In light of our March Salon next week, we thought it would be a good time to have a look at some of the literary news and happenings over the past month, and also share some of our favourite reads from the past few weeks.



  • On Wednesday 8 March, International Women’s Day, the  2017 Stella Prize shortlist was announced! Here is the list:

Between a Wolf and a Dog by Georgia Blain

The Hate Race by Maxine Beneba Clarke

Poum and Alexandre by Catherine de Saint Phalle

An Isolated Incident by Emily Maguire

The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose

Dying: A Memoir by Cory Taylor

  • Black Inc. will be publishing Writers on Writers, a groundbreaking collaboration between Black Inc., the University of Melbourne and the State Library of Victoria. In a series of six short books, each author will reflect on another Australian writer who has inspired and influenced them.
  • Linh Nguyen (Melbourne Lit Salon’s own coord) has launched an online publication, Liminal Magazine! Liminal Magazine is dedicated to Asian-Australians doing good things, and will publish an interview each Monday. Read the first one here. 


  •  My Feminism by Maxine Beneba Clarke in The Victorian Woman’s Trust 



See you next week on Tuesday the 28th, 6pm at Beer Deleuxe, Federation Square. We’ll be in the table near the atrium!