The National Biography Award Winner

 celebrates excellence in biography, autobiography and memoir writing.

With a prize pool of $42,000 it is the nation’s richest prize for Australian biographical writing and memoir.  

Winner announced! Tiberius with a Telephone by Patrick Mullins

2020 Shortlist:

  • The Girls by Chloe Higgins
  • Beyond Words: A Year with Kenneth Cook by Jacqueline Kent
  • Idling in Green Places: A Life of Alec Chisholm by Russell McGregor
  • Tiberius with a Telephone by Patrick Mullins
  • Things Nobody Knows But Me by Amra Pajalic
  • Hearing Maud by Jessica White

For more details go to the State Library of NSW website.

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Past winners include:

No Friend But the Mountains by Behrouz Boochani

The Wasp and the Orchid by Danielle Clode

The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein

All of these titles are available via your Library membership.

You can reserve print copies or download the ebooks through our Catalogue any time!

Try these links to reserve your copy:

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