Five novels are on the Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist announced today:
Breath by Tim Winton
Ice by Louis Nowra
The Pages by Murray Bail
The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas and
Wanting by Richard Flanagan
Congratulations to all the shortlisted authors. To find out more about each novel and to read the Judges comments please visit the Miles Franklin Trust website at www.trust.com.au. A total of 55 books were submitted for this year's Miles Franklin Literary Award, our first and most prestigious literary award, established in 1954 with a bequest from the author Miles Franklin. She was concerned to see Australian literature flourish and knew first hand the struggles most authors have in Australia. The winner takes home $42,000 and will be announced on 18 June – who do you think it will be?