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Holdsworth named 2017 ‘ABR’ RAFT fellow

Elisabeth Holdsworth has been named the 2017 Australian Book Review RAFT Fellow.

Holdsworth will write an essay that explores ‘the nature of progressive Judaism as practised in Australia, Israel, and the United States’.

ABR editor Peter Rose said Holdsworth was chosen from ‘a large and impressive field’. ‘Elisabeth Holdsworth is well known to ABR readers,’ said Rose. ‘Ten years have passed since her essay “An die Nachgeborenen: For Those Who Come After” won the inaugural Calibre Essay Prize and brought the author to the attention of readers and editors alike. It remains one of the most popular articles ever published by ABR–a searing, deeply poignant essay about appropriation and dislocation.’

The Religious Advancement Foundation Trust (RAFT) was established to promote religion in the broader community, in particular the three Abrahamic faiths. Historian Alan Atkinson was awarded the inaugural RAFT fellowship in 2016.

The ABR fellowships are worth $7500. For more information, click here.


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