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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Miles Franklin Literary Award 1957-2013

Australia’s most prestigious literary award was established through the will of the writer Stella Miles Franklin, best known for her novel My Brilliant Career. The bequest came as a surprise to the literary world as Franklin had told nobody – save her trustees – of her plans.
List below copied from wikipedia, accessed on 6/19/13:
2013Michelle de KretserQuestions of TravelAllen & Unwin
2012Anna FunderAll That I AmHamish Hamilton
2011Kim ScottThat Deadman DancePicador
2010Peter TempleTruthText Publishing
2009Tim WintonBreathHamish Hamilton
2008Steven CarrollThe Time We Have TakenHarperCollins Publishers
2007Alexis WrightCarpentariaGiramondo
2006Roger McDonaldThe Ballad of Desmond KaleVintage
2005Andrew McGahanThe White EarthAllen & Unwin
2004Shirley HazzardThe Great FireFarrar Straus and Giroux
2003Alex MillerJourney to the Stone CountryAllen & Unwin
2002Tim WintonDirt MusicPicador
2001Frank MoorhouseDark PalaceKnopf
2000Thea Astley
Kim Scott
Penguin Books
Fremantle Press
1999Murray BailEucalyptusRandom House
1998Peter CareyJack MaggsUniversity of Queensland Press
1997David FosterThe Glade within the GroveVintage
1996Christopher KochHighways to a WarHeinemann
1995Helen DemidenkoThe Hand That Signed the PaperAllen & Unwin
1994Rodney HallThe Grisly WifeMacmillan
1993Alex MillerThe Ancestor GamePenguin Books
1992Tim WintonCloudstreetPenguin Books
1991David MaloufThe Great WorldChatto & Windus
1990Tom FloodOceana FineAllen & Unwin
1989Peter CareyOscar and LucindaUniversity of Queensland Press
1988No awardDate changed from year of publication to year of announcement.
1987Glenda AdamsDancing on CoralViking Press
1986Elizabeth JolleyThe WellViking Press
1985Christopher KochThe DoublemanChatto & Windus
1984Tim WintonShallowsAllen & Unwin
1983No award
1982Rodney HallJust RelationsPenguin Books
1981Peter CareyBlissFaber and Faber
1980Jessica AndersonThe ImpersonatorsMacmillan
1979David IrelandA Woman of the FuturePenguin Books
1978Jessica AndersonTirra Lirra By the RiverMacmillan
1977Ruth ParkSwords and Crowns and RingsNelson Books
1976David IrelandThe Glass CanoeMacmillan
1975Xavier HerbertPoor Fellow My CountryFontana Books
1974Ronald McKieThe Mango TreeCollins
1973No award
1972Thea AstleyThe AcolyteAngus and Robertson
1971David IrelandThe Unknown Industrial PrisonerAngus and Robertson
1970Dal StivensA Horse of AirAngus and Robertson
1969George JohnstonClean Straw for NothingCollins
1968Thomas KeneallyThree Cheers for the ParacleteAngus and Robertson
1967Thomas KeneallyBring Larks and HeroesCassell
1966Peter MathersTrapCassell
1965Thea AstleyThe Slow NativesAngus and Robertson
1964George JohnstonMy Brother JackCollins
1963Sumner Locke ElliottCareful, He Might Hear YouHarper and Row
1962Thea Astley
George Turner
The Well Dressed Explorer
The Cupboard Under the Stairs
Angus & Robertson
1961Patrick WhiteRiders in the ChariotEyre & Spottiswoode
1960Elizabeth O'ConnerThe IrishmanAngus and Robertson
1959Vance PalmerThe Big FellowAngus and Robertson
1958Randolph StowTo the IslandsPenguin Books
1957Patrick WhiteVossEyre & Spottiswoode

The 2010 Miles Franklin longlist:
Lovesong by Alex Miller -- shortlist
The Bath Fugues by Brian Castro  -- shortlist
Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey -- shortlist
Sons of the Rumour by David Foster 
The Book of Emmett by Deborah Forster  -- shortlist
Siddon Rock by Glenda Guest
Boy on a Wire by Jon Doust 
Figurehead by Patrick Allington
Patrick and Olivier in America by Peter Carey
Truth by Peter Temple -- Winner!, sequel to Broken Shore
Butterfly by Sonya Hartnett  -- shortlist
The People's Train by Thomas Keneally

The shortlist for the 2009 Miles Franklin Literary Award, one of Australia's most important literary prizes and worth $42,000 (about US$30,000), is:
Breath: A Novel by Tim Winton -- Winner!
Ice by Louis Nowra
The Pages by Murray Bail (to be published here by Vintage September 22)
The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
Wanting by Richard Flanagan (to be published here by Atlantic Monthly May 12)

Bookseller and Publisher Online pointed out that Winton has won the Miles Franklin award three times already and Bail has won once. The winner will be announced June 18.

Female authors dominate this year's longlist for the $60,000 (about US$62,728) Miles Franklin Literary Award, Australia's prestigious prize honoring a novel "of the highest literary merit and which must present Australian life in any of its phases." The shortlist will be announced April 30 and the winner named June 19. The 2013 Miles Franklin longlisted titles are:

Floundering by Romy Ash
Lola Bensky by Lily Brett
Street to Street by Brian Castro 
Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser -- Winner!
The Beloved by Annah Faulkner 
The Daughters of Mars by Tom Keneally
The Mountain by Drusilla Modjeska
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman 
Mateship with Birds by Carrie Tiffany
Red Dirt Talking by Jacqueline Wright

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