The 2018 Miles Franklin Literary Award longlist

The longlist for this year’s Miles Franklin Literary Award, arguably Australia’s most prestigious literary prize, has been unveiled.

  • A Long Way from Home by Peter Carey (Penguin Random House)
  • No More Boats by Felicity Castagna (Giramondo Publishing)
  • The Life to Come by Michelle de Kretser (Allen & Unwin)
  • The Crying Place by Lia Hills (Allen & Unwin)
  • The Last Garden by Eva Hornung (Text Publishing)
  • Some Tests by Wayne Macauley (Text Publishing)
  • Storyland by Catherine McKinnon (HarperCollins)
  • Border District by Gerald Murnane (Giramondo)
  • From the Wreck by Jane Rawson (Transit Lounge)
  • The Restorer by Michael Sala (Text Publishing)
  • Taboo by Kim Scott (Picador Australia)

The shortlist will be announced on 18 June and the winner named on 26 August. The prize is worth $60,000 to the winner.

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9 thoughts on “The 2018 Miles Franklin Literary Award longlist

  1. When I saw this list last night I was surprised to see “The Crying Place” on it since I would have sworn I’d had that book on my tbr pile for a couple of years. Turns out it’s only since last March, but it did make me think: compared to most other prizes, isn’t 22nd May late in the year to be releasing a longlist of books published in the previous calendar year? Still, aside from that, this looks like a great list. I already have three of them (Hills, Carey, Sala) so will try to get around to reading those.

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