Parra Pods

Episode 18 - Miles Franklin Shortlist 2019

July 29, 2019

 

First awarded in 1957, this year marks the 62nd year of the Miles Franklin Literary Award.

 

Join Katherine & Nisa as they discuss books that have made it on to the 2019 shortlist. The books span genres such as magic realism, autobiography, mystery and dystopia. Some themes found in the novels include: family, the environment, art, masculinity, relationships, race and racism – all against a range of Australian backdrops.

 

Some of the books discussed in Episode 18 of Parra Pods include:

 

The Lebs / Michael Mohammed Ahmad. Hatchette, 2018

 

A stolen season / Rodney Hall. Picador, 2018

 

The death of Noah Glass / Gail Jones. Text Publishing, 2018

 

Too much lip / Melissa Lucashenko. University of Queensland Press, 2018

 

Other books in the Shortlist include:

 

A sand archive / Gregory Day. Picador, 2018

 

Dyschronia / Jennifer Mills. Picador, 2018

 

 

Do you feel like exploring some of the AMAZING past winners of the Miles Franklin Award? Or maybe you would like to learn more about the history of the award, check out the Miles Franklin Award website.

 

Happy Listening!

 

Katherine & Nisa