I’ve read three of the books on the shortlist, and now (greedily) want to read the others.
Having posted this year’s Miles Franklin Award Longlist I decided I may as well keep on with it! After all, it is, probably, Australia’s most watched award. The shortlist was announced in Canberra tonight – not that I was invited!
- Felicity Castagna’s No more boats (Giramondo) (Lisa has reviewed)
- Michelle de Kretser’s The life to come (Allen & Unwin)(scheduled for reading in July, but Lisa has reviewed)
- Eva Hornung’s The last garden (Text) (Lisa has reviewed)
- Catherine McKinnon’s Storyland (HarperCollins) (MY review!!)
- Gerald Murnane’s Border districts (Giramondo) (Lisa has reviewed)
- Kim Scott’s Taboo (Picador Australia)(on my TBR, but Lisa has reviewed)
Some random observations:
- Gerald Murnane, a neglected Australian author has made it through to the shortlist, which is great to see. Of being longlisted, he said he was “gratified”, because it was “a suitable reward for the hard task of writing the…
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