The Time We Have Taken by Steven Carroll (Fourth Estate) is the winner of this year’s Miles Franklin Literary Award.
Carroll receives the award, valued at $42,000, at a gala dinner held in Sydney this evening. ‘It’s an extraordinary thrill and honour,’ the author said of his win, but added that it was ‘also daunting to be joining a long list of authors whom you’ve either studied or admired for years’.
‘The Miles Franklin comes with the gravitas of a whole literary tradition and you feel that weight almost instantly.’
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