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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 What's Wrong with Australian Fiction? : A Sceptical Look at the Miles Franklin Shortlist
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'Once in a while, a literary prize gets awarded to the most talented writer in the field. Admittedly this would happen a lot more often if the judges of such awards simply drew the prize-winner's name out of a hat. The Nobel committee, even if it occasionally pulled out the name of the hat-maker by mistake, would still obtain less bizarre results using the hat method than it does by applying its literary judgment. But still, when a literary award is given to the right winner for the right reason, you get a dim reminder of why such prizes were considered a good idea in the first place.'

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    y separately published work icon Quadrant vol. 53 no. 12 December 2009 Z1657824 2009 periodical issue 2009 pg. 22-29
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