Miles Franklin longlist 2024 announcement

The titles included in the longlist for this year's Miles Franklin Literary Award offer a breadth of narrative forms and styles.
Miles Franklin Literary Award. Image is the number ten affixed to a yellow wall.

Ten books have been selected from an overall submission of 104 titles for the longlist of this year’s Miles Franklin Literary Award. The winner will receive $60,000.

The longlisted nominations are:

The judging panel noted, ‘The 2024 longlist engages profoundly with the historical, cultural, philosophical, artistic and environmental concerns of present day Australia, spanning a breadth of narrative forms and literary styles. The list includes powerful stories of the legacies of colonisation and dispossession, and the strength, richness and humour of First Nation responses.

‘Historical novels explore hitherto untold and unexpected stories of First Nations contact with settler-colonials as well as the multinational, multicultural roots of present day Australian society. There are elegiac explorations of the diverse historical, political, economic, environmental and ecological drivers of immigration.

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Thuy On is the Reviews and Literary Editor of ArtsHub and an arts journalist, critic and poet who’s written for a range of publications including The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Sydney Review of Books, The Australian, The Age/SMH and Australian Book Review. She was the books editor of The Big issue for 8 years. Her debut, a collection of poetry called Turbulence, came out in 2020 and was released by University of Western Australia Publishing (UWAP). Her second collection, Decadence, was published in July 2022, also by UWAP. Her third book, Essence, will be published in 2025. Twitter: @thuy_on Instagram: poemsbythuy