Miles Franklin Literary Award

Given by Estate of Miles Franklin

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The annual Miles Franklin Literary Award is one of the most illustrious events on the Australian literary calendar.

The award, now worth $42,000, was bequeathed by the will of Australian novelist, show more Miles Franklin for a 'published novel or play portraying Australian life in any of its phases'. All entries for the award must have been published in the previous calendar year.

The Miles Franklin Literary Award not only rewards Australian authors but, as Frank Moorhouse said in his winner's acceptance speech on 5 June 2001, it also 'honours the great art of story telling.'

In 1948, around six years before her death, Miles Franklin established a bequest in her will, which has become known as the Miles Franklin Literary Award. The income generated from the bequest is used to finance prizes to Australian authors for the advancement, improvement and betterment of Australian Literature.

First won by future Nobel Prize winner Patrick White in 1957 for his novel Voss, the award has achieved prominence around the world, recognising excellence in Australian Literature. White's prize back then was £500.

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Winner 67

Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens by Shankari Chandran2023
Bodies of Light by Jennifer Down2022
The Labyrinth by Amanda Lohrey2021
The Yield by Tara June Winch2020
The Life to Come by Michelle De Kretser2018
Extinctions by Josephine Wilson2017
Black Rock White City by A. S. Patrić2016
The Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna2015
All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld2014
Questions of Travel by Michelle De Kretser2013
All That I Am by Anna Funder2012
That Deadman Dance by Kim Scott2011
Truth by Peter Temple2010
Breath by Tim Winton2009
The Time We Have Taken by Steven Carroll2008
Carpentaria by Alexis Wright2007
The Ballad of Desmond Kale by Roger McDonald2006
The White Earth by Andrew McGahan2005
The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard2004
Journey to the Stone Country by Alex Miller2003
Dirt Music by Tim Winton2002
Dark Palace by Frank Moorhouse2001
Drylands by Thea Astley2000
Benang: From the Heart by Kim Scott2000
Eucalyptus by Murray Bail1999
Jack Maggs by Peter Carey1998
The Glade within the Grove by David Foster1997
In the New Country by David Foster1997
Highways to a War by Christopher J. Koch1996
The Hand That Signed The Paper by Helen Darville1995
The Grisly Wife by Rodney Hall1994
The Ancestor Game by Alex Miller1993
Cloudstreet by Tim Winton1992
The Great World by David Malouf1991
Oceana Fine by Tom Flood1990
Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey1989
Dancing on Coral by Glenda Adams1987
The Well by Elizabeth Jolley1986
The Doubleman by C. J. Koch1985
Shallows by Tim Winton1984
Just Relations by Rodney Hall1982
Bliss by Peter Carey1981
The Only Daughter by Jessica Anderson1980
A Woman of the Future by David Ireland1979
Tirra Lirra by the River by Jessica Anderson1978
Ned Kelly & the City of the Bees by Thomas Keneally1978
Swords and Crowns and Rings by Ruth Park1977
The Glass Canoe by David Ireland1976
Poor fellow my country by Xavier Herbert1975
The Mango Tree by Ronald McKie1974
The Acolyte by Thea Astley1972
The Unknown Industrial Prisoner by David Ireland1972
A Horse of Air by Dal Stivens1970
Clean Straw for Nothing by George Johnston1969
Three Cheers for the Paraclete by Thomas Keneally1968
Bring Larks and Heroes by Thomas Keneally1967
Trap by Peter Mathers1966
The Slow Natives by Thea Astley1965
My Brother Jack by George Johnston1964
Careful, He Might Hear You by Sumner Locke Elliott1963
The Well-dressed Explorer by Thea Astley1962
The Cupboard Under the Stairs by George Turner1962
Riders in the Chariot by Patrick White1961
The Irishman by Elizabeth O'Conner1960
The Big Fellow by Vance Palmer1959
To The Islands by Randolph Stow1958
Voss by Patrick White1957

