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Announcing the 2015 Stella Prize Shortlist

The Stella Prize is delighted to announce the six books on the 2015 Stella Prize shortlist.

These outstanding books explore themes of identity, family, displacement and belonging, with distinctly Australian resonances. Two of the books are debut works, highlighting the enormous talent of Australian women writers, even those just beginning their careers as authors.

The winner of the 2015 Stella Prize will be announced on Tuesday 21 April.


‘I am living proof that a women-only prize can be career changing … Yes, a prize for women’s writing wouldn’t be necessary in an ideal world, but that isn’t the world we live in.’ – Kate Grenville

‘I hope that the Stella Prize, with its graceful flexibility about genre, will encourage women writers to work
in the forms they feel truly at home in, instead of having to squeeze themselves into the old
traditional corsets.’ – Helen Garner