We are delighted to announce that Elizabeth Tynan's 'Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga Story' has received the 2017 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Australian History.
The judges said, 'This well-executed work offers compelling and at times shocking information about an exercise that has been mired in secrecy and controversy for decades.' Tynan received the award, and $80,000 in prize money, at a ceremony in Canberra on 1 December. Our congratulations to all shortlisted authors.
NewSouth Congratulates Authors of the Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2017
NewSouth is thrilled to congratulate all authors shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards. For fiction Extinctions (Josephine Wilson, UWAP); for poetry Fragments (Antigone Kefala, Giramondo; for Australian history Valiant for Truth (Neil McDonald, NewSouth), Evatt (John Murphy, NewSouth), Atomic Thunder (Elizabeth Tynan, NewSouth) and A Handful of Sand (Charlie Ward, Monash University Publishing); and finally for the Nonfiction Award Mick: A Life of Randolph Stow (Suzanne Falkiner, UWAP)