Julianne Schultz AM FAHA, Publisher and Founding Editor

Professor Julianne Schultz AM FAHA is the publisher and founding editor of Griffith Review and Professor of Media and Culture in of the Griffith University Centre for Social and Cultural Research. She is a non executive director of The Conversation and chairs its Editorial Advisory Board. She is an acclaimed author of several books, including Reviving the Fourth Estate (Cambridge) and Steel City Blues (Penguin), and the librettos to the award-winning operas Black River and Going Into Shadows. She became a Member of the Order of Australia for services to journalism and the community in 2009 and an honorary fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities the following year. She is a thought leader on media and culture and an accomplished public speaker and facilitator. She has served on the board of directors of the ABC, Grattan Institute and Copyright Agency, and chaired the Australian Film TV and Radio School, Queensland Design Council and National Cultural Policy Reference Group and a member of advisory boards with a particular focus on education, journalism, innovation and culture.




Ashley Hay, Editor

Dr Ashley Hay is a former literary editor of The Bulletin, and a prize-winning author who has published three novels and four books of narrative non-fiction. Her work has won several awards, including the 2013 Colin Roderick Prize and the People’s Choice Award in the 2014 NSW Premier’s Prize. She has also been longlisted for the Miles Franklin and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and shortlisted for prizes including the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Kibble. In 2014, she edited the anthology Best Australian Science Writing.

Karen Hands




Karen Hands, Associate Publisher

Dr Karen Hands has worked as an arts manager at Queensland Writers Centre, Brisbane Powerhouse, and Queensland Theatre Company. She has a Master of Arts in Cultural Leadership and a PhD from Griffith University.




John Tague, Managing Editor

John Tague worked as a journalist for twenty-five years in London, contributing to the Independent on Sunday, BBC Radio Four, The Times Literary Supplement and the NME among many others. In Australia he worked for Australian Associated Press and the ABC before joining Griffith Review. John has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in English Literature and Language from the University of Leeds and an MA (Modern Literature: Studies in Fiction) from the University of East Anglia.





Jerath Head, Assistant Editor

Jerath Head is a writer and editor with more than seven years' experience across various projects and fields. His writing has been published in Kill Your Darlings, Overland online, Griffith Review, New Philosopher and Sydney Review of Books, and he was the co-editor of Griffith Review 56: Millennials Strike Back. Jerath also works as a research assistant for Griffith University’s Policy Innovation Hub. He has a Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) and is currently completing a Master of Writing, Editing and Publishing.





Lauren Mitchell, Editorial Assistant

Lauren Mitchell studied literature and journalism as an undergraduate at the University of Queensland and is now working towards a Master of Writing, Editing and Publishing, also at UQ.

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