Posted by: Lisa Hill | March 6, 2020

2020 Stella Prize shortlist

Here it is:

From the press release:

Chair of judges and Stella Prize co-founder Louise Swinn said the shortlist includes ‘authors who are household names alongside some we are just getting acquainted with’.

‘The six books on this year’s shortlist are all outward-looking, and they tell stories—of illness, family life, friendship, domestic abuse, and more—in remarkable ways,’ said Swinn.

This year’s prize is judged by Swinn, editor Zoya Patel, poet Leni Shilton, and journalists Monica Attard and Jack Latimore.

The winner of the prize will be announced at a ceremony in Sydney on 8 April.

Thanks to Books and Publishing for the info:)


  1. You have done well to have read three! (But that’s not surprising for you!!)


  2. A more appealing shortlist than what the longlist was. I honestly can’t understand why Diving Into Glass is on there though. I mean that in all serious, not just a matter of taste.


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