'The most momentous news of my life': AS Patric wins Miles Franklin award

Author of Black Rock White City, which has won Australia’s premier literary prize, says he feels a bit of sunlight after many years of absolute obscurity Two years ago, Melbourne’s AS Patric couldn’t even get a rejection slip for his book, Black Rock White City. Not one of the big Australian publishers responded when he sent it; he couldn’t raise a pulse.Now that same book, eventually nabbed by small independent publisher Transit Lounge, has won Australia’s premier literary prize, the $60,000 Miles Franklin award. It edged out the presumptive bookies’ favourite The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood, and the three other Miles Franklin shortlisted books: Hope Farm by Peggy Frew, Leap by Myfanwy Jones, and Salt Creek by Lucy Treloar. Related: The Miles Franklin shortlist: five books you need to read next Related: Women and Melbourne writers dominate Miles Franklin 2016 shortlist Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-08-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'The most momentous news of my life': AS Patric wins Miles Franklin award

Author of Black Rock White City, which has won Australia’s premier literary prize, says he feels a bit of sunlight after many years of absolute obscurity Two years ago, Melbourne’s AS Patric couldn’t even get a rejection slip for his book, Black Rock White City. Not one of the big Australian... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Tasmanian author Amanda Lohrey wins prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award for The Labyrinth

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Debut Novel on Immigration Wins Australia’s Miles Franklin Award

A book that was slow to find a home has now achieved success: A.S. Patric's 'Black Rock White City' is the 2016 winner of Australia's Miles Franklin Award. The post Debut Novel on Immigration Wins Australia’s Miles Franklin Award appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Sofie Laguna wins 2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award

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Sofie Laguna wins Miles Franklin Award

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News Corp again scoops the pool at News Awards as Walkleys reveal nominations | Weekly Beast

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Apple is adapting the Hugo Award-winning sci-fi book series Murderbot

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