Shortlist for 2021 National Biography Award announced
The State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW) has announced the shortlist for the 2021 National Biography Award.
The shortlisted works are:
- The Lotus Eaters (Emily Clements, Hardie Grant)
- One Bright Moon (Andrew Kwong, HarperCollins)
- Max (Alex Miller, A&U)
- Truganini: Journey through the apocalypse (Cassandra Pybus, A&U)
- Tell Me Why (Archie Roach, S&S)
- Penny Wong: Passion and principle (Margaret Simons, Black Inc.).
This year’s award was judged by Suzanne Falkiner, Rick Morton and Mandy Sayer, who also highly commended the following titles:
- The Shelf Life of Zora Cross (Cathy Perkins, Monash University Publishing)
- Into the Suburbs: A migrant’s story (Christopher Raja, UQP)
- Lowitja (Stuart Rintoul, A&U).
Each shortlisted author receives $2000. The winner, to be announced on 26 August, receives $25,000. In addition, the $5000 Michael Crouch AC Award will be awarded to the best debut biography or memoir.
The winner of the 2020 award was Patrick Mullins for Tiberius with a Telephone: The life and stories of William McMahon (Scribe).
For more information about the award, visit the SLNSW website here.