Stella Prize 2021

'The 2021 Stella Prize shortlist truly demonstrates the immensity of talent in Australian women and non-binary authors. This shortlist is varied, diverse, and reflects on urgent themes across the gamut of human experience. These books explore grief, loss, joy, hope, and anger. They feature strong and imposing women characters and authorial voices, and as diverse as they are in style, tone and topic, they are united by their expression of the Stella criteria of original, excellent and engaging.' — Chair of the 2021 Stella Prize Judging Panel, Zoya Patel

Hello, Stella.

As bookstores with a keen interest in women's writing, new and old, the Stella Prize is always on our radar. What a thoughtful and excellent list of works showcasing the breadth of women and non-binary writers working in Australia today. We can't wait for all the in-store literary chatter about the exceptional writing on this list.