National Biography Award shortlisting

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.

What a delightful surprise to be in such good company!2013 NBA shortlist-1

6 Responses to “National Biography Award shortlisting”

  1. This is wonderful news, Rachel. Congratulations. What slendid company you are in here.

  2. Maeve says:

    Wow that’s awesome news! Congratulations, and well deserved.

  3. Just realised today’s the day. I’ll have to wait for the announcement; I do hope you are the winner! But if not, it is still wonderful for your book to be shortlisted.

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