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Saturday 4 May 2013
Arts Culture News

the miles franklin taco-fest, part two

Coco McGrath
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  I hope you like Mexican food because we don’t have the usual sausage sizzle organized for this year’s Miles Franklin Literary Award. It is tacos for everyone! Just a few days ago the 2013 Miles Franklin judging panel unveiled an all-female shortlist—the first in the awards 57-year history: Floundering by Romy Ash (Text) Questions…
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Sunday 28 April 2013
Arts Books

lip lit: floundering

lip magazine
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Floundering is the debut novel of Melbourne writer Romy Ash, and is a powerful story of a tragic family reunion in an Australian outback setting. It is a tale of a loss of innocence as a wayward mother with no plan, direction or destination, seeks to reclaim her two children. Narrated by the younger brother,…
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Friday 29 March 2013
Arts Books

the miles franklin taco-fest

Coco McGrath
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In 2011 Australia’s most prestigious literary award, the Miles Franklin, was labelled a ‘sausage-fest’ after judges unveiled an all-male shortlist.  It was the second all-male shortlist in as many years and it sparked a nationwide debate about gender imbalance in the literary world. Critics pointed out that since the Miles Franklin began in 1957 only…
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