The Miles Franklin Literary Award longlist 2021

 Read reviewThe Inland Sea

The Inland Sea

Madeleine Watts

Written with down-to-earth lucidity and ethereal breeziness, this is an unforgettable debut about coming of age in a world that seems increasingly hostile

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 Read reviewSong of the Crocodile

Song of the Crocodile

Nardi Simpson

A captivating Australian saga from the winner of the 2018 black&write! fellowship.   

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The Fifth Season

The Fifth Season

Philip Salom

In The Fifth Season Philip  Salom brings his virtuoso gifts for storytelling, humour and character to a  haunting and unforgettable novel about the tenuousness of life and what it  means to be both lost and...

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 Read reviewStone Sky Gold Mountain

Stone Sky Gold Mountain

Mirandi Riwoe

Family circumstances force siblings Ying and Lai Yue to flee their home in China to seek their fortunes in Australia. Life on the gold fields is hard, and they soon abandon the diggings and head to nearby Maytown.

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 Read reviewLucky's

Lucky’s

Andrew Pippos

An exuberant, magical Australian saga of family, love and second chances.

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 Read reviewThe Animals in That Country

The Animals in That Country

Laura Jean McKay

Out on the road, no one speaks, everything talks.

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 Read reviewThe Labyrinth

The Labyrinth

Amanda Lohrey

A moving tale of grief, community and the possibility of starting over, by an award-winning Australian author.     

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 Read reviewInfinite Splendours

Infinite Splendours

Sofie Laguna

Lawrence Loman is a bright, caring, curious boy with a gift for painting. He lives at home with his mother and younger brother, and the future is laid out before him, full of promise. But when he is ten, an experience of betrayal...

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 Read reviewOur Shadows

Our Shadows

Gail Jones

A sweeping intergenerational novel from 2019 Prime Minister's Literary Award winner Gail Jones.

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At the Edge of the Solid World

At the Edge of the Solid World

Daniel Davis Wood

A compulsive, compelling and lyrical novel, told with extraordinary empathy and emotional intelligence, this sweeping saga examines the nature of loss, the resilience and fragility of the family unit and the stories we tell to...

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 Read reviewThe Rain Heron: Winner of the Age Book of the Year 2021

The Rain Heron: Winner of the Age Book of the Year 2021

Robbie Arnott

From a 2019 Sydney Morning Herald Young Novelist of the Year and the author of the highly praised novel Flames comes another beguiling, transformative work of fiction confirming Robbie Arnott as one of Australia's most exciting...

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