September 2017, issue no. 394

2017 Calibre Essay Prize (Second prize): 'To Speak of Sorrow' by Darius Sepehri

Darius Sepehri

Tehran, April 1987: Going Under - Descending in a stream of arpeggio broken chords: as we moved through night and the vernal air down into the green earth, my mother thought she heard a ch More

News from the Editor's Desk - August 2017

Australian Book Review

Jolley Prize, Fay Zwicky (1933-2017), Miles Franklin Award shortlist, Porter Prize, Conversational Calibre, Memoirs of historians, Philip Roth ...

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News from the Editor's Desk - June-July 2017

Australian Book Review

Calibre Essay Prize

The Calibre Essay Prize, now in its eleventh year, has played a major role in the resurgence of the literary essay. This year we received almost 200 essays from fourteen countries. ABR Editor Peter Rose – who judged the Prize with Sheila Fitzpatrick (award-winn ... More

2017 Calibre Essay Prize (winner): 'Salt Blood'

Michael Adams

It is quiet and cool and dark blue. At this depth the pressure on my body is double what it is at the surface: my heartbeat has slowed, blood has started to withdraw from my extremities an More

News from the Editor's desk - April 2017

Australian Book Review

Fellowships galore

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News from the Editor's Desk - December 2016

CALIBRE ESSAY PRIZE

For the eleventh year in a row, we seek entries in the Calibre Essay Prize – the country’s premier prize for an unpublished non-fiction essay. Calibre is now worth a total of $7,500. The winner will receive $5,000; the runner-up, $2,500. Both essays will appear in More

2016 Calibre Essay Prize winner

Michael Winkler 280pxMichael Winkler (photograph by Chris Riordan)Michael Winkler is the ... More

News from the Editor's Desk - June–July 2016

News from the Editor's Desk in the June–July issue of Australian Book Review.

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2016 Calibre Essay Prize (Winner): 'The Great Red Whale'

Michael Winkler

The history of my onomastic apprehension and misapprehension about the big thing in the middle of Australia: It is called Ayers Rock. No, it is ...

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2017 Calibre Essay Prize Judges

sheila fitzpatrickSheila Fitzpatrick, a professor at the University of Sydney specialising in the history of modern Russia, is one of the world’s most influential Soviet historians. She is the author of two memoirs, My Father’s Daughter (2010) and A Spy ... More