John Iremonger’s outstanding 35 year publishing career helped shape Australia’s perception of its past and spotlighted the challenges of its future.
He published many groundbreaking books and leading Australian writers and was integral to the establishment of Allen & Unwin’s reputation as a leading Australian publisher.
John also founded the independent publishing house Hale & Iremonger and was Director of Melbourne University Press.
Allen & Unwin are thrilled to announce the 2008 Iremonger Award for Writing on Public Issues has been awarded to:
for his submission
‘A Sorry State of Affairs’
For more information on the winning entry and judges’ comments, download a PDF of our media release.
This memoir of a young woman who spends two years teaching at the school at Aurukun in Cape York paints a colourful picture of life in a remote Aboriginal community in the sweltering tropics.