Shortlisted for the 2018 Stella Prize 

The Fish Girl – Mirandi Riwoe

Fiction · Seizure

The fish girl

About the book

“The Fish Girl is an immersive and deeply affecting literary gem from a powerful emerging voice.”

– 2018 Stella Prize Judges

About the author


Mirandi Riwoe

Mirandi Riwoe is a Brisbane-based writer. Her novella The Fish Girl won Seizure’s Viva la Novella prize and her debut novel, She be Damned, was released in 2017. Her work has appeared in Best Australian Stories, Review of Australian FictionRexPeril and Shibboleth and Other Stories, and she has received fellowships from the Queensland Literary Awards and Griffith Review. Mirandi has a PhD in Creative Writing and Literary Studies.

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Reviews 

“The Fish Girl brings Mina to life—in fact gifts her a life that the source material denies, a life in all its rich, beautiful, sensory detail; this is a short novella at 97 pages, but it packs in a lot, giving Mina a voice, and a much more realistically-told version of the ending, an ending that will break your heart and remain with you for a long time.” Damon Young, All the Novellas

Judges’ report


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