Shortlist 153

The other half of you by Michael Mohammed Ahmad (Editor)2022
Scary Monsters by Michelle De Kretser2022
One Hundred Days by Alice Pung2022
Grimmish by Michael Winkler2022
Amnesty by Aravind Adiga2021
The Rain Heron by Robbie Arnott2021
Lucky's by Andrew Pippos2021
The Inland Sea by Madeleine Watts2021
At the Edge of the Solid World by Daniel Davis Wood2021
The White Girl by Tony Birch2020
Islands by Peggy Frew2020
No One by John Hughes2020
The Returns by Philip Salom2020
Exploded view by Carrie Tiffany2020
The Lebs by Michael Mohammed Ahmad (Editor)2019
A Sand Archive by Gregory Day2019
A Stolen Season by Rodney Hall2019
The Death of Noah Glass by Gail Jones2019
Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko2019
Dyschronia by Jennifer Mills2019
No more boats by Felicity Castagna2018
The last garden by EVA HORNUNG2018
Storyland by Catherine Mckinnon2018
Border districts by Gerald Murnane2018
Taboo by Kim Scott2018
An isolated incident by Emily Maguire2017
The last days of Ava Langdon by Mark O'Flynn2017
Their Brilliant Careers: The Fantastic Lives of Sixteen Extraordinary Australian Writers by Ryan O'Neill2017
Waiting by Philip Salom2017
Hope Farm by Peggy Frew2016
Leap by Myfanwy Jones2016
Salt Creek by Lucy Treloar2016
The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood2016
Golden Boys by Sonya Hartnett2015
The Golden Age by Joan London2015
After Darkness by Christine Piper2015
Tree Palace by Craig Sherborne2015
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan2014
The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane2014
My Beautiful Enemy by Cory Taylor2014
Eyrie by Tim Winton2014
The Swan Book by Alexis Wright2014
Floundering by Romy Ash2013
The Beloved by Annah Faulkner2013
The mountain by Drusilla Modjeska2013
Mateship With Birds by Carrie Tiffany2013
Blood by Tony Birch2012
Foal's Bread by Gillian Mears2012
Cold Light by Frank Moorhouse2012
Past the Shallows by Favel Parrett2012
When Colts Ran by Roger McDonald2011
Bereft by Chris Womersley2011
The Bath Fugues by Brian Castro2010
The Book Of Emmett by Deborah Forster2010
Butterfly by Sonya Hartnett2010
Lovesong by Alex Miller2010
Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey2010
The Pages by Murray Bail2009
Wanting by Richard Flanagan2009
Ice by Louis Nowra2009
The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas2009
The Fern Tattoo by David Brooks2008
Love without hope by Rodney Hall2008
Sorry by Gail Jones2008
Landscape of Farewell by Alex Miller2008
Theft: A Love Story by Peter Carey2007
Dreams of Speaking by Gail Jones2007
Careless by Deborah Robertson2007
The Garden Book by Brian Castro2006
The Secret River by Kate Grenville2006
Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living by Carrie Tiffany2006
The wing of night by Brenda Walker2006
Salt Rain by Sarah Armstrong2005
The Gift of Speed by Steven Carroll2005
Sixty Lights by Gail Jones2005
The Submerged Cathedral by Charlotte Wood2005
My Life as a Fake by Peter Carey2004
Elizabeth Costello by J. M. Coetzee2004
Three Dog Night by Peter Goldsworthy2004
Slow Water by Annamarie Jagose2004
Seven Types of Ambiguity by Elliot Perlman2004
The Prosperous Thief by Andrea Goldsmith2003
Of a Boy by Sonya Hartnett2003
Moral Hazard by Kate Jennings2003
The Office of Innocence by Thomas Keneally2003
Wild surmise by Dorothy Porter2003
The Art of the Engine Driver by Steven Carroll2002
Gould's Book of Fish by Richard Flanagan2002
Gilgamesh by Joan London2002
The Architect: A Tale by John Scott2002
True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey2001
The Company by Arabella Edge2001
The day we had Hitler home: A novel by Rodney Hall2001
English Passengers by Matthew Kneale2001
Conditions of Faith by Alex Miller2001
Life After George by Hannie Rayson2001
Too Many Men by Lily Brett2000
What A Piece of Work by Dorothy Porter2000
Isobel on the Way to the Corner Shop by Amy Witting2000
Red shoes by Carmel Bird1999
Mr. Darwin's Shooter by Roger McDonald1999
Three Dollars by Elliot Perlman1999
Wrack by James Bradley1998
The Service of Clouds by Delia Falconer1998
The Sound of One Hand Clapping by Richard Flanagan1998
The Golden Dress by Marion Halligan1998
One for the Master by Dorothy Johnston1998
Lovesong by Elizabeth Jolley1998
Nightpictures by Rod Jones1998
The Multiple Effects of Rainshadow by Thea Astley1997
Night Letters by Robert Dessaix1997
The Drowner by Robert Drewe1997
Oyster by Janette Turner Hospital1997
The Conversations at Curlow Creek by David Malouf1997
Before I Wake by John A. Scott1997
The White Garden by Carmel Bird1996
The House in the Light (UQP paperbacks) by Beverley Farmer1996
Bracelet Honeymyrtle by Judith Fox1996
The Touchstone by Paul Horsfall1996
Camille's Bread by Amanda Lohrey1996
Death of a River Guide by Richard Flanagan1995
Dark Places by Kate Grenville1995
The sitters by Alex Miller1995
A Mortality Tale by Jay Verney1995
Remembering Babylon by David Malouf1994
Water Man by Roger McDonald1994
After China by Brian Castro1993
Cosmo Cosmolino by Helen Garner1993
The Last Magician by Janette Turner Hospital1993
Shearers' Motel by Roger McDonald1993
Vanishing Points by Thea Astley1992
Double-Wolf by Brian Castro1992
Our Sunshine by Robert Drewe1992
To the Burning City by Alan Gould1992
The Second Bridegroom by Rodney Hall1992
Longleg by Glenda Adams1991
Taking Shelter by Jessica Andersen1991
Bluebird Cafe by Carmel Bird1991
The country without music by Nicholas Hasluck1991
Reaching Tin River by Thea Astley1990
Company of Images by Janine Burke1990
Maestro by Peter Goldsworthy1990
Avenue of Eternal Peace by Nicholas Jose1990
Smyrna : a novel by Tony Maniaty1990
I for Isobel by Amy Witting1990
Captivity Captive by Rodney Hall1989
Out of the Line of Fire by Mark Henshaw1989
Charades by Janette Turner Hospital1989
Building on Sand by David Parker1989
Holden's Performance by Murray Bail1987
Truant State by Nicholas Hasluck1987
Bloodfather by David Ireland1987
Home Is the Sailor by Nancy Phelan1987

