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Morag Fraser


Morag Fraser is a writer, newspaper columnist, and one of Australia’s most experienced literary commentators. From 1991–2003 she was the editor of Eureka Street magazine, and from 2003-2009 adjunct professor in Humanities and Social Sciences at La Trobe University.

Fraser’s books and essays range across a wide range of subjects, from higher education to gardening, politics and theology.

She was a judge of the Miles Franklin Literary Award from 2005 to 2011, and is currently chair of Australian Book Review, of the John Button Prize judging panel, and of Victoria’s oldest artists’ colony, Montsalvat. From 2009–2011, she was judge of the Mildura Festival’s Philip Hodgins Memorial Prize.

In 2004, she was made a Member of the Order of Australia, for services to journalism.

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