Stella Prize shortlist: Michelle de Kretser and Alexis Wright among nominees

Each shortlisted author receives $3,000 and a writing retreat, while the winner gets $50,000

Books from small and independent presses dominate a very diverse shortlist for the sixth annual $50,000 Stella Prize for Australian writing by women, announced today.

Miles Franklin-award winners Michelle de Kretser and Alexis Wright have both been shortlisted: de Kretser for her book of loosely linked short stories The Life to Come (Allen and Unwin), and Wright for her biography of Indigenous activist Tracker Tillman, published by Giramondo.

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