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Nominees for the Stella Prize from 2013 onwards

Taken from the Shortlists, these titles show the excellent quality of fiction and non-fiction considered each year
  • The Eye of the Sheep

    by Sofie Laguna

    Winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2015.Ned was beside me, his messages running easily through him, with space between each one, coming through him like water. He was the go-between, going between the animal kingdom and this one. I watched the waves as they rolled and crashed towards us, one after another, never stopping, always changing. I knew what was making them come, I had been there ... Read more

    $12.42 AUD

  • The Swan Book

    by Alexis Wright

    The new novel by Alexis Wright, whose previous novel Carpentaria won the Miles Franklin Award and four other major prizes including the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year Award. The Swan Book is set in the future, with Aboriginals still living under the Intervention in the north, in an environment fundamentally altered by climate change. It follows the life of a mute teenager called Oblivia, ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD

  • Terra Nullius

    by Claire G. Coleman

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE STELLA PRIZE 2018Highly Commended in the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2017Shortlisted for the ABIA Matt Richell Award for New Writers 2018Shortlisted for the Aurealis Award for a Science Fiction Novel 2017Longlisted for the Indie Book Award for Debut Fiction 2018Nominated for Ditmar Award Best New Talent 2018'Artfully co... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Golden Age

    by Joan London

    It is 1954 and thirteen-year-old Frank Gold, refugee from wartime Hungary, is learning to walk again after contracting polio in Australia. At the Golden Age Children’s Polio Convalescent Home in Perth, he sees Elsa, a fellow patient, and they form a forbidden, passionate bond. The Golden Age becomes the little world that reflects the larger one, where everything occurs: love and desire, music, ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Life to Come

    by Michelle de Kretser

    Winner of the 2018 Miles Franklin AwardShortlisted for the 2018 Stella AwardWinner of the 2019 NSW Premier's Literary Awards Christina Stead Prize for Fiction'I so much admire Michelle de Kretser's formidable technique - her characters feel alive, and she can create a sweeping narrative which encompasses years, and yet still retain the sharp, almost hallucinatory detail.' Hilary Mantel'Michelle de ... Read more

    $14.29 AUD

  • Too Much Lip

    by Melissa Lucashenko

    A dark and funny new novel from the multi-award-winning author of Mullumbimby.Too much lip, her old problem from way back. And the older she got, the harder it seemed to get to swallow her opinions. The avalanche of bullshit in the world would drown her if she let it; the least she could do was raise her voice in anger.Wise-cracking Kerry Salter has spent a lifetime avoiding two things – her ... Read more

    $16.05 AUD

  • Questions of Travel

    by Michelle de Kretser

    Winner of 2013 Miles Franklin Literary Award. A mesmerising literary novel, Questions of Travel charts two very different lives. Laura travels the world before returning to Sydney, where she works for a publisher of travel guides. Ravi dreams of being a tourist until he is driven from Sri Lanka by devastating events.Around these two superbly drawn characters, a double narrative assembles an ... Read more

    $14.29 AUD

  • Burial Rites

    by Hannah Kent

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE STELLA PRIZE AND THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2014"Burial Rites is beautiful and compelling . . . it's the announcement of a writer to watch." Guardian"A gripping tale." New York TimesIn northern Iceland, 1829, Agnes Magnusdottir is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of two men.Agnes is sent to wait on the farm of District Officer Jon Jonsson a... ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Natural Way of Things

    by Charlotte Wood

    Joint winner of the Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2016 - Fiction category Winner of the 2016 Stella PrizeShe hears her own thick voice deep inside her ears when she says, 'I need to know where I am.' The man stands there, tall and narrow, hand still on the doorknob, surprised. He says, almost in sympathy, 'Oh, sweetie. You need to know what you are.'Two women awaken from a drugged sleep to find ... Read more

    $14.29 AUD

  • The Museum of Modern Love

    by Heather Rose

    Winner of the 2017 Stella Prize.'This is a weirdly beautiful book.' David Walsh founder and curator, MONA'Life beats down and crushes the soul, and art reminds you that you have one.' Stella Adler'Art will wake you up. Art will break your heart. There will be glorious days. If you want eternity you must be fearless.' From The Museum of Modern Love*She watched as the final hours of The Artist is ... Read more

    $12.42 AUD

  • An Isolated Incident

    by Emily Maguire

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 MILES FRANKLIN LITERARY AWARDSHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 STELLA PRIZE"Forebodingly rhythmic ... a harrowing, fascinating, compelling work" The AustralianWhen 25-year-old Bella Michaels is brutally murdered in the small town of Strathdee, the community is stunned and a media storm descends.Unwillingly thrust into the eye of that storm is Bella's beloved older sister, Chris, a ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Mateship with Birds

    by Carrie Tiffany

    WINNER OF THE STELLA PRIZE 2013"clever, original and richly rewarding" Australian Bookseller & Publisher"it might just be the sweetest book about sex you will ever read" Sydney Morning HeraldOn the outskirts of an Australian country town in the 1950s, a lonely farmer trains his binoculars on a family of kookaburras that roost in a tree near his house. Harry observes the kookaburras... ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Erratics

