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Peter Rose Peter Rose i(A33440 works by) (a.k.a. Peter John Rose)
Born: Established: 1955 Wangaratta, Wangaratta area, North East Victoria, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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1 y separately published work icon Journal of a Pandemic Year Peter Rose , Southbank : Australian Book Review, Inc. , 2022 24277417 2022 single work podcast

'For his sins, Peter Rose has always kept a diary. Over the years, ABR has occasionally published extracts, which have tended to consist of annual highlights laced with gossip and humour. The 2021 instalment is rather different in tone. The lockdowns occasioned by the pandemic also coincided with a marked deterioration in the health of his mother, who moved into aged care in March last year. 

'In this episode of the ABR podcast, Rose reads diary extracts from January until June (July to December will follow in a subsequent episode), documenting the anguish and impotence that go with being a carer under lockdown – as well as the volatile unconscious life of these feelings. Mordant and moving in equal measure, this selection offers a glimpse into both the waking life of an editor and his dreaming one.' (Production summary)

1 y separately published work icon Peter Rose Reads from His ‘Editor’s Diary’ (July to December) Peter Rose , Southbank : Australian Book Review, Inc. , 2022 24277314 2022 single work podcast

'In this special episode of The ABR Podcast, Peter Rose reads the second and concluding instalment of his 2021 diary, taking us from July to December. These entries continue his chronicle of life under rolling lockdowns – not only for himself, but also for his mother, Elsie, who had moved into aged care earlier that year because of her declining health. Against the arrhythmic schedule of closures and prohibitions, faint tracings of the pre-pandemical world appear: birthday celebrations, an English batting collapse, email trouble, a high five. Written under a cloud of personal and collective uncertainty, these diaries record a son’s observance of his mother’s last days. Elsie Rose died at the age of ninety-five on 15 March 2022.' (Production summary)

1 y separately published work icon Lisa Gorton on Helen Garner's Third Volume of Diaries Lisa Gorton , Peter Rose (presenter), 2022 23749093 2022 single work podcast

'‘I would like to write about dominance, revulsion, separation, the horrible struggles between people who love each other,’ wrote Helen Garner, foreshadowing How to End a Story, the final instalment of her published diaries, following Yellow Notebook (2019) and One Day I’ll Remember This (2020). While the first two volumes spanned eight years apiece, How to End a Story spans only three. Starting in 1995, shortly after the release of Garner’s The First Stone, it details the dissolution of her marriage to another writer, V. As Lisa Gorton notes, this volume differs from its precursors both in tone and focus: ‘This one is as compelling as a detective story. This one is edited with the sense of an ending.’ (Production summary)

1 y separately published work icon An Interview with Paul Kildea : On Musica Viva, Benjamin Britten, and More Peter Rose (presenter), Southbank : Australian Book Review, Inc. , 2021 23440436 2021 single work podcast

'Paul Kildea is a man of many parts – author, musician, new artistic director of Musica Viva – and a regular contributor to ABR. In this week’s podcast, he talks to Peter Rose about the challenges of programming Musica Viva’s season during a pandemic and about Benjamin Britten, whose opera A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a highlight of the 2021 Adelaide Festival. Paul Kildea – who will conduct the opera – is the author of a biography of Britten.' (Production summary)

1 y separately published work icon The Porter Prize Shortlist : Listen to the Poets Read and Introduce Their Poems Peter Rose (presenter), Southbank : Australian Book Review, Inc. , 2021 23440230 2021 single work podcast 'The Peter Porter Poetry Prize, now in its seventeenth year and worth a total of $10,000, this year attracted more than 1300 entries from 33 different countries. It’s our pleasure now to present the five shortlisted poets, who introduce and read their shortlisted poems.' 

(Production summary)

1 Rushmore Rescue i "In my dream Ronald Regan", Peter Rose , 2021 single work poetry
— Appears in: Island , no. 162 2021; (p. 88)
1 The Circuiteers i "Day flicks its cards, laconic.", Peter Rose , 2021 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 431 2021; (p. 11)
1 y separately published work icon Books of the Year Peter Rose (presenter), Southbank : Australian Book Review, Inc. , 2020 23440064 2020 single work podcast

'In today's episode, Peter Rose talks to writers Beejay Silcox and Billy Griffiths about what they’ve been reading during this tumultuous year. They also speculate about some highlights of 2021. For those looking for a more extensive listing of this year's finest works, our Books of the Year features more than 30 different ABR critics nominating their favourite releases.' (Production summary)

1 y separately published work icon Surviving the Pandemic : Robyn Archer on Living in the Time of Covid-19 Robyn Archer , Peter Rose (presenter), Southbank : Australian Book Review, Inc. , 2020 20181015 2020 single work podcast essay

'Peter Rose – before introducing this week’s ABR Podcast guest – updates readers on ABR’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the Australia Council’s inexplicable decision not to fund ABR in 2021–24.

