The Monthly and Good Weekend writers Ben Naparstek and John van Tiggelen trade places

Trading places: Naparstek (left) and van Tiggelen

Journalists John van Tiggelen and have swapped publications.

Good Weekend writer van Tiggelen has joined The Monthly as editor, as The Monthly’s editor Naparstek is set to take the editorship of Good Weekend in February.

Van Tiggelen has written for Fairfax’s Good Weekend since 1999 and will join independent politics, society and culture title The Monthly – a title he has written before as a contributor – on 30 January.

Naparstek was unveiled as the new editor of Good Weekend in December, five months after the departure of previous editor Judith Whelan was announced.

Lauren Quaintance, managing editor of Fairfax Magazines, has been acting editor of Good Weekend during the search for a replacement for Whelan.

The Monthly publisher Morry Schwartz said: “John is one of this country’s leading longform journalists and literary stylists. Under his watch, I’m confident that The Monthly will continue to go from strength to strength as Australia’s premier magazine for fine writing and in-depth stories.”


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