The 2013 Walkley Book Award will acknowledge the work produced by an Australian journalist or writer, published in the year from September 1, 2012 to August 30, 2013.
Journalism has long been a breeding ground for fine authors. The Walkley Book Award celebrates the value and importance of journalism and acknowledges the proud line-up of Australian writers who have taken subjects of enduring topicality and consequence from news bulletins, eye-witness reporting, investigations and historical records and provided readers with expanded factual detail, revelation and greater clarity of analysis in book form.
This year the award has announced its longlist
Speechless: A Year in My Father’s Business by James Button (MUP)
The Rise and Fall of the House of Bo by John Garnaut (Penguin)
Sandakan by Paul Ham (Random House)
Every Parent’s Nightmare by Belinda Hawkins (Allen & Unwin)
Night Games by Anna Krien (Black Inc)
Fairfax: The Rise and Fall by Colleen Ryan (MUP)
High Sobriety by Jill Stark (Scribe)
Fukushima by Mark Willacy (Pan Macmillan)
Killing Fairfax by Pamela Williams (Harper Collins)
Parramatta City Library has some titles for loan. More info you can also access http://www.walkleys.com/non-fiction-book-award