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John Button Prize 2014 shortlist announced

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

The shortlisted titles are:

  • Anzac’s Long Shadow (James Brown, Black Inc.)
  • Dangerous Allies (Malcolm Fraser, with Cain Roberts, MUP)
  • End of the Road (Gideon Haigh, Penguin)
  • Battlers and Billionaires: The Story of Inequality in Australia (Andrew Leigh, Black Inc.).


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

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, visit the website here.



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