Stella Prize

The Stella Prize is a major literary award celebrating Australian women’s writing.


The prize is named after one of Australia’s iconic female authors, Stella Maria ‘Miles’ Franklin, and was awarded for the first time in 2013.

Both nonfiction and fiction books by Australian women are eligible for entry.


The Stella Prize seeks to: 
  • recognise and celebrate Australian women writers’ contribution to literature 
  • bring more readers to books by women and thus increase their sales 
  • provide role models for schoolgirls and emerging female writers 
  • reward one writer with a $50,000 prize – money that buys a writer some measure of financial independence and thus time, that most undervalued yet necessary commodity for women, to focus on their writing.


2017 Longlist



The Media and the Massacre, Port Arthur 1996-2016 by Sonya Voumard

(S) Dying: A Memoir by Cory Taylor (Vale)

Wasted by Elspeth Muir

The High Places by Fiona McFarlane  (part read DNF)


(S) An Isolated Incident by Emily Maguire


(S) Poum and Alexandre: A Paris Memoir by Catherine de Saint Phalle


(S) Between a Wolf and a Dog by Georgia Blain

Victoria: The Queen by Julia Baird


2016 Longlist



The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood

The Women's Pages by Debra Adelaide

The Other Side of the World by Stephanie Bishop

Panthers and the Museum of Fire by Jen Craig


(S) Hope Farm by Peggy Frew (part read DNF)


A Guide to Berlin by Gail Jones

(S) The World Without Us by Mireille Juchau

A Short History of Richard Kline by Amanda Lohrey

Anchor Point by Alice Robinson

(S) Small Acts of Disappearance: Essays on Hunger by Fiona Wright


2015 Longlist



The Strays by Emily Bitto (Affirm Press)

(S) Foreign Soil by Maxine Beneba Clarke (Hachette)




(S) The Invisible History of the Human Race by Christine Kenneally (Black Inc)

(S) The Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna (Allen & Unwin)

The Golden Age by Joan London (Random House)

Laurinda by Alice Pung (Black Inc)

Nest by Inga Simpson (Hachette)


In My Mother's Hands by Biff Ward (Allen & Unwin) 


2014 Longlist 



Letter to George Clooney by Debra Adelaide (Picador)


(S) Burial Rites by Hannah Kent (Picador)

(S) Night Games by Anna Krien (Black Inc)

Mullumbimby by Melissa Lucashenko (UQP)

(S) The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane (Penguin) (part read DNF)



Madeleine by Helen Trinca (Text Publishing)

(S) The Swan Book by Alexis Wright (Giramondo)

All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld (Random House) 


2013 Longlist


Mateship with Birds by Carrie Tiffany (Picador)

Floundering by Romy Ash (Text)

Mazin Grace by Dylan Coleman (UQP)

(S) The Burial by Courtney Collins (Allen & Unwin)

The People Smuggler by Robin de Crespigny (Penguin)

(S) Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser (Allen & Unwin)

Sufficient Grace by Amy Espeseth (Scribe)

(S) The Sunlit Zone by Lisa Jacobson (5 Islands Press)


(S) Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan (Allen & Unwin)

The Mind of a Thief by Patti Miller (UQP)

An Opening by Stephanie Radok (Wakefield Press)


WINNERS are moved to the top of the list with their book cover
(S) Shortlisted
(R) Read but not reviewed

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