Alex Miller

Alex Miller is the author of twelve novels. He 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.


[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.

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

An awesomely elegant, subtly sensuous, stylish exploration of the inner self of an ageing portrait artist . . . If there were doubts about the maturity of Australian fiction, this book puts those doubts to rest.Frank Moorhouse

Like Patrick White, Miller uses the painter to portray the ambivalence of art and the artist. In The Sitters is the brooding genius of light. Its presence is made manifest in Miller's supple, painterly prose which layers words into textured moments.
The Sunday Age

Elegant yet compassionate, austere yet profoundly human.
Australian Book Review

Having stripped oth art and love of sentimentality, and having removed from them every self-deluding panacea, [Miller] holds to their possibility with a faith that is rare in this cynical world.
The Monthly

A beautiful novel of ideas which never eclipse the characters.
The Age

Prochownik's Dream is an absorbing and satisfying novel, distinguished by Miller's enviable ability to evoke the appearance and texture of paintings in the often unyielding medium of words.
Sydney Morning Herald