/ 03 July 2024

Book it to the library

reading, books

We know Squizers love a good read, and with the shortlist for the 2024 Miles Franklin Literary Award – aka our highest honour – announced, it’s time to dive in… The long list has been whittled down to just 6 contenders, representing the most diverse field ever. Four finalists are people of colour and 3 are women, including favourite Alexis Wright for Praiseworthy*, Sanya Rushdi for Hospital, and Jen Craig for Wall. If one of them wins, it will be the eighth year in a row the $60,000 prize has been taken out by a female author. But they’ve got stiff competition from Hossein Asgari for Only Sound Remains*, André Dao for Anam* and Gregory Day for The Bell of the World*. The winner will be announced on 1 August, but if you can’t wait until then, why not read them all and decide for yourself…

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