We love awards – guessing who might win and possibly discovering your next great read. The Stella Prize is $50,000 cash to celebrate Australian women’s contribution to literature. And for the first time the other five shortlisted authors will also receive prize money of $2000, courtesy of the Nelson Meers Foundation. The Stella Prize is open to works of both fiction and nonfiction with the winner to be announced on Tuesday 29 April.
The 2014 Stella Prize shortlist is (drumroll please):