Congratulations to Rick Morton on being Shortlisted for the 2019 National Biography Award
Congratulations to Rick Morton on being shortlisted for the 2019 National Biography Award for his memoir One Hundred Years of Dirt. Powerful memoirs by debut authors and compelling personal stories have been shortlisted for the 2019 National Biography Award, the richest prize in Australia for biography and memoir writing.
The shortlisted works are:
One Hundred Years of Dirt by Rick Morton (Melbourne University Press)
Do Oysters Get Bored? A Curious Life by Rozanna Lilley (UWA Publishing)
Miss Ex-Yugoslavia by Sofija Stefanovic (Penguin Random House Australia)
No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison by Behrouz Boochani, translated by Omid Tofighian (Picador Australia)
The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in Death, Decay & Disaster by Sarah Krasnostein (Text Publishing)
The Wasp and the Orchid: The Remarkable Life of Australian Naturalist Edith
Coleman by Danielle Clode (Picador Australia)
The winner will be announced Monday, 12 August.