2021 National Biography Award shortlist

We are delighted to announce that the following titles have been shortlisted for the 2021 National Biography Award!

- Max by Alex Miller
- Truganini by Cassandra Pybus

Lowitja by Stuart Rintoul has also been Highly Commended.

The winner will be announced in late August.

The rest of the shortlist and more information can be found here.


by Stuart Rintoul

The profoundly moving biography of a truly great Australian who, against the greatest of odds, became one of Australia's most respected and recognisable Indigenous leaders.

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by Cassandra Pybus

The haunting story of an extraordinary Aboriginal woman.

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by Alex Miller

An astonishing, moving tribute to Alex's friend, Max Blatt, that is at once a meditation on memory itself, on friendship and a reminder to the reader that history belongs to humanity.

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