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The Miles Franklin Literary Award 2015 shortlist

The Miles Franklin Literary Award 2015 shortlist

Allen & Unwin is absolutely delighted to announce that The Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna and After Darkness by Christine Piper have both been shortlisted for this year's Miles Franklin Literary Award.

The Miles Franklin Literary Award is presented each year to a novel which is of the highest literary merit and presents Australian life in any of its phases. It is Australia's most prestigious literary prize and was set up through the will of Stella Miles Franklin, author of My Brilliant Career. The Miles Franklin was first awarded in 1957.

The winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2015 will be revealed on Tuesday 23 June 2015.

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Bearing Witness

by Peter Rees

'Peter Rees has done what no one else has managed: read the vast Bean archive and get inside the head of the most influential figure in Australia's military history. Rees's superb book shows how Bean bore witness to Australia's Great War.' - Professor Peter Stanley


The Umbrian Supper Club

by Marlena de Blasi

The true story of the Umbrian Thursday night supper club, a group of four rural women who gather in a derelict stone house in the hills above Italy's Orvieto to cook, eat, drink and talk.


The Guy, the Girl, the Artist and His Ex

by Gabrielle Williams

A snappy, witty adventure caper about art, love, death and everything in between.