Stella prize

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Wild Abandon by Emily Bitto – a thrilling, irreverent take on the great American road trip
Like the Great Gatsby – but less romantic and more woke – Wild Abandon follows a lonely outsider finding his place in a late-capitalism world

Bec Kavanagh

07, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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10 years of the Stella: how Australia’s women’s writing prize changed a nation’s literature
Publishers speak of the profound effect the prize has had on Australia’s book industry in the decade since its establishment

Kelly Burke

07, Oct, 2021 @1:56 AM

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‘A true work of art’: Evie Wyld wins $50,000 Stella prize for The Bass Rock
The author’s third novel spans three eras to give voice to the ‘collective grief’ of violence against women. In 2021, it couldn’t be more timely

Rafqa Touma

22, Apr, 2021 @10:25 AM

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Stella prize 2021: finalists 'span the gamut' of human enterprise and experience
Twelve works have been longlisted for the $50,000 literary prize for Australian women and non-binary writers

Kelly Burke

04, Mar, 2021 @8:45 AM

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Author and festival director Caro Llewellyn appointed CEO of Melbourne's Wheeler Centre
Michael Williams stepped down in March after a decade as director of the centre for books, writing and ideas

Stephanie Convery

29, Jun, 2020 @7:08 AM

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Jess Hill wins $50,000 Stella prize for See What You Made Me Do, book investigating domestic violence
Journalist’s ‘incredibly powerful’ work the result of four years of research into domestic abuse, with lens turned firmly on perpetrators

Stephanie Convery

14, Apr, 2020 @10:42 AM

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Stella prize 2020: watch the $50,000 literary award announcement here
Hosted by Patricia Karvelas, with a speech by Julia Gillard, the ceremony will be streamed below from 8pm AEST on Tuesday 14 April

Guardian staff

14, Apr, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Stella prize 2020: Charlotte Wood, Favel Parrett and Tara June Winch make shortlist
Josephine Rowe’s short story collection also honoured while Jess Hill and Caro Llewellyn round up nonfiction

Stephanie Convery

06, Mar, 2020 @12:17 AM

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Does writing books still matter in an era of environmental catastrophe?
In a speech made at the longlist announcement for the Stella prize, Briohny Doyle considers the role of literature in a time of climate crisis

Briohny Doyle

06, Feb, 2020 @10:35 PM

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Heather Rose: 'When I get lost in my imagination I don’t feel the pain'
The Stella prize-winning novelist who chronicled the life of Marina Abramović talks about battling chronic illness and her explosive new novel

Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

07, Oct, 2019 @1:02 AM

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Stella Count shows gender bias in book reviews is changing
Within six years of its introduction, nearly half of all book reviews in Australia in 2018 were of works by female authors

Stephanie Convery

18, Sep, 2019 @6:00 PM

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I needed to deal with my destructive demons before I could write about my past | Vicki Laveau-Harvie
In her Stella Prize-winning memoir, The Erratics, Vicki Laveau-Harvie deals with the trauma she experienced at the hands of a parent

Vicki Laveau-Harvie

13, May, 2019 @6:00 PM

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