WA author Craig Silvey has been nominated for two national awards. Craig is a finalist in the Cleo Bachelor of the Year Award and has also made the long list for the Miles Franklin Literary Award with his new novel Jasper Jones. When asked about the nominations, Fremantle boy Silvey replied that the Cleo award was, “in the bag” but he was more surprised about his nomination for the Miles Franklin. Jasper Jones has already won the 2009 Indie Book of the Year.