August 27, 2018

Michelle de Kretser’s The Life to Come wins the 2018 Miles Franklin Literary Award

Michelle de Kretser has won the 2018 Miles Franklin Literary Award for her novel The Life to Come, published by Allen & Unwin. This win makes her the third woman in the Award’s 61-year history to win the top prize more than once. Michelle’s previous win was in 2013 for her novel Questions of Travel. Michelle […]

July 3, 2018

Parliamentary event lauds authors

The winner of the Miles Franklin Award in 2017, Josephine Wilson, spoke at the recent Australian Parliamentary Friends of Books and Writers event at Parliament House Canberra on Monday 18 June 2018. The event, which was co-chaired by Senator Linda Reynolds and Graham Perrett MP, introduced four of the six authors who have been shortlisted […]

June 18, 2018

2018 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist unveiled

The announcement of the shortlist for the prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award 2018 includes two former winners, Kim Scott and Michelle de Kretser, and four other authors, all of whom have received literary accolades and are strong contenders to receive the $60,000 literary prize in August. On Sunday 17 June trustee of the award, Perpetual, […]

May 23, 2018

Three past winners make the Miles Franklin Literary Award longlist

Three former winners of the Miles Franklin Literary Award have been named on the 2018 Longlist. Peter Carey, Michelle de Kretser and Kim Scott are joined by eight other established authors, all of whom have received numerous literary accolades throughout their careers, making the 2018 longlist a remarkable collection of Australian stories. Perpetual, the trustee […]

March 7, 2018

Miles Franklin’s last diary found in an old suitcase

“This diary shows [her] urge to write sustained Miles not only through her brilliant career but through her entire life.” – Margaret Francis, relative to Stella Maria Miles Franklin. You can read the fascinating story of how this diary has resurfaced after more than 30 years as it appeared in The Age newspaper on 7 March, 2018 here.

March 6, 2018

Julie Watts wins Dorothy Hewett Award for ‘Legacy’

At Perth Writers’ Week, Copyright Agency CEO Adam Suckling presented Western Australian poet Julie Watts with the 2018 Dorothy Hewett Award for her manuscript, Legacy. It is the first poetry manuscript to win the $10,000 cash prize, provided by Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, and a publishing contract with UWA Publishing. Julie won The Blake Poetry Prize […]

September 8, 2017

Authors celebrate at 60th Miles Franklin, won by Josephine Wilson

On a literary night of nights Josephine Wilson took home the Miles Franklin Literary Award for her novel Extinctions. Hailed by the judging panel as a clever and compassionate novel, the story follows protagonist Fred Lothian’s experiences with ageing, adoption, grief and remorse; rescue and also resistance to rescue. Read more about Josephine’s book and the […]

September 8, 2017

Josephine Wilson’s Extinctions wins 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award

Australia’s most prestigious literary award has been bestowed on Josephine Wilson for Extinctions, published by UWA Publishing. In a year when the Miles Franklin Literary Award celebrates its 60th anniversary, it is fitting the 2017 winning novel should address the themes of ageing and survival. Established through the will of My Brilliant Career author Miles […]

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Image Credit: Akil Ahamat, So the spaces between us can stay soft, 2018. Single channel video, stereo sound; installation, 3D printed resin, chrome, concrete, 80 x 50 x 45cm. © Akil Ahamat | Licensed by Copyright Agency

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