Again I am a little behind the times. The 2021 Stella longlist has been announced and I have only read one book in the list. This years list for me has some new authors to explore and as per usual there are some books that overlap into other prizes. "Song of the Crocodile" by Nardi Simpson and "A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing" by Jessi Tu are both longlisted for the 2021 ABIA Literary Award as well. This does make it easier when trying to complete reading the entire lists.
The only book I have read in the list is "Stone Sky Gold Mountain" by Mirandi Riwoe. I read this last year and enjoyed it very much. Click the book for my review. If the other books in the longlist are of the same caliber then it will be a strong list.
Last years winner "See What you Made me do" by Jess Hill was an amazing book about domestic violence and a deserved winner. Click on the book to see my review.
For a look at the complete 2021 Longlist click on the Stella logo at the head of this post.