The 2021 Stella Prize Longlist

The Stella Prize 2021 longlist has been announced!

Which have you read and loved/hated/not been excited by?

I’ve read four! I’ve highlighted them below and linked them to my reviews. I’m not a fan of A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing but loved the other three I’ve read. I’m just going to come out and say it here, I really, REALLY, really want The Bass Rock to win. The shortlist will be announced on Thursday 25th March.

Fathoms: the World in the Whale by Rebecca Giggs (Scribe Publications)

Revenge: Murder in Three Parts by S L Lim (Transit Lounge)

The Animals in That Country by Laura Jean McKay (Scribe Publications)

Witness by Louise Milligan (Hachette Australia)

Metal Fish, Falling Snow by Cath Moore (Text Publishing)

The Wandering by Intan Paramaditha (Penguin Random House)

Stone Sky Gold Mountain by Mirandi Riwoe (University of Queensland Press)

Blueberries by Ellena Savage (Text Publishing)

Song of the Crocodile by Nardi Simpson (Hachette Australia)

Smart Ovens for Lonely People by Elizabeth Tan (Brio Books)

A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing by Jessie Tu (Allen & Unwin)

The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld (Penguin Random House)


12 thoughts on “The 2021 Stella Prize Longlist

  1. I’ve only read The Bass Rock, but I LOVED it! One of my best reads in recent years. Witness and Song of the Crocodile are on my TBR. I usually find the Stella list isn’t for me as a reader, but I’ll definitely be taking a closer look to see what else I could pick up! xx

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    • I’m kind of with you there, I usually have only read a few of them and am never inclined to read the whole list. I hope The Bass Rock gets on the shortlist. It was so clever with its execution as well as being an important story.

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  2. I’ve only read one, Revenge, and I have Riwoe and Simpson on the TBR, but I’m picking up on a theme of Angry Young Women. There’s so much of that in the media at the moment, I’m really not in the mood for any more of it in my reading.

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  3. I’ve read the Giggs, Riwoe and McKay and glad to see them all on this list. I’m keen to read the Tan and maybe the Tu. I know next to nothing about The Wandering, but will check it out when it arrives at work during the week.

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