Over the past seven years, Viva la Novella has remained the only standalone novella prize in Australia and we are proud to continue our tradition of introducing you to our shortlisted writers and their work. As ever, it is hugely difficult for us to narrow a field of nearly 100 entries down to five because diverse, experimental, exciting and provocative writing is flourishing in Australia – as this list can attest.
In alphabetical order, the shortlisted writers are:
Carly Cappielli, Listurbia
Grace Chan, The Ship of Theseus
Joshua Mostafa, Offshore
Sophie Overett, Like a Moth Between Your Hands
Tegan Webb, Klea and Xta
Across a range of genres, spanning from the present to alternate near and more remote futures, we look forward to publishing extracts from each of the shortlisted authors’ work over the coming months and announcing the winners in September when their books will be available.