SMH picks up Honest History point about literary prizes defaulting to war books

The Sydney Morning Herald‘s literary editor, Susan Wyndham, has picked up some points Honest History made in response to Colin Steele’s report about the manipulation of literary prizes: three of the winners after prime ministerial intervention were books about military history; we wondered whether war books got a special deal in awards, as the Australian War Memorial does in funding; we noted, however, that there have been an awful lot of military history books around in recent decades. (That last clause could be restructured and still be true.)

16 February 2016