23 November 2016
At the 2016 Melbourne Writers Festival, the Stella Prize presented 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.
Charlotte Wood is an Australian author of five novels and two books of nonfiction. Her Stella Prize-winning novel The Natural Way of Things is a gripping, starkly imaginative exploration of contemporary misogyny and corporate control, and of what it means to hunt and be hunted.
Eimear McBride is an Irish author whose debut novel experienced international success. A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing tells, with astonishing insight and in brutal detail, the story of a young woman’s relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour. Her second novel, The Lesser Bohemians, is about innocence and the loss of it, and was published in 2016.
We’d like to thank The Monthly for providing this recording.