Joan Beaumont has won the 2015 Asher Literary Award for her book Broken Nation: Australians in the Great War (Allen & Unwin). The Award is offered biennially to a female author whose work carries an anti-war theme. It was managed this year by the Australian Society of Authors on behalf of the Australia Council for the Arts.
Warrior by Libby Connors (Allen & Unwin) and ANZAC: The Unauthorised Biography by Carolyn Holbrook (New South Publishing) were among the six shortlisted titles.
The AHA congratulates them all.