The Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand Studies Network (ACNZSN) is extremely pleased to announce that the winner of the inaugural Donna Coates Book Prize is James Keating’s Distant Sisters: Australasian Women and the International Struggle for the Vote, 1880-1914 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2020)! 🙂
The international adjudication committee all enjoyed reading James’ book and collectively expressed their thoughts on it with the following:
This is a thoroughly researched monograph that makes a novel contribution to the field. In bringing together the local and international dimensions of the suffrage movement at the turn of the twentieth century, the analysis demonstrates the endeavour of the book’s key individuals and the challenges posed by their remoteness from the main centres of activity in the Atlantic world. The reorientation of the national histories of Australian and New Zealand suffragettes in their international context reveals new ways of understanding the successes and limitations of the movements in these countries.
Alongside his book being promoted on ACNZSN’s website and social media platforms, James will also be receiving GBP150.
Warmest congratulations to James! 🙂
ACNZSN encourages people to consider submitting their book for consideration for the 2021 prize. You can find further details on the submission procedure here.