Miles Franklin Literary Award longlist announced

11 novelists are longlisted for this year's Miles Franklin Award, presented annually and named after the author of 'My Brilliant Career'.

Eleven writers have been longlisted for what is arguably Australia’s most prestigious literary prize, the Miles Franklin Award.

First presented in 1957 and established by Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin, the feminist author of My Brilliant Career, the award is presented annually to ‘a novel which is of the highest literary merit and presents Australian life in any of its phases’.

The winner receives $60,000, with the award itself being administered by the trustee, Perpetual.

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Richard Watts OAM is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, a Melbourne Fringe Festival Living Legend, and was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize in 2020. In 2021 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Green Room Awards Association. Most recently, Richard received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in June 2024. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts