Inside the Australian and New Zealand book industry

Image. Advertisement:

John Button Prize 2014 longlist announced

The longlist for the 2014 John Button Prize for writing on policy and politics has been announced.

The longlisted titles are:

  • Hearts & Minds: A Blueprint for Modern Labor (Chris Bowen, MUP)
  • Anzac’s Long Shadow (James Brown, Black Inc.)
  • Diary of a Foreign Minister (Bob Carr, NewSouth)
  • Dangerous Allies (Malcolm Fraser, with Cain Roberts, MUP)
  • Quarterly Essay 50, Unfinished Business: Sex, Freedom and Misogyny (Anna Goldsworthy, Black Inc.)
  • End of the Road (Gideon Haigh, Penguin)
  • Why We Argue about Climate Change (Eric Knight, Black Inc.)
  • Battlers and Billionaires: The Story of Inequality in Australia (Andrew Leigh, Black Inc.)
  • The Reef: A Passionate History (Iain McCalman, Penguin)
  • Quarterly Essay 53, That Sinking Feeling: Asylum Seekers and the Search for the Indonesian Solution (Paul Toohey, Black Inc.).


The winner of the $20,000 prize will be announced on 23 August during the Melbourne Writers Festival.

Last year’s prize was awarded to David Marr’s Quarterly Essay 47, Political Animal: The Making of Tony Abbott (Black Inc.).

For more information about the award, click here.



Category: Local news