2011 Miles Franklin Literary Award OrationOn Tuesday 7 June 2011, acclaimed author and 2010 Miles Franklin Award winner Mr Peter Temple, presented the inaugural Miles Franklin Literary Award Oration. The Oration "Read the Country: Thoughts on becoming an Australian writer", was an opportunity to further promote and celebrate Miles Franklin and her wonderful legacy. The evening was full of ingenious digressions, dry ironies, extreme understatement and quite a lot of laughter made by Peter Temple. The evening was a breath of fresh air. Once formalities were over, guests mingled with Mr Temple and asked question at their will. The evening was wonderful and is sure to continue over the years.
Thank you to the Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne who proudly sponsored this event.