Evie Wyld wins Australia’s most prestigious literary award

Thursday 26th June 2014


Evie Wyld has won the 2014 Miles Franklin literary award for her novel, ALL THE BIRDS, SINGING.

Wyld’s win, announced at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art, saw her book win from a “stellar” shortlist that included acclaimed Australian novelist Tim Winton.

The Miles Franklin award is Australia’s highest literary honour, celebrating Australian literature that features aspects of Australian life.

Wyld’s novel, a dark tale centred around the mysterious deaths of a protagonist’s sheep, has won multiple awards since its release, including the Encore Award and a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered prize. It was also shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and longlisted for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize.

She will take home $60,000 in prize money.