Cowl of finalist Hugh Poate’s ebook “Failures of Command”.

SEVEN finalists have been shortlisted for the 2022 ACT Ebook of the 12 months Award, from 43 eligible nominations obtained for books printed in 2021.

Annually the ACT Ebook of the 12 months Award recognises high-quality, up to date literary works by ACT-based authors and this yr’s nominations embody works throughout the genres of drama, poetry, fiction, social historical past and memoir.

The winner of the ACT Ebook of the 12 months might be introduced in coming weeks.

The shortlisted authors are:

  • “Milk” by Dylan van den Berg
  • “The Kindness of Birds” by Merlinda Bobis
  • “Two Afternoons within the Kabul Stadium: A Historical past of Afghanistan By Garments, Carpets and the Digital camera” by Tim Bonyhady
  • “Killernova” by Omar Musa
  • “Imagine in Me” by Lucy Neave
  • “Failures of Command: The Dying of Personal Robert Poate” by Hugh Poate
  • “As Stunning As Any Different: A Memoir of My Physique” by Kaya Wilson

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Ian Meikle, editor