Shortlisted for the 2016 Stella Prize

Six Bedrooms – Tegan Bennett Daylight

Fiction · Vintage Books

Six Bedrooms

About the book

“Tegan Bennett Daylight navigates her territory with great energy and skill.

– 2016 Stella Prize Judges

About the author

Tegan Bennett Daylight

Further Reading

“It all comes together as one of the best books of the year. This is an incredibly well written and thoughtful, sad and funny work, and the kind of book you want to press onto people and encourage them to read. Highly recommended.” Chris Somerville, Readings

“The world of Six Bedrooms will be familiar to Gen X Sydneysiders who lived in share houses in the 1980s. There’s the Mardi Gras parade, someone playing a Style Council record and a junkie flatmate who is hardly ever seen. This book of short stories – some interconnected, some standalone – is intimate and beautifully observed.” Tracy Sorensen, Newtown Review of Books

“Six Bedrooms, however long we have had to wait for it, shows Daylight to be one of the most morally astute, technically adroit, anti-formulaic and unsentimental practitioners of the short story craft in Australia.” Peter Pierce, Sydney Morning Herald


Tegan Bennett Daylight’s website

Listen to ABC Radio National’s Books and Arts program interview Tegan Bennett Daylight about Six Bedrooms

Caroline Baum interviews Tegan Bennett Daylight about the appeal of characters who are works in progress

Judges’ report

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