Jennifer Lindsay receives Australian Book Review Patrons' Fellowship
Jennifer Lindsay has been chosen as the fourth ABR Patrons' Fellow. This Asian-themed Fellowship is funded by ABR’s Patrons but is part of ABR’s new Asian project, which Copyright Agency is generously supporting through its Cultural Fund.
Dr Lindsay was chosen from a strong field. In this round we sought proposals for feature articles with an Asian focus. Jennifer Lindsay – who is currently spending several months in Indonesia – will write a profile of the Indonesian writer Goenawan Mohamad – activist, journalist, editor, essayist, poet, commentator, theatre director, and playwright – whose essays she has been translating for two decades. The profile will focus on the man and his work, but will also give readers an understanding of the context in which Goenawan Mohamad writes and of the complexities of Indonesia.
Jennifer Lindsay alternates between Sydney and Indonesia, and is affiliated with the School of Culture, History and Language at the Australian National University. She was Cultural Counsellor at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta from 1989–92, and has edited, translated, and contributed essays to many volumes.
Each ABR Patrons’ Fellowship is worth $5000. Funded by ABR’s generous Patrons, the Fellowship program is intended to reward outstanding Australian writers and to advance the magazine’s commitment to critical debate and literary values. ABR will offer three or four such Fellowships each year, one of which will be Asian-themed.
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