News & Events

23 November 2016

Winning Women: Charlotte Wood and Eimear McBride in Conversation

At the 2016 Melbourne Writers Festival, the Stella Prize presented an event called Winning Women, a conversation between Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction winner Eimear McBride and 2016 Stella Prize winner Charlotte Wood. Joined by Aviva Tuffield, Stella’s Executive Director, they discussed Charlotte and Eimear’s acclaimed novels, their influences and sources of inspiration, and the importance of literary prizes.


2 November 2016

Pushback: Further Reading and Resources

Our Pushback blog series offers a space for alternative voices that reject bigotry, fear and Islamophobia in Australia. Now, we’ve compiled a list of resources and further reading to encourage deeper consideration and greater understanding of the complex intersections between faith, identity and feminism.


25 October 2016

Unsettling Freedom

In the final instalment of our blog series Pushback: Writers Respond to Bigotry, Hannah Donnelly unpacks the denial of colonialism in Australian culture and explores pathways to meaningful solidarity.


18 October 2016

1/11/2016: My Brilliant Bookclub @ DWF

In partnership with the Digital Writers’ Festival, the Stella Prize presents My Brilliant Bookclub, a chance to look more closely at Stella Miles Franklin’s debut novel My Brilliant Career.


13 October 2016

Writing the Wrongs of Stereotypes

In the latest instalment of our blog series Pushback: Writers Respond to Bigotry, Stella Schools Ambassador Sarah Ayoub argues that our ability to see one another clearly is restricted by stereotypes – and that Australian young adult fiction is fighting back, providing more diverse stories for a new generation.