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Stella Prize longlist announced

The longlist for the 2018 Stella Prize – presented for the best work of fiction or nonfiction by an Australian women published in the previous calendar year – was announced last night. The shortlist will be announced on March 8 and the winner at a ceremony in Sydney on April 12.

The longlist comprises seven works of fiction and five of non fiction. Eight of the titles are published by small presses.

Chair of judges Fiona Stager said the longlist “challenges the reader to experience the pleasures of reading different forms of writing: speculative fiction, novella, memoir, biography, non-narrative nonfiction, history, short stories and work in translation. Included are authors who have inverted genres through imaginative and subversive literary techniques”.

This year’s prize is judged by Stager the co-owner of Avid Reader, author Julie Koh, editor, writer and poet Ellen van Neerven, writer and critic James Ley and writer, editor and publisher Louise Swinn.

This year’s longlisted titles are:

 

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