Three former winners of the Miles Franklin Literary Award have been named on the 2018 Longlist.

Peter Carey, Michelle de Kretser and Kim Scott are joined by eight other authors, all of whom have received numerous literary accolades throughout their careers, making the 2018 longlist a remarkable collection of Australian stories.

The Miles Franklin Literary Award was established in 1957 through the will of writer Stella Miles Franklin. The bequest came as a surprise to the literary world as Franklin had told nobody – save her trustees – of her plans.

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