Newsflash: Winner of the 2015 Stella Prize is…

0f956054-3c84-4d9f-b393-adb7fb8ea62f-620x372Emily Bitto, for her debut novel The Strays.

Well.  That goes straight to the TBR pile then.

Bitto collects $50,000 for her win – congratulations!

I’ve heard nothing but praise for all the shortlisted books, so my sincere congratulations to all of this year’s writers:

  • Christine Kenneally, The Invisible History of the Human Race
  • Sophie Laguna, The Eye of the Sheep
  • Ellen Van Neervan, Heat and Light
  • Maxine Beneba Clarke, Foreign Soil
  • Joan London, The Golden Age

For the background stories behind each shortlisted book, try this piece, from The Guardian

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  1. whisperinggums April 23, 2015 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    I’ve only read one on the shortlist so far, Michelle, so of course I wanted it to win! But, as you say, they are all getting good write-ups, so I’d love to read them.

    • Michelle Scott Tucker April 23, 2015 at 6:15 pm - Reply

      I’ve just finished Christine Kenneally’s and it is fantastic. Definitely room in the TBR pile for The Strays and The Golden Age, the others I’m not quite as sure about (for me, that is, because I’m sure they’re all great).

      • whisperinggums April 23, 2015 at 11:36 pm - Reply

        Oh yes, I must read The golden age, and am also keen to read Foreign soil. How many I’ll actually read is another thing.

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