2008 Miles Franklin Longlist Announced

The longlist for the 2008 Miles Franklin award has been announced.

The nine novels selected are:

  • Landscape of Farewell (Alex Miller,  A&U)
  • Love without Hope (Rodney Hall,  Picador)
  • Orpheus Lost (Janette Turner Hospital, Fourth Estate)
  • Secrets of the Sea (Nicholas Shakespeare, Harvill Secker)
  • Sorry (Gail Jones, Vintage)
  • The Fern Tattoo (David Brooks, UQP)
  • The Memory Room (Christopher Koch, Knopf)
  • The Time We Have Taken (Steven Carroll, Fourth Estate)
  • The Widow and her Hero (Tom Keneally, Vintage)

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Clayton Wehner

Clayton is the founder and managing director of Boomerang Books. In a past life, Clayton worked for 12 years as an intelligence officer in the Australian Army and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Royal Military College Duntroon and holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science and a Master of Management Studies (Human Resource Management) from the UNSW. He is also a trained Indonesian linguist and served with the United Nations in East Timor as an interpreter/translator.