Mark your calendars! The 2021 Stella Prize is in full swing with upcoming announcements. Join us in celebrating outstanding books from 2020.
The 2021 Stella Prize will awards one author with a $50,000 prize, thanks in 2021 to the generous support of the Wilson Foundation. Eligible books were first published between 1 January and 30 December 2020 by women writers, and non-binary writers.
The winner of the 2021 Stella Prize will join eight years’ of Stella Prize alumni, or as Jess Hill said in her 2020 acceptance speech, “…a group of writers at the height of their craft.”
We’re thrilled to reveal the multitalented 2021 Stella Prize judging panel: memoirist and editor Zoya Patel (Chair); playwright, author and Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival Director Jane Harrison; 3RRR radio producer, presenter and literary critic Elizabeth McCarthy; production editor of The Saturday Paper Ian See; and Deputy Programme Director at Edinburgh Book Festival Tamara Zimet. Together, they will read a selection of the best in Australian literature to determine the next winner of the Stella Prize.