The Walkley Book Award recognises excellence in Australian nonfiction literature and long-form journalism.
This year marks the 62nd annual Walkley Awards. While you can argue about the meaning journalism in a social media and high tech age, there are still some serious journalism there to report and write for the truth after long exhausting investigation and research.
This year the longlisted book titles are:
- Unmaking a Murder: The Mysterious Death of Anna-Jane Cheney (Graham Archer, Ebury) (True crime)
- Victoria: The Queen (Julia Baird, HarperCollins) (Biography)
- Losing Streak (James Boyce, Black Inc.) (Gambling industry)
- Paul Keating: The Big Picture Leader (Troy Bramston, Scribe) (Biography)
- Fair Game: The Incredible Untold Story of Scientology in Australia (Steve Cannane, ABC Books) (Scientology in Australia)
- The Death and Life of Australian Soccer (Joe Gorman, UQP)
- Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell (Louise Milligan, MUP)
- The Phoenix Years (Madeleine O’Dea, A&U)
- Woman of Substances (Jenny Valentish, Black Inc.)