Alex Miller is twice winner of Australia’s premier literary prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award, first in 1993 for The Ancestor Game and again in 2003 for Journey to the Stone Country. He is also an overall winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, in 1993 for The Ancestor Game. His fifth novel Conditions of Faith won the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction in 2001 NSW Premier's Awards. In 2011 he won this award for the second time with his novel Lovesong. Lovesong also won the People's Choice Award in the NSW Premier's Awards, the Age Book of the Year Award and the Age Fiction Prize for 2011. In 2007 Landscape of Farewell was published to wide critical acclaim and in 2008 won the Chinese Annual Foreign Novels 21st Century Award for Best Novel and the Manning Clark Medal for an outstanding contribution to Australian cultural life. It was also shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, the ALS GoldMedal and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Alex is published internationally and widely in translation. In 2012 he was awarded the prestigious Melbourne Prize for Literature. Alex is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of theHumanities.