Miles Franklin

Miles Franklin

The 2020 Miles Franklin Award shortlist unveiled

June 18, 2020

The shortlist for the 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award was announced yesterday evening. As has become the new norm during the COVID-19 pandemic the announcement was made online via a live YouTube presentation.  The award, established in 1954, celebrates the best of Australian character and creativity whilst recognising “the novel of the highest literary merit […]

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Melissa Lucashenko takes home the 2019 Miles Franklin

July 30, 2019

Brisbane based writer Melissa Lucashenko has been awarded the Miles Franklin Literary Award for her novel Too Much Lip, beating out five other shortlisted works to the $60,000 prize. Lucashenko’s win makes her the third Indigenous author to take home the prize, alongside past winners Kim Scott and Alexis Wright. Published by UQP, Too Much Lip follows […]

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Interview: Dyschronia author Jennifer Mills on the climate emergency, Ancient Greek oracles, and her Miles Franklin nomination

July 29, 2019

The Miles Franklin Literary Award will be announced later today, and we’re slipping one last nominee interview in before the big reveal! This time, we’re chatting to Jennifer Mills, author of Dyschronia! Congratulations on making the Miles Franklin shortlist! What was it like to hear the news? Thank you! It was and is wonderful: to feel […]

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Interview: Author Rodney Hall on The Stolen Season and his 2019 Miles Franklin nomination

July 27, 2019

Author Rodney Hall is a two time Miles Franklin winner, and his latest book, A Stolen Season, has seen him snap up a third nomination this year. We caught up with him for a quickfire interview, ahead of the announcement of the winner next week! First of all, congratulations on the nomination! What was it […]

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Interview: Miles Franklin nominee Gregory Day talks A Sand Archive, local inspiration, and bookish discoveries

July 27, 2019

We’re continuing our series of interviews with Miles Franklin nominees! With the winner announcement just around the corner, it’s now the the turn of Gregory Day, author of A Sand Archive! Congratulations on making the Miles Franklin shortlist! What was it like to hear the news? As you might imagine it felt satisfying for my work […]

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Interview: Michael Mohammed Ahmad talks The Lebs ahead of the Miles Franklin award announcement

July 26, 2019

Michael Mohammed Ahmad is an Arab-Australian writer, editor and teacher. He is also the founder and director of Sweatshop, a literary arts collective based in Western Sydney that helps develop work by culturally diverse writers. He is also the award winning author of The Tribe and his most recent work, The Lebs, which has been […]

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Miles Franklin Literary Award announces 2019 longlist

May 21, 2019

ABIA Book of the Year winner Boy Swallows Universe heads up a ten-strong list of contenders for the prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award. Established in 1957 with funds from an unexpected bequest from the My Brilliant Career author, Miles Franklin‘s will stipulated that: “[the] prize shall be awarded for the Novel for the year which is of […]

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2018 Miles Franklin longlist announced, with three former winners making the cut

May 24, 2018

Peter Carey, Michelle De Kretser, and Kim Scott head up an eleven strong list of contenders for the prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award. The past winners are up against eight other established authors, contending for a $60,000 prize. One of Australia’s most important literary awards, the Miles Franklin was established with funds from the estate […]

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A.S. Patrić wins 2016 Miles Franklin Literary Award

August 29, 2016

Established in 1954, the Miles Franklin Literary Award is Australia’s most prestigious literary prize, named for author Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin. At an announcement made on the opening night of the Melbourne Writers Festival, A.S. Patrić took home the $60,000 prize money, for his début novel Black Rock White City. All shortlisted applicants, which this […]

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