The 2016 Stella Prize Longlist

The Stella Prize has announced this year's longlist and we're delighted to see two of our books nominated:

  • The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood
  • The World Without Us by Mireille Juchau

From more than 170 entries, this year's Stella Prize judges - author and academic Brenda Walker (chair); writer and social commentator Emily Maguire; award-winning writer and essayist Alice Pung; literary critic and author Geordie Williamson; and bookseller and founder of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation Suzy Wilson - have selected twelve books for the 2016 Stella Prize longlist.

The Stella Prize celebrates Australian women's contribution to literature and was first awarded in 2013. The prize is worth $50,000, and both fiction and nonfiction books are eligible for entry.

The 2016 Stella Prize shortlist will be announced on 10 March, and the 2016 Stella Prize will be awarded in Sydney on 19 April.

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The Natural Way of Things

by Charlotte Wood

Two women awaken from a drugged sleep to find themselves imprisoned in an abandoned property in the middle of a desert in a story of two friends, sisterly love and courage - a gripping, starkly imaginative exploration of contemporary misogyny and corporate control, and of what it means to hunt and be hunted.

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