Longlisted for the 2015 Stella Prize

This House of Grief – Helen Garner

Nonfiction · Text Publishing

This House of Grief

About the book

“Helen Garner’s unique brand of reportage is again evident.

– 2015 Stella Prize Judges

Helen Garner

About the author

Helen Garner

Further Reading


“This House of Grief is a magnificent book about the majesty of the law and the terrible matter of the human heart… If you read nothing else this year, read this story of the sorrow and pity of innocents drowned and the spectres and enigmas of guilt.” – Peter Craven, The Australian

“[Garner] has perfected a kind of negative capability in which she acts a focal point for the book’s themes, which are channelled through her reactions but resonate far beyond them.” – James Ley, Sydney Review of Books

“[U}tterly compelling, [and] arresting in a way that takes it far beyond the guilty, charged voyeurism of most true crime reading.” – Guy Rundle, Crikey


Judges’ report

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