One of the main Australian literary prizes will be awarded this July. Hurry up to check out the latest Miles Franklin Award winner predictions in 2021 as there are many names that are worth being memorized.
The Miles Franklin Award, one of the major literary awards in Australia, will announce its winners in July 2021. As there is not much time left, here are all the nominees and potential winners from online gambling sites in Australia. So, what do bookies say?
Why follow the Miles Franklin Award?
In Australia, the Miles Franklin Award is known as one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the country. It enters the top-15 list alongside such awards as ABIA, Adelaide Festival Awards, ALS Gold Medal, Stella Prize, and Voss.
The award was launched in 1957 and named after Miles Franklin, an Australian writer and feminist. She is best known for her novel “My Brilliant Career”. According to Franklin’s will, the award bears her name. In addition, it was first funded thanks to her estate (as of now, the value of the prize is ca. 60000 Australian dollars). It aims to honor “novels of the highest literary merit, which present Australian life in any of its phases”.
Every year, online sportsbooks in Australia try to predict the next Miles Franklin Award winner. Among the last winners, Tara June Winch, Josephine Wilson, and Sofie Laguna led the best odds and became awardees in 2020, 2017, and 2015 respectively. So, let’s see who has the best chances to win the prize this year.
MFA longlist 2021
As of May, the Miles Franklin Award has announced the longlist of its nominees in 2021. According to the list, twelve authors have a chance to enter the shortlist and win this year.
So, here are the twelve best authors in Australia by MFA:
- Sofie Laguna (“Infinite Splendours”)
- Madeleine Watts (“The Inland Sea”)
- Aravind Adiga (“Amnesty”)
- Gail Jones (“Our Shadows”)
- Robbie Arnott (“The Rain Heron”)
- Amanda Lohrey (“The Labyrinth”)
- Laura Jean McKay (“The Animals in That Country”)
- Daniel Davis Wood (“At the Edge of the Solid World”)
- Mirandi Riwoe (“Stone Sky Gold Mountain”)
- Andrew Pippos (“Lucky’s”)
- Philip Salom (“The Fifth Season”)
- Nardi Simpson (“Song of the Crocodile”)
To become the 2021 Miles Franklin Award winner
22Bet Sportsbook has already revealed the odds on the most possible winner in 2021. According to the early-bird predictions, there are three favorites to win the Miles Franklin Award: Nardi Simpson, Robbie Arnott, and Amanda Lohrey.
By the odds, Nardi Simpson’s “Song of the Crocodile” is the number-one novel that can win this year. It has 2.75 odds to win and here is why you should bet on the book to win. First of all, it raises all important problems Australia has gone through racism, colonialism, and injustice. On the example of four generations, Simpson shows how all this affects Australian people. What is also important, “Song of the Crocodile” is a Yuwaalaraay writer’s work who knows her culture from A to Z.
Following the predictions, Simpson’s closest opponents in the 2021 Miles Franklin Award race are Robbie Arnott and Amanda Lohrey. Arnott’s “The Rain Heron” has 3.00 odds to win, while Lohrey’s “The Labyrinth” – 4.50. So, if you already have your favorite, you can bet on him or her at 22Bet.