The Stella Prize raises the profile of women’s writing through the Stella Prize long lists and short lists, encourages a future generation of women writers, and brings readers to the work of Australian women.
The short list has been announced and the winner will be announced on 16 April 2013 at an awards event in Melbourne.
Carrie Tiffany - Mateship with birds
‘Art starts with noticing.’
Carrie Tiffany was born in West Yorkshire and grew up in Western Australia. Her first novel, Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Guardian First Book Award and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and won the Dobbie Award for Best First Book and the WA Premier’s Award for Fiction. Mateship with Birds is her second novel.
Her second novel, Mateship with Birds, is a triumph of noticing and, having noticed, of carefully, meticulously assembling the things that have been noticed into a novel that shows, on almost every page, not just an eye for detail, but also a conviction that every detail is in some way connected and that the connections have meaning.
Congratulations to Carrie from everyone at Turn the Page Bookshop.