Nadia Wheatley was our first speaker of 2019. We are thrilled to hear that she has won the prestigious Nib Literary Award, chosen out of a short list of six finalists. It is a recognition of the meticulous research that went into her insightful and thought-provoking memoir, Her Mother’s Daughter.
On winning Nadia said that writing the memoir was something she had wanted to do since she was 10 years old but that writing can be such an expensive business for what she calls “independent scholars” and that the sheer cost of such research underlines the importance of the Nib.
Congratulations from all the Friends of Balmain Library.