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Australian Book Review is Australia's premier literary magazine. We publish reviews, essays, commentary and new creative writing. We also present a range of prizes, fellowships and literary events. Subscribe to the print edition or ABR Online.

'The most trustworthy guide to new books in Australia today, marrying reviewers to books with wondrous felicity.'
J.M. Coetzee

Australian Book Review (ABR) is Australia’s premier literary review. Created in 1961, and based in Melbourne and Adelaide, it publishes reviews, essays, commentaries and creative writing. With its national title, scope and readership, this magazine is committed to highlighting the full range of critical and creative writing from around Australia. ABR is a fully independent non-profit organisation. Its primary aims are several: to foster high critical standards; to provide an outlet for fine new writing; and to contribute to the preservation of literary values and a full appreciation of Australia's literary heritage.

ABR is a bona fide Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR). All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. We also have a fast-growing list of Patrons, who are listed here.

Peter Rose is the Editor; and Morag Fraser is Chairperson of the Board.

ABR – a non-profit organisation – is fully independent. Our critiques are unfettered by commercial or institutional considerations. In an age of shrinking diversity of media ownership – and reduced coverage of Australian writing in other publications – ABR is essential reading if you are seeking broad, independent coverage of the latest books and ideas.

ABR is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; also by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria; the South Australian Government through Arts SA, and the Western Australian Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts. We also acknowledge the generous support of our sponsor, Flinders University; and we are grateful for the support of City of Melbourne, the Sidney Myer Fund, The Ian Potter Foundation, Arnold Bloch Leibler, and Copyright Agency.

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