The Miles Franklin Literary Award is given to a novel of the highest literary merit that presents Australian life in any of its phases.

Publishers are required to submit novels on behalf of an author.  All works must be in English.  Works written by two or more authors are eligible for entry.

Biographies, collections of short stories, children’s books and poetry are not eligible for this award. Judges will not consider any text which has only had internet publication.

For further information on eligibility and criteria, please refer to the 2020 Miles Franklin Award Guidelines.

2020 Award

2020 Longlist revealed.


2020 Award 
1 October 2019 Applications Open
6 December 2019 Applications Close
12 May 2020 Longlist announcement
17 June 2020 Shortlist announcement
16 July 2020 Winner announcement

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