The Grisly Wife

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The Grisly Wife
Author Rodney Hall
Country Australia
Language English
Genre Novel
Publisher Macmillan, Australia
Publication date
Media type Paperback
Pages 261
ISBN 0-7329-0776-4
OCLC 29841439

The Grisly Wife is a 1993 Miles Franklin literary award-winning novel by the Australian author Rodney Hall.

The Miles Franklin Award Judges' Report called it "a novel with a rather surprising vision." [1]

This novel is the third book in The Yandilli Trilogy (also referred to as A Dream More Luminous Than Love), following the novels Captivity Captive in 1988, and The Second Bridgeroom in 1991.


  • Miles Franklin Literary Award, 1994: winner
  • NBC Banjo Awards, NBC Banjo Award for Fiction, 1994: shortlisted


Awards and achievements
Preceded by
The Ancestor Game
Miles Franklin Award recipient
Succeeded by
The Hand That Signed the Paper