Each weekday between now and the announcement of the 2015 Stella Prize shortlist on March 12, we’ll be turning the Stella spotlight on a different longlisted author and their book. Today’s book is The Strays by Emily Bitto.
Each weekday between now and the announcement of the 2015 Stella Prize shortlist on March 12, we’ll be turning the Stella spotlight on a different longlisted author and their book. Today’s book is Foreign Soil by Maxine Beneba Clarke.
The Stella Prize is delighted to announce the 2015 Stella Prize longlist.
Ten years in the research and writing, irrepressibly bold, entertaining and often irreverent in style, Clare Wright’s The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka is a fitting tribute to the unbiddable women of Ballarat — women who made Eureka a story for us all.
Alexis Wright’s The Swan Book offers an intimate awareness of the realities facing Aboriginal people. The energy and humour in Wright’s writing finds hope in the bleakest situations.
Kristina Olsson’s Boy, Lost is the story of a family, the cascade of grief and guilt through generations, and the endurance of memory and faith.
Fiona McFarlane’s The Night Guest is a mesmerising debut novel about love, dependence, and the fear that the things you know best can become the things you’re least certain about.
Both a courtroom drama and a riveting piece of first-person narrative journalism, Anna Krien’s Night Games is a breakthrough book by one of the leading young lights of Australian writing.
Hannah Kent’s debut novel Burial Rites is a deeply moving novel about personal freedom.
Helen Trinca’s Madeleine: A Life of Madeleine St John is the first, and the definitive, biography of one of Australia’s most significant writers.
Evie Wyld’s All the Birds, Singing is the story of one how one woman’s present comes from a terrible past.
Gabrielle Carey’s family memoir Moving Among Strangers: Randolph Stow and my family is a celebration of one of Australia’s most enigmatic and visionary writers, and a tale of two literary lives defined by storytelling and secrets.