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Congratulations Professor Christine Helliwell, winner of the Les Carlyon Literary Prize

Christopher Marcatili | Published on 11/29/2022
Congratulations to AAS Fellow and Professor of Anthropology, Christine Helliwell, who has won the Australian War Memorial's $10,000 Les Carlyon Literary Prize.

The prize was awarded to Helliwell for her book, Semut: The untold story of a secret Australian operation in WWII Borneo (Penguin), which explores Operation Semut, a WWII secret operation coordinated by the Services Reconnaisance Department.

It was also First Runner Up for Templer Medal Book Prize (UK) and shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Australian History Prize, the Reid Prize, and the ACT Notable Book Awards.

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Congratulations Christine!