2021 Miles Franklin Literary Award, Literary prizes

2021 Miles Franklin Literary Award winner named

Congratulations to Amanda Lohrey whose novel The Labyrinth was named winner of the 2021 Miles Franklin Literary Award earlier today.

For once I am happy to say I have actually read the book — and I loved it.

In my review I said:

The Labyrinth is a beautifully crafted novel. It’s a rare example of a story that is both disquieting and yet deeply satisfying. It’s intimate and honest and brims with all kinds of important questions about what it is to reckon with the past and navigate the future.

You can actually watch the announcement here:

The $60,000 annual prize is designed to recognise a novel of “the highest literary merit” that presents “Australian life in any of its phases”. I read a handful of the shortlisted titles this year and enjoyed them all.

5 thoughts on “2021 Miles Franklin Literary Award winner named”

      1. I feel bad that I haven’t reported it on the blog but after the MRI yesterday everything hurts more today. 15 Minutes squeezed into a very awkward posture didn’t help at all.

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