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Miles Franklin Literary Award won by Wiradjuri author Tara June Winch for her novel The Yield – ABC News

The prestigious $60,000 prize caps off an extraordinary run of success for Winch’s novel The Yield, after it took home three key awards earlier this year.

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Wiradjuri author Tara June Winch has won the Miles Franklin Literary Award Australia’s most prestigious writing prize, and one of its richest at $60,000 for her novel The Yield.
Key facts about the award

  • The Miles Franklin Award was first awarded in 1957
  • It was established in the will of author Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin (author of My Brilliant Career)
  • It distinguishes a novel “of the highest literary merit” which presents “Australian life in any of its phases”Click here to view the original article.