Thursday, March 29, 2012
2012 Miles Franklin longlist
Yesterday the longlist for the 2012 Miles Franklin award was announced.
The Miles Franklin is the most prestigious literary award. Of the list, I have read two, which isn't many but it is better than I have been in the last few years. One of the books, All That I Am, I liked but didn't love and the other, Foals Bread was a struggle for me. Click on the links to read my thoughts.
Blood by Tony Birch
Spirit of Progress by Steven Carroll
Spirit House by Mark Dapin
The Precipice by Virginia Duigan
All That I Am by Anna Funder,
Sarah Thornhill by Kate Grenville
Five Bells by Gail Jones
Foal’s Bread by Gillian Mears
Autumn Laing by Alex Miller
Cold Light by Frank Moorhouse
Past the Shallows by Favel Parrett
The Street Sweeper by Elliot Perlman
Animal People by Charlotte Wood
I have every intention of reading Sarah Thornhill, Past the Shallows and The Street Sweeper in due course. Maybe I will try to read the shortlist... or maybe not!