About SRB

The Sydney Review of Books publishes critical, creative, ambitious, and engaging writing on contemporary literature and culture.

The journal was established in 2013, partly in response to the diminished critical discussion of literature and the arts in the mainstream media in Australia. We’re committed to original and informed literary criticism and to the essay in all its forms. We work with Australia’s best writers to publish essays and reviews that expand and enrich Australian literary culture.

Each week the SRB presents new review essays, feature essays, and interviews, as well as curating a lively series of public programs throughout the year. We support writers and writing and each year offer a number of residencies and fellowships for critics at all stages of their career.

We publish online to a global audience from our base in Parramatta at the Writing and Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University. Read about our team and Advisory Board here.


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We love what we do. We want to keep the SRB open-access to all readers and to maintain a vigorous, relevant program. Reader donations are a vital supplement to the funding we receive from government and private agencies. You can make a tax-deductible donation to support the SRB here.