The Colin Roderick Award is administered by the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies at James Cook University and presented annually to ‘the best book published in Australia which deals with any aspect of Australian life’.
The full shortlist is below.
John Bradley with Yanyuwa Families, Singing Saltwater Country: Journey to the Songlines of Carpentaria
Jeremy Chambers, The Vintage and the Gleaning
Jim Davidson, A Three-Cornered Life: The Historian WK Hancock
Delia Falconer, Sydney
Cameron Forbes, Korean War
Adrian Hyland, Gunshot Road
Karen Kissane, Worst of Days
John Tranter, Starlight: 150 Poems