The Stella Interviews

A Tribute to Cory Taylor and Dying: A Memoir

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.


The Stella Interview: Heather Rose on The Museum of Modern Love

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.


The Stella Interview: Emily Maguire on An Isolated Incident

Emily Maguire is shortlisted for the 2017 Stella Prize for her novel An Isolated Incident. In this special Stella interview, Emily discusses the crime genre, the ways we deal with (and fail to deal with) violence against women, and her favourite Australian women writers.


The Stella Interview: Catherine de Saint Phalle on Poum and Alexandre

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.


The Stella Interview: Maxine Beneba Clarke on The Hate Race

Maxine Beneba Clarke is shortlisted for the 2017 Stella Prize for her memoir The Hate Race. In this special Stella interview, Maxine shares some thoughts about the process of memoir-writing, the pull of the poetic form, and what it’s really like to write while female.


A Tribute to Georgia Blain and Between a Wolf and a Dog

Georgia Blain‘s final novel, Between a Wolf and a Dog, was published in 2016 and shortlisted for the 2017 Stella Prize. To honour her shortlisting and celebrate the novel, Georgia’s friend and fellow writer Tegan Bennett Daylight shares a reflection.


Stella Schools Interview: Zoya Patel

The Stella Prize chats with Schools Ambassador Zoya Patel, the founder/editor of online feminist journal Feminartsy, and the former Editor-In-Chief of Lip Magazine.


The Stella Interview: Fiona Wright

Fiona Wright is the author of 2016 Stella Prize shortlisted book, Small Acts of Disappearance: Essays on Hunger. We spoke to Fiona about writing fellowships, her favourite cafés and the people who inspire and influence her.


The Stella Interview: Charlotte Wood

Charlotte Wood is the the author of 2016 Stella Prize shortlisted book, The Natural Way of Things. We chatted to Charlotte about the writing process and the real life inspiration behind her book.


The Stella Interview: Elizabeth Harrower

Elizabeth Harrower’s collection of short stories, A Few Days in the Country: And Other Stories is shortlisted for the 2016 Stella Prize. We spoke to Elizabeth about literary villains, reasons for writing and her trusty Olympia typewriter.


The Stella Interview: Peggy Frew

Peggy Frew‘s novel Hope Farm is shortlisted for the 2016 Stella Prize. We asked Peggy a few questions about endings, inspiration and the writing process.


Stella Schools Interview: JC Burke

The Stella Prize chats with JC Burke, winner of the 2006 CBCA Book of the Year award for her novel The Story of Tom Brennan, and a Stella Prize Schools Program ambassador.


Stella Schools Interview: Emily Maguire

The Stella Prize interviews Emily Maguire, the award-winning author of Your Skirt’s Too Short: Sex, Power, Choice and a Stella Prize Schools Program ambassador.