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Pascall Prize Recipients

2014 RECIPIENT

2014 Pascall Prize Recipient - James Ley

James Ley

2014 Australian 'Critic Of The Year'

James Ley is the editor of the Sydney Review of Books. He has been a professional literary critic for almost two decades. His essays and reviews have appeared in many publications, including The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, Meanjin, Overland, Australian Book Review and the Times Literary Supplement.

He holds a PhD in literary studies from the University of Western Sydney and is the author of The Critic in the Modern World: Public Criticism from Samuel Johnson to James Wood (Bloomsbury, 2014).

James Ley's acceptance speech

2014 introduction speech by Kerryn Goldsworthy

James Ley's biography

2014 Judges' Report by Jane Caro, Kerryn Goldsworthy & Geordie Williamson


2014 MEDIA RELEASE

The Pascall Prize, Australia’s foremost award for critical writing, has this year been awarded to James Ley, editor of the Sydney Review of Books.

The $15,000 prize is awarded annually to a critic whose work has significantly contributed to the public appreciation, enjoyment and understanding of the arts. Work entered may relate to any aspect of the creative or performing arts, including so-called 'popular culture'.

Ley has written widely since the late 1990s. Reviewing for the Fairfax Press, News Limited, the Australian Book Review or his own blog, he has made a career from adapting more recondite critical positions to the weekend arts pages with their obligation to entertain as much as to inform.

Rea Francis, Director, Geraldine Pascall Foundation

2014 Pascall Prize Media Release

Past Recipients

2013 RECIPIENT

Dr Kerryn Goldsworthy

2012 RECIPIENT

James Bradley

2011 RECIPIENT

Geordie Williamson

2010 RECIPIENT

Mark Mordue

2009 RECIPIENT

Alison Croggon

2007 RECIPIENT

Paul Byrnes

2006 RECIPIENT

Robert Forster

2005 RECIPIENT

Gerard Windsor

2004 RECIPIENT

Peter Craven

2003 RECIPIENT

Julie Rigg

2002 RECIPIENT

Noel Purdon

2001 RECIPIENT

Elizabeth Farrelly

2000 RECIPIENT

Robert Nelson

1999 RECIPIENT

Andrew Riemer

1998 RECIPIENT

Andrew Ford

1997 RECIPIENT

Adrian Martin

1996 RECIPIENT

Bruce Elder

1995 RECIPIENT

John McCallum

1994 RECIPIENT

Sandra Hall

1993 RECIPIENT

Roger Covell & Cyrus Meher-Homji

1992 RECIPIENT

Alan Saunders

1991 RECIPIENT

Joanna Mendelssohn

1990 RECIPIENT

Marion Halligan

1988 RECIPIENT

David Malouf

Pascall Prize Galleries

Past Recipients

2013: 
Dr Kerryn Goldsworthy

2012: 
James Bradley

2011
Geordie Williamson

2010
Mark Mordue

2009
Alison Croggon

2007
Paul Byrnes

2006
Robert Forster

2005
Gerard Windsor

2004
Peter Craven

2003
Julie Rigg

2002
Noel Purdon

2001
Elizabeth Farrelly

2000
Robert Nelson

1999
Andrew Riemer

1998
Andrew Ford

1997
Adrian Martin

1996
Bruce Elder

1995
John McCallum

1994
Sandra Hall

1993
Roger Covell & Cyrus Meher-Homji

1992
Alan Saunders

1991
Joanna Mendelssohn

1990
Marion Halligan

1988
David Malouf

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James Ley
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