And the winner is…
The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose
“The Museum of Modern Love is an unusual and remarkable achievement, a meditation on the social, spiritual and artistic importance of seeing and being seen. It is rare to encounter a novel with such powerful characterisation, such a deep understanding of the consequences of personal and national history, and such dazzling and subtle explorations of the importance of art in everyday life.”
— The Stella Prize (@TheStellaPrize) April 18, 2017
The Stella Prize – Shortlist 2017
The Stella Prize is an annual literary award celebrating Australian women’s writing and championing diversity and cultural change. On International Women’s Day 2017 (Wednesday 8 March), the Stella Prize shortlist was announced. The shortlist features six extraordinary books by Australian women.
2017 Stella Prize shortlist is:
- Between a Wolf and a Dog by Georgia Blain
- The Hate Race by Maxine Beneba Clarke
- Poum and Alexandre by Catherine de Saint Phalle
- An Isolated Incident by Emily Maguire
- The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose
- Dying: A Memoir by Cory Taylor
Title links above will take you to the book listings in the library catalogue
— The Stella Prize (@TheStellaPrize) March 8, 2017
Brenda Walker, Chair of the 2017 judging panel, says:
“The 2017 Stella Prize shortlist celebrates books that combine extraordinary literary accomplishment with the social and familial reverberations of some of the most significant issues of our time: racism, violence against women, the aftermath of totalitarianism, the place of art in everyday life and the way we confront our individual mortality.”
Read more about the shortlisted authors and their works on the Stella Prize website.
Shortlist originally posted on 8 March, post updated with winner on 19 April.