Emerging writer Sanna Wei responds to the provocation ‘No One Way To Be Asian In Australia’ with a story of family, love and hard choices.
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.
Comics artist and illustrator Rachel Ang responds to the provocation “No One Way To Be Asian In Australia” with a comic about racism, relationships and awakenings.
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.
Join us for a celebration of Australian women’s writing and the fifth year of the Stella Prize, with long and shortlisted Stella Prize authors and judges, past and present.
Following the announcement of the Stella Prize, Sophie Cunningham will speak with chair of the 2017 judging panel Brenda Walker, this year’s winner, and other shortlisted authors.
What is the danger in presenting a single story of a culture or group of people? How can we push back against cultural stereotypes and generalisations of what it means to grow up Asian in Australia?
Featuring Rebecca Lim, Alice Pung and Leanne Hall, ‘No One Way to be Asian in Australia’ will address the need for diversity rather than tokenism if we are to truly understand the experiences of those around us.
At this special schools event, writers Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa, Alison Whittaker and Holly Throsby will each present a piece of new writing that empowers women’s bodies.
This Christmas, align the idea of giving with that of active cultural change.
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.
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.
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.
As part of our blog series Pushback: Writers Respond to Bigotry, Demet Divaroren argues that storytelling is an exploration of what makes us human, and that words have the capacity to shatter stereotypes.
2015 Stella Count Survey consultative committee member Jasmeet Sahi discusses power, gender, and the ways in which what we write and how that writing is received are impacted by aspects of our identity.
In her latest Stella Schools Blog guest post, writer and reviewer Danielle Binks asks us to take another look at the role of mothers in YA.
The 2017 Stella Prize is now open for entries, and the latest Stella Count has been released.
Baileys Prize Winner Eimear McBride (A Girl is a Half-formed Thing) and 2016 Stella Prize winner Charlotte Wood (The Natural Way of Things) will join Stella’s Executive Director Aviva Tuffield this year at the Melbourne Writers Festival in a conversation about literary prizes and the women who win them.
Win a copy of Charlotte Wood‘s 2016 Stella Prize-winning novel, The Natural Way of Things, and more.
In the lead-up to Girls Write Up, we asked some of our speakers to look back on their teenage years and share a piece of advice that they wish they could give to their 16-year-old selves.
Learn about the impact the Stella Prize has had across the literary community through the eyes of five individuals who have watched its progress.
The Stella Prize chats to Schools Ambassador Steph Bowe, author of YA novels Girl Saves Boy and All This Could End.
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.
In her latest Stella Schools Blog guest post, writer and reviewer Danielle Binks discusses sex and taboos in YA. How far have we come since the release of Judy Blume’s Forever in 1975?
At the 2016 Stella Prize Award Night at The Sydney Opera House, Charlotte Wood was the first to participate in a new Stella tradition…
Read the full speech given by Chair of Judges Brenda Walker at 2016 Stella Prize Award Night, announcing the winner.
Read the full transcript of Charlotte Wood’s beautiful acceptance speech upon winning the 2016 Stella Prize.
We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2016 Stella Prize is Charlotte Wood for her novel The Natural Way of Things.
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 ACT Secondary Schools Writing Prize-winning story, ‘7 letters, starts with F’ was published on the Noted website and the Canberra Times, and we’re thrilled to publish it, with permission, here.
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.