News from the Walkley Literary Program....
Entries for this year’s Walkley Book Award are now open!
The 2013 Walkley Book Award will acknowledge the work produced by an Australian journalist or writer, published in the year from September 1, 2012 to August 30, 2013.
Journalism has long been a breeding ground for fine authors. The Walkley Book Award celebrates the value and importance of journalism and acknowledges the proud line-up of Australian writers who have taken subjects of enduring topicality and consequence from news bulletins, eye-witness reporting, investigations and historical records and provided readers with expanded factual detail, revelation and greater clarity of analysis in book form.
Entries can be a joint collaboration of up to five people and titles can be an edited collection by no more than five authors
The judging each year is staged in two rounds.
- First round entries close 5PM Friday June 28, 2013.
- Second round entries close 5PM on Friday August 30, 2013.
The judging process is two-tier and comprises of senior representatives from within the media and publishing community. Judges will determine a longlist and shortlist of nominees prior to the announcement of winners at the 58th Walkley Awards Gala Dinner on Thursday, November 28, 2013.
For further information regarding the Award please contact Lauren Dixon at the Walkleys on 02 9333 0913 or email@example.com
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Megalogenis claims 2012 Walkley Book Award
George Megalogenis has won the 2012 Walkley Book Award for The Australian Moment: How we were made for these times, a detailed and thorough yet readable and engaging journey through Australia's economic development over the past four decades.
"Combining his fine gift for analysing economic trends with enviable access to the handful of surviving prime ministers, George Megalogenis tells a great Australian story," the Walkley Book Award judges said.
"Far from giving the mining industry the credit for the country's world-beating performance through the global financial crisis, he shows that our modern, robust economy was 40 years in the making. In doing so, he not only puts the leadership of our past PMs into perspective, but also deftly allows them to reveal their magnificent lack of it," the judges said.
A journalist formerly at The Australian newspaper and a regular guest on ABC TV's The Insiders, Megalogenis is also the author of Faultlines, The Longest Decade and Quarterly Essay 40: Trivial Pursuit - Leadership and the end of the Reform Era.
2011: Russell Skelton, King Brown Country: The betrayal of Papunya, Ellen & Unwin
2010: Shirley Shackleton, The Circle of Silence: A Personal Testimony Before, During and After Balibo
2009: Graham Freudenberg, Churchill and Australia
2008: Don Watson, American Journeys
2007: Chris Masters, Jonestown
2006: Neil Chenoweth, Packer's Lunch
2005: Bob Connolly, Making Black Harvest