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Stella Prize Shortlist

The announcement of the 2018 shortlist for the annual Stella Prize happened today, on International Women's Day. From a long-list of twelve, six have made the shortlist, and it is a diverse, eclectic and powerful selection of the voices of Australian women. The importance of this, at a time when women's voices are demanding to… Continue reading Stella Prize Shortlist

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2018 Stella Prize Longlist

On the 8th of February, 2018, the long-list for one of Australia's most prestigious literary prizes was announced. The Stella Prize - a prize that recognises the contribution to literature of Australian Women Writers - announced its twelve-book long list yesterday in a year when women's voices and diverse voices are starting to be heard… Continue reading 2018 Stella Prize Longlist

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Stella Prize 2018 and #StellaSpark

There are many major literary awards that cover genres, styles, and various nationalities, and some that are international. However, there is one significant award in Australia that has been running since 2013. The Stella Prize is a major literary award that champions and highlights Australian women’s writing, and as a result, is an organisation that… Continue reading Stella Prize 2018 and #StellaSpark

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The Stella Prize 2017

In 2013, The Stella Prize, a major literary award that celebrates Australian women’s writing and Australian women writers was established. Named after one of Australia’s most iconic female writers, Stella Maria Sarah “Miles” Franklin, The Stella Prize seeks to: Recognise and celebrate Australian women writers’ contribution to literature Bring more readers to books by women… Continue reading The Stella Prize 2017