One Day I'll Remember This: Diaries 1987-1995

2022 - Shortlisted


Judges' Comments 

This second volume of Helen Garner’s diaries traces the flowering of a new and mysterious relationship with a serious and deeply committed male writer, who is married. Threaded into the author’s preoccupations are her experiences with screenwriting, her changing relationship with her daughter, and the seeds of what would turn out to be one of her most controversial books, The First Stone. Written in Garner’s inimitably elegant style, the work builds considerably on her first volume.



About the Author

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Helen Garner writes novels, stories, screenplays and works of non-fiction. In 2006 she received the inaugural Melbourne Prize for Literature, and in 2016 she won the prestigious Windham–Campbell Literature Prize for non-fiction and the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award. In 2019 she was honoured with the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. Her books include Monkey Grip, The Children’s Bach, Cosmo Cosmolino, The Spare Room, The First Stone, This House of Grief, Everywhere I Look and Yellow Notebook.