Posted by: Lisa Hill | March 19, 2013

2013 ALS Gold Medal Shortlist

The 2013 ALS Gold Medal shortlist has been announced by the Association for the Study of Australian Literature:

Darkness on the Edge of Town Questions of Travel MontebelloLost Voices The Fine Colour of Rust

I think I must have missed the announcement for the Longlist.  The longlisted books also included

Lily Brett, Lola Bensky (Hamish Hamilton: Penguin)
Chloe Hooper, The Engagement (Hamish Hamilton: Penguin), see my review.
Robert Gray, Cumulus: Collected Poems (John Leonard Press)
Cate Kennedy, Like a House on Fire (Scribe)
Drusilla Modjeska, The Mountain (Vintage: Random House), see my review.
Gerald Murnane, A History of Books (Giramondo), see my review
M. L. Stedman, The Light Between Oceans (Vintage: Random House), see my review

Lola Bensky The Engagement Cumulus: Collected Poems Like a House on Fire The Mountain A History of Books The Light Between Oceans

The winner will be announced on July 3rd, which gives us plenty of time to read ’em all!


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