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Finalists announced for the National Biography Award 2021

Finalists announced for the National Biography Award 2021

The State Library of NSW have announced the 2021 National Biography Award shortlist. The Award recognises the best biography and life stories across Australia and is the richest awarded biography prize.

Since its inception in 1996, the Awards have continued to celebrate and promote writing in the genres of biography and autobiography.

The shortlisted works were selected from 101 entries and were judged by Suzanne Falkiner, Rick Morton, and Mandy Sayer.

Stay tuned for the winner's announcement on 26 August. 


Check out the shortlisted works:

The Lotus Eaters, Emily Clements (Hardie Grant Books)  

One Bright Moon, Andrew Kwong (HarperCollins Publishers)  

Max, Alex Miller (Allen & Unwin)  

Truganini: Journey through the apocalypse, Cassandra Pybus (Allen & Unwin)  

Tell Me Why, Archie Roach (Simon & Schuster Australia)

Penny Wong: Passion and Principle, Margaret Simons (Black Inc. Books)