The shortlisted titles are:
Victoria: The Queen (Julia Baird, HarperCollins)
Fair Game: The Incredible Untold Story of Scientology in Australia (Steve Cannane, ABC Books)
Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell (Louise Milligan, MUP).
The 2017 Walkley Book Award recognises excellence in Australian nonfiction literature and long-form journalism produced by an Australian journalist or writer, published in the year from September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017.
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