Stella News

April 2021

Evie Wyld’s 2021 Stella Prize acceptance speech

Listen to, or read a transcript of Evie Wyld's acceptance speech for the 2021 Stella Prize.

April 2021

Announcing the winner of the 2021 Stella Prize

Stella is delighted to announce Evie Wyld’s novel, The Bass Rock, as the 2021 Stella Prize winner.

March 2021

Announcing the 2021 Stella Prize Shortlist

The Stella judges have selected six exceptional books for the 2021 Stella Prize shortlist.

March 2021

Join us for the 2021 Stella Prize Award Night

Bookings are now open for the 2021 Stella Prize Award Night: An evening of storytelling and ideas

March 2021

Catch up on the 2021 Stella Prize Longlist Broadcast

Catch up on our 2021 Stella Prize Longlist broadcast here to learn more about each of the twelve books.

March 2021

Announcing the 2021 Stella Prize Longlist

The Stella judges have selected twelve outstanding books for the 2021 Stella Prize longlist.

March 2021

The 2021 Stella Prize Judges’ Report

In reading these titles, we pondered what might be lost or overlooked should a prize such as the Stella not exist to specifically examine the output of Australian women and non-binary writers.

February 2021

Tune in for the 2021 Stella Prize Longlist Announcement

Mark your calendars! The 2021 Stella Prize Longlist will be announced online in March.

September 2020

Interview: Meet the 2021 Stella Prize Judges

The 2021 Stella Prize judges (Zoya Patel (Chair), Jane Harrison, Elizabeth McCarthy, Ian See and Tamara Zimet) tell us what they’ve been reading

September 2020

A Tribute to Elizabeth Harrower

A tribute to Elizabeth Harrower, from Susan Wyndham.

August 2020

Announcing the Write Up Digital Workshop Series

Free online workshops for secondary school students — presented by writers, artists and editors.

August 2020

The 2021 Stella Prize

We’re delighted to reveal 2021’s multitalented judging panel.

April 2020

Jess Hill’s 2020 Stella Prize acceptance speech

Dip a toe-in to the 2020 Stella Prize Broadcast; read a transcript of Jess Hill's acceptance speech here.

April 2020

Announcing the Winner of the 2020 Stella Prize

Stella is delighted to announce Jess Hill’s four-year investigation into domestic abuse, See What You Made Me Do, as the 2020 Stella Prize winner.

April 2020

2020 Stella Prize Broadcast: Chair of Judges Lou Swinn announces the winner

Gain insight to the unenviable decision deliberated on by the 2020 Stella Prize judges, by founding member Lou Swinn: Stella Prize judge 2018, Chair 2019-2020.

April 2020

Update: 2020 Stella Prize Announcement Broadcast

Tune in as Stella takes the 2020 Prize Night online in a broadcast hosted by Patricia Karvelas, feat. special guests!

March 2020

Booksellers’ delivery services!

Stella encourages booklovers to support their local bookstore in this uncertain time

March 2020

The Stella Interview: Charlotte Wood on The Weekend

Charlotte Wood on The Weekend, shortlisted for the 2020 Stella Prize.

March 2020

The Stella Interview: Tara June Winch on The Yield

Tara June Winch on The Yield, shortlisted for the 2020 Stella Prize.

March 2020

The Stella Interview: Josephine Rowe on Here Until August

Josephine Rowe on Here Until August: Stories, shortlisted for the 2020 Stella Prize.

March 2020

The Stella Interview: Favel Parrett on There Was Still Love

Favel Parrett on There Was Still Love, shortlisted for the 2020 Stella Prize.

March 2020

The Stella Interview: Caro Llewellyn on Diving Into Glass

Caro Llewellyn on Diving Into Glass, shortlisted for the 2020 Stella Prize.

March 2020

The Stella Interview: Jess Hill on See What You Made Me Do

Jess Hill on See What You Made Me Do, shortlisted by the 2020 Stella Prize.

March 2020

Announcing the 2020 Stella Prize Shortlist

Here are exemplary storytellers new and established working across fiction, investigative journalism, memoir and short story – six powerful books...

February 2020

Announcing the 2020 Stella Prize longlist

The 2020 Stella Prize saw over 150 powerful entries. Stella’s judges — publisher, writer and reviewer Louise Swinn (Chair), award-winning...

January 2020

Stella Prize Longlist Party

Tickets are now on sale for the 2020 Stella Prize Longlist Party! Join us on Thursday 6 February at 6...

December 2019

Save the Date: 2020 Stella Prize Longlist Party

Mark your calendars! The 2020 Stella Prize Longlist Party will be held at the beautiful Melba Spiegeltent in Melbourne on...

August 2019

Interview with Stella Schools Manager Lenny Robinson

"I really do believe that it is through literature that our vision is enlarged and our circle of empathy is expanded."

April 2019

2019 Stella Prize Award Night: Chair of Judges Louise Swinn announces the winner

"The winning book elegantly tramples all over the Stella requirements: it is excellent, engaging and original in spades."

April 2019

Vicki Laveau-Harvie’s 2019 Stella Prize acceptance speech

"This prize rewards women who write truth – historical, political, and the truth of the heart and the soul: the truth of individuals, of each of us, and the truth of the world we live in."