Miles Franklin shortlist named

60 years ago, author Miles Franklin had a vision: to advance and better Australian literature. As the shortlist for the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award is revealed, it’s fair to say Miles herself would be delighted to see five first-time nominees, each with their own distinct voice and writing style, recognised in the Award’s jubilee […]

In 60th year, an epic 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award longlist revealed

  Sixty years since Patrick White was awarded £500 and proclaimed: “I am going to buy a hi-fi set and a kitchen stove,” after winning the inaugural Miles Franklin Literary Award, the longlist for 2017’s iteration was today announced by Perpetual. As trustee of the Award, one of Australia’s most prestigious literary prizes, Perpetual announced […]

Miles Franklin authors share insights

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund gives $5000 to each shortlisted Miles Franklin Award author each year. We asked two of them about their writing processes; how such a payment benefits them; and what copyright means to them. CRAIG SHERBORNE, author of Tree Palace: “In the morning when everything’s quiet, I do 200, max 500 words in […]

2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist unveiled

Perpetual, as Trustee of the Miles Franklin Literary Award, and shortlist sponsor, the Copyright Agency, have today announced the five authors shortlisted for the 2015 Award. The 2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist is: Sonya Hartnett, Golden Boys, Penguin Books Australia Sofie Laguna, The Eye of the Sheep, Allen & Unwin Joan London, The Golden […]

2014 Miles Franklin Shortlist Announced

The Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist for 2014 reveals a mix of well-established and debut authors. The shortlist, announced on 15 May, features some familiar faces with previous Miles Franklin winner Tim Winton nominated for Eyrie and Alexis Wright for The Swan Book. Also on the list are Richard Flanagan for The Narrow Road To […]

Miles Franklin Longlist Announced

Australian Literature At Its Finest – The highly anticipated Miles Franklin Literary Award Longlist announced. The Miles Franklin Literary Award was first awarded in 1957, through the will of My Brilliant Career author Miles Franklin – and has since been regarded as Australia’s most prestigious literature prize. Each year a grand total of $60,000 is […]

Books

Kim Scott Wins Miles Franklin Literary Award

Congratulations to Copyright Agency member Kim Scott, who has won the 2011 Miles Franklin Literary Award for That Deadman Dance. The announcement was made at a dinner held at the State Library of Victoria on Wednesday evening 22 June. In commenting on That Deadman Dance as the shortlist was announced, the judges of the Award said […]

Kim Scott Wins Commonwealth Writer’s Prize

Indigenous author and Copryight Agency member Kim Scott’s novel, That Deadman Dance, has won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for the best book in south-east Asia and the Pacific. Established in 1987, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize recognises the best fiction by both new and established writers from Commonwealth countries. Each year prizes for Best Book and Best […]

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