Australian Book Review

ABR Behrouz Boochani Fellowship

We are pleased to announce the Australian Book Review Behrouz Boochani Fellowship. Worth a total of $10,000, this Fellowship will be a highlight of ABR’s publishing year.

This Fellowship – generously funded by Peter McMullin, a Melbourne lawyer, philanthropist, businessman, and Chairman of McMullin Group – is presented in association with the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness at the University of Melbourne.

The judging panel will comprise the following: Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee, Professor Michelle Foster (Director of the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness) and Peter Rose, Editor of ABR.

This Fellowship honours the artistry, courage, and moral leadership of Behrouz Boochani, an Iranian-Kurdish poet, journalist, memoirist, film producer and human rights activist.

What does the Fellowship involve?

The chosen Fellow will make a broad contribution to the magazine throughout the year, with a series of three substantial articles on any aspect of refugees, statelessness or human rights.

How can I apply?

ABR welcomes creative proposals from English-speaking journalists, commentators, scholars, activists, and creative writers around the world. The Fellow’s articles will appear in the print magazine and online.

Send ABR a succinct but comprehensive proposal (three pages maximum), plus a CV of no more than three pages and two short writing samples. Please nominate two professional/literary referees (names, email addresses and phone numbers only).

Note that we are looking for proposals – not finished articles or chapters. Applications must be received by the closing date. There is no application fee.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposals with the Editor before submitting them: (03) 9699 8822 or via email:

More information

For more information about the ABR Behrouz Boochani Fellowship, please read ourFrequently Asked Questions and Application Guidelines.

Applications close
05 Sep 2019
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