<p><strong>Alex Miller: the ruin of time</strong></br> Robert Dixon</br> Sydney University Press</br> ISBN: 9781743324073</p> <p>Alex Miller: The Ruin of Time is the first sole-authored critical survey of the respected Australian novelist's eleven novels. While these books are immediately accessible to the general reading public, they are manifestly works of high literary seriousness - substantial, technically masterful and assured, intricately interconnected, and of great imaginative, intellectual and ethical weight. </p> <p> Among his many prizes and awards, Alex Miller has twice won the Miles Franklin Literary Award, for The Ancestor Game in 1993, and Journey to the Stone Country in 2003; the Commonwealth Writers' prize, also for The Ancestor Game in 1993; and the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Christina Stead Prize, for Conditions of Faith in 2001 and Lovesong in 2011. He received a Centenary Medal in 2001 and the Melbourne Prize for Literature in 2012. In 2011 he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Having published his eleventh novel, Coal Creek, in 2013 - which won the Victorian Premier's Fiction Award in 2014 - Miller is currently writing an autobiographical memoir with the working title 'Horizons'.</p> <p>Robert Dixon, FAHA, is Professor of Australian Literature at the University of Sydney.</p> <p>This title is part of the Sydney Studies in Australian Literature series. </p> <p>To purchase a copy go to the <a href="http://purl.library.usyd.edu.au/sup/9781743324073">SUP site</a>. </p>
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