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The Miles Franklin Literary Award - Kim Scott at Curtin University





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Published on May 27, 2012
Multi-award winning author, Professor Kim Scott delivers the second annual Miles Franklin Oration to a packed lecture theatre at Curtin University, on Tuesday 1st May, 2012.

The Miles Franklin Literary Award is an annual literary prize for the best Australian 'published novel or play portraying Australian life in any of its phases'. The award was set up according to the will of Miles Franklin (1879--1954), who is best known for writing the Australian classic My Brilliant Career (published in 1901) and for bequeathing her estate to fund this award.

The Trust Company is Trustee for the Miles Franklin Literary Award, a most treasured responsibility. The Trust Company's role in administering the award is ensure that the wishes of Miles Franklin are met. In 2010, the trustee began to focus on refreshing the award to further grow and promote the legacy of Miles Franklin and her legacy both in Australia and internationally.

Born in 1957, Kim Scott's ancestral Noongar country is the south-east coast of Western Australia between Gairdner River and Cape Arid. His cultural Elders use the term Wirlomin to refer to their clan, and the Norman Tindale nomenclature identifies people of this area as Wudjari/Koreng. Kim's professional background is in education and the arts. He is the author of two novels, True Country and Benang, poetry and numerous pieces of short fiction.

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