$20,000 ‘Nib’ Award shortlist for research in writing

The shortlist for the 2012 Waverley Library Award, aka the ‘Nib’ Award, has been announced.  The ‘Nib’ Award is presented annually for excellence in research in the creation of a literary work of merit.

The shortlisted titles are:

  • The People Smuggler (Robin de Crespigny, Viking)
  • Double Entry (Jane Gleeson-White, A&U)
  • Sarah Thornhill (Kate Grenville, Text)
  • Kinglake-350 (Adrian Hyland, Text)
  • A Tragedy in Two Acts (Fiona Harari, Victory)
  • Housewife Superstar (Danielle Wood, Text).

The winner of this year’s award will be announced on 28 November.

More information about the ‘Nib’ Award can be found on the Waverley Library website here…

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Clayton Wehner

Clayton is the founder and managing director of Boomerang Books. In a past life, Clayton worked for 12 years as an intelligence officer in the Australian Army and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Royal Military College Duntroon and holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science and a Master of Management Studies (Human Resource Management) from the UNSW. He is also a trained Indonesian linguist and served with the United Nations in East Timor as an interpreter/translator.