Waverley Library Award for Literature
Double Entry: How the Merchant of Venice Shaped the Modern World by Jane Gleeson-White won the esteemed ‘The Nib, Waverly Library Award for Literature.
The Nib’s major prize of $20 000, is open to all Australian Authors and recognises “excellence in research in the creation of a literary work of merit, first published between 1st July 2011 and 30th June 2012”.
Double Entry is a historical recount of the evolution of double entry book keeping from the Renaissance to the modern world. Double Entry was also shortlisted for the non-fiction book award in the 2012 Queensland Literary Awards and the nonfiction category of this year’s Age Book of the Year Awards.
Other titles shortlisted for The Nib, which will recieve the Alex Buzo Shortlist Prize, include:
The People Smuggler by Robin de Crespigny
Sarah Thornhill by Kate Grenville
Kinglake-350 by Adrian Hyland
A Tragedy in Two Acts by Fiona Harari
Housewife Superstar by Danielle Wood