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Miles Franklin Literary Award

The Miles Franklin Award was established under the terms of the will of the late Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin, who died in September 1954. It is given annually for the novel or play of the highest literary merit which presents aspects of Australian life, and which has been published during the preceding year. The award is administered by the Permanent Trustee Co Ltd of Sydney, and is currently worth $42,000.

 

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Winner

Shortlist

2008

 

The Time We Have Taken

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Time We Have Taken

Steven Carroll

 

The Fern Tattoo David Brooks
Love without Hope Rodney Hall
Sorry Gail Jones
Landscape of Farewell Alex Miller

2007

Carpentaria

Alexis Wright

Careless Deborah Robertson
Dreams Of Speaking Gail Jones
Theft : A Love Story Peter Carey

2006

The Ballad of Desmond Kale
Roger McDonald

Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living Carrie Tiffany
The Garden Book Brian Castro
The Secret River Kate Grenville
The Wing of Night Brenda Walker

2005

White Earth
Andrew McGahan

Salt Rain Sarah Armstrong
Sixty Lights Gail Jones
Gift of Speed Steven Carroll
Submerged Cathedral Charlotte Wood

2004

The Great Fire
Shirley Hazzard

My Life as a Fake Peter Carey
Elizabeth Costello J.M. Coetzee
Three Dog Night Peter Goldsworthy
Slow Water Annamarie Jagose
Seven Types of Ambiguity Elliot Perlman

2003

Journey to the Stone Country
Alex Miller

Wild Surmise Dorothy Porter
An Angel in Australia Tom Keneally
Moral Hazard Kate Jennings
The Prosperous Thief Andrea Goldsmith
Of a Boy Sonya Hartnett

2002

Dirt MusicDirt Music
Tim Winton

The Architect John Scott
Art of the Engine Driver Steven Carroll
Gilgamesh Joan London
Gould's Book of Fish Richard Flanagan

2001

Dark PalaceDark Palace
Frank Moorhouse

The Company Arabella Edge
Conditions of Faith Alex Miller
Day We Had Hitler Home Rodney Hall
English Passengers Matthew Kneale
Life after George Hannie Rayson
True History of the Kelly Gang Peter Carey

2000

DrylandsDrylands
Thea Astley


Benang
Kim Scott

Isobel on the Way to the Corner Shop Amy Witting
Too Many Men Lily Brett
What a Piece of Work Dorothy Porter

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