Australian Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlist

On the shortlist

On the shortlist

After a longer wait than usual, they have announced the shortlist for the Australian Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. The fiction shortlist is:

A World of Other People, Steven Carroll (HarperCollins)
The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Richard Flanagan (Vintage Australia)
The Night Guest, Fiona McFarlane (Penguin: Hamish Hamilton)
Coal Creek, Alex Miller (Allen & Unwin)
Belomor, Nicolas Rothwell (Text Publishing)

The only one I have read is the Flanagan which, of course, has already won the Man Booker Prize but, as I own all but the Carroll, I shall try and read at least one of the others as part of my reading of books from prize shortlists other than the Man Booker.


Gertrud Leutenegger: Panischer Frühling [Panic Spring]


Jun’ichiro Tanizaki: 瘋癲老人日記 (Diary of a Mad Old Man)


  1. I haven’t read this one, but I have read several other of Carroll’s works, and I’ve loved them all (including the book which goes before this one…).

    • tmn

      Thanks for the comments. I must admit that I have never heard of Carroll so I shall certainly look out for him.

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