Alex Miller is the author of twelve novels. He has twice won the prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award, Australia's premier literary prize; the first occasion in 1993 for The Ancestor Game, and again in 2003 for Journey to the Stone Country. He is also an overall winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, for The Ancestor Game, in 1993. British by birth, he now lives in Victoria.
A rich addition to the growing shelf of autofiction from a seasoned storyteller. * Kirkus Reviews *
Miller is a treasure from the land Down Under...Why we haven't been reading him for years, I honestly can't imagine. * Irish Times *
Miller reveals most clearly the delicacy of his understanding of human nature...a tactful and intelligent writer. * The Guardian *
Told in sinewy, taciturn prose, Coal Creek is a brilliantly realised character piece. * Glasgow Herald *
Alex Miller's Coal Creek is a triumph. If ever there were an example of a novelist simultaneously commanding yet somehow at the mercy of a character's voice, this is it. * Tim Winton *