A BOOK by Age journalist Karen Kissane has been named a finalist in Australia’s most prestigious journalism prizes, the Walkley Awards. Silent Death: The Killing of Julie Ramage, is one of 10 finalists in the category for best non-fiction book.
Silent Death developed from features Kissane wrote in The Age about the controversial murder trial of Jamie Ramage, a Balwyn businessman who strangled his wife Julie, and the legal defence of provocation. Kissane’s articles on the case won two Media Peace Awards from the United Nations Association of Australia in 2005.
Almost 60 books were judged by three panels in this year’s awards. A shortlist of three nominees will be announced on November 9.