Current Patrons

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

‘In recent years, Australian Book Review has re-invented itself beyond the confines of a traditional reviewing journal. With initiatives such as literary prizes, fellowships,internships, and expanded coverage of the arts via ABR Arts, it is making a significant contribution to our cultural landscape’
Des Cowley, ABR Patron since 2014


Acmeist ($75,000 or more)

Mr Ian Dickson

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

 Mr Colin Golvan QC

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

*Peter Corrigan AM (1941–2016)
Ms Anita Apsitis and Mr Graham Anderson
Ms Morag Fraser AM
Ms Ellen Koshland
Mrs Maria Myers AC
Mr Kim Williams AM
Anonymous (1)

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

Dr Steve and Mrs TJ Christie
Mr Peter and Ms Mary-Ruth McLennan
Ruth and Ralph Renard

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
Mrs Pauline Menz|
Professor Colin and Ms Carol Nettelbeck
Peter Rose and Christopher Menz
Mr John Scully
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
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
Dr Alastair Jackson
Mr Allan Murray-Jones
Estate of Dorothy Porter
Lady Potter AC CMRI
Mr David Poulton
Ms Mary Vallentine AO
Ms Ruth Wisniac OAM and Dr John Miller AO

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
Dr Jennifer Strauss AM
Professor Andrew Taylor AM
Dr Mark Triffitt
Mr Noel Turnbull
Ms Nicola Wass
Ms Jacki Weaver AO
Anonymous (7)

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

Mr Peter and Mrs Sarah Acton
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
The Leo and Mina Fink Fund
Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick
Mr Reuben Goldsworthy
Dr Joan Grant
Professor Tom Griffiths AO
Ms Mary Hoban
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 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)
Mr Robert Sessions AM
Dr John Seymour and Dr Heather Munro AO
Mr Michael Shmith
Dr John Thompson
Ms Lisa Turner
Dr Barbara Wall
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
Dr Gae Anderson
Mr Douglas Batten
Mr John Bugg
Ms Michelle Cahill
Mr Joel Deane
Ms Jean Dunn
Ms Johanna Featherstone
Dr Paul Genoni
David Harper AM
Estate of Martin Harrison
Dr Max Holleran
Dr Barbara Keys
Ms Muriel Mathers
Mr Rob Morrison
Mr Mark Powell
Ms Natalie Warren
Dr Ailsa Zainu'ddin
Anonymous (3)

Realist ($250 to $499)

Dr Delys Bird
Ms Donata Carrazza
Ms Blanche Clark
Professor Paul Giles
Dr Anna Goldsworthy
Professor Brian McFarlane
Mr Michael Macgeorge
Ms Diana O'Neil
Mr J.W. de B. Persse
Professor Wilfrid Prest
Professor David Rolph
Mrs Margaret Smith
Joy Storie
Professor Jen Webb
Mr Robyn Williams AM
Anonymous (2)

*ABR Bequest Program

The Hon. John Button
Peter Corrigan AM
Peter Rose
Francesca Jurate Sasnaitis
Anonymous (3)

Corporate Patron

Arnold Bloch Leibler