Surprised – and ludicrously happy – to find that Elizabeth Macarthur  has been shortlisted for the Ashurst Business Literature Prize.

Some info about the prize, according to the website:

Launched in 2004 by Blake Dawson and the State Library of NSW, the $30,000 Ashurst Business Literature Prize is acknowledged as Australia’s most important award for business writing.

The prestigious prize was originally established by law firm Ashurst (formerly Blake Dawson) and the State Library of NSW to encourage the highest possible standards of literary commentary on Australian business and financial affairs written by an Australian author.

In 2013, for the first time in its decade-long history, the Ashurst Business Literature Prize was expanded to include Australian authored works addressing international and global commercial life and its participants.

The range of subjects covered by the prize includes corporate and commercial literature, histories, accounts and analyses of corporate affairs as well as biographies of business people.

The winner will be announced at a dinner, in Sydney, on 15 May 2019. So I have a whole month to enjoy the shortlisting (the thought of winning is ridiculous – have you seen the other books?) I might just bask in the warm glow until then!


2019-04-12T17:45:23+10:00 April 12th, 2019|Elizabeth Macarthur, Life, Writing|7 Comments


  1. wadholloway April 12, 2019 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    Congratulations. Enjoy all that basking, and dare to day dream … up there on the stage, accepting the cheque …

    • Michelle Scott Tucker April 12, 2019 at 8:13 pm - Reply

      Thanks Bill. Pretty sure The Husband has already spent it several times over!

  2. camdenhistorynotes April 12, 2019 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    Well done

  3. Lisa Hill April 12, 2019 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    That’s wonderful news! Sending all good wishes your way!

    • Michelle Scott Tucker April 12, 2019 at 9:20 pm - Reply

      Thanks! And have you seen the blurb on the new cover? It’s under the author name…

      • Lisa Hill April 13, 2019 at 8:05 am - Reply

        Oh! Gobsmacked! Oh, wow! Thank you:)

  4. Theresa Smith Writes April 13, 2019 at 8:36 am - Reply

    Congratulations Michelle!

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