Henry Reynolds Wins Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Non-Fiction

Henry Reynolds Wins Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Non-Fiction Posted Monday 3rd February, 2014

On the 28th January the Victorian Premier Dr Denis Napthine announced that Tasmanian writer, Henry Reynolds had been awarded the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Non–Fiction. This prestigious award brings notoriety and $25 000 cash.
His book Forgotten War meticulously documents the conflicts between colonial settlers and the Aboriginals. Forgotten War draws on thirty years of research, and reflects the debate and change in our nation's thinking about our own history.

Henry Reynolds is one of Australia’s best-known and most prolific historians. He grew up in Hobart and was educated at the University of Tasmania. In 1965 he accepted a lectureship at James Cook University in Townsville, which sparked an interest in the history of relations between settlers and Aborigines. His pioneering scholarly work, The Other Side of the Frontier (1981), was critical in changing understandings of the Australian frontier. His other books include The Law of the Land (1987), This Whispering in our Hearts (1998) and Why Weren’t We Told (1999). In 2000 he took up a professorial fellowship at the University of Tasmania. Since then he has written Drawing the Global Colour Line with Marilyn Lake and co-authored What’s Wrong With Anzac? Henry is a member of the TWC Management Committee.

For details of the prize, reviews and an interview see the Wheeler Centre website here.

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