Australian Independent Booksellers are thrilled to announce Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend (Hachette Australia) as their favourite Australian book from last year and the winner of The Indie Book Awards 2018 Book of the Year. This is the first time a children’s book has won the overall award, made even extra special given 2018 marks the tenth year of the awards.
Stella is delighted to announce the 2018 Stella Prize shortlist of extraordinary books by Australian women.
In a year when women’s voices are demanding to be heard, the 2018 Stella Prize shortlist showcases the power and diversity of writing by women in Australia. The determination required to create change, and the political necessity of telling our own stories, shines through in the fiction and nonfiction of this year’s list. The prominence of books by smaller independent publishers speaks to the vibrancy of Australian publishing, and the shortlist as a whole is a testament to the potency of women’s writing in Australia today.