CRITICISM AND ESSAYS
Alison Croggon is one of Australia’s most prominent and respected performance arts critics. She was named the 2009 Geraldine Pascall Critic of the Year and the Guardian cited her as a "must-read" critic, along with luminaries such as Pauline Kael, Susan Sontag and James Wood.
In 2018 she co-founded the performance criticism website Witness Performance with Robert Reid.
From 2004-12 she kept the influential theatre review blog Theatre Notes. She has reviewed for ABC Arts Online from 2013-15. She was Melbourne theatre critic for the national daily newspaper, The Australian, until 2010, and Melbourne critic for the national weekly news magazine The Bulletin from 1989-1992. In 2009, she was named Geraldine Pascall Critic of the Year. She has written reviews and essays for many newspapers and literary magazines, including The Age, The Guardian, ABC Radio National, Meanjin, Australian Book Review, Quadrant and Agenda, and she writes a regular column for Overland Literary Journal.