About Griffith Review

Since 2003, Griffith Review has been the leading literary magazine in Australia with an uncanny ability to anticipate emerging trends.

Each themed collection presents fresh insights and analysis of the big issues from emerging and established Australian and international writers, featuring a mix of essays, memoir, reportage, short fiction, poetry and visual essays.

Griffith Review is a high quality, agenda-setting, quarterly publication, delivering insight into the issues that matter most in a timely, authoritative and engaging fashion.

Griffith Review also plays an important role in supporting new and emerging writers alongside established authors, connecting them to a significant national audience and enriching public life. Scores of writers have had their first professional publication in Griffith Review, many of whom have consequently secured publishing contracts, scholarships and awards.

Publisher: Julianne Schultz AM FAHA


Praise for Griffith Review

‘[An] outstanding collection of essays, reportage, memoir, poetry and fiction.’ Mark McKenna, Honest History

‘…positive and forward-thinking…[a] significant collection.’ Stephen Fitzpatrick, The Australian

‘The Review doesn’t shirk from the nuanced and doesn’t seek refuge in simplistic notions or slogans. It remains Australia’s primary literary review.’ Professor Ken Smith, Dean and CEO ANZSOG

Griffith Review continues to provide a timely focus on contemporary topics through its high-calibre collection of literary works.’ Graham Quirk, Lord Mayor, Brisbane

‘…an eclectic, thought-provoking and uniformly well-written collection.’ Justin Burke, The Australian

‘This is commentary of a high order. The prose is unfailingly polished; the knowledge and expertise of the writers impressive.’ Roy Williams, Sydney Morning Herald

Griffith Review is Australia’s most prestigious literary journal.’ stuff.co.nz

‘Essential reading for each and every one of us.’ Readings

'The timely, engaging writing lavishly justifies the Brisbane-based publication’s reputation as Australia’s best example of its genre.’ The West Australian

‘This quarterly magazine is a reminder of the breadth and talent of Australian writers. Verdict: literary treat.’ Herald Sun

‘At a time when long form journalism is under threat and the voices in our public debate are often off-puttingly condescending, hectoring and discordant, Griffith Review is the elegant alternative.’ Booktopia Buzz

Griffith Review is Australia’s leading literary journal.’ Monocle

Griffith Review is a wonderful journal. It’s pretty much setting the agenda in Australia and fighting way above its weight… You’re mad if you don’t subscribe.’ Phillip Adams


Sir Samuel Walker Griffith

Sir Samuel Griffith was one of Australia’s great early achievers. Twice the premier of Queensland, that state’s chief justice and the author of its criminal code, he was best known for his pivotal role in drafting agreements that led to Federation, and as the new nation’s first chief justice. He was also an important reformer and legislator, a practical and cautious man of words.

Griffith died in 1920 and is now best remembered in his namesakes: an electorate, a society, a suburb and a university. Ninety-six years after he first proposed establishing a university in Brisbane, Griffith University, the city’s second, was created. His commitment to public debate and ideas, his delight in words and art, and his attachment to active citizenship is recognised by the publication that bears his name.

Like Sir Samuel Griffith, Griffith Review is iconoclastic and non-partisan, with a sceptical eye and a pragmatically reforming heart and a commitment to public discussion. Personal, political and unpredictable, it is Australia’s best conversation.

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