Miles Franklin Award

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Miles Franklin Award
Awarded for a novel which is of the highest literary merit and presents Australian life in any of its phases
Sponsored by Estate of Miles Franklin
Location Australia
First awarded 1957
Official website Miles Franklin Award

The Miles Franklin Literary Award is an annual literary prize awarded to "a novel which is of the highest literary merit and presents Australian life in any of its phases".[1] The award was set up according to the will of Miles Franklin (1879–1954), who is best known for writing the Australian classic My Brilliant Career (published in 1901) and for bequeathing her estate to fund this award.[2] As of 2016, the award is valued A$60,000.[3]

Winners[edit]

Year Author Title Publisher
1957[4] Patrick White Voss Eyre & Spottiswoode
1958[5] Randolph Stow To the Islands Macdonald
1959[6] Vance Palmer The Big Fellow Angus and Robertson
1960[7] Elizabeth O'Conner The Irishman Angus and Robertson
1961[8] Patrick White Riders in the Chariot Eyre & Spottiswoode
1962[9] Thea Astley
George Turner
The Well Dressed Explorer
The Cupboard Under the Stairs
Angus & Robertson
Cassell
1963[10] Sumner Locke Elliott Careful, He Might Hear You Harper and Row
1964[11] George Johnston My Brother Jack Collins
1965[12] Thea Astley The Slow Natives Angus and Robertson
1966[13] Peter Mathers Trap Cassell
1967[14] Thomas Keneally Bring Larks and Heroes Cassell
1968[15] Thomas Keneally Three Cheers for the Paraclete Angus and Robertson
1969[16] George Johnston Clean Straw for Nothing Collins
1970[17] Dal Stivens A Horse of Air Angus and Robertson
1971[18] David Ireland The Unknown Industrial Prisoner Angus and Robertson
1972[19] Thea Astley The Acolyte Angus and Robertson
1973 No award
1974 Ronald McKie The Mango Tree Collins
1975 Xavier Herbert Poor Fellow My Country Fontana Books
1976 David Ireland The Glass Canoe Macmillan
1977 Ruth Park Swords and Crowns and Rings Nelson Books
1978 Jessica Anderson Tirra Lirra by the River Macmillan
1979 David Ireland A Woman of the Future Penguin Books
1980[20] Jessica Anderson The Impersonators Macmillan
1981[21] Peter Carey Bliss Faber and Faber
1982 Rodney Hall Just Relations Penguin Books
1983 No award
1984[22] Tim Winton Shallows Allen & Unwin
1985[23] Christopher Koch The Doubleman Chatto & Windus
1986 Elizabeth Jolley The Well Viking Press
1987 Glenda Adams Dancing on Coral Viking Press
1988 No award Date changed from year of publication to year of announcement.
1989 Peter Carey Oscar and Lucinda University of Queensland Press
1990[24] Tom Flood Oceana Fine Allen & Unwin
1991 David Malouf The Great World Chatto & Windus
1992 Tim Winton Cloudstreet Penguin Books
1993[25] Alex Miller The Ancestor Game Penguin Books
1994 Rodney Hall The Grisly Wife Macmillan
1995 Helen Demidenko The Hand That Signed the Paper Allen & Unwin
1996 Christopher Koch Highways to a War Heinemann
1997 David Foster The Glade Within the Grove Vintage
1998 Peter Carey Jack Maggs University of Queensland Press
1999 Murray Bail Eucalyptus Random House
2000 Thea Astley
Kim Scott
Drylands
Benang
Penguin Books
Fremantle Press
2001 Frank Moorhouse Dark Palace Knopf
2002 Tim Winton Dirt Music Picador
2003 Alex Miller Journey to the Stone Country Allen & Unwin
2004 Shirley Hazzard The Great Fire Farrar, Straus and Giroux
2005 Andrew McGahan The White Earth Allen & Unwin
2006 Roger McDonald The Ballad of Desmond Kale Vintage
2007 Alexis Wright Carpentaria Giramondo
2008 Steven Carroll The Time We Have Taken HarperCollins Publishers
2009 Tim Winton Breath Hamish Hamilton
2010 Peter Temple Truth Text Publishing
2011 Kim Scott That Deadman Dance Picador
2012 Anna Funder All That I Am Hamish Hamilton
2013 Michelle de Kretser Questions of Travel Allen & Unwin
2014[26] Evie Wyld All The Birds, Singing Random House
2015[27] Sofie Laguna The Eye of the Sheep Allen & Unwin
2016[28] A. S. Patrić Black Rock White City Transit Lounge

Shortlisted works[edit]

Shortlisted titles are only shown for the years 1987 onwards. No record has yet been found for any shortlists being released prior to that year. Winners are listed in bold type.

1980s[edit]

1987

1988 Note: Date changed from year of publication to year of announcement, so no award was made in this year.

1989

1990s[edit]

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000s[edit]

2000

Note: Dorothy Porter's What a Piece of Work is the first verse novel to be shortlisted.

2001

Note: Matthew Kneale's novel is the first by a non-Australian to be shortlisted for the award. Hannie Rayson's, Life after George, is the first play to be shortlisted.

