Our first Stella Stocking Stuffer is from Louise Swinn, Chair of Judges in the 2019 Stella Prize and co-founder of Stella. You can use these suggestions from her to buy a gift for yourself or a loved one over the holidays.

The Golden Age by Joan London
Shortlisted for the 2015 Stella Prize

“You know you’re in good hands with London. She is just masterful, the way she builds a story, the attention she gives to detail, and her characters. She could describe a blank wall and I’d be hanging on every word.”

Learn more about Joan London
Read about The Golden Age
Listen to Joan read from The Golden Age

An Isolated Incident by Emily Macguire
Shortlisted for the 2017 Stella Prize

“Maguire has become incredibly skilful at constructing a narrative in a way that will surprise. She keeps doing different things with her work, her characters are flawed and so believable, and this book is complex and not what it first appears to be.”

Learn more about Emily Maguire
Read about An Isolated Incident
Read the Sydney Morning Herald interview with Emily Maguire

The Fish Girl by Mirandi Riwoe
Shortlisted for the 2018 Stella Prize

“This is just the perfect novella. Riwoe has such a clear voice, and this story is incredibly atmospheric. Short and yet so powerful as a social document, an historical document, and a study of character – it’s a modern fable.”

Learn more about Mirani Riwoe
Read about The Fish Girl
Read Mirandi’s Stella Interview

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