Be the first to hear from Stella’s panel of esteemed judges as they announce the 12 books longlisted for the 2022 Stella Prize.
Now in its tenth year, the Stella Prize is an indispensable fixture in Australia’s literary culture – driving book sales, sparking book clubs and boosting the careers of women and non-binary writers.
Award-winning Bundjalung author and Chair of the judges Melissa Lucashenko will take to the stage to announce the 2022 Stella Prize longlist. She’ll be joined by her fellow judges, Declan Fry, Cate Kennedy, Sisonke Msimang and Oliver Reeson, for a lively and wide-ranging discussion about the stories, themes and ideas captured in this year’s list.
Following the announcement, you’ll have the opportunity to get your hands on copies of the full longlist courtesy of local booksellers Readings.
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The bookseller for this event is Readings
Melissa Lucashenko is a Goorie writer whose work celebrates Aboriginal people and others living around the margins of the First World. Her latest novel, Too Much Lip, won the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Queensland Premier’s Award for a work of State Significance. Her novel Mullumbi... Read more
Declan Fry is a writer, essayist, and poet. Born on Wongatha country in Kalgoorlie, he has written for the Guardian, Overland, Australian Book Review, Liminal, Cordite, Kill Your Darlings, Westerly and elsewhere. His Meanjin essay “Justice for Elijah or a Spiritual Dialogue with Ziggy Ramo, Danc... Read more
Cate Kennedy is the author of the highly acclaimed novel The World Beneath, which won the People’s Choice Award in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards in 2010. She is an award-winning short-story writer whose work has been published widely. Her first collection, Dark Roots, was shortlisted for t... Read more
Sisonke Msimang is the author of Always Another Country: A memoir of exile and home and The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela: A biography of survival. She is a South African writer whose work is focussed on race, gender and democracy. She has written for a range of international publications including... Read more
Oliver Reeson is the Wheeler Centre’s Marketing and Communications Coordinator. Oliver is an essayist and screenwriter. Their writing has appeared in publications such as Literary Hub, Autostraddle, Meanjin, Overland, Kill Your Darlings, Growing Up Queer in Australia and Dizzy Limits. They... Read more
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