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Announcing the 2015 Stella Prize longlist

The Stella Prize is delighted to reveal the 2015 Stella Prize longlist.

From more than 150 entries, this year’s Stella Prize judges have selected 12 outstanding books by Australian women.

The 2015 longlist ranges far and wide, demonstrating the diversity and power of contemporary Australian women’s writing. Works by established and highly regarded writers sit alongside books by exciting new voices and emerging authors.


‘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