The long list has been announced for the John Button Prize for ‘Australia’s best piece of writing on politics and public policy in the past year’. I’ve read a number of the essays and books that made the cut, but the one that’s relevant to today’s nepotistic agenda is Paula Shaw’s Seven Seasons in Aurukun.
The judges – Bob Carr, Kerry O’Brien, Morag Fraser, Judith Brett and J.M. Coetzee – don’t look corruptible, otherwise I’d urge all four of my readers to try to influence them by any means necessary. They meet at the end of July to choose a short list of six, and the winner will be announced on 28 August.
Carn the Shaws!