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!