Longlisted for the 2016 Stella Prize

Panthers and the Museum of Fire – Jen Craig



About the book

“In Jen Craig’s novella, voice, character and vocation combine in a sophisticated and accessible narrative.

– 2016 Stella Prize Judges

About the author

Jen Craig

Further Reading


“There is so much that is intriguing in Panthers…Jen Craig is concerned with both loss of memory and the falsification of experience and she explores her themes through the technique he pioneered, a hypnotic “mash-up” of fact and fiction.” Catherine Skipper, South Sydney Herald

“Panthers & the Museum of Fire is genuinely fresh, radical, exciting, brave and utterly self-aware. It is unconcerned with anything except the telling of the story and the uniqueness of its voice. The fact that it is reckless with conventions only deepens its charm and appeal.” Lynette Washington, The Clothes Line

“The writing is brilliant, the sentences surround the subject matter like a maze. For those who like fiction that forces them into thought, this short work is one of the most uncompromising works of new literature you are likely to find this year.” Ed Wright, The Australian


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