Longlist 101

Echolalia by Briohny Doyle2022
The Magpie Wing by Max Easton2022
The Dogs by John Hughes2022
The Airways by Jennifer Mills2022
The Performance by Claire Thomas2022
Seven and a Half by Christos Tsiolkas2022
Our Shadows by Gail Jones2021
Infinite Splendours by Sofie Laguna2021
The Animals in That Country by Laura Jean McKay2021
Stone Sky Gold Mountain by Mirandi Riwoe2021
The Fifth Season by Philip Salom2021
Song of the Crocodile by Nardi Simpson2021
Room for a Stranger by Melanie Cheng2020
Act of Grace by Anna Krien2020
A Season on Earth by Gerald Murnane2020
The Weekend by Charlotte Wood2020
Flames by Robbie Arnott2019
Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton2019
Inappropriation by Lexi Freiman2019
The Lucky Galah by Tracy Sorensen2019
A Long Way from Home by Peter Carey2018
The Crying Place by Lia Hills2018
Some Tests by Wayne Macauley2018
From the Wreck by Jane Rawson2018
The Restorer by Michael Sala2018
The Easy Way Out by Steven Amsterdam2017
A Loving, Faithful Animal by Josephine Rowe2017
Where the trees were by Inga Simpson2017
Hold by Kirsten Tranter2017
Ghost River by Tony Birch2016
Coming Rain by Stephen Daisley2016
Leap by Myfanwy Jones2016
The World without Us by Mireille Juchau2016
The Hands by Stephen Orr2016
Salt Creek by Lucy Treloar2016
The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood2016
In Certain Circles by Elizabeth Harrower2015
The Watch Tower by Elizabeth Harrower2015
Golden Boys by Sonya Hartnett2015
Into the Heart of the Himalayas by Jono Lineen2015
The Golden Age by Joan London2015
The Lost Child by Suzanne McCourt2015
Here Come the Dogs: A Novel by Omar Musa2015
When the Night Comes by Favel Parrett2015
After Darkness by Christine Piper2015
Tree Palace by Craig Sherborne2015
Nest by Inga Simpson2015
The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt by Tracy Farr2014
The Railwayman's Wife: A Novel by Ashley Hay2014
Mullumbimby by Melissa Lucashenko2014
Belomor by Nicolas Rothwell2014
Game by Trevor Shearston2014
Lola Bensky by Lily Brett2013
Street to street by Brian Castro2013
The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally2013
The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman2013
Red Dirt Talking by Jacqueline Wright2013
Spirit of Progress by Steven Carroll2012
Spirit House by Mark Dapin2012
The Precipice by Virginia Duigan2012
Sarah Thornhill by Kate Grenville2012
Five Bells by Gail Jones2012
Autumn Laing by Alex Miller2012
The Street Sweeper by Elliot Perlman2012
Animal people by Charlotte Wood2012
Rocks in the Belly by Jon Bauer2011
The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta2011
Time's long ruin : a novel by Stephen Orr2011
The Legacy: A Novel by Kirsten Tranter2011
Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey2010
Boy on a Wire by Jon Doust2010
Sons of the rumour by David Foster2010
Siddon Rock by Glenda Guest2010
The People's Train by Thomas Keneally2010
Addition by Toni Jordan2009
One Foot Wrong by Sofie Laguna2009
The Last Sky by Alice Nelson2009
Fugitive Blue by Claire Thomas2009
Orpheus Lost by Janette Turner Hospital2008
The Widow and Her Hero by Thomas Keneally2008
The Memory Room by Christopher Koch2008
Secrets of the Sea by Nicholas Shakespeare2008
The Unknown Terrorist by Richard Flanagan2007
Beyond the Break by Sandra Hall2007
The Unexpected Elements of Love by Kate Legge2007
Knitting by Anne Bartlett2006
An accidental terrorist by Steven Lang2006
Prochownik's Dream by Alex Miller2006
Sunnyside by Joanna Murray-Smith2006
A Case of Knives by Peter Rose2006
The Broken Shore by Peter Temple2006
Dead Europe by Christos Tsiolkas2006
The Ghost Writer by John Harwood2005
The Broken Book by Susan Johnson2005
A Private Man by Malcolm Knox2005
The Philosopher's Doll by Amanda Lohrey2005
I Have Kissed Your Lips by Gerard Windsor2005
The Last Ride by Denise Young2005
A Mortality Tale by Jay Verney1994
Out of the Line of Fire by Mark Henshaw1988
Home Is the Sailor by Nancy Phelan1987


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