|Alma mater||University of Melbourne|
|Genre||Literary criticism, cultural studies|
|Relatives||Greg Craven (brother)|
Life and career edit
While enrolled for a Master of Arts at the University of Melbourne, Craven met Michael Heyward with whom he founded Scripsi, a literary magazine which was published from 1981 to 1994. Craven has written for The Age, The Australian and the Australian Literary Review. His work has also appeared in Oxford Guide to Contemporary Writing, the Times Literary Supplement and London Review of Books.
Craven has been described as both a "literary hack" and "one of the most prolific, erudite and opinionated voices in Australian literary circles". In 2004 he was awarded the Pascall Prize for Australian Critic of the Year.
Essays, reporting and other contributions edit
- Susan Wyndham (20 July 2002). "Nothing if not critical". The Age. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
- "ABC News – Peter Craven". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
- "Contributor: Peter Craven". Griffith Review.
- "The Wheeler Centre – Peter Craven". Wheeler Centre. Retrieved 26 September 2014.