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Editor, Australian Book Review, Flinders University

Peter Rose – poet, memoirist, novelist – has been Editor of Australian Book Review since 2001. In this capacity he has been Editor and Writer in Residence at Flinders University since 2005.

After studying at Monash University he became a bookseller and later moved into publishing. Throughout the 1990s he was the publisher at Oxford University Press Australia, in Melbourne. During this time he published about 250 general, academic and reference works.

Rose is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Crimson Crop (UWAP, 2012). In 2001 he published a family memoir, Rose Boys (Allen & Unwin), which won the National Biography Award in 2003. He has also published two novels, including Roddy Parr (Fourth Estate, 2010). He has edited two poetry anthologies for Black Inc.

His reviews, essays and poetry appear in a range of publications and anthologies.


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    Editor, Australian Book Review, Flinders University