Shortlist year: 
2019
Shortlist category: 
Non-fiction
Published by: 
Brow Books

About the book

Axiomatic by Maria Tumarkin.

Axiomatic is a boundary-shifting fusion of thinking and storytelling which takes as its starting point five axioms. These beliefs about the role the past plays in our present are often evoked as if they are timeless and self-evident truths. It's precisely because they are neither, yet still we are persuaded by them, that they tell us a great deal about the forces that shape our culture and the way we live. More than eight long years in the making, and utilising her time as a Sidney Myer Creative Fellow, Axiomatic actively seeks to reset the non-fiction form in Australia.