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National Biography Award 2018 shortlist announced

9 July 2018

Six compelling personal stories have been shortlisted for the $25,000 National Biography Award 2018, the State Library of NSW announced today at a special event.  

The shortlisted works are:

  • Songs of a War Boy by Deng Thiak Adut with Ben Mckelvey (Hachette Australia)
  • Paul Keating: The Big-Picture Leader by Troy Bramston (Scribe Publications)
  • A Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work by Bernadette Brennan (Text Publishing)
  • The Enigmatic Mr Deakin by Judith Brett (Text Publishing
  • Writing for Raksmey: A Story of Cambodia by Joan Healy (Monash University Publishing)
  • The Boy Behind the Curtain by Tim Winton (Penguin Random House Australia)


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