2016 Stella Prize Shortlist

The Stella Prize celebrates Australian women’s contribution to literature. It was awarded for the first time in 2013 to Carrie Tiffany for Mateship with Birds. In 2014, the winner was Clare Wright for The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, and in 2015 the winner was Emily Bitto for The Strays. The prize is worth $50,000, and both fiction and nonfiction books are eligible for entry.
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Small Acts of Disappearance: Essays in Hunger by Fiona Wright.  Small Acts of Disappearance is a collection of ten essays that describes the author's affliction with an eating disorder which begins in high school, and escalates into life-threatening anorexia over the next ten years. Fiona Wright is a highly regarded poet and critic, and her account of her illness is informed by a keen sense of its contradictions and deceptions, and by an awareness of the empowering effects of hunger...

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The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood.  Two women awaken from a drugged sleep to find themselves imprisoned in an abandoned property in the middle of a desert in a story of two friends, sisterly love and courage - a gripping, starkly imaginative exploration of contemporary misogyny and corporate control, and of what it means to hunt and be hunted.

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The World without Us by Mireille Juchau.  It has been six months since Tess Muller stopped speaking. Her silence is baffling to her parents, her teachers and her younger sister Meg, but the more urgent mystery for both girls is where their mother, Evangeline, goes each day, pushing an empty pram and returning home wet, muddy and dishevelled. Their father, Stefan, struggling with his own losses, tends to his apiary and tries to understand why his bees are disappearing.

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A Few Days in the Country and Other Stories by Elizabeth Harrower.  One day, Alice said, ‘Eric Lane wants to take me to—’ For the first time, her mother attended, standing still. Eric was brought to the house, and Eric and Alice were married before there was time to say ‘knife’. How did it happen? She tried to trace it back. She was watching her mother performing for Eric, and then (she always paused here in her mind), somehow, she woke up married and in another house.

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Hope Farm by Peggy Frew.  It is the winter of 1985. Hope Farm sticks out of the ragged landscape like a decaying tooth, its weatherboard walls sagging into the undergrowth. Silver's mother, Ishtar, has fallen for the charismatic Miller, and the three of them have moved to the rural hippie commune to make a new start. At Hope, Silver finds unexpected friendship and, at last, a place to call home. But it is also here that, at just thirteen, she is thrust into an unrelenting adult world...

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Six Bedrooms by Tegan Bennett Daylight.  Six Bedrooms is about growing up; about discovering sex; and about coming of age. Full of glorious angst, embarrassment and small achievements. Hot afternoons on school ovals, the terrifying promise of losing your virginity, sneaking booze from your mother's pantry, the painful sophistication and squalor of your first share house, cancer, losing a parent. Tegan Bennett Daylight's powerful collection captures the dangerous terrain of becoming adult.

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The Stella Prize celebrates Australian women’s contribution to literature. It was awarded for the first time in 2013 to Carrie Tiffany for Mateship with Birds. In 2014, the winner was Clare Wright for The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, and in 2015 the winner was Emily Bitto for The Strays. The prize is worth $50,000, and both fiction and nonfiction books are eligible for entry.

The Stella Prize - the longlist of 12 books has been announced in the Inaugural Stella Prize - open to published Australian female novelists. Can't wait to read them.


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True History of the Kelly Gang by Carey Peter.  As he flees the police, Ned Kelly scribbles his narrative in semiliterate but magically descriptive prose. To his pursuers he is a thief and a murderer. To his own people he's a hero for opposing the English. Ned, who saw his first prison cell at fifteen, has become the most wanted man in the wild colony of Victoria, taking over towns and defying authority. Here is a classic outlaw tale, made alive by the skill of a great novelist.

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The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville. A stunning follow-up to her Commonwealth Writers' Prize-winning book, "The Secret River," Grenville's "The Lieutenant" is a gripping story about friendship, self-discovery, and the power of language set along the unspoiled shores of 1788 New South Wales. As a boy, Daniel Rooke was an outsider. Ridiculed in school and misunderstood by his parents, Daniel could only hope that he would one day find his place in life.

The Lieutenant, Kate Grenville. set along the unspoiled shores of 1788 New South Wales

Hot Little Hands: Stories by Abigail Ulman. Told in eight loosely connected stories, this collection of coming-of-age tales describes the reality of modern-day girls trying to become modern-day women through successfully navigating their mid-twenties.

Hot Little Hands: Stories by Abigail Ulman. Told in eight loosely connected stories, this collection of coming-of-age tales describes the reality of modern-day girls trying to become modern-day women through successfully navigating their mid-twenties.

The Killing Season Uncut : Sarah Ferguson : 9780522869958

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The Secret River

The Secret River by Kate Grenville, Diana Athill

Adam Spencer's World of Numbers by Adam Spencer.  A funny and enlightening romp through the world of numbers with one of Australia's best-loved broadcasters. By popular demand, Australia's funniest and most famous mathematician is back with a brilliant new book. Adam Spencer's World of Numbers takes the reader on a funfilled ride, explaining the crucial role numbers play in our understanding of sport and space, computers and cooking, and a whole lot in between.

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