Stella News

June 2012

Australian Booksellers’ Association Breakfast

On Monday The Stella Prize took centre stage at a special breakfast held as part of the Australian Booksellers’ Association...

April 2012

Stella/Hoopla/SWF lunch

Thank you to everyone who came along to the sold-out Stella Lunch at the Sydney Writer’s Festival, supported by The...

April 2012

Women and critical writing

A Residency and a Workshop on Writing Criticism at Varuna in July: four funded spots for women. In order to support the...

April 2012

The Stella Prize and The Hoopla at Sydney Writers Festival

Wendy Harmer’s daily website The Hoopla has joined forces with The Stella Prize for a major Sydney Writers Festival event, bringing together some of...

February 2012

International Women’s Day and Stella – List of events

Shearers Bookshop in Sydney is getting in a day early with an event on Wednesday March 7 at 7.30 pm. The...

January 2012

A season of Goodwill

Jason Steger reports on Stella’s fundraising efforts and goals. ‘The steering committee is looking for a three-year commitment and directs would-be...

January 2012

A Woman’s Place by Jane Sullivan

‘I thought I’d done enough thinking about women writers but I was wrong. I’m still learning. So should we all.’...

November 2011

Wendy Harmer comes on board

Wendy Harmer, is a woman of many talents. Most recently she founded the energetic new online magazine and news site...

November 2011

International Women’s Day – be part of the conversation

International Women’s Day: Thursday 8 March, 2012. Is women’s writing different from men’s writing? A panel discussion to celebrate and...

October 2011

‘The kind of privileged whining that annoys the crap out of me’

Tara Moss wrote a blog post about Sisters in Crime last week which really seemed to set the cat among the pigeons....

September 2011

A Prize of One’s Own – Sophie Cunningham in Kill Your Darlings

Many of you will have made it to Sophie Cunningham’s stirring Big Ideas keynote speech at the recent Melbourne Writers’...

September 2011

Stats! And more stats!

People keep asking us for a list of the various stats we’re working with – so here are a few!...

September 2011

Literary women, literary prizes. Not often to be found in the same room.

Check out this post by Bidisha on the literary scene and gender in the UK. ‘Despite our toshy narrowness women are everywhere...

September 2011

Hoopla!

The Hoopla asks who’d win your personal prize: any genre, any era, for any age… who are your favourite Aussie female...

September 2011

Kate Grenville on Stella

Here’s a paragraph from Kate Grenville’s recent blog post about Stella. You can read the rest of the post on her...

August 2011

Sophie Cunningham on why we still need feminism

August 2011

Stella makes a stir at MWF

Spurred on by the abysmally low showing of women on the literary prize circuit, an 11-strong group of Australian women,...

August 2011

Podcast from Radio National’s Bookshow

If you’re interested in hearing more about the Stella Prize, it might be worth listening to this podcast in which Romana...

August 2011

Jonathan Franzen supports Stella

Franzen says he supports the idea of the Stella Prize, which is modelled on Britain’s Orange Prize, as “good affirmative...

August 2011

Stella in the New Yorker

In 2009, women won just about every big literary prize there is: Herta Müller won the Nobel Prize in Literature,...

August 2011

Stella in The Guardian

A group of Australian women writers and publishers are working to set up an equivalent of the Orange prize in...



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