2006 Miles Franklin Award Shortlist

Kerryn Goldsworthy, over on her weblog A Fugitive Phenomenon, speculated earlier today about the novels that would appear on the 2006 Miles Franklin Award shortlist. And guess what? She picked the list exactly.

As an ex-judge of the award she's now attempting to cover her tracks but we all know it's the tea she's been drinking. Now if she'd just come clean on the brand I might be able to make a few bucks reading my own tea leaves and punting on the Booker later in the year.

In the meantime she states the list as:
Brian Castro, The Garden Book
Kate Grenville, The Secret River
Roger McDonald, The Ballad of Desmond Kale
Carrie Tiffany, Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living
Brenda Walker, The Wing of Night

A very strong list.

Matilda has featured the Tiffany and the Castro here over the past month or so. And you'd have to be living in a cave to miss out on the coverage Kate Grenville has received. The other novels will be featured here shortly. My reading list for the next few weeks should be pretty easy to pick then.

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