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(Photo credit:  A Study of Mrs Relton Reading, Sam Hood Collection, State Library of NSW)

About the Award: The National Biography Award is Australia’s richest prize for biographical and memoir writing. Established in 1996, the Award promotes public interest in the art of biography and autobiography genres.

The State Library of NSW will host a special champagne breakfast to celebrate the awarding of the $25,000 prize.

A panel discussion with this year’s shortlisted authors will be led by Caroline Baum, before the prize winner is announced.

Breakfast will be served from 8am.

For a list of this year’s nominees, click here.

The National Biography Award is supported by the Nelson Meers Foundation.

When:      Monday 12 August 2019, 7:30am-9:30am
Where:    State Library of New South Wales, Friends Room, Ground Floor, Mitchell Building.
Cost:        $20, champagne breakfast included