The Miles Franklin Literary Award was established in 1957 through the will of My Brilliant Career author, Stella Miles Franklin. It is Australia’s most prestigious literature prize, and is awarded each year to a novel which is of the highest literary merit and presents Australian life in any of its phases.
The finalists for the prize will be announced on Sunday 18 June 2017 at the Annual Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) Conference Gala Dinner in Melbourne. We wish Steven and Inga the very best of luck!
For the full list of longlisted authors and books in 2017, visit: https://www.perpetual.com.au/MilesFranklin
Winners of the ABIA award, named in honour of our late CEO, talk about what winning means to them.
Michael Mohammed Ahmad is the founder and director of Sweatshop, a literacy movement in Western Sydney devoted to empowering culturally and linguistically diverse artists through creative writing. You will want to spend more that 5 minutes with Michael.