New books from Stella Prize-listed authors
Spring is always an exciting time of year for Australian publishing. Read on for a round-up of the latest releases from former Stella Prize-listed authors.
In fiction, author of the 2019 Stella Prize shortlisted book, Hope Farm, Peggy Frew presents her new novel Wildflowers – a ‘compassionate and surprisingly funny’ book about sisterhood and the line between care and control.
Author of the 2018 Stella Prize shortlisted book Terra Nullius, Claire G. Coleman returns with a new novel Enclave. Pitched in the tradition of Margaret Atwood and Naomi Alderman Enclave explores a future of surveillance, disruption, and segregation that echoes the horrors of a colonial past.
Mirandi Riwoe publishes her first collection of short fiction, The Burnished Sun, which includes a re-release of her 2018 Stella Prize shortlisted novella, The Fish Girl. Riwoe was most recently shortlisted for the 2021 Stella Prize for her debut historical novel, Stone Sky, Gold Mountain.
Yumna Kassab follows on from her acclaimed collection The House of Youssef, with her new book, Australiana – described as ‘an extraordinary and unique novel shining a light on Australian rural life’.
Ceridwen Dovey follows up her 2015 Stella Prize-listed novel, Only the Animals, with Mothertongues – a ‘genre-defying’ collaborative novel with Eliza Bell, which brings the absurdity of motherhood to the page.
Award-winning writer Inga Simpson publishes a new literary novel, Willowman, described as a love letter to cricket, and the men and women for whom this national sport is a way of life.
Vikki Wakefield turns her hand to the psychological thriller with her new book, After You Were Gone, which follows a mother in the wake of her child disappearing.
In non-fiction, best-selling author of The Tall Man and The Arsonist, Chloe Hooper, has published a heartfelt new work Bedtime Story which explores grief, family, and the ‘dark and light’ of storytelling.
Patti Miller pens a ‘revealing and powerful’ memoir about the making and unmaking of friendships titled True Friends.
And 2017 Stella Prize-winning author of The Museum of Modern Love, Heather Rose, prepares to publish her first memoir, Nothing Bad Ever Happens Here, in November – described as ‘a deeply personal collection filled with reflections on love, death, creativity and healing’.
Be sure to pick up your copies of these new works from Stella Prize-listed authors at your local bookshop or library!