2002

2003

2004[29]

2005[30]

2006[31]

2007[32]

2008[33]

2009[34][35]

2010s[edit]

2010[36]

2011[37]

2012[38]

2013[39]

2014[40]

2015[41]

2016[42]

Longlisted works[edit]

Longlisted titles are only shown for the years 2005 onwards. That was the first year that such a list was released by the judging panel. The number of works included on the longlist varies from year to year.

2005

2006[43]

2007[44]

2008[45]

2009[46]

2010[47]

2011[48]

2012[49]

2013[50]

2014[51]

2015[52]

2016[53]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miles Franklin Literary Award". Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  2. ^ The Miles Franklin Literary Award, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (Australia).
  3. ^ About the award, official website.
  4. ^ "Novel Wins £500 Prize". The Canberra Times, 3 April 1958. Retrieved 6 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "Let's look again at Randolph Stow's achievement". Woroni, 1 May 1962. Retrieved 18 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "Vance Palmer Novel Wins Franklin Award". The Canberra Times, 19 March 1960. Retrieved 18 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "When 'The Irishman' Came to Town". The Australian Women's Weekly, 29 March 1978. Retrieved 18 May 2016. 
  8. ^ "Judges' Warm Praise of Award Winner". The Canberra Times, 21 April 1962. Retrieved 18 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "The Miles Franklin Award", The Canberra Times, 20 April 1963, p22
  10. ^ Austlit – Careful, He Might Hear You by Sumner Locke Elliott
  11. ^ Austlit – My Brother Jack by George Johnston
  12. ^ "Miles Franklin 1965 : Award to Slow Natives", The Canberra Times, 22 April 1966, p22
  13. ^ "Franklin award to brilliant novel", The Canberra Times, 19 April 1967, p1
  14. ^ "Novel Award", The Canberra Times, 3 April 1968, p3
  15. ^ Austlit – Three Cheers for the Paraclete by Thomas Keneally
  16. ^ "Author Wins $1,0000 Award", The Canberra Times, 15 April 1970, p3
  17. ^ "Award to Stivens", The Canberra Times, 25 March 1971, p3
  18. ^ "Award", The Canberra Times, 29 March 1972, p3
  19. ^ "Sydney Writer Wins Award for Novel", The Canberra Times, 11 April 1973, p3
  20. ^ "Novelist Wins Second Award", The Canberra Times, 4 June 1981, p3
  21. ^ "Miles Franklin prize", The Canberra Times, 27 May 1982, p7
  22. ^ "Franklin award to Winton", The Canberra Times, 15 May 1985, p24
  23. ^ "Koch wins literary award", The Canberra Times, 14 May 1986, p7
  24. ^ "Second major prize for book", The Canberra Times, 22 June 1990, p16
  25. ^ "Miller wins Miles Franklin", The Canberra Times, 26 May 1993, p5
  26. ^ Adrian Raschella. "Miles Franklin Literary Award: Author Evie Wyld wins for her book All The Birds Singing". ABC News, 27 June 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2015. 
  27. ^ "Miles Franklin Literary Award: Sofie Laguna wins for novel The Eye Of The Sheep". ABC News, 23 June 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  28. ^ Lucy Clark (26 August 2016). "'The most momentous news of my life': AS Patric wins Miles Franklin award". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  29. ^ Announcing the 2004 Miles Franklin Literary Award Winner
  30. ^ Book contest Miles behind
  31. ^ Convict tale wins over judges
  32. ^ Miles Franklin shortlist announced
  33. ^ Five authors make Miles Franklin shortlist, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 17 April 2008.
  34. ^ Melbourne novelist Tsiolkas on Miles Franklin shortlist
  35. ^ Winton wins fourth Miles Franklin
  36. ^ The Miles Franklin Literary Award 2010 Shortlist
  37. ^ The Miles Franklin Literary Award 2011 Shortlist
  38. ^ The Miles Franklin Literary Award 2012 Shortlist
  39. ^ Staff writer (30 April 2013). "The Miles Franklin Literary Award 2013 Shortlist". Miles Franklin Literary Award. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  40. ^ Staff writer. "The Miles Franklin Literary Award 2014 Shortlist". Miles Franklin Literary Award. Retrieved 2 January 2015. 
  41. ^ "The Miles Franklin Literary Award 2015 Shortlist". The Trust Company. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  42. ^ "The Miles Franklin Literary Award 2016 Shortlist". The Trust Company. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  43. ^ "Miles Franklin Literary Award, The 2006 Longlist". The Trust Company. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  44. ^ "Miles Franklin Literary Award, The 2007 Longlist". The Trust Company. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  45. ^ "Miles Franklin Literary Award, The 2008 Longlist". The Trust Company. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  46. ^ "Miles Franklin Literary Award, The 2009 Longlist". The Trust Company. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  47. ^ "Miles Franklin Literary Award, The 2010 Longlist". The Trust Company. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  48. ^ "Miles Franklin Literary Award, The 2011 Longlist". The Trust Company. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  49. ^ "Miles Franklin Literary Award, The 2012 Longlist". The Trust Company. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  50. ^ "Miles Franklin Literary Award, The 2013 Longlist". The Trust Company. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  51. ^ "Miles Franklin Literary Award, The 2014 Longlist". The Trust Company. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  52. ^ "Miles Franklin Literary Award, The 2015 Longlist". The Trust Company. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  53. ^ "Miles Franklin Literary Award, The 2016 Longlist". The Trust Company. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 

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