SIX finalists, all non-fiction, have been shortlisted for the 2023 ACT Book of the Year Award from 38 eligible nominations received for books published in 2022.
The ACT government says the award recognises high quality contemporary literary works by Canberra-based authors. This year’s nominations showcase excellent works across the genres of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.
- Dreamers and Schemers, by Frank Bongiorno – a captivating account of Australia’s political history
- Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots, by Robert Bowker – a profound insight into the world of Middle Eastern politics and diplomacy
- Words for Lucy, by Marion Halligan – a masterful piece of storytelling, reflecting a deeply personal journey through the tragic, sad, and affectionate life experiences of Marion Halligan’s family
- Lohrey, by Julieanne Lamond – an in-depth analysis and immersive account of Amanda Lohrey’s life and how it shaped her writing and fictional expertise
- Legitimate Sexpectations, by Katrina Marson – a courageous and well researched book driven by a resolute mission to provoke an important public discussion and to inspire reform in sex education in Australia
- Bulldozed: Scott Morrison’s fall and Anthony Albanese’s rise, by Niki Savva – a unique insight into the hidden world of Australian politics and the underlying turbulence that has influenced the recent political landscape
The winner will be announced in November
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