'Then Robyn Archer – renowned performer and ABR Laureate – currently hunkering down in Melbourne, reflects on how people are surviving and what Australia might look like when it emerges from this crisis.' (Introduction)

1 Thinking in Headlines Peter Rose , 2020 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 424 2020; (p. 21)

'What we read at difficult times in our lives – plague, insurrection, divorce, major root canal work, etc. – is always telling. Carlyle, miserable and unwell at Kirkcaldy, read the whole of Gibbon straight through – twelve volumes in twelve days – with a kind of horrified fascination. I recall one friend who, at a time of ineffable tension, calmly read Les Misérables, one thousand pages long, in a single week. (I would have been incapable of reading a tabloid.) Another time, lovelorn in Siena, I stayed in my ghastly hotel room and read The Aunt’s Story right through while the handsome Sienese sunned themselves in the companionable Campo.'  (Introduction)

1 Plastic Nights i "I’m lurking at home and thinking of Ashbery,", Peter Rose , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: Meanjin , June vol. 79 no. 2 2020; (p. 45)
1 'Come, Memory' i "I think of you now for the first time", Peter Rose , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 420 2020;
1 Advances : Literary News Peter Rose , 2020 single work obituary (for Ian Donaldson )
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 420 2020;
1 Coronavirus and Australian Book Review Peter Rose , 2020 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 420 2020;

'After a summer of bushfires across the nation and phenomenal loss and destruction, Australia – like the rest of world – now faces a health crisis of fearsome scope. As we go to press (earlier than planned because of present uncertainties), the scale of the threat, unprecedented in our times, is becoming stark.' (Introduction)

1 y separately published work icon Helen Garner's Diaries The ABR Podcast : Episode 3 Peter Rose (presenter), Southbank : Australian Book Review, Inc. , 2020 18599240 2020 single work podcast review
— Review of Yellow Notebook : Diaries Volume I, 1978-1986 Helen Garner , 2019 single work diary

'ABR Editor Peter Rose reviews Yellow Notebook, the first volume of the diaries by Helen Garner, a most anticipated book. [Peter] delves into Garner's own private musings, the diaries she kept during the pivotal years of her writing life.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon The Peter Porter Poetry Prize : Shortlisted Poets Read Their Poems The ABR Podcast : Episode 2 Peter Rose (presenter), Southbank : Australian Book Review, Inc. , 2020 18599117 2020 single work podcast The shortlisted poets for the 2020 Peter Porter Poetry Prize – Lachlan Brown, Claire G. Coleman, Ross Gillett, A. Frances Johnson, and Julie Manning – read their shortlisted poems.
1 y separately published work icon The ABR Podcast Peter Rose (presenter), 2020- Southbank : Australian Book Review, Inc. , 2020- 18599027 2020 series - publisher podcast The ABR Podcast is produced by ABR (Australian Book Review). The podcast features book reviews, poetry, fiction, interviews and commentary.
1 Clive James in ABR Peter Rose , 2020 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January / February no. 418 2020; (p. 1)

'Much has been written about Clive James since his death from leukaemia on November 24. He was, of course, one of the last polymaths, with a range of skills and accomplishments that made him famous in Australia (where he was born in 1939) and the United Kingdom, where he lived from 1961 to his death. Novelist, satirist, memoirist, poet, broadcaster, lyricist, reviewer, paradoxer, essayist par excellence: what didn’t he do in print, on air, on stage?' (Introduction)

1 'To Stand the Blows' : The Flexile Diaries of Helen Garner Peter Rose , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 417 2019; (p. 10-13)

— Review of Yellow Notebook : Diaries Volume I, 1978-1986 Helen Garner , 2019 single work diary
'Anyone who keeps a diary day in, day out for decades knows why Helen Garner, a few years ago, destroyed her early ones, deeming them boring and self-obsessed. Incineration has a long, proud history: think of Henry James, late in life, at his incinerator in Rye, burning all his letters and private papers – that lamentable blaze. The sheer misery and tedium of our early journals can be dejecting. ‘What is the point of this diary?’ Garner asks herself in 1981. ‘There is always something deeper, that I don’t write, even when I think I’m saying everything.’' (Introduction)
1 'Tinted by My Face, Cruciated by by Hyphen' Peter Rose , 2019 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 411 2019; (p. 12-13)

'For more than a decade the world has waited, patiently or disbelievingly, for a second book from Nam Le, author of The Boat (2008), a collection of seven tales that won the young Australian author acclaim throughout the world. Finally, it has arrived. A book-length essay running to about 15,000 words, it may not be what the ravenous world had in mind, but it is seriously interesting – interestingly interesting one might almost say. The volume appears in Black Inc.’s neat little Writers on Writers series, with its owlish photographs of authors and subjects: author on top, subject below. Until now there were four in the series, including Christos Tsiolkas on Patrick White, and Ceridwen Dovey on J.M. Coetzee. (Michelle de Kretser on Shirley Hazzard, due later this year, promises to be a notable pairing.)'  (Introduction)

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