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Sofie Laguna wins 2015 Miles Franklin Award for The Eye of the Sheep

Sofie Laguna’s acclaimed novel The Eye of the Sheep has won the 2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award. Laguna beat four other authors — Sonya Hartnett, Joan London, Christine Piper and Craig Sherborne— to take home the $60,000 prize, presented each year to a novel which “presents Australian life in any of its phases”. 2015 is the second straight year where heavy favourites where ... Read more

by | June 23, 2015

Chris Womersley, author of Bereft, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Chris Womersley author of Bereft, which has been shortlisted for 2011 Miles Franklin Award, and The Low Road Ten Terrifying Questions ——————————– 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? I was born in Melbourne in 1968, and have ... Read more

by | June 8, 2011

The 2011 Miles Franklin Award Shortlist

The three novels shortlisted for the 2011 Miles Franklin Award are… When Colts Ran by Roger McDonald ‘There was nothing more definite when it came to promise than the worn old earth.’ In this sweeping epic of friendship, toil, hope and failed promise, multi-award-winning author Roger McDonald follows the story of Kingsley Colts as he chases the ghost of himself through the dec... Read more

by | April 19, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: Peter Temple Wins the 2010 Miles Franklin Literary Award for his Novel, Truth!

The Miles Franklin Literary Award 2010 Congratulations to Peter Temple who was awarded the Miles Franklin Literary Award for 2010. Announced at an award dinner in Sydney on 22 June 2010, Peter Temple was presented this year’s prize of $42,000 for his novel Truth. Temple’s winning novel is the much anticipated sequel to The Broken Shore and comprehends murder, corruption, family, fri... Read more

by | June 22, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: Miles Franklin Shortlist

Lovesong by Alex Miller Chez Dom – a small, rundown Tunisian cafe in Paris run by the widow Houria and her niece Sabiha – offers a home away from home for the North African immigrants working at the abattoirs of Vaugiraud. One day a lost Australian tourist, John Patterner, seeks shelter in the cafe from a sudden Parisian rainstorm. John is like no one Sabiha has met before – h... Read more

by | April 23, 2010