The shortlist for the Miles Franklin Award was announced on 16 April 2009.
The short listed books are:
The Pages - Murray Bail
Breath - Tim Winton
Ice - Louis Nowra
The Slap - Christos Tsiolkas
Wanting - Richard Flanagan
The Award will be drawn on 18 June 2009.
For more information, or the Award long list visit the Miles Franklin Award website.