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Book industry figures among 2018 Australia Day honours recipients

A number of book industry figures have been recognised in the annual Australia Day honours.

Janet McCalman was made Companion (AC) in the General Division of the Order of Australia, for ‘eminent service to education’, including her work as an author. McCalman has received a number of awards for her nonfiction titles, including the Ernest Scott Prize and the Victorian Premier’s Award for Australian Studies for Struggletown: Public and Private Life in Richmond 1900-1965 (MUP), the Age Nonfiction Book of the Year Award for Journeyings: The Biography of a Middle-class Generation 1920-1990 (MUP), and the New South Wales Premier’s History Award for Sex and Suffering: Women’s Health and a Women’s Hospital (MUP).

Marilyn Lake was made Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) for ‘distinguished service to higher education’, including her work as an author. Lake received the Prime Minister’s Prize for Nonfiction in 2009 for Drawing the Global Colour Line (MUP).

Among those made Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia were Arthur Charles, ‘for significant service to the primary industry sector through roles with agricultural societies, as a children’s author, and to the community’; Leah Mann, ‘for significant service to community welfare and youth organisations, to library services and programs, and to public administration’; and Michael Morcombe, for ‘significant service to conservation and the environment in the fields of natural history and ornithology as a photographer, illustrator, and author’.

To see the full list of Australia Day honours, click here.

Image: Janet McCalman

 

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