National Biography Award Entries for the 2020 National Biography Award are now open. Entries close Wednesday 12 February 2020. Nomination Form and Guidelines About the Award 2020 National Biography Award Judges 2019 Winner and Shortlist No Friend But The Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison by Behrouz Boochani translated by Omid Tofighian Do Oysters Get Bored? A curious life by Rozanna Lilley Miss Ex-Yugoslavia by Sofija Stefanovic One Hundred Years Of Dirt by Rick Morton The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in Death, Decay & Disaster by Sarah Krasnostein The Wasp And The Orchid: The Remarkable Life of Australian Naturalist Edith Coleman by Danielle Clode Past Winners 2018 - National Biography Award Listen to the 2018 Events 2017 - National Biography Award 2016 - National Biography Award 2015 - National Biography award 2014 - National Biography Award National Biography Award Past Winners Other pages that might be useful Plan your visit Everything you need to know to plan your day at the Library. About the Library Discover the history, services and the people that make up the NSW State Library Sir William Dixson Collection The Dixson collection is one of world's most extensive Australiana collections, made up of books, relics and fascinating curios Related content About the NSW Premier's Literary Awards NSW Premier's Literary Awards categories About the NSW Premier's History Awards The NSW Premier's History awards were started in 1997 to encourage achievements and research in Australian history.