It’s been a big year here at Stella. This year, we’ve worked with over 600 teens in four states across Australia through Girls Write Up in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Wodonga.
A note from Stella’s new Executive Director, Michelle Scott Tucker.
The Stella Prize is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Executive Director, Michelle Scott Tucker.
With the sixth annual Stella Count released, author Susan Johnson examines why gender bias in book reviewing matters, and how the Stella Prize and its offshoot the Stella Count have changed Australia’s literary landscape.
Join Alexis Wright, Claire G. Coleman and Shokoofeh Azar at Eltham Library to celebrate their powerful books and the 2018 Stella Prize.
Read the full speech given by Chair of Judges Fiona Stager at 2018 Stella Prize Award Night, announcing the winner.
Read the full transcript of Alexis Wright’s beautiful acceptance speech upon winning the 2018 Stella Prize.
Alexis Wright is shortlisted for the 2018 Stella Prize for Tracker, the collective memoir of Aboriginal leader and visionary Tracker Tilmouth. In this special Stella interview, Alexis shares insights into how the book came about, the importance of Tracker Tilmouth’s legacy and what she’s working on next.
Join us at Readings Hawthorn to hear from Shokoofeh Azar, author of The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree, shortlisted for the 2018 Stella Prize.
Mirandi Riwoe is shortlisted for the 2018 Stella Prize. In this special Stella interview, Mirandi shares her favourite contemporary Australian female writers, and the background to – and inspiration for – her novella, The Fish Girl.
Join us at Montsalvat for Alexis Wright in conversation with Morag Fraser about the collective memoir, Tracker.
Michelle de Kretser is shortlisted for the 2018 Stella Prize. In this special Stella interview, Michelle shares her favourite past Australian female writers and what inspired The Life to Come.
In this special Stella interview, Krissy shares what inspired her writing, the future possibilities of technology for driving empathy and understanding, and the Australian women writers who spur her on.
Shokoofeh Azar is shortlisted for the 2018 Stella Prize for her novel The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree. In this special Stella interview, Shokoofeh shares the experiences that informed the novel, the writers that inspire her work and what how writing is a means of resistance.
Claire G. Coleman is shortlisted for the 2018 Stella Prize for her speculative fiction novel Terra Nullius. In this special Stella interview, Claire shares some thoughts about the process of writing and how the novel came to be.
The Stella Prize is sad to announce that Executive Director Aviva Tuffield will be moving on from Stella after the 2018 cycle is completed, in May this year.
Read Up is about reading towards empowerment. It is a map for young people aged 15–24 to help guide their thinking about things that matter: sexuality, relationships, gender, minds and bodies, and diverse cultures.
Write Up delivers specifically designed programs for small groups of young people who are currently outside of the traditional education system. These unique residential events seek to foster confidence and a sense of belonging, and to equip participants with the skills and self-belief to share their own stories.
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.