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Marilyn Lake


Marilyn Lake is a leading Australian historian with a national and international profile. She has been researching the impact of war on Australian society for 30 years, the subject of both her MA and PhD thesis.

The latter won the Harbison-Higinbotham Prize awarded by the University of Melbourne for the best thesis on an Australian subject and was short-listed for the Age Book of the Year. She has continued to research war and society since that time.

Marilyn’s books have won a number of prizes most recently: Drawing the Global Colour Line: White Men’s Countries and the Question of Racial Equality (CUP/MUP) co-authored with Henry Reynolds won the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction ( 2009), the Ernest Scott prize ( 2009)and the Queensland Premier’s prize for History ( 2008).

Her most recent book is as co-editor of What’s Wrong With Anzac? (2010), published by New South.

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