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Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist announced

Five titles have been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award ahead of the winner’s announcement on 30 July. They are: The Lebs (Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Hachette), A Sand Archive (Gregory Day, Picador), A Stolen Season (Rodney Hall, Picador), The Death of Noah Glass (Gail Jones, Text), Too Much Lip (Melissa Lucashenko, University of Queensland Press) and Dyschronia (Jennifer Mills, Picador).

The shortlist has also been announced for the National Biography Award.

Trent Dalton’s novel Boy Swallows Universe (Fourth Estate) has won the Australian Booksellers Association Booksellers Choice Award. The novel, which is currently at the top of the Australian fiction bestsellers chart, has already won Book of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards and the Indie Book Awards.

Pam Brown’s poetry collection click here for what we do (Vagabond) has won the Australian Literature Society (ALS) Gold Medal. The collection was praised by the judges for its ‘extension of the possibilities of poetic form’.


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