Posted by: Lisa Hill | March 25, 2021

2021 Stella Prize shortlist

With thanks to Terri King from Pitch Projects for a press release that’s quick and easy to share with you, comes the 2021 Stella Prize shortlist.

In alphabetical order of author surname, the 2021 Stella Prize shortlist is: 

I really like the way the press release included this homage to the industry that brings us books, and the literary community which supports it:

The 2021 Stella Prize shortlist showcases the extraordinary ingenuity and expertise on offer within the Australian book industry. Last year, against all odds, publishers continued to release books as the pandemic changed the ways in which we all live and work. Writers, too, adapted to their newfound circumstances and often publicised the books they’d spent years writing, in digital rather than physical spaces. Booksellers, librarians, and the literary community at large did all they could to ensure these books still found their readers, and it’s thanks to this monumental effort that the Stella Prize Judging Panel have been able to present such a compelling and hopeful shortlist.

I’ll scrounge around as usual for reviews of the books I haven’t read, and will update this when I’ve found some. Done.  I can’t yet find anyone whose reviews I trust who’s read Witness.

Update: The winner will be announced on April 22.


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