Island is one of Australia’s leading literary magazines, a print-only quarterly of ideas, writing and culture.
Based in Hobart, Tasmania, Island has been evolving within Australia’s media ecology for the past 35 years.
It began life as The Tasmanian Review in 1979, but after only five issues it changed its name to Island Magazine,
reflecting its national scope — because Australia is an island, too, you know?
Island is a non-profit arts organisation with a volunteer board.
Operations / Marketing Manager
Kate Harrison lives in Hobart, TAS.
She is the Marketing Manager for the Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival.
Vern Field lives in Hobart, TAS.
She is a freelance editor, proofreader and writer.
Geordie Williamson lives in the Blue Mountains, NSW.
He is an author, Picador Publisher and former Chief Literary Critic for The Australian.
Art Features Editor
Judith Abell lives in Hobart, TAS.
She is a freelance artist, designer and writer.
Anica Boulanger-Mashberg lives in Hobart, TAS.
She is a freelance writer and editor who works in a bookshop in her free time.
Sarah Holland-Batt lives in Brisbane, QLD.
She is a poet and teaches creative writing at Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
India Breen lives in Brisbane, QLD.
She is undertaking a Master of Fine Arts (Research) in Poetics at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).