Suzanne Falkiner, author of Mick: A life of Randolph Stow, and Georgina Arnott, author of The Unknown Judith Wright, have been shortlisted for the $25,000 National Biography Award at a ceremony at The State Library of New South Wales this morning.
Dr Peter Cochrane, chair of the judging panel, said, 'Our 21st century curiosity yearns ever more insistently for the humanity of the lived life. The best modern biography and memoir satisfies that curiosity by pursuing both the revealed self and the concealed self in the subject’s private writings, hopes, dreams, even prayers. Every one of the extraordinary books shortlisted this year is exemplary in this way.'
The winner will be announced on 31 July at The State Library of New South Wales. Wish us luck!
Read more about the award here.
Image from the State Library of NSW.