The National Biography Award shortlist 2019

The State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW) has announced this year’s shortlist for the $25,000 National Biography Award.

This Award is presented annually to a published work of biographical or autobiographical writing aiming to promote public interest in these genres.

The shortlisted works are:


This year’s winner will be announced at a special event on 12 August. You can read more about the prize, and the shortlist, here.

No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison

No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison

Behrouz Boochani, Omid Tofighian

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