Winners of the Miles Franklin Literary Award

 Read reviewThe Life to Come

The Life to Come

Michelle de Kretser

Michelle de Kretser's fifth novel is both a delicious satire on the way we live now and a deeply moving examination of the true nature of friendship.

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Extinctions

Extinctions

Josephine Wilson

Humorous, poignant and galvanising by turns, Extinctions is a novel about all kinds of extinction - natural, racial, national and personal - and what we can do to prevent them.

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 Read reviewBlack Rock White City

Black Rock White City

A.S. Patric

Intensely human, yet majestic in its moral vision, Black Rock White City is an essential story of Australia's suburbs now, of displacement and immediate threat, and the unexpected responses of two refugees as...

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 Read reviewThe Eye of the Sheep

The Eye of the Sheep

Sofie Laguna

Winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2015.

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Questions of Travel

Michelle De Kretser

A dazzling, compassionate and deeply moving novel from one of world literature's rising stars.

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Truth

Truth

Peter Temple

Inspector Stephen Villani stands in the bathroom of a luxury apartment high above the city. In the glass bath, a young woman lies dead, a panic button within reach. Villani's life is his work. But now, over a few summer days, as...

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Breath

Tim Winton

Tim Winton's Breath, winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award, is a story about the wildness of youth and learning to live with its passing.

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 Read reviewThe Time We Have Taken

The Time We Have Taken

Steven Carroll

A luminous exploration of public and private reckoning in a Melbourne suburb during the upheavals of the 1970s. It is a celebration of the rhythms and the intricacies of suburban life, as well as a meditation on its limits.

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The Great Fire

The Great Fire

Shirley Hazzard

The sweeping story of men and women struggling to reclaim their lives in the aftermath of world conflict by 'one of the greatest writers working in English today' (Michael Cunningham) and Winner of the National Book Award for...

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Journey to the Stone Country

Journey to the Stone Country

Alex Miller

A superbly compelling work of betrayals, compassion, secrets and reconciliation.

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Benang: From the Heart

Benang: From the Heart

Kim Scott

I tell you that this story of my own is part of a much older story... one of a perpetual billowing from the sea, with its rhythm of return, return, remain... I offer these words, especially to those of you I embarrass, and who...

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The White Earth

The White Earth

Andrew McGahan

In late 1992, 8 year-old William looked out from the back verandah of his home and saw the mushroom cloud of a nuclear explosion. There was no sound, but William was aware of the smell of burning. Later, his father dead by fire...

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The Glade within the Grove

The Glade within the Grove

David Foster

A powerful, many layered, erudite retelling of the blood-soaked Attis myth strained through twentieth centuary Australian life. Winner Miles Franklin Award 1997.

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Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus

Murray Bail

The author of Homesickness returns with his eagerly awaited book about a man who promises his daughter's hand to any suitor who can name every species of eucalypt planted on his land. Haunting and mesmeric, it illuminates the...

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