The Stella longlist 2022

Earlier this week, I attended the announcement of the Stella Prize longlist on behalf of Springfield, one of Stella’s sponsors. Wonderful night for the 10th Stella Prize, a prize awarded annually to Australian women and non-binary writers – the descriptions of each of the 12 longlisted books made me want to read them all.

The five judges – Melissa Lucashenko, Cate Kennedy, Sisonke Mismang, Declan Fry and Oliver Reeson – discussed the books, an impressive list which included seven debut authors and five First Nations writers. The longlist consisted of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories and a graphic novel – surely something for everyone!

The 2022 Stella longlist:

  • Coming of age in the war on terror by Randa Abdel-Fattah – non-fiction
  • Take care by Eunice Andrada – poetry
  • Dropbear by Evelyn Araluen – poetry
  • She is haunted by Paige Clark – short stories
  • No document by Anwen Crawford – non-fiction
  • Bodies of light by Jennifer Down – novel
  • Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray by Anita Heiss – novel
  • Stone fruit by Lee Lai – graphic novel
  • Permafrost by SJ Norman – short fiction
  • Homecoming by Elfie Shiosaki – poetry and prose
  • The open by Lucy Van – poetry
  • Another day in the colony by Chelsea Watego – non-fiction

I hope you find something from this wonderful list to read over the next few months!

In conversation with Hanya Yanagihara

1 Comment

Terri Dixon

We are reading the Anita Heiss novel later in the year for bookclub, looking forward to it.

March 4, 2022 at 7:37 am

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