The Miles Franklin Award is Australia’s most prestigious literary award and is awarded for the best novel representing Australian life. On the shortlist for the Miles Franklin Award this year are six wonderful novels:
Floundering by Romy Ash
The Beloved by Annah Faulkner
Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser
The Mountain by Drusilla Modjeska
Mateship with Birds by Carrie Tiffany
The winner of the $60,000 prize will be announced on June 19 at The National Library of Australia in Canberra. The other five shortlisted authors will receive $5,000 from Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.
You can read a synopsis and Judges notes for each shortlisted book here.