The Stella Prize shortlist 2016


Congratulations to the six authors shortlisted for this year’s Stella Prize! The full shortlist is listed here:

A Few Days in the Country and Other Stories by Elizabeth Harrower
Hope Farm by Peggy Frew (Read review)
Six Bedrooms by Tegan Bennett Daylight (Read review)
Small Acts of Disappearance by Fiona Wright (Read review)
The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood (Read review)
The World Without Us by Mireille Juchau

Chair of the Stella Prize judging panel, Brenda Walker, says: ‘The books on the 2016 Stella Prize shortlist are all exceptionally strong: finely composed and compassionate literary investigations of the fate of individuals interacting with the natural world and with social authority; with protection and self-protection in complicated environments; with the hard-won joy of living.’

The 2016 Stella Prize is worth $50,000 and will be awarded in Sydney on the evening of Tuesday 19 April. Shortlisted authors will each receive prize money of $2000, proudly supported by the Ivy H Thomas and Arthur A Thomas Trust managed by Equity Trustees, as well as a writing retreat supported by the Trawalla Foundation.

Find out more about the six shortlisted books (including the judges' comments) here.

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The Natural Way of Things

The Natural Way of Things

Charlotte Wood

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