The Ancestor Game

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The Ancestor Game
First edition
Author Alex Miller
Country Australia
Language English
Publisher Penguin, Australia
Publication date
Media type Paperback
Pages 302 pp
ISBN 0-14-015987-8
OCLC 27488276
Preceded by The Tivington Nott
Followed by The Sitters

The Ancestor Game is a 1992 Miles Franklin literary award-winning novel by the Australian author Alex Miller. The Ancestor Game was republished by Allen & Unwin in 2003.


'Takes the historical novel to new frontiers. It is fabulous in every sense of the word.' - Commonwealth Writers Prize judges

'Extraordinary fictional portraits of China and Australia.' - New York Times Book Review

'A major new novel of grand design and rich texture, a vast canvas of time and space, its gaze outward yet its vision intimate and intellectually abundant.' - The Age


Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Miles Franklin Award recipient
Succeeded by
The Grisly Wife