Thursday, 16 March 2017

Stella Prize 2017 Longlist and Shortlist



The Stella Prize has done such a great job of highlighting the superb writing by Australian Women writers since it's inception in 2013. The official site of the Stella Prize gives a great account of its foundation in 2011. It's interesting that it was founded at the same time as the Australia Women Writers Challenge, which started in 2012.

This years list is naturally another Stella list. I have been keen to read many of these titles, and have bought a number of them already.

The Longlist was announced on February 7.






Victoria: The Queen - Julia Baird
Between A Wolf And A Dog - Georgia Blain
The Hate Race - Maxine Beneba Clark
Poum and Alexandre - Catherine de Sainte Phalle
Offshore - Madeline Gleeson
Avalanche - Julia Leigh
An Isolated Incident - Emily Maguire
The High Places - Fiona McFarlane
Wasted - Elspeth Muir (review coming soon)
The Museum of Modern Love - Heather Rose
Dying: A Memoir - Cory Taylor
The Media and the Massacre - Sonya Voumard



The Shortlist was announced this past week.


Between A Wolf And A Dog - Georgia Blain




The Hate Race - Maxine Beneba Clark




Poum and Alexandre - Catherine de Sainte Phalle




An Isolated Incident - Emily Maguire





The Museum of Modern Love - Heather Rose WINNER



Dying: A Memoir - Cory Taylor




The winner will be announced on April 18.

UPDATE April 18 Heather Rose's The Museum of Modern Love has just been announced as the winner. 

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