News & Events

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.

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.

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

Evie Wyld reads from The Bass Rock

Listen to and read an extract from Evie Wyld's Stella Prize-listed novel, The Bass Rock

March 2021

Jessie Tu reads from A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing

Listen to and read an extract from Jessie Tu's Stella Prize-listed novel, A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing

March 2021

Elizabeth Tan reads from Smart Ovens for Lonely People

Listen to and read an extract from Elizabeth Tan's Stella Prize-listed short story collection, Smart Ovens for Lonely People

March 2021

Nardi Simpson reads from Song of the Crocodile

Listen to and read an extract from Nardi Simpson's Stella Prize-listed novel, Song of the Crocodile

March 2021

Ellena Savage reads from Blueberries

Listen to and read an extract from Ellena Savage's Stella Prize-listed collection, Blueberries

March 2021

Mirandi Riwoe reads from Stone Sky Gold Mountain

Listen to and read an extract from Mirandi Riwoe's Stella Prize-listed novel, Stone Sky Gold Mountain

March 2021

Intan Paramaditha reads from The Wandering

Listen to and read an extract from Intan Paramaditha's Stella Prize-listed novel, The Wandering

March 2021

S.L. Lim reads from Revenge: Murder in Three Parts

Listen to and read an extract from S.L. Lim's Stella Prize-listed novel, Revenge: Murder in Three Parts

March 2021

Cath Moore reads from Metal Fish, Falling Snow

Listen to and read an extract from Cath Moore's Stella Prize-listed novel for young adults, Metal Fish, Falling Snow

March 2021

Louise Milligan reads from Witness

Listen to and read an extract from Louise Milligan's Stella Prize-listed book, Witness

March 2021

Laura Jean McKay reads from The Animals in That Country

Listen to and read an extract from Laura Jean McKay's Stella Prize-listed novel, The Animals in That Country

March 2021

Rebecca Giggs reads from Fathoms: the world in the whale

Listen to and read an extract from Rebecca Giggs' Stella Prize-listed book, Fathoms: the world in the whale

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.