Today’s the day of the 2018 Stella Prize announcement. I’m excited (especially because I’m going!).
I haven’t managed to read all of the shortlisted books this year (I haven’t started on the 694 page Tracker and I’m cross at myself for not having read it. I also haven’t written a review for The Life to Come – yet). Nevertheless, I’m putting myself in the judges’ shoes.
Find my reviews here:
- The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree by Shokoofeh Azar (Wild Dingo Press)
- Terra Nullius by Claire G. Coleman (Hachette Australia)
- The Life to Come by Michelle de Kretser (Allen & Unwin)
- An Uncertain Grace by Krissy Kneen (Text Publishing)
- The Fish Girl by Mirandi Riwoe (Seizure)
- Tracker by Alexis Wright (Giramondo)
Although there are elements of An Uncertain Grace that will never leave me, and likewise the tragic endings of both Greengage Tree and Fish Girl, I think Terra Nullius will take the prize – it’s topical, it’s timely, and it’s incredibly creative.