Congratulations to A.S. Patric, whose book Black Rock White City has been named winner of the 2016 Miles Franklin Literary Award.
The $60,000 prize is Australia’s most prestigious literary award and was established in 1957 through the will of writer Stella Miles Franklin, best known for the novel My Brilliant Career. It is awarded each year to a novel by an Australian writer that “presents Australian life in any of its phases”.
I got up at stupid o’clock this morning to finish this novel, which I started earlier in the week, and am so glad I spent a couple of hours this morning penning my review! Just in the nick of time, as they say…
You can read reviews of all the shortlisted titles here.