Posted by: Lisa Hill | April 17, 2012

2012 National Biography Award

More prize news! Here’s the 2012 National Biography Award.  No literary bios, *sigh*.

The 2012 shortlist will be out (in a mere fortnight!) on Tuesday 1 May 2012.  That’s not much time to read ’em all and choose-your-own!

The winner will be announced at the Sydney Writers’ Festival.

Seduced by Logic: Emilie Du Chatelet, Mary Somerville and the Newtonian Revolution Good Living Street: The Fortunes of My Viennese Family Michael Kirby: Paradoxes and Principles From Moree to Mabo: The Mary Gaudron Story Melbourne Sydney: Haunted City Lazarus Rising How to Make Gravy An Eye for Eternity: The Life of Manning Clark The Many Worlds of R.H. Mathews: In Search of an Australian Anthropologist Not Dark Yet Claude Levi-Strauss: The Father of Modern Anthropology


  1. Oooh, I like the sound of the science one, “Seduced by Logic”. Will have to keep my eyes open for it.


    • I think The Spouse might like that one for a birthday present. (Or is that just me, trying to justify buying it when I’m supposed to be saving up for our trip?)


      • I reckon it might be a good plane book for your trip, if you need further justification… :)


        • Nope, I’ll be reading something light and easy like a Penny Vincenzi.


  2. Thanks for posting the list, Lisa. I hope Michael Kirby: Paradoxes and Principles is short listed. What an amazing man.


    • Have you reviewed any of these, Elisabeth? I’d like to add links to reviews if I can.


  3. I’m afraid not. Michael Kirby’s and Delia Falconer’s are added to the ballycumber of TBR that threatens to topple from my bedside table!


    • *chuckle* I have the Manning Clark – it is 5cm thick!
      PS How’s the novel going?


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