Tuesday, April 19, 2011

All-Male Miles Franklin short list

A strangely short and all-male (though not all-white) Miles Franklin short-list..and equally strangely, the judges' comments seen to denounce the longlist they themselves chose. I personally would have wanted The Legacy though certainly have not read all the books, amd the writers who were chosen are obviously outstanding.


  1. A "sausagefest," The Australian calls it - very classy...

  2. Yeah, I agree, you don't generally want that tone in talking about literature, but all-male lists however aesthetically justified are going to produce just that in this day and age.....