Stella is counting down to Christmas with your perfect gift guide: the 12 diverse, thought-provoking and beautifully written books from the 2014 Stella Prize Longlist.
Check back every day between now and Christmas for all the information you need to select the perfect books for your loved ones, including interviews, excerpts and reviews of each book. We’ll also have special recommendations from the 2014 Stella Prize longlisted authors, who’ll share the best books by Australian women they read this year.
‘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