The Rose Scott Women Writers’ Festival showcases the rich diversity of genres in which contemporary Australian women writers explore issues of personal, social and political concern.
Read Dr Susan Carland‘s inspiring keynote speech at the 2017 Stella Prize Award Night, held at the Arts Centre in Melbourne on the evening of 18 April.
Read the full speech given by Chair of Judges Brenda Walker at 2017 Stella Prize Award Night, announcing the winner.
Read the full transcript of Heather Rose‘s beautiful acceptance speech upon winning the 2017 Stella Prize.
Cory Taylor’s Dying: A Memoir is shortlisted for the 2017 Stella Prize. It was written in the space of a few weeks before Cory’s death from cancer in July 2016. To honour her shortlisting and celebrate the book, Cory’s friend Kristina Olsson shares this reflection.
Heather Rose is shortlisted for the 2017 Stella Prize for her novel The Museum of Modern Love. In this special Stella interview, Heather discusses the murky line between fact and fiction, the power of art, and what it feels like when a character in your book gives you feedback.
Writer Shu-Ling Chua reflects on sex, rules, and respect in her response to the provocation No One Way To Be Asian in Australia.
Catherine de Saint Phalle is shortlisted for the 2017 Stella Prize for her memoir of her parents, Poum and Alexandre. In this special Stella interview, Catherine discusses shifting from writing fiction to nonfiction, being mentored by books, and the differences (and similarities) between French and Australian literary culture.