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Griffith Review is a quarterly literary journal. Every edition explores a different theme, bringing together long-form critical and analytical non-fiction and creative writing from the finest emerging and established writers from Australia and overseas.

We publish four print editions a year alongside a suite of regular online content.



Professor Scott Harrison


Dr Carody Culver

Managing Editor

John Tague

Senior Editor

Margot Lloyd

General Manager

Katie Woods

Business Administration Coordinator

Esha Buch


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Griffith Review was established in 2003 as an initiative of Griffith University. It was intended to provide a platform for new writing, to provide a bridge between specialists’ expertise and readers’ curiosity, and to counter rapidly shrinking media opportunities by exploring complex issues through excellent writing. Founded by Julianne Schultz AM FAHA and Griffith University’s then vice chancellor, Glyn Davis AC FASSA, the first edition, Insecurity in the New World Order, included work by Geraldine Doogue, John Birmingham, Frank Moorhouse and MTC Cronin. The second edition, Dreams of Land, featured work by Matthew Condon, Noel Pearson and Ramona Koval and provided one of the first publishing opportunities for Melissa Lucashenko, establishing what has become a key feature of the journal: publishing established and emerging writers side by side and providing important opportunities for writers to develop their craft. 

 The journal has been exclusively led by women editors: Julianne Schultz (2003–18), Ashley Hay (2018–22) and Carody Culver (2022–present). 

Founding patron

Margaret Mittelhauser (25 July 1931 – 27 December 2013) was the first woman to be registered as a stockbroker in Australia and was one of the first female stockbrokers in the world. Over her extraordinary fifty-year career, she conducted business across the globe and became a role model for women in the finance industry. She also made many significant contributions to arts and charitable institutions, including the Queensland Art Gallery and the Australian Federation of University Women, and was a great supporter of Griffith Review.

In 1996, Margaret was made a member of the Order of Australia for her service to the finance industry and to the community. She received the honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Queensland and in 2003 was awarded the Centenary Medal for distinguished service to business and commerce. In 2006, Griffith University awarded her the honorary degree of Doctor of the University.

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