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Kavanagh, Callil among Copyright Agency-funded ‘emerging culture critics’

Book critics Bec Kavanagh and Jack Callil are among five ‘emerging culture critics’ appointed to write for Nine’s newspapers with its share of $150,000 in funding from the Copyright Agency and the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas.

The funding, announced earlier this year, has also supported books coverage at the Australian, where News Corp investment coupled with the grant supports a weekly column by poet, editor, critic and academic Sarah Holland-Batt.

At Nine’s newspapers the funding will ‘enable up to 100 extra pieces of critical writing across literature, visual arts and theatre in 2020’, said the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH).

In addition to Kavanagh and Callil, SMH has also announced Chloe Wolifson and Tiarney Miekus as visual arts critics, and said Cassie Tongue ‘will cover theatre for the Herald’.


Category: Local news