The 2012 Miles Franklin Literary Award Longlist has been announced.
(Update: The 5 shortlisted titles are in bold.)
In a brave move, the judges have longlisted 13 titles, which meant they couldn’t achieve gender balance!
The links under each author’s name goes to their profile on Meet an Aussie Author.
Blood by Tony Birch, see my review.
Spirit of Progress by Steven Carroll, see my review and a Sensational Snippet
Spirit House by Mark Dapin, see my review, and a Sensational Snippet
The Precipice by Virginia Duigan, see my review
All That I Am by Anna Funder, see my review and a Sensational Snippet
Sarah Thornhill by Kate Grenville, see my review
Five Bells by Gail Jones, see Kim’s review at Reading Matters and one from Kevin from Canada.
Foal’s Bread by Gillian Mears, see my review
Autumn Laing by Alex Miller, see my review
Cold Light by Frank Moorhouse, see my review
Past the Shallows by Favel Parrett, see my review
The Street Sweeper by Elliot Perlman, see my review
Animal People by Charlotte Wood, see my review
Congratulations to all the authors and publishers!
PS Here’s the link to the judges’ announcement. The shortlist will be announced on May 3, and the winner on 20 June in Brisbane.