Griffith Review

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Griffith REVIEW  
Publication details
Text Publishing for Griffith University (Australia)
Publication history
2003 to present
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 1448-2924

The Griffith REVIEW is a quarterly publication featuring essays, reportage, memoir, fiction, poetry and artwork from established and emerging writers and artists.[1] Each edition of the Review is developed around a contemporary theme enabling the issues to be aired and discussed and to put the debate into a public forum.

The Review was founded in 2003.[2] It was originally a joint venture between Griffith University and ABC Books.[3] Since 2009, Text Publishing has become the University's publisher.[4]

Editorial policy[edit]

The themed issues provide an opportunity for broad interpretation and are often deliberately provocotive to engage all opinion and an open debate.

Each issue has a lead essay of up to 20,000 words which frames the topic explored by other writers who present a wide range of perspectives on it. Lead essays have been written by Noel Pearson, Frank Moorhouse, Bill Bowtell, Glyn Davis, Creed O'Hanlon, David Burchell, and Murray Sayle, with other major contributors including Margaret Simons, David Malouf, Marcia Langton, Peter Beattie and Michael Wesley.

Of the first issue, Griffith REVIEW 1: Insecurity in the New World Order, academic Cica wrote that "Analysis sits comfortably with anecdote and art".[3]


The Griffith REVIEW has won national awards for essays advancing public debate, is regularly syndicated in major newspapers and forms the basis of ABC Radio broadcasts. Essays and stories from the Review are have been included in Best Australian Essays, Best Australian Stories collections. An anthology of memoirs published in the Review was published as A Revealed Life: Australian Writers and their Journey in Memoir by ABC Books in 2007.


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  1. ^ "Literary Magazines Australia". Australia Council for the Arts. Retrieved 2011-08-27. 
  2. ^ On, Thuy (8 March 2008). Griffith Review, Re-imagining Australia. The Age. 
  3. ^ a b Cica, Natasha (2003) "Griffith Review: Insecurity in the New World Order", The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 October 2003
  4. ^ "Griffith Review and Text Publishing announce new literary partnership 07.04.2009". Text Publishing. Retrieved 2011-08-27. 
  5. ^ "The Alfred Deakin Prize for an Essay Advancing Public Debate: Winner 2007". State Library of Australia. Retrieved 2011-08-27. 
  6. ^ "A writer in the time of terror". Griffith Review. Retrieved 2011-08-27. 
  7. ^ "Buried in the Labyinth". Griffith Review. Retrieved 2011-08-27.