We love a good longlist at Brays!
The joy of seeing a staff favourite or two nominated, followed by the lovely bookish challenge of reading as many of the others before the winner is announced.
So far, we have read The Hate Race, Between a Wolf and a Dog and Avalanche.
The Judges for this year’s Stella Prize longlist noted that their selection
recognises exceptional writing in a year of especially fine literature by Australian women. This year’s longlist is notable for the strength and diversity of investigative, biographical and autobiographical work, as well as for highly accomplished fiction and stories. All of the books are topical and many of them address urgent national issues with particular relevance to women, at a time when women are fighting to be politically seen and heard, and to secure their positions in the public sphere.
Have you read any of this year’s Stella longlist – what did you think?
You can follow us and the Stella Prize on twitter #Stella2017 to discuss your longlist reading.
The Stella shortlist will be announced on Wednesday 8 March. The $50 000 Stella Prize winner will then be announced on the evening of Tuesday 18 April.