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Fathoms and The Animals in That Country longlisted for Stella Prize

We’re very proud to that both The Animals in That Country by Laura Jean McKay and Fathoms by Rebecca Giggs have been longlisted for the 2021 Stella Prize. You can see the full longlist of books here, and watch the longlist announcement featuring all the authors here.

Congratulations to Laura, Rebecca, and all the longlisted authors.

The Animals in That Country

WINNER OF THE 2021 VICTORIAN PRIZE FOR LITERATURE
WINNER OF THE 2021 VICTORIAN PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARD FOR FICTION
A SLATE AND SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD

Out on the road, no one speaks, everything talks.

Hard-drinking, foul-mouthed, and allergic to bullshit, Jean is not your usual grandma. She’s never been good at getting on with other humans, apart from her beloved granddaughter, Kimberly. Instead, she surrounds herself with animals, working as a guide in an outback wildlife park. And although Jean talks to all her charges, she has a particular soft spot for a…

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Fathoms

WINNER OF THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION
WINNER OF THE NIB LITERARY AWARD
FINALIST FOR THE KIRKUS PRIZE FOR NONFICTION

‘There is a kind of hauntedness in wild animals today: a spectre related to environmental change … Our fear is that the unseen spirits that move in them are ours. Once more, animals are a moral force.’

When Rebecca Giggs encountered a humpback whale stranded on her local beach in Australia, she began to wonder how the lives of whales might shed light on the condition of our seas. How do whales experience environmental change? Has our connection to these fabled…

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