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Dr Jan Zwar


Dr Jan Zwar worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow on the Australian Research Council project ‘The Australian book industry: Authors, publishers and readers in a time of change’ led by Professor David Throsby, with sub-projects including national surveys of Australian authors and readers, and a study of Australian innovative book publishers. In 2015 she served as a member of the judging panel for the business stream of the Australian Book Industry Awards. Dr Zwar’s research into the Australian book industry is an ongoing area of personal interest, conducted in addition to her role as Faculty Research Manager, Faculty of Arts at Macquarie University, where she supports the contribution of books and ideas to Australia’s social, cultural and intellectual life in other ways. Her research findings have been covered by major media outlets including the Australian Financial Review, The Australian, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald and The Guardian and ABC radio.