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Check out this year's Stella Prize Longlist

'The 2020 Stella Prize Longlist is a testament to the quality and diversity of women’s writing in Australia...it’s all here: family, gender, politics, history, place, language, culture, and community – making the longlist as a whole both deeply local, and ambitiously global'
  • The Yield: Winner of the 2020 Miles Franklin Award

    by Tara June Winch

    The yield in English is the reaping, the things that man can take from the land. In the language of the Wiradjuri yield is the things you give to, the movement, the space between things: baayanha.Knowing that he will soon die, Albert ‘Poppy’ Gondiwindi takes pen to paper. His life has been spent on the banks of the Murrumby River at Prosperous House, on Massacre Plains. Albert is determined to ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Weekend

    by Charlotte Wood

    Shortlisted for the 2020 Stella PrizePeople went on about death bringing friends together, but it wasn't true. The graveyard, the stony dirt - that's what it was like now . . . Despite the three women knowing each other better than their own siblings, Sylvie's death had opened up strange caverns of distance between them.Four older women have a lifelong friendship of the best kind: loving, ... Read more

    $20.45 AUD

  • See What You Made Me Do

    Power, Control and Domestic Abuse

    by Jess Hill

    Domestic abuse is a national emergency: one in four Australian women has experienced violence from a man she was intimate with. But too often we ask the wrong question: why didn’t she leave? We should be asking: why did he do it?Investigative journalist Jess Hill puts perpetrators – and the systems that enable them – in the spotlight. See What You Made Me Do is a deep dive into the abuse so many ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Songspirals

    Sharing women's wisdom of Country through songlines

    by Gay'wu Group of Women and 3 more

    Joint winner of the 2020 Prime Minister's Award for Non-Fiction.Shortlisted for the 2020 Victorian Premier's Award for Non-Fiction.'We want you to come with us on our journey, our journey of songspirals. Songspirals are the essence of people in this land, the essence of every clan. We belong to the land and it belongs to us. We sing to the land, sing about the land. We are that land. It sings to ... Read more

    $21.66 AUD

  • There Was Still Love

    by Favel Parrett

    Prague, 1938: Eva flies down the street from her sister. Suddenly a man steps out, a man wearing a hat. Eva runs into him, hits the pavement hard. His hat is in the gutter. His anger slaps Eva, but his hate will change everything, as war forces so many lives into small, brown suitcases.Prague, 1980: No one sees Ludek. A young boy can slip right under the heavy blanket that covers this city - the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Diving into Glass

    by Caro Llewellyn

    Caro Llewellyn was living her dream life in her adopted home of New York, directing an international literary festival. Then one day, running in Central Park, she lost all sensation in her legs. Two days later she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.Caro was no stranger to tragedy. Her father Richard contracted polio at the age of twenty and spent the rest of his life in a wheelchair. Dignified, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Here Until August

    Stories

    by Josephine Rowe

    A masterful collection of horizons and departures, heartbreak and seduction, from an internationally acclaimed Australian author.These superbly crafted stories follow the fates of characters who, by choice or by force, are travelling beyond the boundaries of their known worlds. We meet them navigating reluctant partings and uncertain returns or biding the disquieting calm that often precedes ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • This Is How We Change the Ending

    by Vikki Wakefield

    I have questions I’ve never asked. Worries I’ve never shared. Thoughts that circle and collide and die screaming because they never make it outside my head. Stuff like that, if you let it go—it’s a survival risk.Sixteen-year-old Nate McKee is doing his best to be invisible. He’s worried about a lot of things—how his dad treats Nance and his twin half-brothers; the hydro crop in his bedroom; his ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD

  • The House of Youssef

    by Yumna Kassab

    The House of Youssef is a collection of short stories set in Western Sydney. The stories explore the lives of Lebanese migrants who have settled in the area, circling around themes of isolation, family and community, and nostalgia for the home country. In particular, House of Youssef is about relationships, and the customs which complicate them: between parents and children, the dark secrets of ... Read more

    $9.01 AUD

  • Paper Emperors

    The rise of Australia's newspaper empire

    by Sally Young

    LONGLISTED for the 2020 Stella Prize‘Prodigious research…illuminating detail.’ — The Australian‘A tour de force.’ — Professor Rodney TiffenBefore newspapers were ravaged by the digital age, they were a powerful force, especially in Australia — a country of newspaper giants and kingmakers.This magisterial book reveals who owned Australia’s newspapers and how they used them to wield political power. ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD

  • Lucky Ticket

    by Joey Bui

    Fortunes rise and fall. One day you have a lucky ticket and get a dinner so good and you eat so much that you think you’ll never need to eat again. You get busy making plans and then the hunger comes looking for you. I’m just an old man selling lucky tickets, but my theory is that we all get our turn in the end. I’ve had my turn at fortune. It was some years ago, maybe 2002, because I remember ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD