A total of 55 books were submitted for this year's award Miles Franklin Literary Award, Australia's first and most prestigious literary award, established in 1954 with a bequest from the author Miles Franklin. She was concerned to see Australian literature flourish and knew first hand the struggles most authors have in Australia. The ten novels selected for the longlist are:
Addition by Toni Jordan
A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz
Breath by Tim Winton
Fugitive Blue by Claire Thomas
Ice by Louis Nowra
One Foot Wrong by Sofie Laguna
The Devil's Eye by Ian Townsend
The Pages by Murray Bail
The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas and
Wanting by Richard Flanagan.
Which books do you think will make it onto the short list to be announced on 16 April?