I am utterly thrilled to have Fiona Foley Provocateur: An Art Life (QUT Art Museum, 2021) announced as part of a shortlist for the Magarey Medal for Biography. This Australian award celebrates an outstanding biographical work; it is jointly awarded by the Association for the Study of Australian Literature and the Australian Historical Association. The other books on the shortlist are:
Eleanor Hogan, Into the Loneliness: The Unholy Alliance of Ernestine Hill and Daisy Bates (NewSouth 2021)
Krissy Kneen, The Three Burials of Lotty Kneen: Travels with my Grandmother’s Ashes (Text 2021)
Bernadette Brennan, Leaping into Waterfalls: The Enigmatic Gillian Mears (Allen & Unwin, 2021)
Cassandra Pybus, Trugganinni: Journey through the Apocalpypse (Allen & Unwin, 2020).
I am honoured to be in such esteemed company. Many thanks to ASAL and the Australian Historical Association.
Cover Fiona Foley Provocateur: An Art Life by Louise Martin-Chew, published QUT Art Museum, 2021.