Miles Franklin breaks with tradition
The Miles Franklin Award is probably Australia’s most prestigious – and controversial – literary award. One of the annual complaints is that, although named after a woman, the Miles Franklin does not usually shortlist many, if any, books by women authors. Women rarely win.
This year the Miles Franklin longlist holds out significant hope for the short list and winner as eight women’s books have been shortlisted compared with two men’s books.
I bought one of these books to add to my TBR pile. Bet you can’t guess which book I bought.
The 2013 Longlist
Street to Street