The $50,000 Stella Prize will be presented for the best work of literature, fiction or nonfiction, published in 2016 by an Australian woman.
Discounted early-bird entries are open until 5.00pm AEDT Monday 29 August 2016; standard entries close at 5.00pm AEDT Wednesday 28 September 2016.
We are pleased to announce the 2017 Stella Prize judging panel: Brenda Walker (chair), Delia Falconer, Diana Johnston, Sandra Phillips, and Benjamin Law. We are thrilled to welcome this year’s judging panel, and wish them all the best in determining the winner of the 2017 Stella Prize.
The 2015 Stella Count surveys a total of 13 publications, including national and state newspapers, review journals and magazines. The Count assesses the gender of authors reviewed, the gender of reviewers, the size of reviews, and the genre of reviews – and examines the ways these aspects intersect in review coverage.
Baileys Prize Winner Eimear McBride (A Girl is a Half-formed Thing) and 2016 Stella Prize winner Charlotte Wood (The Natural Way of Things) will join Stella’s Executive Director Aviva Tuffield this year at the Melbourne Writers Festival to discuss their acclaimed novels, sources of inspiration, and how gender informs their writing.
‘I am living proof that a women-only prize can be career changing … Yes, a prize for women’s writing wouldn’t be necessary in an ideal world, but that isn’t the world we live in.’ – Kate Grenville