Churchill and Australia by Graham Freudenberg,  was named the 2009 Walkley Non-Fiction Book of the year at the 54th Walkley Awards in Sydney on November 26. The Walkley literary award, which “recognises journalism in book form”,  is awarded to an Australian writer who has produced, what the judges considered to be, the year’s best “journalistic non-fiction work”. Freudenberg was presented with the award by Don Watson who was last year’s winner for his book  American Journeys .