Miles Franklin shortlist

The shortlist for this year’s Miles Franklin Literary Award was announced in Sydney this morning, as reported by the Weekly Book Newsletter.

The three shortlisted titles have been reviewed by Bookseller+Publisher and all reviews have been published on Fancy Goods.

When Colts Ran (Roger McDonald, Random House)
Bereft (Chris Womersley, Scribe)
That Deadman Dance (Kim Scott, Picador)

Following the announcement of the shortlist this morning, some members of the Australia literary community expressed concerns about only three titles making the list. In 2010, six titles were shortlisted for the award. The absence of female authors on this year’s list has also attracted attention. See Angela Myer’s Literary Minded blog for more on the controversy.

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