I’ve just got back from a three-week sojourn to Australia, so please forgive the lateness of this post. While I was swanning around Victoria and Western Australia, the shortlist for the 2018 Stella Prize was announced on International Women’s Day.
The shortlisted titles are:
- The Enlightenment of The Greengage Tree by Shokoofeh Azar
- Terra Nullius by Claire G. Coleman
- The Life To Come by Michelle de Kretser
- An Uncertain Grace by Krissy Kneen
- The Fish Girl by Mirandi Riwoe
- Tracker by Alexis Wright
The prize is for Australian women writers and only books, both fiction and non-fiction, published in 2017 were eligible. You can read the full announcement on the official website.
I plan on reviewing as many of the titles as I can. Do keep coming back to this post as I will update the hyperlinks above as and when I review each title.
The winner of the $50,000 prize will be announced on 12 April.
11 thoughts on “2018 Stella Prize shortlist”
I have An Uncertain Grace on order, so hopefully I will review it myself in the next month or so. Were you in Perth long? Would have been happy to shout you a Margaret River wine maybe.
I was in Freo for 6 days… I’d forgotten you were in WA… next time I’ll be sure to get in touch and take you up on the wine offer! 🙂
I’m hoping to also fit in The Fish Girl or An Uncertain Grace, but I’m pinning my hopes on The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree 😊
I’m most intrigued by The Fish Girl, and I love that The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree is a translation and will look forward to reading that one. At the moment i’m about half-way through Terra Nullius, which is proving an interesting read, although I’m waiting for the A-HA moment everyone has warned me about!
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Most of the books on the Stella prize list usually appeal to me. If I had the time, this would be a list I would consider reading each year. As it is, I will enjoy following your reviews and perhaps fit in the winner! Are there usually 6 on the list?
Yes, there’s usually 6, and I’m conscious of the fact that I’m running out of time to read them all before the winner is announced in a couple of weeks! There’s two on here I have no interest in reading, so I’m not going to make a special effort with them… unless I can be convinced otherwise.
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