Yesterday I was rapt to discover that my book, The Palestine Laboratory, is a short-list finalist for best book of the year in Australia’s leading journalism prize, The Walkley Awards. After being recently long-listed, amongst 9 titles, I’m happy that my years-long investigation is now a a serious contender with two other books.
Independent journalism rises.
Here’s the official press release:
The Walkley Foundation today announced the shortlist for the Walkley Book Award, part of Australia’s most prestigious journalism accolades, the Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism.
The Walkley Book Award celebrates Australian writers who take enduring subjects from news, eyewitness accounts, investigations and history. Their books bring readers immersive detail, clear analysis and new revelations.
Forty-three books were entered this year. Their subject matter ranged from true crime, politics and war to social issues, biography and investigative journalism. From these, nine books were longlisted in October, and of this selection, three have been shortlisted as finalists.
The 2023 Walkley Book Award shortlisted finalists announced today are (in alphabetical order):
Christine Kenneally, Ghosts of the Orphanage, Hachette Australia
Antony Loewenstein, The Palestine Laboratory: How Israel Exports the Technology of Occupation Around the World, Scribe Publications
Nick McKenzie, Crossing the Line, Hachette Australia