    2019 Stella Prize Winner

    by Vicki Laveau-Harvie

    Dark, sharp, blackly funny and powerful, this is memoir, wielded as weapon, with the tightly compressed energy of an explosive device.'She has a poet's gift for language, a playwright's sense of drama and a stand-up comic's talent for timing. But perhaps most remarkable is the generosity of spirit with which she writes about family trauma. The book flows with kinetic energy, wit and wisdom. Upon ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Night Guest

    by Fiona McFarlane

    One morning Ruth wakes thinking a tiger has been in her seaside house. Later that day a formidable woman called Frida arrives, looking as if she's blown in from the sea. In fact she's come to care for Ruth. Frida and the tiger: both are here to stay, and neither is what they seem.Which of them can Ruth trust? And as memories of her childhood in Fiji press upon her with increasing urgency, can she ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Between a Wolf and a Dog

    by Georgia Blain

    WINNER OF THE 2017 VICTORIAN PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARD FOR FICTIONWINNER OF THE 2016 UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND FICTION BOOK AWARDSHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 STELLA PRIZEOutside, the rain continues unceasing; silver sheets sluicing down, the trees and shrubs soaking and bedraggled, the earth sodden, puddles overflowing, torrents coursing onwards, as the darkness slowly softens with the dawn.Ester is a ... Read more

    $21.33 AUD

  • The World Without Us

    by Mireille Juchau

    WINNER OF THE VICTORIAN PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARD 2016SHORTLISTED FOR THE CHRISTINA STEAD PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016SHORTLISTED FOR THE STELLA PRIZE 2016SHORTLISTED FOR THE VOSS LITERARY PRIZE 2016LONGLISTED FOR THE MILES FRANKLIN LITERARY AWARD 2016LONGLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD 2017It has been six months since Tess Müller stop... ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • The Hate Race

    by Maxine Beneba Clarke

    WINNER of the NSW Premier's Literary Award Multicultural NSW Award 2017Longlisted for the Nita B Kibble Award 2018Shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Non-Fiction 2017Shortlisted for the ABIA Biography Book of the Year 2017Shortlisted for the Indie Award for Non-Fiction 2017Shortlisted for the Stella Prize 2017'Maxine Beneba Clarke is a powerful and fearless storyteller' Dave ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka

    by Clare Wright

    series Democracy Trilogy #1
    Winner of the Stella Prize, 2014.The Eureka Stockade.It's one of Australia's foundation legends yet the story has always been told as if half the participants weren't there. But what if the hot-tempered, free-spirited gold miners we learned about at school were actually husbands and fathers, brothers and sons? What if there were women and children right there beside them, inside the Stockade, when ... Read more

    $21.33 AUD

  • Foreign Soil

    by Maxine Beneba Clarke

    Winner of ABIA Literary Fiction of the Year Award 2015Winner of the Indie Book Award for Debut Fiction 2015Winner of the Victorian Premier's Unpublished Manuscript Award 2013In Melbourne's western suburbs, in a dilapidated block of flats overhanging the rattling Footscray train lines, a young black mother is working on a collection of stories.The book is called Foreign Soil. Inside its covers, a ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Burial

    by Courtney Collins

    It is the dawn of the twentieth century in Australia and a woman has done an unspeakable thing.Twenty-two-year-old Jessie has served a two-year sentence for horse rustling. As a condition of her release she is apprenticed to Fitzgerald 'Fitz' Henry, who wants a woman to allay his loneliness in a valley populated by embittered ex-soldiers. Fitz wastes no time in blackmailing Jessie and involving ... Read more

    $14.29 AUD

  • Like a House on Fire

    by Cate Kennedy

    WINNER OF THE 2013 STEELE RUDD AWARD, QUEENSLAND LITERARY AWARDSSHORTLISTED FOR THE 2013 STELLA PRIZESHORTLISTED FOR THE 2013 KIBBLE AWARDFrom prize-winning short-story writer Cate Kennedy comes a new collection to rival her highly acclaimed Dark Roots. In Like a House on Fire, Kennedy once again takes ordinary lives and dissects their ironies, injustices and pleasures with her humane eye and wry ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • Hope Farm

    by Peggy Frew

    WINNER OF THE 2016 BARBARA JEFFERIS AWARDSHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 STELLA PRIZESHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 MILES FRANKLIN AWARD'They were inescapable, the tensions of the adult world — the fraught and febrile aura that surrounded Ishtar and those in her orbit, that whined and creaked like a wire pulled too tight.'It is the winter of 1985. Hope Farm sticks out of the ragged landscape like a decaying ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD

  • The Invisible History of the Human Race

    How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures

    by Christine Kenneally

    We are doomed to repeat history if we fail to learn from it, but how are we affected by the forces that are invisible to us? What role does Neanderthal DNA play in our genetic makeup? How did the theory of eugenics embraced by Nazi Germany first develop? How is trust passed down in Africa, and silence inherited in Tasmania? How are private companies like Ancestry.com uncovering, preserving and ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Boy, Lost

    by Kristina Olsson

    Kristina Olsson’s mother lost her infant son, Peter, when he was snatched from her arms at a train station in the hot summer of 1950. She was young and frightened, trying to escape a brutal marriage, and in no way prepared for this final blow. Yvonne would not see her son again for nearly 40 years. Kristina was the first child of her mother’s subsequent marriage and, like her siblings, grew up ... Read more

    $19.02 AUD