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CHASS Australia Book Prize 2015 shortlist announced

The Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) has announced the 2015 Australia Book Prize shortlist. The prize, worth $3500, is part of the CHASS Australia Prizes program, which aims to draw international attention to Australia’s achievements in the humanities, arts and social sciences.

The shortlisted titles are Alan Atkinson’s The Europeans in Australia: Volume Three: Nation (NewSouth Publishing), Carolyn Holbrook’s ANZAC: The Unauthorised Biography (NewSouth) and Tim Low’s Where Song Began (Viking).

The titles were chosen from 94 entries and from a longlist of eight that included: An Unsentimental Bloke (Philip Butterss, Wakefield Press), The Spy Catchers: The Official History of ASIO 1949-1963 (David Horner, A&U), Dark Emu: Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident (Bruce Pascoe, Magabala) and The Bush (Don Watson, Hamish Hamilton).

The winner will be announced at the CHASS Australia Prizes Dinner at the University of Melbourne on 15 October.

For more information about the CHASS Australian Prizes program, click here


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