Joy McCann’s Wild Sea: A History of the Southern Ocean was shortlisted and highly commended for the 2019 ACT Book of the Year awards.

Joy McCann
Dr Joy McCann is an environmental and cultural historian. Image: Leonie Keogh

Shortlisted books were:


Robyn Cadwallader for Book of Colours


Ellen Broad for Made by Humans: The AI Condition

Joy McCann for Wild Sea: A History of the Southern Ocean


Andrew Hutchinson for One

Penelope Layland for Things I’ve Thought to Tell You Since I Saw You Last

Rachel Sanderson for Mirror Me