Of the twelve writers included in the longlist, Griffith Review is proud to have published the work of Elspeth Muir, Emily Maguire and Sonya Voumard, as well as the late Cory Taylor and the late Georgia Blain.
Praising the work of the writers included on the longlist, the judges said, ‘This year’s longlist is notable for the strength and diversity of investigative, biographical and autobiographical work, as well as for highly accomplished fiction and stories.’
‘These are important contributions to the national conversation, and help us to move towards a more inclusive and empathetic Australian society. In fiction and in nonfiction, the titles on the 2017 longlist emphasise the value of the individual, and many demonstrate the capacity of personal disclosure to illuminate broader social concerns.’
The 2017 shortlist will be announced 8 March, and the winner on 18 April.
Further details, including the judges’ report, can be found here. -->