Dean Ashenden has won the inaugural $10,000 Australian Political Book of the Year Award for Telling Tennant’s Story: The strange career of the great Australian Silence, published by Black Inc.
Ashenden’s book was chosen by judges Laurie Oakes, Laura Tingle and John Warhurst from a shortlist of four announced in October, which also included Bob Hawke: Demons and destiny (Troy Bramston, Viking), The Game: A portrait of Scott Morrison (Sean Kelly, Black Inc.) and No Enemies, No Friends: Restoring Australia’s global relevance (Allan Behm, Upswell).
The Australian Political Book of the Year is jointly sponsored by Collins Booksellers and York Park Group, and was established this year to highlight the ‘significant role Australian political books play in better understanding politics and public policy’.
For more information see the award website.
To read the QRC review of this book, click here.