2009 John Button Prize Longlist

Back in April we reported that a new literary prize had been announced.  That prize aimed to honour the memory of John Button, ex-politician and writer, who died last year.  We can now report that the longlisted works for the 2009 John Button Prize have now been released:

Articles and Essays

Robyn Archer - "Industry that pays, and art that doesn't"

Don Watson - "Once upon a time in America"

Galarrwuy Yunupingu - "Tradition, truth and tomorrow"

Geoff Russell - "J'acccuse.... CSIRO"

Marcia Langton - "The end of big men politics"

Michael Fullilove - "Hope or glory? The Presidential election, foreign policy and Australia"

Laura Tingle - "On our selection"

David Heatherington - "Reimagining the Australian settlement"

Annabel Crabb - "Stop at nothing: The life and adventures of Malcolm Turnbull"

Kate Jennings - "American revolution"

Tim Flannery - "Now or never"

Paul Toohey - "Last drinks"

Guy Pearse - "Quarry vision"


Peter Hartcher - To the Bitter End

Peter Van Onselen and Philip Senior - Howard's End: The Unravelling of a Government

Sarah Maddison - Black Politics

Geoffrey Robertson - The Statue of Liberty

Paula Shaw - Seven Seasons in Aurukun

Chloe Hooper - The Tall Man

Peter Singer - The Life You Can Save

Michelle Schwarz - A Question of Power

Quentin Beresford - The Godfather

Mark Davis - The Land of Plenty

Greg Buckman - Tasmania's Wilderness Battles

David Marr - The Henson Case

Ben McNeil - The Clean Industrial Revolution

Geoff Boucher and Matthew Sharpe - The Times Will Suit Them

Andrew Scott - Politics, Parties and Issues in Australia: An Introduction

Gideon Haigh - The Racket: How Abortion Became Illegal in Australia

Margot O'Neil - Blind Conscience

Tony Taylor - Denial

The existence of a longlist leads me to believe that a shortlist will also be announced at some time, but I can't find out when.  In any event the winner will be announced at the inaugural John Button Lecture at the Melbourne Writers Festival on August 28th.

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