Shortlisted for the 2020 Stella Prize

Here Until August – Josephine Rowe

Short stories · Black Inc

Here until august

About the book

“Rowe’s stories are full of heart and empathy.”

– 2020 Stella Prize Judges

Josephine Rowe

About the author

Josephine Rowe

Josephine Rowe was born in 1984 in Rockhampton and raised in Melbourne. Her novel, A Loving, Faithful Animal, was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award, selected as a New York Times Editors’ Choice and led to her being named a 2017 Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist. Her work has appeared widely in Australia and overseas, including in McSweeney’sBest Australian StoriesMeanjin, The Paris Review Daily and Freeman’s. The winner of the 2016 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, Rowe has held fellowships with the University of Iowa, Stanford University, the Omi International Arts Center and Yaddo.

Further Reading


Here Until August is a book to spend time with: carry it around with you to read in spare moments, and keep coming back to it until the edges are worn and you’ve spilled coffee or wine on it at least once.Felicity Sutton, Book Review: ArtsHub.

“Josephine Rowe’s stories are about beauty, moments of unexpected and lingering magic that interrupt or punctuate the everyday.” Fiona Wright, Sydney Review of Books.


Read ‘Noted’ by Stephanie Bishop in The Monthly.

Read a short interview with Josephine Rowe for a favourite line of her book Here Until August.


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