Miles Allinson

Miles Allinson

Book manuscript: Sentient beings

Miles' second novel is based on his father's life in and around Melbourne's counter-cultural movement during the 1970s.

The research Miles undertook during his fellowship examined the lives of a number of people who were related, one way or another, to Miles' father during this time. These included old friends, as well as members of progressive community organisations and alternative movements with whom he was involved.

Miles Allinson holds a Master of Fine Arts and is a novelist and writer from Melbourne. His first novel, Fever of animals, was published by Scribe in 2015. It won the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript in 2014 and was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Prize for Fiction in 2016, where it won the People's Choice Award.

Miles' essays, reviews, fiction and poetry have been published by a variety of publications and organisations, including the Age and the Next Wave Festival.