The Henry Mayer Book Prize for Australian Politics is awarded biennially by the Australian Political Studies Association. It is funded by income generated by the APSA endowment established, in 2009, by the Henry Mayer Trust. The Prize is offered every second year for the best book on Australian politics (including political history) published during the previous two years.
The prize winner will be invited to the APSA Annual Conference dinner to receive their award. A book is eligible for the competition if it has been published in the two years since the prize was last open for entries, ie 2013 & 2014 publishing dates.
Please note: Nominated books must be a monograph (ie no edited books), and that the author does not have to be a member of APSA (although preferred) for the book to be eligible for consideration.
The next Henry Mayer Prize will be awarded in 2017.
Past winners of the Henry Mayer Book Prize:
2015: Stephen Mills (University of Sydney), The Professionals: Strategy, Money and the Rise of the Political Campaigner in Australia, Melbourne: Black Inc, 2014.
2013: Paul Strangio (Monash University), Neither Power Nor Glory: 100 Years of Political Labor in Victoria, 1856 – 1956, Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2012.
2011: James Walter (Monash University), What Were They Thinking? The Politics of Ideas in Australia, Sydney: UNSW Press, 2010.
2009: Joint Prize: Sarah Maddison (University of New South Wales), Black Politics: Inside the Complexity of Aboriginal Political Culture, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin, 2009;
David McKnight (University of New South Wales), Beyond Right and Left: New Politics and the Culture Wars, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin, 2005.