Stella Prize 2017 Shortlist Announced

by The Stella Prize


On Wednesday 8 March, International Women’s Day, the Stella Prize is delighted to announce the six extraordinary books by Australian women on the 2017 shortlist.

Brenda Walker, chair of the 2017 judging panel, says:

‘The 2017 Stella Prize shortlist celebrates books that combine extraordinary literary accomplishment with the social and familial reverberations of some of the most significant issues of our time: racism, violence against women, the aftermath of totalitarianism, the place of art in everyday life and the way we confront our individual mortality.’

This year, for the very first time, the shortlisted prize money has been increased from $2000 to $3000 for each shortlistee, thanks to the support of the Ivy H Thomas and Arthur A Thomas Trust managed by Equity Trustees.


The 2017 Stella Prize longlist was announced on 7 February, with a pretty darn awesome line up of books to add to your reading list - if you haven’t got them on your shelf already!

A big congratulations from the UPLIT team to all the nominated authors. 


Avalanche by Julia Leigh  I  Penguin Random House 

Wasted by Elspeth Muir  I  Text Publishing 

Victoria: The Queen by Julia Baird  I  HarperCollins 

The Hate Race by Maxine Beneba Clarke  I  Hachette

Poum and Alexandre  by Catherine de Saint Phalle  I  Transit Lounge 

Offshore by Madeline Gleeson  I  NewSouth Publishing 

Dying: A Memoir  by Cory Taylor  I  Text Publishing 

The Media and the Massacre by Sonya Voumard  I  Transit Lounge


An Isolated Incident by Emily Maguire  I  Pan Macmillan 

Between a Wolf and a Dog by Georgia Blain  I  Scribe Publications 

The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose  I  Allen & Unwin

The High Places by Fiona McFarlane  I  Penguin Random House

Read the judges comments and find out more.
Posted 8th February 2017