Are you ready for the announcement of the Miles Franklin Award winner in September? The short list was announced this month, and you will find the books at Blue Mountains Library. Each of the authors is a first time nominee and you are bound to find one that appeals.
An Isolated Incident by Emily Maguire – An intriguing exploration of two women, a murder and media and masculinity set in a tough regional town.
The last Days of Ava Langdon by Mark O’Flynn – A warmly empathetic portrayal of a misunderstood but spirited outsider who refuses to concede to society’s conventional expectations.
Their Brilliant Careers by Ryan O’Neill – A rich and entertaining
satire featuring 15 biographies of imagined Australian writers whose bizarre and exaggerated lives are neatly slotted into real literary history.
Waiting by Philip Salom – A deftly executed and very human novel about a pair of odd couples, who are both waiting for something or someone to change their lives.
Extinctions by Josephine Wilson – A clever and compassionate novel exploring ageing, adoption, grief and remorse, rescue and resistance to rescue.
You can find more information about the awards and Miles Franklin herself on the official website.