The shortlist for Australian Book Review's CAL-sponsored Calibre Prize for an essay, carrying a prize of ten grand, has been announced. From the media release:
Lindsay Barrett: 'The Shadow on the Steps'
Janene Carey: 'Retreat to the Castle'
Eleanor Collins: 'Ill-Timed Remarks: A Pathographical Essay'
Lorna Hallahan: 'On Being Odd'
David Hansen: 'Seeing Truganini'
Colin Nettelbeck: 'Kneecapper: A Trip to Happiness'
Jessica White: 'Hearing in Other Ways'
The winner will be announced at the conclusion of a day-long symposium on
the art of essay writing to be held at the National Library of Australia on
Friday, April 30.
Robert Dessaix is the keynote speaker. The five previous Calibre winners
will all speak: Kevin Brophy, Jane Goodall, Elisabeth Holdsworth, Rachel
This is a free event, but bookings are essential: (02) 6262 1271 or