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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)

Blake Beckett Fund
Morag Fraser AM
Maria Myers AC 

($50,000 to $74,999)

Anita Apsitis and Graham Anderson
Ruth and Ralph Renard

($25,000 to $49,999)

In memory of Kate Boyce, 1935-2020
Professor Glyn Davis AC and Professor Margaret Gardner AC
Neil Kaplan CBE KC and Su Lesser
Lady Potter AC CMRI
Mary-Ruth Sindrey and Peter McLennan 
Anonymous (2)

($15,000 to $24,999)

Australian Communities Foundation (Koshland Innovation Fund)
Emeritus Professor David Carment AM
Allan Murray-Jones
Emeritus Professor Margaret Plant
David Poulton
Peter Rose and Christopher Menz
John Scully
Emeritus Professor Andrew Taylor AM

($10,000 to $14,999)

Peter Allan
Gillian Appleton
Professor The Hon. Kevin Bell AM KC and Tricia Byrnes
Dr Neal Blewett AC
Helen Brack
Emeritus Professor Anne Edwards AO
Good Business Foundation (an initiative of Peter McMullin AM)
Dr Alastair Jackson AM
Steve Morton
Susan Nathan
Emeritus Professor Ilana Snyder and Dr Ray Snyder AM
Susan Varga

($5,000 to $9,999)

Professor Frank Bongiorno AM
Des Cowley
Donna Curran and Patrick McCaughey
Professor The Hon. Gareth Evans AC KC
Helen Garner
Professor Emeritus Ian Gust AO (ABR Inglis Fellowship)
Cathrine Harboe-Ree AM
Professor Margaret Harris
Linsay and John Knight
Dr Susan Lever OAM
Don Meadows
Jillian Pappas (d. 2024)
Judith Pini (honouring Agnes Helen Pini, 1939-2016)
Jill Redner (in memory of Harry Redner, 1937-2021)
Professor John Rickard
Robert Sessions AM
Noel Turnbull
Mary Vallentine AO
Nicola Wass
Lyn Williams AM
Ruth Wisniak OAM and Dr John Miller AO
Anonymous (3)

($2,500 to $4,999)

Professor Dennis Altman AM
Helen Angus
Professor Cassandra Atherton
Australian Communities Foundation (JRA Support Fund)
Judith Bishop and Petr Kuzmin
Professor Jan Carter AM
Emeritus Professor Helen Ennis
Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick
Roslyn Follett
Professor Paul Giles
Jock Given
Dr Joan Grant
Tom Griffiths
Michael Henry AM 
Mary Hoban
Claudia Hyles OAM
Dr Barbara Kamler
Professor Marilyn Lake AO
Professor John Langmore AM
Kimberly Kushman McCarthy and Julian McCarthy
Pamela McLure
Dr Stephen McNamara
Emeritus Professor Peter McPhee AM
Rod Morrison
Stephen Newton AO
Angela Nordlinger
Barbara Paterson
Mark Powell
Emeritus Professor Roger Rees
John Richards
Dr Trish Richardson (in memory of Andy Lloyd James, 1944-2022)
Professor Lynette Russell AM
Emerita Professor Susan Sheridan and Emerita Professor Susan Magarey AM
Dr Jennifer Strauss AM
Dr Diana M Thomas
Lisa Turner
Dr Barbara Wall
Emeritus Professor James Walter
Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Webby AM
Anonymous (3)

($1,000 to $2,499)

Damian and Sandra Abrahams
Lyle Allan
Paul Anderson
Australian Communities Foundation
Jeffry Babb
Gary and Judith Berson
Jean Bloomfield
Professor Kate Burridge
Dr Jill Burton
Joel Deane
Jason Drewe
Allan Driver
Jean Dunn
Elly Fink
Stuart Flavell
Steve Gome
Anne Grindrod
Dilan Gunawardana
Associate Professor Michael Halliwell
Robyn Hewitt
Greg Hocking AM
Professor Sarah Holland-Batt
Anthony Kane
Professor Mark Kenny
Alison Leslie
David Loggia
Professor Ronan McDonald
Hon. Chris Maxwell AC
Felicity St John Moore
Penelope Nelson
Dr Brenda Niall AO
Jane Novak
Diana and Helen O'Neil
Estate of Dorothy Porter
Emeritus Professor Wilfrid Prest AM
Professor Carroll Pursell and Professor Angela Woollacott
Dr Ron Radford AM
Ann Marie Ritchie
Libby Robin
Stephen Robinson
Professor David Rolph
Dr Della Rowley (in memory of Hazel Rowley, 1951–2011)
Dr Francesca Jurate Sasnaitis
Michael Shmith
Jamie Simpson
Professor David Throsby AO and Dr Robin Hughes AO
Susan Tracey (ABR Inglis Fellowship)
Dr Helen Tyzack
Ursula Whiteside
Craig Wilcox (ABR Inglis Fellowship)
Kyle Wilson
Dr Diana and Mr John Wyndham
Anonymous (2)

($500 to $999)

Robyn Archer AO
Dr Robyn Arianrhod
Douglas Batten
Professor Roger Benjamin
Brian Chatterton OAM
Professor Graeme Davison AO
Professor Caroline de Costa
Paul Hetherington
Alison Inglis AM
Robyn Lansdowne
Professor Shirley Lindenbaum (ABR Inglis Fellowship)
Michael Macgeorge
Emeritus Professor Michael Morley
Dr Heather Neilson
Jane Patrick
Gillian Pauli
Anastasios Piperoglou
Alex Skovron
Professor Christina Twomey
Dr Gary Werskey
Anonymous (1)

($250 to $499)

Caroline Bailey
Dr Claudio Bozzi and Dr Vivien Gaston
Antonio Di Dio
Kathryn Fagg AO
Barbara Hoad
Margaret Hollingdale
Emeritus Professor Brian Nelson
Professor Emerita Marian Quartly (ABR Inglis Fellowship)
Margaret Smith
Professor Alistair Thomson (ABR Inglis Fellowship)
Anonymous (1)


Gillian Appleton
Ian Dickson AM
John Button (1933-2009)
Peter Corrigan AM (1941-2016)
Dr Kerryn Goldsworthy
Kimberly Kushman McCarthy and Julian McCarthy
Peter Rose
Francesca Jurate Sasnaitis
John Scully
Denise Smith
Anonymous (3)

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