“Novels give you the matrix of emotions, give you the flavour of a time in a way formal history cannot.”
- Doris Lessing, novelist, poet, and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature (2007)
The Easter Bunny came early for lots of writers with this week’s announcements of both the Miles Franklin longlist and the Indie Book of the Year.
On Tuesday the longlist for the 2013 Miles Franklin Literary Award was released. From an original list of 73 novels, an unprecedented half of which were written by women, the Judges selected 10 novels. They are: