Topic archives: Miles Franklin Literary Award

Miles Franklin 2011: the short shortlist

April 19, 2011 11

Just in. The books shortlisted for the 2011 Miles Franklin Literary Award are: Bereft by Chris Womersley That Deadman Dance by Kim Scott When Colts Ran by Roger McDonald Of course, the comment has begun (on Twitter) about the fact that there are only three books. Martin Shaw says (@thebooksdesk) ‘A shortlist of 3 becomes […]

Miles Franklin Literary Award Longlist

March 17, 2011 3

I usually wait to blog about the Miles Franklin when the shortlist is announced, but I think the longlist is exciting this year so I wanted to mention it. I’ve read four of the books, and have another couple in my pile. It’s great to see new voices getting recognition. And I’m happy to see […]

Miles Franklin Award shortlist, 2010

Miles Franklin Award shortlist, 2010

April 23, 2010 18

Guten Tag. I’ve a piece in today’s Crikey newsletter: Miles Franklin Award: Alex Miller Puts in the Boot. It begins: ‘Are there too many literary awards in Australia, and is our oldest one “slipping away”? If an Australian literary award was provided increased funding and focus, would the Miles Franklin be the most relevant?’ You […]

Thoughts on 2009 Miles Franklin Literary Award winner <i>Breath</i>, by Tim Winton

Thoughts on 2009 Miles Franklin Literary Award winner Breath, by Tim Winton

June 22, 2009 22

Breath, Tim Winton, Penguin, 9780143009580 (Aus, US) Breath is my first Tim Winton. Yes, I know. He’s just not someone I had gotten to yet. And yes, I will read Cloudstreet, eventually. Last week, Breath was awarded our nation’s most prestigious literary prize – the Miles Franklin Literary Award, which is for books that in […]