Author Showcase #5 James Boyce

James Boyce: Van Diemen’s Land (2008) Black Inc. Books; 1835: The Founding of Melbourne & the Conquest of Australia (2013) Black Inc. Books; Born Bad: Original Sin and the Making of the Western World (2014) Black Inc. Books; Losing Streak: How Tasmania was gamed by the gambling industry (2017) Black Inc. Books; Imperial Mud (2020) Icon Books

James Boyce, an Australian historian, has written widely in newspapers and magazines and has also written non-fiction books. Read more about James at Blank Inc. Books

Featured on Glanceabook: Van Diemen’s Land


Van Diemen’s Land

By James Boyce:


  1. Van Diemen’s Land (2008) Black Inc. Books
    • Winner, 2009 Tasmania Book Prize
    • Winner, 2008 Colin Roderick Award and recipient of H.T. Priestley Memorial Medal
    • Shortlisted, 2009 Prime Minister’s Literary Award
    • Shortlisted, Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction, 2009 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards
    • Shortlisted, Non-Fiction Award, 2010 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature
    • Shortlisted, Non-Fiction Award, 2008 Age Book of the Year Awards
    • Shortlisted, Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction, 2008 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards
    • Shortlisted, The Prize for a First Book of History, 2008 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards
    • Shortlisted, History Book Award, 2008 Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards
    • Shortlisted, Australian History Prize, 2008 NSW Premier’s History Awards
    • Shortlisted, Newcomer of the Year in the 2008 Australian Book Industry Awards
  2. 1835: The Founding of Melbourne & the Conquest of Australia (2013) Black Inc. Books
    • Winner, 2012 Age Book of the Year Award (Overall)
    • Winner, 2012 Age Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award
    • Winner, 2013 Tasmania Book Prize
    • Shortlisted, 2012 Prime Minister’s Literary Award
    • Shortlisted, 2011 WA Premier’s Book Awards
    • Shortlisted, 2012 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards
    • Shortlisted, 2012 Queensland Literary Awards.
    • Shortlisted, 2013 Tasmanian Literary Prizes.
  3. Born Bad: Original Sin and the Making of the Western World (2014) Black Inc. Books
  4. Losing Streak: How Tasmania was gamed by the gambling industry (2017) Black Inc. Books
    • Winner, People’s Choice Award at the 2017 Tasmania Book Prizes
    • Longlisted, 2018 Dick and Joan Green Family Award for Tasmanian History
    • Shortlisted, 2017 Ashurst Business Literature Prize
    • Longlisted, 2017 Walkley Book Award
  5. Imperial Mud (2020) Icon Books
    • Winner (History and Tradition Category) 2020 East Anglian Book awards
    • Longlisted, 2021 RSL Ondaatje Prize.

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