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Thursday, April 04, 2013

Miles Franklin list features 8 women authors

Author Romy Ash, in Melbourne yesterday, is on the Miles Franklin longlist for her debut novel Floundering.
Picture: David Geraghty. Source: The Australian
TWO years after the Miles Franklin Literary Award was derided as a "sausagefest" for its all-male shortlist, the longlist for the 2013 prize is dominated by women. 
Eight of the ten longlisted titles for the $60,000 prize are by female authors: Romy Ash for Floundering, Lily Brett for Lola Bensky, Michelle de Kretser for Questions of Travel, Annah Faulkner for The Beloved, Drusilla Modjeska for The Mountain, ML Stedman for The Light Between Oceans, Carrie Tiffany for Mateship with Birds and Jacqueline Wright for Red Dirt Talking.

The two male writers in contention are veterans of the Australian literary scene: two-time Miles Franklin winner and Booker Prize recipient Tom Keneally, for The Daughters of Mars, and Brian Castro for Street to Street, his fifth shortlisting for Australia’s most important book prize.
Read on HERE.

1 comment:

Anthony J. Langford said...

My my. What an influential mob they are. Does that mean we can dub it a 'squid' fest this year?