2021 Miles Franklin Literary Award Winner

And the winner is …….. drum roll……Labyrinth by Amanda Lohrey. Congratulations!

Erica Marsden’s son, an artist, has been imprisoned for homicidal negligence. In a state of grief, Erica cuts off all ties to family and friends, and retreats to a quiet hamlet on the south-east coast near the prison where he is serving his sentence.

There, in a rundown shack, she obsesses over creating a labyrinth by the ocean. To build it—to find a way out of her quandary—Erica will need the help of strangers. And that will require her to trust, and to reckon with her past.

The Labyrinth is a hypnotic story of guilt and denial, of the fraught relationship between parents and children, that is also a meditation on how art can both be ruthlessly destructive and restore sanity. It shows Amanda Lohrey to be at the peak of her powers.

Watch the 2021 Miles Franklin Literary Award Announcement.

Congratulations to Peggy and Ann who chose the Labyrinth as the winning book!!!! A prize goes to you both!!!

Next Meetings

The Pageturners August meetings will be held on Wednesday 11 August:

The Daytime meeting will talk about The Family Doctor by Debra Oswald.  The Evening group will talk about Sincerely, Ethel Malley by Stephen Orr.

The September meetings will be held on Wednesday 8 September:

The Daytime group will talk about Sincerely, Ethel Malley by Stephen Orr. The Evening meeting will talk about The Family Doctor by Debra Oswald.

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