The Magarey Medal for biography is a biennial prize of at least $10,000. The prize is awarded to the female author who has published the work judged to be the best biographical writing on an Australian subject in the preceding two years. The awarding of the prize is administered and judged by a panel set up by the Association for the Study of Australian Literature and the Australian Historical Association. The prize is very generously donated by Adjunct Professor Susan Magarey.
The winner of the 2010 Magarey Medal is Jill Roe, Stella Miles Franklin: A Biography (Fourth Estate). To see the Judges’ Report click here.
Award: $10,000 in the first year and thereafter indexed to inflation. The prize will be presented at the Australian Historical Association and Association for the Study of Australian Literature conferences. If two winners are chosen, the cash prize will be shared between them.
|2008||Slyvia Martin Ida Leeson: A Life Allen and Unwin|
|2006||Prue Torney-Parlicki Behind the News: A Biography of Peter Russo UWA Press
|2004||Heather Goodall and Isabel Flick Isabel Flick: The Many
Lives of an Extraordinary Aboriginal Woman Allen and Unwin