Tag Archives: Australian Fiction

Miles Franklin Literary Award Winner

Yesterday afternoon Michelle de Kretser was named as the winner of this year’s Miles Franklin Literary Award for her novel, Questions of Travel by The Trust Company, as Trustee, and the 2013 judges of the Miles Franklin Literary Award. The Miles … Continue reading

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The Miles Franklin Award 2013 – shortlist

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 … Continue reading

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In the Company of Strangers by Liz Bryski

In the Company of Strangers by Liz Bryski Sydney : Macmillan, 2012, 420pp   Found on the Adult Fiction shelves at BYRSKI   Plot Summary : Ruby and Cat’s friendship was forged on an English dockside over sixty years ago … Continue reading

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Winner of the Stella Prize

Mateship with Birds by Carrie Tiffany has been announced as the winner of the inaugural Stella Prize for Australian women’s writing.  Carrie Tiffany receives $50,000 in prize money for her achievement. Kerryn Goldsworthy, chair of the Stella Prize judges, said, … Continue reading

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“A feast of reading”

The Trust Company, as Trustee of the Miles Franklin Literary Award has today announced the 2013 longlist for Australia’s most prestigious literary award.  From an original list of 73 novels, the Judges have selected 10 for longlist this year. The longlist includes eight … Continue reading

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Lighthouse Bay by Kimberley Freeman

Lighthouse Bay by Kimberley Freeman (Sydney : Hachette, 2012 – 478 pages)   Found on the Adult Fiction shelves at FREEMAN Plot Summary (via Fantastic Fiction) : “From the author of Wildflower Hill, this breathtaking novel travels more than a century between … Continue reading

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