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


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