This relatively new prize, which is worth $50,000 to the winner, was set up in 2013 to champion women writers in Australia. Both fiction and non-fiction is eligible.
I would normally have posted the longlist, but I was travelling (in Australia) at the time of the announcement so never quite got around to it. (But if you are interested you can see it on the official website.)
As usual, I plan on reading everything on the short list (I made sure to buy pretty much the entire longlist when I was home), which comprises the following titles:
- Little Gods by Jenny Ackland (fiction)
- The Bridge by Enza Gandolfo* (fiction)
- Pink Mountain on Lotus Island by Jamie Marina Lau* (fiction)
- The Erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie (non-fiction)
- Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko* (fiction)
- Axiomatic by Maria Tumarkin* (non-fiction)
Please keep popping back here as I will update the hyperlinks above as and when I review each title.
The winner will be announced in Melbourne on Tuesday 9 April.
* These books are available in the UK as ebooks.