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Walkley Book Award longlist announced

The longlist for the Walkley Book Award has been announced. The longlisted works are:

  • The Great Dead Body Teachers (Jackie Dent, Ultimo Press)
  • Ghosts of the Orphanage (Christine Kenneally, Hachette Australia)
  • The Palestine Laboratory: How Israel exports the technology of occupation around the world (Antony Loewenstein, Scribe)
  • Flawed Hero: Truth, lies and war crimes (Chris Masters, A&U)
  • Crossing the Line (Nick McKenzie, Hachette Australia)
  • Hard Labour: Wage theft in the age of inequality, (Ben Schneiders, Scribe)
  • Man-Made: How the bias of the past is being built into the future (Tracey Spicer S&S)
  • Political Lives (Chris Wallace, NewSouth)
  • Tell No One (Brendan Watkins, A&U).

Several journalists and cartoonists have decided not to enter or have withdrawn their entries for this year’s Walkley Awards in protest at the awards’ sponsorship by fossil fuel company Ampol.

The shortlist will be announced 2 November. More information is on the Walkley Awards website here.


Category: Awards Local news