2007 Miles Franklin Literary Award

The winner of the 2007 Miles Franklin Literary Award is Carpentaria by Alexis Wright (pictured). Details about the prize and the winning book are available here.

“Alexis Wright is a member of the Waanyi nation of the southern highlands of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Her books include Grog War, a study of alcohol abuse in the outback town of Tennant Creek, and the novel Plains of Promise, which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize, the Age Book of the Year and the NSW Premier’s Award, and published as Les Plaines de l’espoir by the distinguished French publishing house Actes Sud.”

Carpentaria is available in your CSU Library. Check the Library catalogue for location details.