Longlisted for the 2016 Stella Prize

The Other Side of the World – Stephanie Bishop

Fiction · Hachette

The Other Side of the World

About the book

“Stephanie Bishop’s prose has a delicate, watercolour loveliness that belies the ferocity of her material.

– 2016 Stella Prize Judges

Stephanie Bishop

About the author


Stephanie Bishop

Further Reading


Reviews

“Bishop has a doctorate in poetry, and this informs her thoughtful, intense prose. Her protagonist is impossible to like, but Bishop writes with such confidence that Charlotte’s choices are always interesting. Bishop also writes with clarity about the competing demands in life. She questions ideas, and ideals, of motherhood that historically made it almost impossible for a woman to be creative without the world collapsing about her, or on her. Those postwar years can look glamorous and innocent, but glamour and innocence were dependent upon monstrous inequalities.” Helen Elliot, The Monthly

“As a portrayal of the claustrophobia of motherhood, and of cultural and geographical dislocation, The Other Side of the World is an insightful, exquisitely observed novel. Bishop is a talented and intelligent storyteller with a masterful command of language” Hannah Beckerman, The Guardian

“What these stories have in common is a sense of the other side of the world as ambiguous, unsettling, even alienating. You can so easily escape one set of problems only to be confronted with a new set – or the same old problems in a different guise.” Jane Sullivan, Australian Book Review

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