If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology, then its myth is tragic.

- Ursula K. Le Guin, fantasy and science fiction writer.


The inaugural Stella Prize received close to 200 entries from which the judging panel selected a longlist of twelve books. Now the list has narrowed to just six books, theburialrepresenting some wonderful writers and six amazing pieces of work.

Which title will be the first ever Stella Prize winner on April 16th?

The Burial by Courtney Collins
Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser
The Sunlit Zone by Lisa Jacobson
Like a House on Fire by Cate Kennedy
Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan
Mateship with Birds by Carrie Tiffany





The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth

When Napoleon invaded the ...

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  • Reply March 22, 2013


    I am reading a truly wonderful book “The End of Your Life Book Club” by Will Schwaller – it’s about love, family and the joy of reading and sharing of that joy. I recommend to anyone who loves reading!

    • Reply March 25, 2013


      Do you know what Fiona? I haven’t heard one person who has read The End of Your Life Bookclub say anything but good about it. It’s in my pile, but you know, my pile is gi-normous! Mx

  • Reply March 22, 2013


    I would have liked to read some review info on the shortlisted Stella prize books. Having said that though, I a am really intruded by the Grimm story by Kate Forsyth- a versatile Australian author. Going now to investigate it. Thanks for the heads up.

  • Reply March 24, 2013


    Can somebody let me know where I can get a Tele programe without buying then Sunday paper. Peter Fitz and Charles Waterstreet articles are the only ones worth reading. I loved Jane Caro writings.Annabelle Crabb writes a lot of dribble.Not worth wasting the time reading it.

  • Reply March 27, 2013

    Laura Boon

    I just finished reading Lola Bensky by Lilly Brett. I absolutely loved it – ones of those books you don’t want to finish and when you do, you carry on talking to the characters in your head for days. I like the sound of both The Husband’s Secret and Steeplechase.

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