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CHASS Australia Prize 2016 longlist announced

The Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) has announced the 2016 Australia Book Prize longlist.

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 longlisted titles are:

  • The Story of Australias People Volume 1: The Rise and Fall of Ancient Australia (Geoffrey Blainey, Viking)
  • The Eighties: The Decade That Transformed Australia (Frank Bongiorno, Black Inc.)
  • Thea Astley: Inventing Her Own Weather (Karen Lamb, UQP)
  • Australia’s Boldest Experiment: War and Reconstruction in the 1940s (Stuart Macintyre, NewSouth)
  • Illicit Love: Interracial Sex & Marriage in the United States & Australia (Ann McGrath, University of Nebraska Press)
  • Across the Seas: Australia’s Response to Refugees: A History (Klaus Neumann, Black Inc.)
  • Mannix (Brenda Niall, Text)
  • Sex, Soldiers and the South Pacific 1939-45 (Yorick Small, Palgrave Macmillan).

The winner will be announced at the CHASS Australia Prizes Dinner at RMIT University on 20 October.

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


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