A Miles Franklin that Stella would have loved

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Jen Webb

Touching, ferocious and poetic, the Miles Franklin shortlist is worthy of your attention.

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The literary calendar is marked by big public events: writers festivals, book fairs, and the announcements first of shortlists and then of winners of major literary awards. For Australian writers and readers, the Miles Franklin is a lodestone, our Big Award – the one that celebrates not just writing, not just fiction, but particularly and peculiarly Australian writing.

About the author

Jen Webb is Director of the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, University of Canberra.