The winners of the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards have been announced in Brisbane, with Michelle de Kretser taking the gong for best work of fiction. It’s Ms de Kretser’s second major gong for her novel Questions of Travel, after it won the Miles Franklin award earlier this year. The winners of the literary awards were chosen from a shortlist of 29 books spanning six categories :: Read the full article »»»»
In a world that seems to scream “More Womaen in High Places Please!” Australia’s penultimate writers award – the Miles Franklin – has an all-female shortlist its 2013 Award, Australia’s most prestigious literary prize. First timer – novelists that is – Romy Ash, Annah Faulkner and Drusilla Modjeska are among the five nominees competing for the $60,000 prize.
Author of Questions of Travel, Michelle de Kretser, and Carrie Tiffany, who penned Mateship with Birds, complete the shortlist. Romy Ash says she is excited to be a part of the female dominated list. She says her book Floundering is a simple story about a mother who effectively kidnaps her two sons from their grandmother’s house :: Read the full article »»»»