Miles Franklin





Miles Franklin

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born
in Talbingo, New South Wales, Australia
October 14, 1879

died
September 19, 1954

gender
female

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About this author

Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin was born in 1879 in rural Australia. My Brilliant Career, her first novel, was published to much excitement and acclaim. She moved to Sydney where she became involved in feminist and literary circles and then onto the USA in 1907.

She was committed to the development of a uniquely Australian form of literature, and she actively pursued this goal by supporting writers, literary journals, and writers' organisations. She has had a long-lasting impact on Australian literary life through her endowment of a major literary award known as the Miles Franklin Award.


Average rating: 3.79 · 2,967 ratings · 229 reviews · 21 distinct works · Similar authors
My Brilliant Career
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My Career Goes Bung - Purpo...
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Childhood at Brindabella
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The End of My Career
3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1981 — 2 editions
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All That Swagger
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Up the Country
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1955 — 4 editions
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Bring The Monkey
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Ten Creeks Run
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The Diaries of Miles Franklin
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More books by Miles Franklin…
“Our greatest heart-treasure is a knowledge that there is in creation an individual to whom our existence is necessary - some one who is part of our life as we are part of theirs, some one in whose life we feel assured our death would leave a gap for a day or two.”
Miles Franklin, My Brilliant Career

“I don't believe there is a God", I said fiercely, "and if there is, He's not the merciful being He's always depicted, or He wouldn't be always torturing me for His own amusement.”
Miles Franklin, My Brilliant Career

“Knitting is not enough.”
Miles Franklin

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