SA WRITER WINS AUSTRALIAN AWARD
Miles Franklin. In order to join that company, you have to believe that you’ve joined something quite special. I mean in any other terms it really would be like winning the Nobel Prize,” he said after receiving the prize at a ceremony late on Tuesday.
The Miles Franklin, established in 1954 with a bequest from author Miles Franklin to nurture Australian literature, has been awarded to Tim Winton, Shirley Hazzard and Peter Carey.
View of French Impressionist Edouard Manet’s self portrait (1878), which sold at a Sotheby’s auction in London for £20 million on Tuesday. SYDNEY — A South Africanborn crime writer has won one of Australia’s most prestigious literary prizes, the Miles Franklin, for a novel set during the devastating 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.
Peter Temple’s complex crime story Truth beat five other shortlisted books to take the AUS$42 000 award for a literary work portraying Australian life.
Temple likened the award, first won by Patrick White in 1957 for his novel Voss, to winning the Nobel Prize. “One only has to look at the people who have won the