Calidris Literary Agency

National Biography Award

CONGRATULATIONS to Ann-Marie Priest whose biography of poet Gwen Harwood, My Tongue is My Own (La Trobe University Press/Black Inc) has won the 2023 National Biography Award.

The judges were unanimous that My Tongue Is My Own is “the book Gwen Harwood deserves,” a substantial work peppered with literary scandal and mischief. They praised Priest’s “scholarship and analysis”, “perceptive understanding of an elusive subject” and “creative approach.”