Shortlist year: 
2009
Shortlist category: 
Non-fiction
Published by: 
The Text Publishing Company

About the book

Book cover- The Henson Case by David Marr

On Thursday 22 May 2008, Bill Henson, one of Australia’s most significant artists, was preparing his new Sydney exhibition. It featured photographs of naked adolescent models. That afternoon, triggered by a newspaper column and the outrage of talkback radio hosts, a controversy exploded in response to these images.

David Marr, one of Australia’s leading journalists, tells the story of this dramatic public trial.

The Henson Case is a remarkable investigative essay which draws on Marr’s extensive interviews with Bill Henson and features eight photographs from the Sydney show.