Shortlist announced for National Biography Award 2017
The State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW) has announced the shortlist for the $25,000 National Biography Award.
The shortlisted works are:
- The Unknown Judith Wright (Georgina Arnott, UWA Publishing)
- Mick: A Life of Randolph Stow (Suzanne Falkiner, UWA Publishing)
- Position Doubtful: Mapping Landscapes and Memories (Kim Mahood, Scribe)
- Evatt: A Life (John Murphy, NewSouth Publishing)
- The Long Goodbye (P J Parker, Hardie Grant Books)
- Before Rupert: Keith Murdoch and the Birth of a Dynasty (Tom D C Roberts, UQP)
The shortlist was chosen from 71 entries. The winner will be announced on 31 July.
Judging panel chair Peter Cochrane said the judges were ‘dazzled by the quality and range of entries, confirming that biography is alive and well in Australia and the genre is thriving’.
For more information about the award, visit the SLNSW website here.
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