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Friday, February 13, 2015

Stella Prize Longlist Announced

The Stella Prize is delighted to announce the 2015 Stella Prize longlist.

From more than 150 entries, this year’s Stella Prize judges – critic and writer Kerryn Goldsworthy (chair); journalist and broadcaster Caroline Baum; writer and lecturer Tony Birch; singer–songwriter Sarah Blasko; and acclaimed author Melissa Lucashenko – have selected twelve books for the 2015 Stella Prize longlist.
The books on this year’s longlist range far and wide, demonstrating the diversity and power of Australian women’s writing. Works by established and highly regarded writers such as Helen Garner and Joan London sit alongside books by exciting new voices and emerging authors; the list includes three debut works, and five books by authors under the age of 40.

Foreign Soil by Maxine Beneba Clarke
The Strays by Emily Bitto
Only the Animals by Ceridwen Dovey
This House of Grief by Helen Garner
Golden Boys by Sonya Hartnett
The Invisible History of the Human Race by Christine Kenneally
The Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna
The Golden Age by Joan London
Laurinda by Alice Pung
Nest by Inga Simpson
Heat and Light by Ellen van Neerven
In My Mother’s Hands by Biff Ward

Download the Stella Prize longlist flyer - click here

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