Memoir Shortlist Announced

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Sydney, June 28: The memoirs of Helen Garner, David Williamson AO, Amani Haydar and Lech Blaine, along with biographies of some of Australia’s best-known writers, have been shortlisted for the 2022 National Biography Award, Australia’s richest prize for biographical and memoir writing, the State Library of NSW announced.
“This year’s entries offered an exciting diversity of subjects and styles, ranging from sensitive personal memoirs to deeply researched historical biographies,” Senior Judge, Suzanne Falkiner said.
“This made the task of reducing the longlist to a shortlist extremely difficult.”
Due to a high proportion of accomplished works by debut authors, the judges have selected three highly commended titles and they are Muddy People: A Memoir by Sara El Sayed (Black Inc. Books), Black and Blue: a memoir of racism and resilience by Veronica Gorrie (Scribe Publications) and Mother and I: The Fable of a Wilful Family by Ianto Ware (Hunter Publishers).
The National Biography Award has a total prize pool of $42,000.
The overall winner will receive $25,000.
The $5,000 Michael Crouch AC Award will be awarded to the best debut biography or memoir in honour of the late Library benefactor and former award supporter.
In addition, each shortlisted author will receive $2,000. ​
The winner will be announced in August.

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