The Stella Prize longlist has been announced.
How well did we do?
- Foreign Soil by Maxine Beneba Clarke, reviewed by Sean Bookonaut, Lou Heinrich, Jason Nahrung and Jo Tamar
- The Strays by Emily Bitto, reviewed by Sonja Porter
- Only the Animals by Ceridwen Dovey, reviewed by Angie Holst and Brona
- This House of Grief by Helen Garner, reviewed by Lou Murphy, Michelle Scott Tucker, Bree, Angie Holst, Jennifer Cameron-Smith, Kate, Jonathan Shaw, Whispering Gums and Carol
- Golden Boys by Sonya Hartnett, reviewed by Brenda, Bree, Kate, Carol and Elizabeth Lhuede
- The Invisible History of the Human Race by Christine Kenneally
- The Eye of the Sheep by Sophie Laguna, reviewed by Brenda and Caroline
- The Golden Age by Joan London, reviewed by Emily Paull, Brenda, Robynne Young, Janine Rizzetti and Maureen Helen
- Laurinda by Alice Pung, reviewed by Kathryn Goldie, Bree, Shelleyrae and Kate
- Nest by Inga Simpson, reviewed by Carolyn, Lisa Walker, Maree Kimberley, Brenda and The Opal Octopus
- Heat and Light by Ellen van Neerven, reviewed by Jessica White
- In My Mother’s Hands by Biff Ward, reviewed by Kylie Mason
As you can see, most of the books received at least one review, with several attracting multiple reviews. If numbers count, Helen Garner’s This House of Grief is a clear favourite with nine reviews, followed by Sonya Hartnett’s Golden Boys, Joan London’s The Golden Age and Inga Simpson’s Nest with five reviews each.
The only book not reviewed for the challenge is Christine Kenneally’s The Invisible History of the Human Race.
If you have reviewed one of these books and your review isn’t listed above, please leave a link to your review in the comments below.
Further information about the longlist can be found on The Stella Prize website here.
Now for the big question: how many of the longlisted books have you read?