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Davis wins Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction 

14 November 2012

Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest by Wade Davis (Bodley Head) has won the £20,000 (A$30,400) Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction. Judges said the...

Savage wins Canada’s richest nonfiction prize 

14 November 2012

A Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory from a Prairie Landscape (Candace Savage, Greystone Books) has won the C$60,000 (A$57,400) Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, Canada’s richest award for...

Walkley Book Award 2012 longlist announced

19 October 2012

The longlist for the 2012 Walkley Book Award has been announced. The longlisted titles are: Broadcast Wars: The Money, the Ego, the Power Behind Your Remote Control (Michael Bodey, Hachette) Mine-Field: The...

Samuel Johnson Prize 2012 longlist announced

19 September 2012

The longlist for this year’s Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction has been announced in the UK. The longlisted titles are: Behind the Beautiful Forevers (Katherine Boo, Scribe) One on One...

‘Man-Made World’ wins 2012 John Button Prize

3 September 2012

Andrew Charlton’s Quarterly Essay 44, Man-Made World: Choosing Between Progress and Planet (Black Inc.), has won this year’s John Button Prize for writing on policy and politics. Charlton, who receives...

Harper launches digital publishing business

29 August 2012

Journalist and editor Charlotte Harper has launched a new digital-first publishing business called Editia. Editia (pronounced ‘edeesha’) will focus on works of long-form journalism and short nonfiction between 10,000 and...

RMIT to host 2012 NonfictionNow conference 

11 July 2012

Melbourne’s RMIT University will host this year’s NonfictionNow conference in November as a result of a partnership between the university’s school of media and communications and the nonfiction writing program...

Interview with Benjamin Law on ‘Gaysia’ 

15 June 2012

Benjamin Law tells Andrew Wrathall about his new book of adventure gonzo-ish journalism, which explores queer culture in Asia. (See our review here.) While some dry academic books have been...

Alice Springs (Eleanor Hogan, NewSouth) 

13 June 2012

This is no grey nomad’s guide to the red centre. In NewSouth’s latest city book, author Eleanor Hogan writes about her experiences living and working in the Aboriginal health services...

Shelf talk: Talking points 

13 June 2012

Piracy is a hot topic in the publishing industry, especially when it comes to ebooks. US writer Chris Ruen looks at the history, meaning and implications of downloading unlicensed digital...

Shelf talk: Memorable memoirs 

13 June 2012

High Court Justice Michael Kirby is no stranger to the public spotlight. Although he’s only recently published his own story, he’s also the subject of a new biography, Michael Kirby:...