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We are thrilled to announce the first-ever shortlist of the Stella Prize: six great books by Australian women. Happy reading!
The 2013 Stella Prize judges are Kerryn Goldsworthy (chair), Kate Grenville, Claudia Karvan, Rafael Epstein and Fiona Stager.
“I am living proof that a women-only prize can be career changing. The Idea of Perfection, which won the Orange Prize, won no Australian awards and was only shortlisted for one minor prize. After that win my professional life turned around completely — suddenly my books were taken seriously, won prizes and for the first time featured on heavy-duty shortlists … 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
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