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The Longlist for The Stella Prize for Women’s Literature Has Plenty to Offer

A father is put on trial for the murder of his children, and Biff Ward reveals a disturbing memoir of family life, while a Sydney schoolgirl loses her way. This year’s standout books written by Australian female authors will blow you away.  Some authors are new to the Australian literary scene while others are well-known to readers worldwide. Spanning science fiction, short stories, novels, memoirs, and young adult fiction, the The Stella Prize longlist has something for everyone. The shortlist will be announced on March 12, 2015 and the winner of the $50,000 prize will be selected on April 21, 2015.

Add the books you’d like to read to your bookshelf! Which book do you want to win? 

Foreign Soil by Maxine Beneba Clarke

Courtesy of Hachette

 

The Strays by Emily Bitto

Courtesy of Bookings

 

Only the Animals  by Ceridwen Dovey

Courtesy of Penguin

 

This House of Grief by Helen Garner

Courtesy of Text Publishing

 

Golden Boys by Sonya Hartnett

Courtesy of Penguin

 

The Invisible History of the Human Race by Christine Kenneally

Courtesy of Penguin

 

The Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna

Courtesy of blog.annaspargoryan.com

 

The Golden Age by Joan London

Courtesy of Random House

 

Laurinda by Alice Pung

Courtesy of Reading Time

 

Nest by Inga Simpson

Courtesy of Australian Book Review

 

Heat and Light by Ellen van Neerven

Courtesy of UQP

 

In My Mother’s Hands by Biff Ward

Courtesy of Booktopia