Announcing the 2020 Stella Prize Shortlist

Here are exemplary storytellers new and established working across fiction, investigative journalism, memoir and short story – six powerful books by women that bring to light diverse experiences of illness, family life, friendship, domestic abuse, and ultimately the human condition.

Stella’s judges — publisher, writer and reviewer Louise Swinn (Chair), award-winning journalist Monica Attard, senior editor and journalist Jack Latimore, memoirist and editor Zoya Patel and poet and educator Leni Shilton — have selected the 6 outstanding books for the 2020 Stella Prize shortlist.

The 2020 Stella Prize shortlist is: 

  • See What You Made Me Do by Jess Hill (Black Inc.)
  • Diving Into Glass by Caro Llewellyn (Penguin Random House)
  • There Was Still Love by Favel Parrett (Hachette Australia)
  • Here Until August by Josephine Rowe (Black Inc.)
  • The Yield by Tara June Winch (Penguin Random House)
  • The Weekend by Charlotte Wood (Allen & Unwin)
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