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Year: 2022

Indexed selectively. Joint winner: Sex, Lies and Question Time (Hardie Grant).
joint winner y separately published work icon He. Murray Bail , Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2021 20533393 2021 single work autobiography

'And in the middle in khaki shorts, dusty knees, is he. Aged twelve he already has a certain earnestness, the solemnity, trying to comprehend what is incomprehensible, ‘he wouldn’t know what day it is’.

'He. is an elusive, elliptical, often beautiful thread of observations and memories. It is not autobiography, or even memoir, but a portrait of a figure shown to be passing through time and circumstances.

'In vignettes, sometimes mere fragments, we glimpse moments and lives—parents, teachers, wives; in Bombay of the 1960s, Paris and London of the 1970s, Melbourne and Sydney—as this figure remembers the years.

'These are Murray Bail’s last reflections on his life: the final book from the acclaimed author of such classic novels as The PagesEucalyptus (winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award) and Homesickness.' (Publication summary)

desgined by W. H. Chong.

Year: 2020

winner y separately published work icon #MeToo : Stories from the Australian Movement Natalie Kon-yu (editor), Christie Nieman (editor), Miriam Sved (editor), Maggie Scott (editor), Melbourne : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2019 16343506 2019 anthology poetry essay autobiography

'In October 2018, the hashtag MeToo went viral.

'Since then we've watched controversy erupt around Geoffrey Rush, Germaine Greer and Junot Díaz. We've talked about tracking the movement back via Helen Garner, Rosie Batty and Hannah Gadsby. We've discussed #NotAllMen, toxic masculinity and trolls. We've seen the #MeToo movement evolve and start to accuse itself - has it gone too far? Is it enough? What does it mean in this country?

'And still, women are not safe from daily, casual sexual harassment and violence.

'In this collection thirty-five contributors share their own #MeToo stories, analysis and commentary to survey the movement in an Australian context.

'This collection resists victimhood. It resists silence. It insists on change.'   (Publication summary)

designed by Debra Billson

Year: 2017