The National Biography Award is Australia’s richest prize for biographical and memoir writing. Established in 1996, the Award promotes public interest in the art of biography and autobiography genres.
Join us for a special champagne breakfast where we will celebrate this prestigious Award in style. Caroline Baum will lead a panel discussion with this year's shortlisted authors before we announce the winner of this $25,000 prize.
Breakfast will be served from 8am.
The shortlisted works are:
Do Oysters Get Bored? A Curious Life by Rozanna Lilley (UWA Publishing)
Miss Ex-Yugoslavia by Sofija Stefanovic (Penguin Random House Australia)
No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison by Behrouz Boochani, translated by Omid Tofighian (Picador Australia)
One Hundred Years of Dirt by Rick Morton (Melbourne University Press
The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in Death, Decay & Disaster by Sarah Krasnostein (Text Publishing)
The Wasp and the Orchid: The Remarkable Life of Australian Naturalist Edith Coleman by Danielle Clode (Picador Australia)
The National Biography Award is supported by the Nelson Meers Foundation.