Stella Prize Shortlist for Women’s Writing

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The Stella Prize is a major literary award celebrating Australian women’s writing. The prize is named after one of Australia’s iconic female authors, Stella Maria ‘Miles’ Franklin, and was awarded for the first time in 2013. Both nonfiction and fiction books by Australian women are eligible for entry. Announced today the 2015 Stella Prize shortlist is:

Foreign Soil by Maxine Beneba Clarke

The Strays by Emily Bitto

The Invisible History of the Human Race by Christine Kenneally

The Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna

The Golden Age by Joan London

Heat and Light by Ellen van Neerven

Winners announced Tuesday 21 April.

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