The Miles Franklin Literary Award is Australia’s most prestigious literature prize. Established through the will of My Brilliant Career author, Miles Franklin, the prize is awarded each year to a novel which is of the highest literary merit and presents Australian life in any of its phases.
First presented in 1957, the Award helps to support authors and to foster uniquely Australian literature. Miles Franklin believed that “Without an indigenous literature, people can remain alien in their own soil." She also had first-hand experience of struggling to make a living as a writer and was the beneficiary of two literary prizes herself.
Perpetual, as trustee of the Miles Franklin Literary Award, and The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund are proud to be a part of this literary legacy.
2021 Shortlist announced
The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, alongside award trustee Perpetual, announced the 2021 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist.
The announcement was held at the State Library of NSW, and streamed LIVE, which was well supported nationally by Australian readers.