The Stella Prize is named after Stella Maria Sarah 'Miles' Franklin and was first awarded in 2013 and includes both nonfiction and fiction books by Australian women.
This years 6 books shortlisted can be found on our catalogue, let us know what you think about these titles.
Elizabeth Harrower is the author of five brilliant novels. A Few Days in the Country brings together her stories published in Australian journals in the 1960s and 1970s, along with those from her archives - including Alice published in the New Yorker in 2015.
These pieces range from caustic satires to gentler explorations of friendship, a must read for Harrower fans.
Set on the North Coast of NSW in the aftermath of a young girl's death from cancer, The World Without Us traces the varying aspects of grief on the remaining members of her family. Recorded in prose that is witty and self-aware, and capable of making poetry from the most mundane aspect of the everyday. It is a book that reminds us that a single human loss can fall with terrible force on those who are left behind.
Two women awaken from a drugged sleep to find themselves imprisoned in a broken-down property in the middle of nowhere. The girls all have something in common, but what is it? They pray for rescue, but when the food starts running out it becomes clear that the jailers have also become the jailed. The girls can only rescue themselves.