The 2013 Stella Prize Longlist

 Read reviewSufficient Grace

Sufficient Grace

Amy Espeseth

Ruth and her cousin Naomi live in rural Failing, Wisconsin, part of a community of Pentecostal fundamentalists. While their families perceive constant danger in the outside world, they are blind to the destruction and devastation...

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 Read reviewFloundering

Floundering

Romy Ash

Tom and Jordy have been living with their gran since the day their mother, Loretta, left them on her doorstep and disappeared. Now Loretta's returned, and she wants her boys back. Tom and Jordy hit the road with Loretta in her...

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 Read reviewLike a House on Fire

Like a House on Fire

Cate Kennedy

From prizewinning short-story writer Cate Kennedy comes a new collection to rival her highly acclaimedDark Roots. In Like a House on Fire, Kennedy once again takes ordinary lives and dissects their ironies and injustices and...

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Mazin Grace

Mazin Grace

Dylan Coleman

Growing up on the Mission isn't easy for clever Grace Oldman. When her classmates tease her for not having a father, she doesn't know what to say. Pappa Neddy says her dad is the Lord God in Heaven, but that doesn't help when the...

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The Sunlit Zone

The Sunlit Zone

Lisa Jacobson

The Sunlit Zone is a moving elegy of love and loss, admirable for its narrative sweep and the family dynamic that drives it. A risk-taking work of rare, imaginative power.

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Sea Hearts

Sea Hearts

Margo Lanagan

A mesmerising selkie novel from multi-award winning, internationally acclaimed Australian author, Margo Lanagan - one of the most exciting voices in speculative fiction.

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The Mind of a Thief

The Mind of a Thief

Patti Miller

A superior memoir by an accomplished writer at the height of her powers. For 40,000 years the Central NSW area of Wellington was Aboriginal - Wiradjuri - land. Following the arrival of white men, it became a penal settlement,...

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Mateship With Birds

Mateship With Birds

Carrie Tiffany

On the outskirts of an Australian country town in the 1950s, a lonely farmer trains his binoculars on a family of kookaburras that roost in a tree near his house. Harry observes the kookaburras through a year of feast, famine,...

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An Opening: Twelve love stories about art

An Opening: Twelve love stories about art

Stephanie Radok

For over twenty years Stephanie Radok has written about and witnessed the emergence of contemporary Aboriginal art and the responses of Australian art to global diasporas. In An Opening, Stephanie Radok takes us on a walk with her...

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