Miles Franklin Literary Award
Today, the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, alongside award trustee Perpetual, announced the 2022 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist featuring five exceptional titles. The announcement was broadcast nationally.
The 2022 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist is:
- The Other Half of You by Michael Mohammed Ahmad (Hachette Australia)
- Scary Monsters by Michelle de Kretser (Allen & Unwin)
- Bodies of Light by Jennifer Down (Text Publishing)
- One Hundred Days by Alice Pung (Black Inc. Books)
- Grimmish by Michael Winkler (Puncher and Wattmann).
The Other Half of You has been reviewed in these pages. Click here to read the full review.
“The outstanding feature of this year’s Miles Franklin shortlist is the range of dynamic and diverse voices that address the experience of pain, intergenerational trauma and intergenerational dialogue with compassion, exceptional craft and rigorous unsentimentality,” said Richard Neville, State Library of NSW Mitchell Librarian and Chair of the judging panel.
Joining Mr Neville on the judging panel is author and literary critic, Dr Bernadette Brennan; literary scholar, Dr Mridula Nath Chakraborty; book critic, Dr James Ley; and author and editor, Dr Elfie Shiosaki.