This year I have decided to reduce the number of books on my challenge and instead of 104 my challenge is 80. For part of my challenge I would like to read as many books as I can from the previous winners of the Miles Franklin Literary Award.
In 1957, the first winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award was announced: Patrick White, for his novel Voss. Over the years, the prize has been awarded to novels describing life in suburbia, compulsive gamblers, Australians abroad – but always true to the terms of Miles Franklin’s will: ‘[the] prize shall be awarded for the Novel for the year which is of the highest literary merit and which must present Australian Life in any of its phases …’.
I have read a few of them already but I will now endeavour to read some of the remaining books on the list. Those I have read are:
All that I am by Anna Funder
Truth by Peter Temple
The ballad of Desmond Kale by Roger Mcdonald
Dark Palace by Frank Moorhouse
Jack Maggs by Peter Carey
The Well by Elizabeth Jolley
Cloudstreet by Tim Winton
Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
Bring Larks and Heroes by Thomas Keneally
There are 47 books on the list so I still have a few I can choose from. I think I will start with Voss by Patrick White as I have a copy here at home.