Eileen Chanin’s most recent book is Awakening, Four Lives in Art (2015). Her earlier book Limbang Rebellion, 7 Days in December 1962, received the 2014 Royal Marines Historical Society Literary Award. She was also awarded the 2011 Alex Buzo Prize, and was shortlisted for the 2011 CAL-‐Waverley Library Award for literature for Book Life: The Life and Times of David Scott Mitchell (2011). Her book Degenerates and Perverts, the 1939 Melbourne Herald Exhibition of English and French Art (2005), received the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards Australia History Prize and was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction; and .
She is currently the Menzies Fellow at the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, King’s College London.