Four women are on the shortlist for this year's Miles Franklin Literary Award - and four of the listed writers are new to this stage of the award..
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Nick Galvin Can a child murder his mother then be redeemed? Kate Summerscale uncovered the answer to this question in a remarkable true story spanning decades and continents.
Alison Broinowski The whole national capital could become a movie set if an enterprising director picks up this eminently filmable novel.
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Susan Wyndham The State Library of NSW is advertising for a new state librarian and chief executive following Alex Byrne's decision to retire at the end of his five-year term in September.
Susan Wyndham Gloria Steinem intends to live until she's 100.