Longlist Announced for Australias Miles Franklin Award

Longlist Announced for Australias Miles Franklin Award

The longlist has been revealed for the Miles Franklin Award, the most important literary prize in Australia. The Miles Franklin Award is open only to Australian authors, and it’s dedicated to honoring novels that feature Australian life. The grand prize is $60,000 Australian (about $45,000 American). The big names making the cut this year include Elizabeth Harrower, who makes the longlist for a book that came out several decades after her last one, and Omar Musa, was known primarily as a rapper until his literary debut last year. The landscape of Australian literature is really exciting right now, which is …