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ABR is one of Australia's leading arts magazines of reviews, essays, commentary, and creative writing. Home to the Jolley, Porter, and Calibre writing prizes.
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Australian Book Review Jan 21
Entries are open for the 2019 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize (worth AU$12,500)! 1st prize: $5,000 2nd prize: $3,000 3rd prize: $2,000 3 commended stories will share $2,500 Judges are John Kinsella & Beejay Silcox
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Terri-ann White Jan 20
Review and 'Book of the Week' at of John Kinsella's latest novel 'Lucida Intervalla'. Available now at
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Australian Book Review Jan 20
'Although the film is entertaining and accessible, it leaves the viewer with an uneasy sense of the film’s naïveté and superficiality.' reviews 'Green Book', directed by Peter Farrelly, for ABR Arts.
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Australian Book Review Jan 20
'Lucida is a slippery character. Her name means "lucid moment" in Latin and refers to periods of temporary sanity between bouts of madness.' Book of the Week: 'Lucida Intervalla' by John Kinsella (), reviewed by Francesca Sasnaitis.
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Black Inc. Jan 16
'You probably own a smartphone. Chances are it’s in your pocket right now, or at least within arm’s reach – don’t pick it up.'
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Allen & Unwin Jan 15
"By sheer force of imagination and talent, Tan seems to have carved out a unique niche for himself, one that hovers between the worlds of images and words, children and adults, extravagant fantasy and the most visceral realism."
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BloomsburyPhilosophy Jan 14
'Ultimately, Blackford enjoins readers to ‘take a stand, as loudly as [they] dare, for liberal values and for freedom’.' Thanks for the wonderful review !
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Australian Book Review Jan 9
'In many ways, poetry was the basis of their friendship.' Ian Dickson reviews 'The Luck of Friendship: The letters of Tennessee Williams and James Laughlin' () edited by Peggy L. Fox and Thomas Keith for our January-February 2019 issue.
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Alexandra Roginski Jan 8
Looking for a thought-provoking summer read with both depth and dazzle? I recommend 'Empire of Enchantment' by John Zubrzycki, a compelling study of Indian magic and its transnational influence. Here's my bit for the .
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Scribe Publications Jan 7
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Australian Book Review Jan 7
'Reading "Insomnia" is akin to setting out in a sumptuous liner over uncharted and stormy seas with [Marina] Benjamin as a fearless captain.' Tali Lavi reviews 'Insomnia' by Marina Benjamin (/) for our January-February issue.
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Australian Book Review Jan 6
'High-rise crocodiles, night-sky moonfish, the last rhino on the motorway. This is not wilderness so much as wildness.' Danielle Clode reviews 'Tales from the Inner City' by Shaun Tan () for our Book of the Week.
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Johanna Leggatt Jan 3
Great review by of Sylvia Plath's illuminating letters to her American psychiatrist. You can read it in the Jan-Feb issue of
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Australian Book Review Jan 3
'As master paint-maker David Coles explains ... the vividness and permanence of artists’ colours have never been assured.' reviews 'Chromatopia: An illustrated history of colour' () by David Coles for our Jan–Feb issue.
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James McNamara Jan 2
Great cover and a great cover article. Well done and !
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Australian Book Review Jan 2
Wonderful to hear Michele!
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Australian Book Review Jan 2
'The overwhelming impression left by Plath’s haunting last letters is of her own genius.' reviews 'The Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume 2: 1956–1963' edited by Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil () for the Jan-Feb issue of ABR.
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Australian Book Review Jan 1
We invited several senior publishers to highlight their most beloved books of the year, featuring leading editors such as Michael Heyward (), Mathilda Imlah (), Aviva Tuffield (), Sam Cooney () and more!
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Sarah Holland-Batt Dec 31
Well, this is a nice way to kick off 2019. Thanks to for running my review of Plath’s last volume of letters in their bumper Jan-Feb issue.
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Australian Book Review Dec 30
Jan-Feb issue out now! Feat. on Sylvia Plath • Publisher Picks of 2018 • Former Guardian editor 's memoir • Shaun Tan's new book • on 's 'Net Loss' • and more! Subscribe:
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