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Miles Franklin award: What the five shortlisted authors say about their books

Australia's most significant literary award, the Miles Franklin, will be presented early in September. Here the five shortlisted authors offer insights into the writing of their novels.
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Miles Franklin shortlist names five contenders for the $60,000 literary award

Judges for the $60,000 Miles Franklin award have unveiled a shortlist of five novels in line for Australia's most significant literary prize.
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Miles Franklin 2017 longlist: Small book presses lead the way

Australia's independent literary culture appears in robust health with four authors from three Australian small presses represented on the longlist of this year's Miles Franklin Literary Award.
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Jill Roe, historian wrote definitive biography of Australian writer Miles Franklin

When Bede Nairn, one of the editors of the Australian Dictionary of Biography  in the 1970s, was casting about for a suitable author for the entry on Miles Franklin, the country girl who became a..
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Acclaimed author passes away

One of Australia’s most celebrated novelists, who won a Miles Franklin and the 2003 book of the year, has died in New York.
The Australian

Award-winning Australian author Shirley Hazzard dies in New York aged 85

The 2004 Miles Franklin Award winner worked for the United Nations in Italy before moving to a critically acclaimed career in writing.
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Debut wins Miles Franklin Award

Victorian A. S. Patric has won this year’s Miles Franklin Literary Award with his first novel.
The Australian

Rejected novel wins prestigious award

MELBOURNE author Alec Patric’s novel wins the prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award after being rejected by all the major publishers.
Herald Sun

Alec Patric wins Miles Franklin award for novel about Bosnian refugees

A.S. Patric has won Australia's premier literary prize for his novel about refugees from Bosnia dealing with their trauma as they struggle to create new lives for themselves in Melbourne.
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Peggy Frew makes Miles final

Author Peggy Frew missed the first call informing her that her novel had been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award.
The Australian

About Town: Miles Franklin shortlist announcement

Literary minded Canberrans headed to the QT Hotel for award news.
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning Herald

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