Franklin, Miles

Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin was an Australian writer and feminist. She established the Miles Franklin Literary Award for literature through a bequest on her death. It is awarded each year to a novel which is of the highest literary merit and presents Australian life in any of its phases. Her papers and diaries are held by the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales.

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Talbingo, NSW
14 Oct 1879
Died
Drummoyne
19 Sep 1954
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The life of Miles Franklin is a vital chapter in the story of Australian literature.  While always a girl from the bush, for much of her life she called Sydney home.