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Kelly wins 2015 John Button Prize

Paul Kelly has won the 2015 John Button Prize for writing on policy and politics for his book Triumph and Demise (MUP).

Kelly’s book was selected for the $20,000 prize ahead of two other shortlisted titles: Power Failure (Philip Chubb, Black Inc.) and The Wife Drought (Annabel Crabb, Ebury).

The prize was presented at the Melbourne Writers Festival on 22 August as part of the John Button Oration. The judges described Triumph and Demise as a ‘well-informed and powerful account of recent politics by a skilled and experienced journalist who was deeply disappointed by the failure of the reform process in Australia’.

For more information about the award, visit the website here.


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