Jennifer Down wins 2022 Miles Franklin Award for ‘Bodies of Light’

Jennifer Down has won the 2022 Miles Franklin Literary Award, for her second novel Bodies of Light

As one of the youngest authors to be honoured with the Award in its 65-year history – the youngest being Randolph Stow for To the Islands in 1958 at 23 – Jennifer Down has established herself as a potent voice in the new generation of Australian writers.

From the Miles Franklin Award webpage please go there for more information or to read the complete article.

More books by Jennifer Down

Pulse Points and Our Magic Hour

Jennifer Down is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in the AgeSaturday PaperAustralian Book Review and Literary Hub. She was named a Sydney Morning Herald Young Novelist of the Year consecutively in 2017 and 2018. Our Magic Hour, her debut novel, was shortlisted for the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript. Her second book, Pulse Points, was the winner of the 2018 Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction and the 2018 Steele Rudd Award for a Short Story Collection in the Queensland Literary Awards, and was shortlisted for a 2018 NSW Premier’s Literary Award. She lives in Naarm/Melbourne.

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