Ashley Hay appointed editor of the Griffith Review

Author, journalist and associate professor, Ashley Hay, has been appointed editor of quarterly title, Griffith Review.

Hay replaces founding editor Julianne Schultz, who will become publisher of the current affairs and culture journal after 15 years at the helm.

Hay will commence her new role in July

The publication, which has published by Griffith University since 2003, features essays, reportage, fiction and poetry.

Schultz said she had enjoyed seeing the title mature over the past 15 years, thanking Griffith University’s vice chancellor Ian O’Connor for his support.

“Starting a publication like this was an unusual activity for a university, but the impact of Griffith Review has repaid the investment many times over by enriching public life and providing opportunities for more than a thousand authors.

“Now it is time to bring on a new editor and for me to assist Ashley and the team by assuming the role of publisher. I will now pursue writing and research projects as Professor of media and culture in the Griffith Social and Cultural Research Centre, in the Arts Education and Law faculty at Griffith University,” Schultz said.

Hay said the new position was her “dream job”.

“Griffith Review has made such a major contribution to the writing and public affairs world over the past fifteen years. I welcome the opportunity to build on this tradition and ensure that the quarterly continues to thrive and adapt to changing circumstances and opportunities,” Hay said.

“This publication is needed more than ever as the media and publishing world changes – we need the stories, we need the background that comes from extended exploration of major issues, writers need the opportunity to publish, and readers to be introduced to new writers and ideas.”


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