2018 CHASS Book Prize Longlist

2018 CHASS Book Prize Longlist

Book by Dr Anthea Roberts makes 2018 CHASS Australia Book Prize Longlist

6th September 2018

2018 CHASS Australia Book Prize Longlist announced

The Council for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) has announced the longlist for its prestigious 2018 Australia Prize for a Book. The Book Prize will be awarded to an Australian citizen or permanent resident whose book, published between 1 January and 31 December 2017, contributes most to Australian cultural and intellectual life.

RegNet would like to congratulate colleague Dr Anthea Roberts as her book Is International Law International? (Oxford University Press, 2017) has been included in this list.

The other longlisted titles, from an entry field of 116 print and e-books in the non-fiction category are below:

  • A Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work, by Bernadette Brennan and published by Text Printing

  • The Enigmatic Mr Deakin, by Judith Brett and published by Text Publishing

  • Anaesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness, by Kate Cole-Adams and published by Text Publishing

  • John Curtin’s War: Volume I, by John Edwards and published by Penguin Random House Australia

  • The First Casualty: From the Front Lines of the Global War on Journalism, by Peter Greste and published by Penguin Random House Australia

  • Asylum by Boat: Origins of Australia’s refugee policy, by Claire Higgins and published by NewSouth Books

The shortlist of three titles will be announced later this month. The winner of the 2018 CHASS Australia Book Prize will receive a cash prize of $3,500. The Prize, sponsored by Routledge, will be presented at the 2018 CHASS Australia Prizes Dinner on 29 October in Melbourne.

This isn’t the first time the book is being celebrated.

In April earlier this year, Dr Roberts travelled to Washington D.C. to receive the prestigious American Society of International Law prize for the “best contribution to creative scholarship in international law”. Already this year, Dr Roberts has presented the book at the United Nations (for inclusion on the UN’s website as part of their Audio Visual Library), the American Society of International Law’s Annual Meeting, Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, NYU School of Law, Oxford University, Cambridge University, the London School of Economics, and the Graduate Institute in Geneva.

She has been also invited to present the book at the Latin American Society of International Law, the Russian Society of International Law and the International Law Association’s Annual Meeting, among other invitations. The book is currently being reviewed in many countries around the world, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, France, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, the United States and the United Kingdom.

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