The Stella Prize Shortlist

The shortlist for the inaugural Stella Prize has been announced!


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Chair of the judges, Kerryn Goldsworthy, says of the shortlist:

The shortlist features a wide variety of subject matter and genre: the list contains a collection of short stories and a verse novel; it includes fantasy, speculative fiction, two historical novels and one that has been described as Australian Gothic. There are stories set in the past, the present and the future; there are stories set in both urban and rural Australia as well as in other countries and in imagined places.

Here is the shortlist in full:


The winner of $50,000 Stella Prize will be announced in April. You can view the full longlist here, or read more about the Stella Prize here.