Miles Franklin Award shortlist, 2010

Guten Tag. I've a piece in today's Crikey newsletter: Miles Franklin Award: Alex Miller Puts in the Boot. It begins: 'Are there too many literary awards in Australia, and is our oldest one “slipping away”? If an Australian literary award was provided increased funding and focus, would the Miles Franklin be the most relevant?' You … Continue reading Miles Franklin Award shortlist, 2010

Vote for the author! Craig Silvey for Cleo Bachelor of the Year (oh, and he’s on the Miles Franklin longlist)

Not only is Jasper Jones author Craig Silvey longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, he's up for Cleo Bachelor of the Year! Go and vote for the lovely and talented (and yes, cute) Mr Silvey here. I chaired a panel with Craig and Eleanor Catton at the recent Perth Writers Festival, and remember one middle-aged … Continue reading Vote for the author! Craig Silvey for Cleo Bachelor of the Year (oh, and he’s on the Miles Franklin longlist)