Longlisted for the 2022 Stella Prize

Stone Fruit – Lee Lai

Graphic Novel · Fantagraphics

About the book

“This is a deceptively simple depiction of the many various and complicated versions of familial love and care we can experience in our lives.”

– 2022 Stella Prize Judges

About the author

Lee Lai

Further Reading


“Lai is attuned to the small, non-verbal ways we relate or fail to relate to one another.” – Eloise Grills, Meanjin

“Transformation — the painful, non-linear, ongoing process of moving between worlds — is at the heart of the story.” – Laura Sackton, Chicago Review of Books

“I always love a book that questions parenting and motherhood, and explores the different shapes and forms they can come in.” – Arizona O’Neill, Montreal Review of Books


Read an extract of Lee Lai’s Stone Fruit in The New Yorker

Read ‘5 Questions with Lee Lai’ via Liminal Mag

Read ‘Comic Artist Lee Lai Draws What It’s Really Like to Fall in Love’ by Jonno Revanche in Vice Magazine

Judges’ report

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