Aussies Rules Prompt 24 – A book shortlisted for the Ned Kelly’s, Stellas or Miles Franklin

Hi folks,

I thought I’d drop you another quick list of awesome Aussie titles.

Prompt 24 refers to some of the literary prizes available in this wide brown land. Both the Stella Prize and the Miles Franklin award are named for Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin, Aussie author and journalist best known for her novel My Brilliant Career. While the Miles Franklin award is solely for literature, the Stella Prize is for women writing in any genre.

The Ned Kelly Award is for both true crime and crime fiction.

The long and short lists for these three prizes are pretty easy to find, so I’m going to give you the short lists from 2018. I’m sure you will find something of substance there!

Ned Kelly Award Shortlist 2018:

Best Crime Novel:

  • Marlborough Man by Alan Carter
  • Under Cold Bright Lights by Garry Disher
  • Redemption Point by Candice Fox
  • Crossing the Lines by Sulari Gentill
  • The Lone Child by Anna George
  • The Student by Iain Ryan

Best First Crime Novel:

  • Wimmera by Mark Brandi
  • The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey
  • The Girl in Keller’s Way by Megan Goldin
  • See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

Best True Crime:

  • The Contractor by Mark Abernathy
  • Unmaking a Murder: The Mysterious Death of Anna Jane Cheney by Graham Archer
  • The Suitcase Baby by Tanya Bretherton
  • The Fatalist by Campbell McConachie
  • Whiteley on Trial by Gabrielle Coslovich

Stella Prize Shortlist 2018

  • Tracker by Alexis Wright
  • Terra Nullius by Claire Coleman
  • The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree by Shokoofeh Azar
  • The Life to Come by Michelle de Krester
  • An Uncertain Grace by Krissy Kneen
  • The Fish Girl by Mirandi Riwoe

The Miles Franklin Shortlist 2018

  • No More Boats by Felicity Cartagena
  • The Life to Come by Michelle de Krester
  • The Last Garden by Eve Hornung
  • Storyland by Catherine McKinnon
  • Border Districts by Gerald Murnane
  • Taboo by Kim Scott


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