Mark & Evette Moran Nib People's Choice Prize 2019

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We're thrilled to announce the winners of the 2019 Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award, which celebrates excellence in research and writing in Australia. Big thank you to everyone who voted for the People's Choice Prize!

  • Nib People’s Choice Prize ($1000)

Alice Gorman - Dr Space Junk vs The Universe: Archaeology and the future

  • Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award ($20,000)

Nadia Wheatley - Her Mother’s Daughter: A Memoir

  • Nib Military History Prize ($3000)

John Devitt and Larry Writer - Cecil Healy: A Biography

  • Alex Buzo Shortlist Prize(six prizes of $1000 each)

Alice Gorman - Dr Space Junk vs The Universe: Archaeology and the future
Mary Hoban - An Unconventional Wife; the life of Julia Sorell Arnold
Chloe Hooper - The Arsonist
Lee Kofman - Imperfect
Geoff Lemon - Steve Smith's Men: Behind Australian Cricket's Fall
Nadia Wheatley - Her Mother’s Daughter: A Memoir

The Nib is proudly supported by Waverley Council, Mark Moran Vaucluse, Friends of Waverley Library (FOWL), Gertrude and Alice Bookshop and Cafe and Bondi Junction, North Bondi, and Rose Bay RSL Sub-Branches.


We're thrilled to announce the winners of the 2019 Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award, which celebrates excellence in research and writing in Australia. Big thank you to everyone who voted for the People's Choice Prize!

  • Nib People’s Choice Prize ($1000)

Alice Gorman - Dr Space Junk vs The Universe: Archaeology and the future

  • Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award ($20,000)

Nadia Wheatley - Her Mother’s Daughter: A Memoir

  • Nib Military History Prize ($3000)

John Devitt and Larry Writer - Cecil Healy: A Biography

  • Alex Buzo Shortlist Prize(six prizes of $1000 each)

Alice Gorman - Dr Space Junk vs The Universe: Archaeology and the future
Mary Hoban - An Unconventional Wife; the life of Julia Sorell Arnold
Chloe Hooper - The Arsonist
Lee Kofman - Imperfect
Geoff Lemon - Steve Smith's Men: Behind Australian Cricket's Fall
Nadia Wheatley - Her Mother’s Daughter: A Memoir

The Nib is proudly supported by Waverley Council, Mark Moran Vaucluse, Friends of Waverley Library (FOWL), Gertrude and Alice Bookshop and Cafe and Bondi Junction, North Bondi, and Rose Bay RSL Sub-Branches.


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  • Winners Announced - 14 November 2019

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    We're thrilled to announce the winners of the 2019 Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award, which celebrates excellence in research and writing in Australia.

    • Nib People’s Choice Prize ($1000)

    Alice Gorman - Dr Space Junk vs The Universe: Archaeology and the future

    • Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award ($20,000)

    Nadia Wheatley - Her Mother’s Daughter: A Memoir

    • Nib Military History Prize ($3000)

    John Devitt and Larry Writer - Cecil Healy: A Biography

    • Alex Buzo Shortlist Prize(six prizes of $1000 each)

    Alice Gorman - Dr Space Junk vs The Universe: Archaeology and the future
    Mary Hoban - An Unconventional Wife; the life of Julia Sorell Arnold
    Chloe Hooper - The Arsonist
    Lee Kofman - Imperfect
    Geoff Lemon - Steve Smith's Men: Behind Australian Cricket's Fall
    Nadia Wheatley - Her Mother’s Daughter: A Memoir


    Big thank you to everyone who voted!

  • Have your say and win! - August 2019

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    14 November, 2019
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    If you've got an eye for a winner, let us know which book you think is the best. Simply vote for your favourite author, the book most worthy, thought-provoking or timely via the survey below.

    The Nib People's Choice Prize winning author will receive $1000 and you will go in a draw to win:

    • A $100 voucher from Gertrude & Alice Cafe Bookstore

    • A set of the shortlisted books

    • An invitation to the exclusive Nib award ceremony on 14 November.

    Voting closes 14 October 2019. Winners will be announced at the award ceremony on 14 November 2019.

    The Nib is proudly supported by Waverley Council, Mark Moran Vaucluse, Friends of Waverley Library (FOWL), Gertrude and Alice Bookshop and Cafe and Bondi Junction, North Bondi, and Rose Bay RSL Sub-Branches.