Classic Author Focus: Miles Franklin

Miles Franklin Miles Franklin was an Australian writer and feminist who was determined to develop a uniquely Australian form of literature and whose success is measured by the Stella prize for the best Australian literature by a woman, established by her estate and named in her honor. (Her full name was Stella Maria Sarah Miles … Continue reading Classic Author Focus: Miles Franklin

Classic Author Focus: Mary Gilmore

Mary Gilmore was an Australian socialist writer and poet who was the first woman to be awarded the honor of Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. She is considered a national literary icon of Australia. Gilmore was born in New South Wales as the daughter of a Scottish farmer, David Cameron, and … Continue reading Classic Author Focus: Mary Gilmore