Anna Funder’s debut novel All That I Am has won yet another award. This time it’s the valuable and prestigious Miles Franklin Award.
In an interesting move this year the judges broadened the selection criteria to include books that weren’t necessarily depicting some aspect of Australian life. If it hadn’t been for that, All that I am would not have been eligible according the original wording of the award. Which is not to take anything away from the book. It is very good indeed.