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Alex Miller

Alex Miller's eleventh novel, Coal Creek, was published to wide critical acclaim in 2013.  Alex 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 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 the 2001 NSW Premier's Awards. In 2011 he won this award for the second time with his novel Lovesong 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.  Following the publication of Autumn Laing he was awarded the prestigious Melbourne Prize for Literature in 2012.  Alex is published internationally and widely in translation. 

Robert Dixon’s 2014 monograph on the novels of Alex Miller, Alex Miller, The Ruin of Time, describes his novels as ‘immediately accessible … works of high literary seriousness – substantial, technically masterly and assured, intricately interconnected and of great imaginative, intellectual and ethical weight’.  Alex lives with his wife Stephanie in the Victorian country town of Castlemaine, where he writes full time.  His latest novel, Coal Creek, won the 2014 Victorian Premier's Literary Award.  Alex is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and a recipient of the Centenary Medal for an outstanding contribution to Australian cultural life.

Books by this Author

Journey to the Stone Country

Journey to the Stone Country

Published: September 2003

Winner of the 2003 Miles Franklin Award. A superbly compelling work of betrayals, compassion, secrets and reconciliation.

Prochownik's Dream

Prochownik's Dream

Published: September 2006

From the award-winning author of Conditions of Faith and Journey to the Stone Country, Alex Miller's new novel reveals the inner life of an artist, torn between his obsession with his art and his love of his wife and daughter.

Conditions of Faith

Conditions of Faith

Published: April 2001

An amazing book; a compulsively readable story composed by an award-winning author of brilliant, subtle, compassionate and intelligent language.

The Ancestor Game

The Ancestor Game

Published: September 2003

The best-selling, 1993 Miles Franklin Award-winning novel from one of Australia's foremost literary writers.

The Sitters

The Sitters

Published: September 2003

A sensuously written, peculiarly Australian novel about the relationship between a painter and his subject.

Tivington Nott

Tivington Nott

Published: November 2005

An extraordinarily compressed powerhouse of a novel, at once wholly original, gripping and mysterious. While The Tivington Nott is only Alex Miller's second novel, it has all the hallmarks of this two-times Miles Franklin winner.

Landscape of Farewell

Landscape of Farewell

Published: November 2007

A profound and moving story about the land, the past, exile and acceptance, this deeply intelligent and thoughtful novel is a worthy successor to Miller's much-loved and critically admired Journey to the Stone Country.

Lovesong

Lovesong

Published: November 2009

Seeking shelter in a Parisian cafe from a sudden rainstorm, John Patterner meets the exotic Sabiha and his carefully mapped life changes forever. Resonant of the bestselling Conditions of Faith, Alex Miller's keenly awaited new novel tells the deeply moving story of their lives together, and of how each came undone by desire.

Autumn Laing

Autumn Laing

Published: October 2011

Autumn Laing has long outlived the legendary circle of artists she cultivated in the 1930s. Now 'old and skeleton gaunt', she reflects on her tumultuous relationship with the abundantly talented Pat Donlon and the effect it had on her husband, on Pat's wife and the body of work which launched Pat's career. A brilliantly alive and insistently energetic story of love, loyalty and creativity.

Lovesong

Lovesong

Published: January 2012

Seeking shelter in a Parisian cafe from a sudden rainstorm, John Patterner meets the exotic Sabiha and his carefully mapped life changes forever. Alex Miller's brilliantly realised, multi-award winning novel tells the deeply moving story of their lives together, and of how each came undone by desire. Now in paperback.

Autumn Laing

Autumn Laing

Published: September 2012

Autumn Laing has long outlived the legendary circle of artists she cultivated in the 1930s. Now 'old and skeleton gaunt', she reflects on her tumultuous relationship with the abundantly talented Pat Donlon and the effect it had on her husband, on Pat's wife and the body of work which launched Pat's career. A brilliantly alive and insistently energetic story of love, loyalty and creativity.

Watching the Climbers on the Mountain

Watching the Climbers on the Mountain

Published: July 2012

Anger, jealousy, madness and revenge - a powerful novel of relationships set on a remote far north Queensland cattle station.

Coal Creek

Coal Creek

Published: October 2013

An extraordinarily powerful exploration of tragedy, betrayal, the true nature of friendship and the beauty of lasting love from from one of Australia's most highly acclaimed literary writers.

Coal Creek

Coal Creek

Published: July 2014

The new novel from Australia's highly acclaimed literary treasure is an extraordinarily powerful exploration of tragedy, betrayal, the true nature of friendship and the beauty of lasting love.

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