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National Biography Award

The National Biography Award was established in 1996 to encourage the highest standards of writing biography and autobiography and to promote public interest in those genres. The National Biography Award is administered by the State Library of New South Wales on behalf of the award's benefactors, Geoffrey Cains and Michael Crouch.


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Winner

Shortlist
2007

East of Time

East of Time
Jacob Rosenberg

Mr Stuart's Track John Bailey
No Time for Dances Gillian Bouras
The Beginner's Guide to Winning a Nobel Prize Peter Doherty
Margaret Olley: Far from a Still Life Meg Stewart

 

 

 

2006

The Idea of Home: Autobiopgraphical EssaysThe Idea of Home:
Autobiographical Essays

John Hughes

Curtin's Gift John K. Edwards
Balanda Mary Ellen Jordan
A Man's Got to Have a Hobby William McInnes
Frank Hurley: A Photographer's Life Alasdair McGregor

2005

The Boy in the Green SuitThe Boy in the Green Suit
Robert Hillman

Inside Out (An Autobiography) Robert Adamson
Maos Last Dancer Li Cunxin
Midnight Water Gaylene Perry
The Sparrow Garden Peter Skrzynecki

2004

Broken SongBroken Song
Barry Hill

Mussolini Richard Bosworth
Life of Matthew Flinders Miriam Estensen
Secrets and Spies Mara Moustafine
James Stirling Pamela Statham-Drew
Out of Darkness Zoltan Torey

2003-Joint Winners

Rose BoysRose Boys
Peter Rose

Recollections of a bleeding heartRecollections of a bleeding heart
Don Watson

2002

A certain style: Beatrice Davis, a literary life

A certain style:
Beatrice Davis, a literary life

Jacqueline Kent


2000-Joint Winners

M, A biography of European painter CarvaggioM, A biography of European painter Caravaggio
Peter Robb

Dreamtime Alice: A memoirDreamtime Alice: A memoir

Mandy Sayer


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