Miles Franklin Award Longlist
The longlist for the 2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award has been announced. Congratulations to all ten authors who received this accolade.
The titles are:
In Certain Circles by Elizabeth Harrower
Golden Boys by Sonya Hartnett
The Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna
The Golden Age by Joan London
The Lost Child by Suzanne McCourt
Here Come the Dogs by Omar Musa
When the Night Comes by Favel Parrett
After Darkness by Christine Piper
Tree Palace by Craig Sherborne
Nest by Inga Simpson
The shortlist will be announced on 18 May, with the big winner announced on 23 June, taking home a cool $60,000. This year’s judges are:
– Richard Neville, NSW Mitchell librarian
– Murray Waldren, The Australian journalist
– Lindy Jones, bookseller
– Craig Munro, biographer, book historian, publishing editor and Queensland Writers Centre founding chair
– Susan Sheridan, emeritus professor
Want to know more about this year’s longlisted books and authors? Find out more here!
About the Miles Franklin Literary Awards
This annual award was established in honour of Australian female author, Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin (pen name Miles Franklin), author of My Brilliant Career. When Miles passed away in 1954, she left money in her will to set up a literary prize in order to advance, improve and better Australian Literature. Stella Miles Franklin devoted her life to the promotion of literature in Australia. Find out more about Miles Franklin here.