The longlist for the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award has been announced.
A literature award that was first awarded in 1957, it is presented each year to the novel which if “of the highest literary merit and presents Australian life in any of its phases.”
A first prize of AUD$60,000 makes the Miles Franklin Award one of the most sought after in Australia. The Award was established through the will of the author Miles Franklin (most well-known for the work “My Brilliant Career”).
The winner will be announced in September, with the shortlist to be announced on 18 June 2017.
Here is the 2017 Longlist
Steven Amsterdam “The Easy Way Out”
Emily Mcguire “An Isolated Incident”
Mark O’Flynn “The Last Days of Ava Langdon”
Ryan O’Neill “Their Brilliant Careers”
Josephine Rowe “A Loving, Faithful Animal”
Philip Salom “Waiting”
Inga Simpson “Where The Trees Were”
Kirsten Tranter “Hold”
Josephine Wilson “Extinctions”