Meanjin editor Jonathan Green has announced that the December 2022 edition of the literary journal will be his last.
Green, who has held the position since 2015, is the 11th editor in the magazine’s 81-year history.
“It has been a great privilege to edit a publication so intrinsic to the history of postcolonial ideas and the literary culture of this country,” said Green. “This is a time when an elevated and curious public conversation is more important than ever. I would like to think that the Meanjin the editions I produced supported this public culture. I would like to thank the hundreds of Australian writers who trusted me with their words and ideas. Why go there now? For me, it’s time. I’m happy with what I’ve done, but I’m also looking forward to the magazine getting the boost of life that new editorial management can bring.
Meanjin is published Melbourne University Publishing (MUP). MUP CEO Nathan Hollier praised Green for “an outstanding job as editor”.
“Under his editorial direction, the magazine has been a key site for the discussion of the most important issues in Australian society and culture and has maintained the highest standards of literary quality. Jonathan was also a valued colleague and will be missed. We wish him good luck in his next projects.
A statement of Meanjin said a new editor would start in the last quarter of 2022, with the role to be announced “in the coming weeks”.
Photo: Jonathan Green by Peter Giafis.
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