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 Fellowship program, and ABR Arts are only possible because of cultural philanthropy. With support from Patrons we look forward to preserving and improving the magazine for another forty years. In recognition of our Patrons’ continuing generosity, ABR records multiple donations cumulatively.

Parnassian ($100,000 or more)

Ian Dickson

Acmeist ($75,000 to $99,999)


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

Blake Beckett Fund
Morag Fraser AM
Colin Golvan AM QC
Maria Myers AC
Anonymous (1)


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

Anita Apsitis and Graham Anderson
Dr Steve and Mrs TJ Christie
Peter Corrigan AM (1941–2016)
Peter McLennan and Mary-Ruth Sindrey
Pauline Menz
Ruth and Ralph Renard
Kim Williams AM
Anonymous (1)

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

Emeritus Professor David Carment AM
Professor Glyn Davis AC and Professor Margaret Gardner AC
Margaret Plant
Lady Potter AC CMRI
Anonymous (1)

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

Peter Allan
Helen Brack
Professor Ian Donaldson (1935-2020) and Dr Grazia Gunn
Emeritus Professor Anne Edwards AO
Peter McMullin
Allan Murray-Jones
Professor Colin and Ms Carol Nettelbeck
David Poulton
Peter Rose and Christopher Menz
John Scully
Emeritus Professor Andrew Taylor AM
Anonymous (1)

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

Geoffrey Applegate OBE and Sue Glenton
Gillian Appleton
Professor The Hon. Kevin Bell AM QC and Tricia Byrnes
Dr Neal Blewett AC
John Button (1932–2008)
Des Cowley
Professor The Hon. Gareth Evans AC QC
Helen Garner
Cathrine Harboe-Ree AM
Professor Margaret Harris
The Hon. Peter Heerey AM QC
Dr Alastair Jackson AM
Neil Kaplan CBE QC and Su Lesser
Dr Susan Lever
Don Meadows
Susan Nathan
Professor John Rickard
Ilana Snyder and Ray Snyder AM
Noel Turnbull
Mary Vallentine AO
Susan Varga and Anne Coombs
Bret Walker AO SC
Nicola Wass
Ruth Wisniac OAM and Dr John Miller AO
Anonymous (2)

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

Jan Aitken
Helen Angus
Australian Communities Foundation (JRA Support Fund)
Kate Baillieu
Professor Frank Bongiorno AM
John Bryson AM
Professor Jan Carter AM
Donna Curran and Patrick McCaughey
Emeritus Professor Helen Ennis
Professor Paul Giles
Reuben Goldsworthy
Dr Joan Grant
Tom Griffiths 
Mary Hoban
Claudia Hyles OAM
Dr Kerry James
Dr Barbara Kamler
Linsay and John Knight
Professor John Langmore AM
Stephen Newton AO
Jillian Pappas
Dr Trish Richardson and Andy Lloyd James
Dr Jennifer Strauss AM
Robert Session AM
Lisa Turner
Dr Barbara Wall
Jacki Weaver AO
Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Webby AM
Lyn Williams AM
Anonymous (4)

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

Nicole Abadee and Rob Macfarlan
Samuel Allen and Beejay Silcox
Professor Dennis Altman AM
Judith Bishop and Petr Kuzmin
John Bugg
Peter Burch AM BM
Robyn Dalton
Jean Dunn
Johanna Featherstone
Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick
Stuart Flavell
Roslyn Follett
Professor Russell Goulbourne
Professor Nick Haslam
Dr Michael Henry AM
Associate Professor Sarah Holland-Batt
Professor Grace Karskens
Anthony Kane
Dr Brian McFarlane OAM
Pamela McLure
Emeritus Professor Peter McPhee AM
Muriel Mathers
Rod Morrison
Dr Brenda Niall AO
Angela Nordlinger
Jane Novak
Professor Michael L. Ondaatje
Diana and Helen O'Neil
Judith Pini (honouring Agnes Helen Pini, 1939-2016)
Estate of Dorothy Porter
Mark Powell
Emeritus Professor Roger Rees
Stephen Robinson
Professor David Rolph
Dr Della Rowley (in memory of Hazel Rowley, 1951–2011)
Professor Lynette Russell AM
Emerita Professor Susan Sheridan and Emerita Professor Susan Magarey AM
Michael Shmith
Professor Janna Thompson
Natalie Warren
Ursula Whiteside
Kyle Wilson
Anonymous (6)

Symbolist ($500 to $999)

Damian and Sandra Abrahams
Professor Michael Adams
Lyle Allan
Paul Anderson
Dr Georgina Arnott
Professor Cassandra Atherton
Douglas Batten
Professor Nicholas Brown
Professor Kate Burridge
Donata Carrazza
Blanche Clark
Megan Clement
Alex Cothren
Jim Davidson AM
Jason Drewe
Allan Driver
Dr Peter Goldsworthy AM
Steve Gome
Anne Grindrod
Dilan Gunawardana
Associate Professor Michael Halliwell
Dr Benjamin Huf
Dr Amanda Johnson
Professor Ronan McDonald
Peter Mares
Dr Lyndon Megarrity
Felicity St John Moore
Emeritus Professor Michael Morley
Patricia Nethery
Professor Anne Pender
J.W. de B. Persse
Emeritus Professor Wilfrid Prest AM
Dr Jan Richardson
Libby Robin
Francesca Jurate Sasnaitis
Peter Stanford
Dr Josephine Taylor
Emeritus Professor Ian Tyrrell
Dr Helen Tyzack
Emeritus Professor James Walter
Professor Jen Webb
Professor Rita Wilson
Dr Diana and Mr John Wyndham
Anonymous (3)

Realist ($250 to $499)

Jean Bloomfield
Philip Brown and Penny Adams
Andrew Freeman FACS
Jenny Fry
Dr Anna Goldsworthy
Robyn Hewitt
Barbara Hoad
Penelope Johns
Margaret Robson Kett
Robyn Lansdowne
Michael Macgeorge
Dr Lucy Neave
Penelope Nelson
Gillian Pauli
Ann Marie Ritchie
Margaret Smith
Anonymous (2)

ABR Bequest Program

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