In my last post I was thrilled to announce that Elizabeth Macarthur had been longlisted for the 2019 CHASS Australia Book Prize.

Now I’m even more delighted to announce that Elizabeth Macarthur is now one of the three books on the shortlist. Wow! I mean – just – wow.

The other two titles on the shortlist are:

 – The Bible in Australia: A Cultural History, by Meredith Lake and published by NewSouth Books

 – Eggshell Skull, by Bri Lee and published by Allen & Unwin

What outstanding company Elizabeth is keeping these days!

The Book Prize is $3500 to an Australian citizen or permanent resident whose nonfiction book, published between 1 January and 31 December 2018, contributes most to Australian cultural and intellectual life. The winner will be announced on October 30.

You can read the media release here.