The National Biography Award is an annual award of $25,000 for a published work of biographical or autobiographical writing aiming to promote public interest in these genres. Here is the short list:
The Unknown Judith Wright by Georgina Arnott.
Mick: A Life of Randolph Snow by Suzanne Falkiner
Position Doubtful: Mapping Landscapes and Memories by Kim Mahood
Evatt: A life by John Murphy
The Long Goodbye by PJ Parker
Before Rupert: Keith Murdoch and the Birth of a Dynasty by Tom D.C. Roberts
For more details go to the State Library of NSW website http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/about-library-awards/national-biography-award