I was delighted to hear today that Reaching One Thousand has been shortlisted for the National Biography Award run by the NSW State Library.
The shortlisted books for the $25,000 National Biography Award 2013 are:
• James Button, Speechless: A Year in my Father’s Business, Melbourne
University Publishing (VIC)
• Robert Drewe, Montebello: A Memoir, Penguin Australia (NSW)
• Peter Fitzpatrick, The Two Frank Thrings, Monash University Publishing
• Jenny Hocking, Gough Whitlam: His Time, Melbourne University Publishing
• Rachel Robertson, Reaching One Thousand, Black Inc (VIC)
Following last year’s increase in prize money, a total of $30,000 will be awarded in 2013: the winner of the National Biography Award will receive $25,000 and each shortlisted author will receive $1,000 prize money in recognition of their achievement.