MIL-Evening Report: Trauma, resilience, sex and art: your guide to the 2020 Miles Franklin...

Description

The 2020 Miles Franklin shortlist seems to bear this out in six novels whose topics shimmer with relevance: the continuing wounds of colonisation (for people and the environment); language and all its possibilities and failures; ditto families; and the issues that are intrinsic to fiction, like conflict and character, trauma and resilience, sex and art. And, in the case of these six novels, lost or vanished family members and the uncertain status of the dead.

Subject

Literature; Creative Writing

Period8 Jul 2020

Media coverage

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Media coverage

  • TitleMIL-Evening Report: Trauma, resilience, sex and art: your guide to the 2020 Miles Franklin...
    Media name/outletForeign Affairs.co.nz
    CountryNew Zealand
    Date8/07/20
    PersonsJen Webb