Shortlisted for the 2019 Stella Prize

Man out of Time – Stephanie Bishop

Fiction · Hachette Australia

Man out of Time

About the book

“Man Out of Time is an audacious, splendidly accomplished novel, lit by shimmering prose.”

– 2019 Stella Prize Judges

Stephanie Bishop

About the author

Stephanie Bishop

Stephanie Bishop’s first novel was The Singing, for which she was named one of the Sydney Morning Herald‘s Best Young Australian Novelists and highly commended in the Kathleen Mitchell Award. Stephanie’s second novel, The Other Side of the World, was awarded the 2015 Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction, shortlisted for the 2014 Australian/Vogel’s literary Award, longlisted for the 2016 Stella Prize, shortlisted in both the NSW Premier’s and the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and named the Literary Fiction Book of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards.

Stephanie’s writing has appeared in the Times Literary SupplementThe Monthly, the Guardian, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Australian, amongst other publications. She holds a PhD from Cambridge and teaches in the creative writing program at the University of New South Wales.

Further Reading


“Man Out of Time gracefully unpacks the emotional territory that accompanies mental illness and the capacity for trauma to travel through generations. Potent in its subtlety, it is a rich novel that demands the full attention of its readers, rewarding those who invest.”
Simon McDonald, Books+Publishing

Bishop effortlessly captures emotional pain as a visceral thing, something that is – again, the leaky demarcation between the concrete and abstract – as real as an undiagnosed illness.”
The Saturday Paper

Bishop is a stunning writer, and her attention to detail makes each scene visceral.”
Susan Coll, The New York Times

Bishop is a talented and intelligent storyteller with a masterful command of language, and The Other Side of the World deserves to make many a book prize shortlist.”
Hannah Beckerman, The Guardian


Read an interview with Stephanie Bishop in the Sydney Morning Herald

Judges’ report

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