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2022 Stella Prize Longlist Announcement


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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

Melissa Lucashenko is a Goorie (Aboriginal) author of Bundjalung and European heritage. Her first novel was published in 1997 and since then her work has received acclaim in many literary awards. Killing Darcy won the Royal Blind Society Award and was shortlisted for an Aurealis award. Her sixth n... Read more

Declan Fry

Declan Fry is a writer, poet and essayist. Born on Wongatha country in Kalgoorlie, he has been awarded a Peter Blazey Fellowship, the Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Award for memoir, shortlisted for the Judith Wright Poetry Prize, and nominated for the Pascall Prize for Arts Criticism. He currently... Read more

Cate Kennedy

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

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

Oliver Reeson is an essayist and screenwriter. They are currently one of the recipients of the Next Chapter Fellowship, and mentored by Maria Tumarkin. Their work has appeared in publications such as Overland, Meanjin, Autostraddle, Literary Hub, and The Saturday Paper. In 2018 they co-created and w... Read more


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