Fiona Foley Provocateur on the shortlist for the Magarey Medal for Biography

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. 


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