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Stella Prize 2017 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2017 Stella Prize has been announced.

The shortlisted titles are:

  • Between a Wolf and a Dog (Georgia Blain, Scribe)
  • The Hate Race (Maxine Beneba Clarke, Hachette)
  • Poum and Alexandre (Catherine de Saint Phalle, Transit Lounge)
  • An Isolated Incident (Emily Maguire, Picador)
  • The Museum of Modern Love (Heather Rose, A&U)
  • Dying: A Memoir (Cory Taylor, Text).

The titles were chosen from a longlist announced last month. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Melbourne on 18 April.

This year, the shortlisted prize money has been increased from $2000 to $3000 for each author, with the support of the Ivy H Thomas and Arthur A Thomas Trust. Shortlisted authors also receive a writing retreat, supported by the Trawalla Foundation.

This year’s prize is judged by author and academic Brenda Walker; author and literary critic Delia Falconer; bookseller Diana Johnston; editor and chair of First Nations Australia Writers’ Network Sandra Phillips; and author and screenwriter Benjamin Law.

The Stella Prize is presented for the best work of fiction or nonfiction by an Australian woman published in the previous calendar year. The prize is named after Miles Franklin, whose first name was Stella, and was inspired by the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, Charlotte Wood won the 2016 Stella Prize for her novel The Natural Way of Things (A&U).


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