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Robbie Arnott’s FLAMES longlisted for the 2019 Miles Franklin Award

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Robbie Arnott’s debut novel, FLAMES, has been longlisted for the 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award! FLAMES tells the story of siblings Levi and Charlotte in this powerful novel set in Tasmania and interwoven with myth and folklore. The shortlist will be announced 2nd July and the winner revealed 30th July. The full announcement can be read here.

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