AUTHORS

Alex Miller

Alex Miller has twice won the prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award, Australia's premier literary prize; the first occasion in 1993 for The Ancestor Game, and again in 2003 for Journey to the Stone Country. He is also an overall winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, for The Ancestor Game, in 1993. British by birth, he now lives in Victoria.

BOOKS BY THIS AUTHOR

REVIEWS

Told in sinewy, taciturn prose, Coal Creek is a brilliantly realised character piece.
The Herald (Scotland)

Despite its inevitability the novel's explosion of violence, when it comes, makes me almost jump out of my skin. Miller is good at that. And danged if, even after everything that happens, he doesn't manage - Antipodean magician that he is - to put a smile on my face as I turn the final page.
Irish Times

Alex Miller's Coal Creek is a triumph. If ever there were an example of a novelist simultaneously commanding yet somehow at the mercy of a character's voice, this is it.Tim Winton
The Australian

Miller has been a master of visceral description from as long ago as the first novel he published...What might also be considered are the likenesses, more than ever apparent, between his career and that of Patrick White. Each draws deeply on his youthful experience working in the outback. Each writes of the making of art. They are alike adept at acrid comedies of manners.
Weekend Australian

It's difficult to shake off the sense that in Coal Creek Miller has struck a kind of grace note in a literary career already lauded for a certain touch of resonant genius. For Coal Creek is that rare, mystifyingly powerful novel that lodges itself, unbidden, deep in the human marrow... Miller brings a rare empathy and melodic power to this tale which is, at one level, a timeless tale of friendship and love, betrayal and injustice. At another it is like a ballad to country - timeless, evocative, and unforgettable.
West Australian

Miller's novel is in many respects his best yet, a compelling tale of important ideas and influential relationships, an examination of a period in art and of characters who command empathy even when acting badly.
The Times Literary Supplement on Autumn Laing

Miller is a treasure from the land Down Under... Why we haven't been reading him for years, I honestly can't imagine.
Irish Times

Miller's eleventh novel deserves a place in the national psyche
Herald Sun

This smorgasbord of fiction and essays is well worth diving into.
Irish Times

Masterly prose of eloquent plainness... This is a rich, generous compilation that enticingly refracts our perceptions of one of Australia's finest novelists.
Sydney Morning Herald

This collection features some of Alex Miller's best work from the past 40 years. Seamlessly melding fiction and nonfiction to form a narrative on truth, family and the creative process, The Simplest Words gives intimate insight into the life of this admired writer.
Canberra Weekly

Told in sinewy, taciturn prose, Coal Creek is a brilliantly realised character piece.
The Herald (Scotland) on Coal Creek

Miller's novel is in many respects his best yet, a compelling tale of important ideas and influential relationships, an examination of a period in art and of characters who command empathy even when acting badly.
The Times Literary Supplement on Autumn Laing

Miller reveals most clearly the delicacy of his understanding of human nature...[a] tactful and intelligent writer.
The Guardian on Lovesong

Coal Creek is a triumph.Tim Winton on Coal Creek

A wonderful novel of stunning intricacy and great beauty.Michael Ondaatje on The Ancestor Game

[Lovesong] is wonderful, as is all [Miller's] work, full of wisdom and compassion.Anne Michaels, Orange Prize-winning author of FUGITIVE PIECES and THE WINTER VAULT

Miller reveals most clearly the delicacy of his understanding of human nature...[a] tactful and intelligent writer.
Guardian

Miller's latest, and with luck, not final work not only beguiles as a wry, tender tale but will also remind his admirers, and alert his new readers to, how dauntingly gifted he is at taking an image and shaping a story.
Irish Times

Lovesong is an unusually warm, humane, emotionally true novel that slips its way into your mind and fosters a deep empathy and care for its characters.
Eastern Daily Press