Awards: National Biography Shortlist

The State Library of New South Wales has unveiled its shortlist for the AU$25,000 (about US$18,650) National Biography Award, which recognizes "a published work of biographical or autobiographical writing aiming to promote public interest in these genres." The winner will be named August 6. This year's shortlisted titles are:

Songs of a War Boy by Deng Thiak Adut with Ben Mckelvey
Paul Keating: The Big-Picture Leader by Troy Bramston
A Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work by Bernadette Brennan
The Enigmatic Mr. Deakin by Judith Brett
Writing for Raksmey: A Story of Cambodia by Joan Healy
The Boy Behind the Curtain by Tim Winton

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