Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Miles Franklin Literary Award 2007

Even as we speak, they will be getting stuck into the $120-a-head gourment nosh (it had better be gourmet, at that price) at the Miles Franklin presentation dinner. It's 8.35 pm in Sydney; I imagine the announcement is being made about now.

So here's a last-minute prediction, except that my psychic powers are getting a lot of interference and static from my wishes in the matter: I really, really, really want Alexis Wright's Carpentaria to win.

And I do actually think it might be going to.

Now I'll check the ABC news site (they were first with the news last year) and see whether I was right or not. Watch this space ...

UPDATE: Hah!

7 comments:

Kathleen said...

Another tag for this post? "Prescience"!

Anonymous said...

Good call, PC. Wasn't there similar clairvoyance last year? How do you do it?

Pavlov's Cat said...

Magic.

genevieve said...

Nice pick. And a great result too.

Lucy Sussex said...

yay! for Alexis Wright. I couldn't think of a better juxtaposition, on the day the PM decided to be seen to act on Aboriginal affairs. And it gave her non-fiction book some needed coverage too.

Lucy Sussex

Bernice said...

Yes yes yes yes yes. Very very very good pick ladies & gentlemen of the board. Very good pick

fifi said...

Well picked! :-)

A worthy winner, I think.