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Quarterly Essay congratulates Paul Toohey on winning the best long feature-writing prize at the Walkley Awards. His essay That Sinking Feeling is a powerful and original work of reportage that reveals the lives of asylum seekers and the politics of Australia's response to them.

Quarterly Essay 53 That Sinking Feeling by Paul Toohey has been nominated for a Walkley Award for Magazine Feature Writing.

Quarterly Essay 50 Unfinished Business by Anna Goldsworthy and Quarterly Essay 53 That Sinking Feeling by Paul Toohey have been been longlisted for the 2014 John Button Prize.

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Quarterly Essay 47, Political Animal: The Making Tony Abbott by David Marr has won the 2013 John Button Prize.

Quarterly Essay 47 Political Animal: The Making of Tony Abbott by David Marr has been shortlisted for the 2013 John Button Prize.

Quarterly Essay 46 Great Expectations by Laura Tingle, Quarterly Essay 47 Political Animal by David Marr, Quarterly Essay 48 After the Future by Tim Flannery and Quarterly Essay 49 Not Dead Yet by Mark Latham have all been longlisted for the 2013 John Button Prize.

Quarterly Essay 47, Political Animal by David Marr is a finalist in the 2013 Australian Book Industry Awards.

Quarterly Essay 45, Us and Them by Anna Krien, has been shortlisted in the Magazine Feature Writing category in the 2012 Walkley Awards.