael Henry AM
Professor Sarah Holland-Batt
Anthony Kane
Professor Grace Karskens
Professor Mark Kenny
Alison Leslie
David Loggia
Kimberly and Julian McCarthy
Dr Brian McFarlane OAM
Emeritus Professor Peter McPhee AM
Muriel Mathers
Felicity St John Moore
Dr Brenda Niall AO
Jane Novak
Professor Michael L. Ondaatje
Diana and Helen O'Neil
Barbara Paterson
Estate of Dorothy Porter
Mark Powell
Emeritus Professor Wilfrid Prest AM
Libby Robin
Stephen Robinson
Professor David Rolph
Dr Della Rowley (in memory of Hazel Rowley, 1951–2011)
Professor Lynette Russell AM
Michael Shmith
Professor David Throsby AO and Dr Robin Hughes AO
Dr Helen Tyzack
Emeritus Professor James Walter
Ursula Whiteside
Kyle Wilson
Dr Diana and Mr John Wyndham
Anonymous (5)

($500 to $999)

Lyle Allan
Professor Cassandra Atherton
Douglas Batten
Jean Bloomfield
Raymond Bonner
Professor Kate Burridge
Brian Chatterton OAM
Megan Clement
Alex Cothren
Stuart Flavell
Professor Anna Goldsworthy
Dr Peter Goldsworthy AM
Dilan Gunawardana
Associate Professor Michael Halliwell
Paul Hetherington
Robyn Hewitt
Dr Amanda Johnson
Robyn Lansdowne
Michael Macgeorge
Hon. Chris Maxwell AC
Emeritus Professor Michael Morley
Dr Lucy Neave
Penelope Nelson
Patricia Nethery
Mark O'Donoghue
Gillian Pauli
Jonathan W. de B. Persse
Professor Carroll Pursell and Professor Angela Woollacott
Dr Ron Radford AM
Ann Marie Ritchie
Dr Francesca Jurate Sasnaitis
Peter Stanford
Professor Rita Wilson
Anonymous (2)

($250 to $499)

Philip Brown and Penny Andrews
Jennifer Bryce
Barbara Hoad
Margaret Hollingdale
Margaret Robson Kett
Ian McKenzie
Anastasios Piperoglou
Alex Skovron
Margaret Smith
Professor Graham Tulloch
Dr Gary Werskey
Anonymous (1)


Gillian Appleton
Ian Dickson
John Button
Peter Corrigan AM
Dr Kerryn Goldsworthy
Peter Rose
Francesca Jurate Sasnaitis
Denise Smith
Anonymous (3)

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