LUCASHENKO WINS MILES FRANKLIN AWARD FOR TOO MUCH LIP

Alex Adsett, Melissa Luchashenko & Madonna Duffy Miles Franklin Literary Awards Winner Announcement 2019 - Piper Room, Ovolo Hotel, Woolloomooloo - Tuesday 30th july, 2019

Alex Adsett, & Melissa Luchashenko
Miles Franklin Literary Awards Winner Announcement 2019 – Piper Room, Ovolo Hotel, Woolloomooloo – Tuesday 30th july, 2019

Australia’s most prestigious literary award, the Miles Franklin, has been awarded to acclaimed Indigenous novelist Melissa Lucashenko for Too Much Lip, published by University of Queensland Press.

Chair of the judging panel, State Library of NSW’s Mitchell Librarian, Richard Neville said, “Too Much Lip is driven by personal experience, historical injustice, anger and what in Indigenous vernacular could be described as ‘deadly Blak’ humour. Lucashenko weaves a (sometimes) fabulous tale with the very real politics of cultural survival to offer a story of hope and redemption for all Australians.”

 

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