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Silcox awarded ‘ABR’ 40th anniversary fellowship

The Australian Book Review (ABR) has announced Beejay Silcox as the recipient of its $10,000 Fortieth Birthday Fellowship.

Silcox will contribute several articles and review essays to ABR throughout 2018, commencing with a survey of Australian magazine culture in the April issue.

On accepting the fellowship, Silcox said, ‘The faults and fault-lines of our political moment offer profound opportunities for literary and critical insight. Below the dysfunction and rage, a new generation of authors is writing the stories that will come to define our time, and us.’

Silcox also described ABR as a ‘powerful moral compass in Australia’s cultural landscape’. ‘It is a privilege to be involved with ABR as it enters its fifth decade, eyes to the future,’ she said.

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, ABR announced a new $10,000 fellowship last year to mark its 40th anniversary in 2018. The fellowship sought proposals for four ‘stylish and original review essays, commentaries, and/or interviews’ by published Australian writers.


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