2006 National Biography Award

The shortlist for the 2006 National Biography Award has been announced.

"The National Biography Award was established in 1996 to encourage the highest standards of writing biography and autobiography and to promote public interest in those genres. The National Biography Award is administered by the State Library of New South Wales on behalf of the award's benefactors, Geoffrey Cains and Michael Crouch." - from the award website.

John Hughes: The Idea of Home: Autobiographical Essays (Giramondo Press)
William McInnes, A Man's Got to Have a Hobby (Hodder)
Alasdair McGregor: Frank Hurley: A Photographer's Life (Viking)
John Edwards: Curtin's Gift: Reinterpreting Australia's Greatest Prime Minister (Allen&Unwin)
Mary Ellen Jordan: Balanda: My Year in Arnhem Land (Allen&Unwin)

The prize is worth $20,000, and the winner will be announced on March 30th.

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