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The 2015 Stella Prize

We are thrilled to announce the 2015 Stella Prize judging panel: critic and writer Kerryn Goldsworthy (chair); journalist and broadcaster Caroline Baum; writer and lecturer Tony Birch; singer–songwriter Sarah Blasko; and acclaimed author Melissa Lucashenko.

The 2015 Stella Prize longlist will be announced in February, the shortlist in March, and the winner in April 2015. The $50,000 prize will be presented for the best work of literature, fiction or non-fiction, published in 2014 by an Australian woman.


‘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

‘I hope that the Stella Prize, with its graceful flexibility about genre, will encourage women writers to work
in the forms they feel truly at home in, instead of having to squeeze themselves into the old
traditional corsets.’ – Helen Garner