The Stella Prize for Australian women and non-binary writers worth $50,000, has just announced its shortlist for 2022 – with the inclusion, for the first time ever, of poetry. Experimental in genre and form, these bold and compelling new works – half of them by debut authors – are in the running for the tenth annual prize.
The 2022 Stella Prize shortlist spans fiction, nonfiction, social history, a book-length essay, a graphic novel, and poetry (which is eligible for the first time in 2022). The six titles selected evidence the extraordinary calibre and diversity of work being published by Australian women and non-binary writers.
With over 220 entries, the Stella’s judges — award-winning Bundjalung author Melissa Lucashenko (Chair), Declan Fry, Cate Kennedy, Sisonke Msimang, and Oliver Reeson — have selected six distinctive books for this year’s shortlist:
Take Care by Eunice Andrada
Dropbear by Evelyn Araluen
No Document by Anwen Crawford
Bodies of Light by Jennifer Down
Stonefruit by Lee Lai
Homecoming by Elfie Shiosaki
The winner will be announced on Thursday 28 April. For more details visit The Stella Prize.