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.