The Time We Have Taken
|Publisher||Fourth Estate, Australia|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
The Time We Have Taken is a Miles Franklin Award-winning novel by Australian author Steven Carroll. It is the third in a sequence of novels, following The Art of the Engine Driver and The Gift of Speed, which follow the development of an outer Melbourne suburb from the 1950s to the 1970s. The novels have been described as a 'slow-moving, Proustian meditation on being and time' and 'a deeply satisfying encounter with the empty spaces that the suburb failed to fill both between people and inside them.'
- Commonwealth Writers Prize, South East Asia and South Pacific Region, Best Book, 2008: winner
- Miles Franklin Literary Award, 2008: winner
- Victorian Premier's Literary Award, The Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction, 2007: shortlisted
- The Age Book of the Year Award, Fiction Prize, 2007: shortlisted
|Awards and achievements|
|Miles Franklin Award recipient
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