Michelle de Kretser has won the 2013 Miles Franklin Literary Award for her novel Questions of Travel

At the award ceremony, held at the National Library of Australia in Canberra earlier today, Richard Neville, speaking on behalf of the whole judging panel, said of the winning novel:

“Michelle de Kretser’s wonderful novel, Questions of Travel, centres on two characters, with two stories, each describing a different journey. The stories intertwine and pull against one another, and within this double narrative, de Kretser explores questions of home and away, travel and tourism, refugees and migrants, as well as ‘questions of travel’ in the virtual world, charting the rapid changes in electronic communication that mark our lives today. She brings these large questions close-up and personal with her witty and poignant observations and her vivid language. Her novel is about keeping balance in a speeding, spinning world.”

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