Alex Miller's latest novel Prochownik's Dream is about an artist who hasn't been able to paint or draw for years, not since the death of his father. When he suddenly finds the inspiration to work again, it creates all sorts of tensions in his life, as he alienates his wife and neglects his child. Prochownik's Dream is about the creative impulse and the difficulty of negotiating art and life and about the struggle to reconcile dreams with reality, and fantasy with family.
Prochownik's Dream reveals the inner life of an artist, torn between his obsession with his art and his love of his wife and daughter.
Alex Miller has twice won the the Miles Franklin award with this searing, honest and exhilarating study of the inner life of an artist, he has created another masterpiece.' Good Readingassured, intense a thoroughly engrossing piece of writing ' Australian Bookseller & Publisheran absorbing and satisfying novel ' Sydney Morning Heraldone of Australia's most accomplished authors wonderfully absorbing and insightful ' Sunday Telegraph
Alex Miller 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.