Want some suggestions for a great read during the National Year of Reading?

The Shortlists for the Miles Franklin and National Biography Award have just been announced. Perhaps you will find something to tempt and add to your " Must Read" List for National Year of Reading 2012.

Miles Franklin Award Shortlist

  • Tony Birch, Blood
  • Anna Funder, All That I Am
  • Gillian Mears, Foal's Bread
  • Frank Moorhouse, Cold Light
  • Favel Parrett, Past The Shallows

National Biography Award Shortlist

  • Tim Bonyhady Good Living Street: The Fortunes of My Viennese Family, Allen & Unwin
  • A J Brown Michael Kirby: Paradoxes & Principles, The Federation Press
  • Delia Falconer Sydney, NewSouth Publishing
  • Paul Kelly How to Make Gravy, Penguin
  • Mark McKenna An Eye for Eternity: The Life of Manning Clark, Melbourne University Publishing
  • Martin Thomas The Many Worlds of R.H. Mathews: In Search of an Australian Anthropologist, Allen & Unwin
  • The winner of the 2012 National Biography Award will be announced at a special presentation at the State Library of NSW on Monday 14 May... as part of the Sydney Writers’ Festival.

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Comment by Merilyn on May 4, 2012 at 12:08

I am over the moon to see All that I am and Foal's Bread shortlisted for Miles Franklin! Both brilliant. Trying to get around to reading the others, especially Past the shallows but my pile is very high at the moment!!!

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