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Peter Craven (literary critic)

Peter Craven is an Australian literary critic and cultural studies writer.[1] Craven has written for The Age, The Australian and the Australian Literary Review.[2] His work has also appeared in Oxford Guide to Contemporary Writing, the Times Literary Supplement and London Review of Books.[3]

Craven has been described as both a "literary hack" and "one of the most prolific, erudite and opinionated voices in Australian literary circles".[4] In 2004 he was awarded the Pascall Prize for Australian Critic of the Year.

While enrolled in a Masters of Arts at the University of Melbourne Craven met Michael Heyward with whom he founded Scripsi, a literary magazine which ran from 1981 to 1994.[3]


Essays, reporting and other contributionsEdit

  • Craven, Peter (March 2003). "Introduction". Quarterly Essay. 9: iii–vii.