y Australian Author periodical  
Date: 1969-1971
Date: 1971-1974
Date: 1974-1975
Date: Oct 1975
Date: 1976-1977
Date: Jul 1976
Date: Apr 1976
Date: Jan 1976
Date: 1977-1981
Date: 1981-1985
Date: 1985-1990
Date: 1990-1995
Date: 1996-1999
Date: 1999-2003
Date: 2005-2009
Date: 2010-
Issue Details: First known date: 1969; Latest issue indexed: 2016 1969
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y Australian Author vol. 48 no. 1 June 2016 9695619 2016 periodical issue
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y Australian Author vol. 45 no. 2 December 2013 6942273 2013 periodical issue

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

In 1962, Walter Stone, President of the New South Wales branch of the Fellowship of Australian Writers, suggested the need for a new writers' professional organization. Despite some opposition from other Fellowship branches, the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) was established in June 1963 to protect the rights of authors and illustrators. The following year the ASA established Broadside, a broadsheet to distribute literary news to members. In 1969 the broadsheet was superseded by the quarterly magazine Australian Author.

Described by one its editors as the 'business voice for the writer making money', Australian Author publishes articles on issues such as copyright, digital media, business tax, editing and publishing. Many prominent Australian writers have contributed to the magazine over the years. Early issues included contributions from Thomas Keneally, A. D. Hope, Harry Heseltine, Charmian Clift and Frank Hardy. Recent contributors have included Frank Moorhouse, Kate Grenville, Drusilla Modjeska and Lynne Spender.

Notes

  • Continues Broadside
  • FREQUENCY: Quarterly
  • RANGE: 1969-
  • PRICE: 40cents (1969-1970); fifty cents (1970-1978); eighty cents (1978-1979); $1 (1979-1981); $1.50 (1981-1983); $2 (1983-1985); $2.50 (1985-1987); $3 (1987-1989); $4 (1989-1990); $4.95 (1990-1996); $6.95 (1996-2002)

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Works about this Work

Undercover Susan Wyndham , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22-23 April 2006; (p. 30)
A column canvassing current literary news including the re-vamping of Australian Author and the overseas reception of Marcus Zusak's The Book Thief.
Editorial : Open Debate is Critical Issue Anne Deveson , 1997 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Author , Summer vol. 29 no. 3 1997; (p. 4)
Shelf Life Jane Sullivan , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 11 August 1990; (p. 9)
y Riding the Elephant Nancy Keesing , Sydney : Allen and Unwin , 1988 Z387947 1988 single work autobiography
25 Years Ago... W. F. Larkins , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Author , July vol. 20 no. 2 1988; (p. 33-34)
Undercover Susan Wyndham , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22-23 April 2006; (p. 30)
A column canvassing current literary news including the re-vamping of Australian Author and the overseas reception of Marcus Zusak's The Book Thief.
Editorial : Open Debate is Critical Issue Anne Deveson , 1997 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Author , Summer vol. 29 no. 3 1997; (p. 4)
Shelf Life Jane Sullivan , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 11 August 1990; (p. 9)
y Riding the Elephant Nancy Keesing , Sydney : Allen and Unwin , 1988 Z387947 1988 single work autobiography
25 Years Ago... W. F. Larkins , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Author , July vol. 20 no. 2 1988; (p. 33-34)

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ISSN: 0045-026X
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