Asher Literary Award Winner Announced

Joan Beaumont is the winner of the 2015 Asher Literary Award for her book Broken Nation.

Photo courtesy of Australian National University

Joan Beaumont has won the 2015 Asher Literary Award for her book Broken Nation. The Asher Literary Award is awarded every two years to a female author whose work has an anti-war theme.

Beaumont was awarded a prize of $12,000 at an event in Sydney on 8 December, hosted by the Australian Society of Authors (ASA). Broken Nation has been shortlisted for numerous other prizes and was a joint winner of the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for History, as well as winning the NSW Premier’s Australian History Prize.

See the Asher Literary Award Shortlist

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