Longlisted for the 2022 Stella Prize

Homecoming – Elfie Shiosaki

Poetry · Magabala Books

About the book

“Shiosaki moves beyond authorship, occupying, instead, the liminal space of daughter, caretaker, and choirmaster to a chorus of voices.”

– 2022 Stella Prize Judges

Elfie Shiosaki

About the author

Elfie Shiosaki

Further Reading


“Homecoming calls a younger generation to gather all we can before it is lost, and reminds white readers that the real cost of this land they walk on is the lives that were torn apart. Sometimes “sorry” just isn’t enough.” – Carissa Lee, The Saturday Paper

“The poems are ‘fragments of many stars’ in her grandmothers’ constellations.” – Jeanine Leane, Australian Book Review

Homecoming speaks to the intergenerational dialogue about Country, kin and culture.” – Australian Arts Review 


Listen to Elfie Shiosaki discuss Homecoming on ABC Radio’s Saturday Breakfast with Roanna Edwards 

Watch Elfie Shiosaki in conversation at Ubud Writers Festival

Read ‘KIN Editorial’ by Elfie Shiosaki in Cordite Poetry Review

Judges’ report

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