So the most remarkable thing happened. The Museum of Modern Love has been longlisted for the 2017 Stella Prize – the stellar award for women writers in Australia. This year the judges have focussed their attention on non-fiction and 9 formidable works of memoir, biography, history, social narrative and journalism have been longlisted. Plus three novels (one being The Museum of Modern Love) and one short story collection.
I’m not sure if all the other women on that list are feeling suitably in awe of their compatriots but I sure am. Honoured. And a bit stunned. But super happy. Thank you Stella judges.
The shortlist is announced March 9th and the Stella Award for 2017 will be announced in Melbourne on April 18th. Time to get some serious and exciting reading done.