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NBC Lysbeth Cohen Memorial Prize
Subcategory of NBC Banjo Awards
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Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 1993

winner y separately published work icon History : An Unpromised Land Leon Gettler , South Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1993 Z828282 1993 single work non-fiction

Year: 1992

winner y separately published work icon Patrick White : A Life David Marr , London : Jonathan Cape , 1991 Z307107 1991 single work biography 'Patrick White, winner of the Nobel Prize and author of more than a dozen novels and plays - including Voss, The Vivisector and The Twyborn Affair - lived an extraordinary life. David Marr's brilliant biography draws not only on a wide range of original research but also on the single most difficult and important source of all: the man himself. Gracefully written and exhaustively researched, Patrick White is a biography of classic excellence - sympathetic, objective, penetrating and as blunt, when necessary, as White himself.' (Source: LibrariesAustralia)

Year: 1991

winner y separately published work icon Jewels and Ashes Arnold Zable , Newham : Scribe , 1991 Z195663 1991 biography First his parents made a journey to the New World. It was the 1930s, and Europe was seething. As he grew up, Arnold Zable heard tales, songs, fragments of the world they had left behind. He had inherited a fractured, vibrant past which both fascinated and disturbed him. Finally, he had to confront the mystery: he had to travel back to the Old World, to his parents' home, to his grandparents' birthplace, and to a land pervaded by ancestral ghosts. (Publisher's blurb)

Year: 1990

Works About this Award

The Legacy of Lysbeth Cohen Louise Carbines , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 26 June 1993; (p. 9)
Cohen Prize Short List Serge Liberman , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Jewish News (Life/Style) , 18 June vol. 59 no. 37 1993; (p. 6)