We are still on a high from the overwhelming response we’ve had to the inaugural Stella Prize and to this year’s winner, Carrie Tiffany’s Mateship with Birds. Carrie has subsequently won the New South Wales Premier’s Prize for Fiction and is currently on the shortlist for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, so many congratulations to her.
The Stella Prize has achieved a great deal in our first year, and we couldn’t have done any of it without our donors and supporters and the extraordinary goodwill we’ve received along the way. We are so grateful to all of you who understood that we wanted to do things a little differently, who cheered on the Prize, and who are supporting Australian women writers by buying their books. Thank you.
Because the Stella Prize is a new literary prize, and because we want to evolve and be responsive to feedback from our supporters, we’d love to know your thoughts on the Stella Prize in its first year and to get your input: what worked, what you’d like more of, where we can improve. And if you attended the Stella Prize Award Night in April 2013, we’d love your feedback on the event. Would you perhaps be willing to write us an endorsement that we could post on our website? Please email ideas and thoughts about the Stella Prize to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations & Support
Our security and longevity depend on the continuing generosity of our supporters. In order to ensure a successful Stella Prize in 2014 and for many years to come, please consider making a donation to the Stella Prize.
Carrie Tiffany was extremely generous in donating $10,000 of her prize money back to be shared among the five shortlistees. With your help, we hope to reward next year’s shortlisted authors in the same fashion.
If you’re in a book club, perhaps you could make a collective donation and become one of our first Stella Prize Book Club donors. Your book club will be acknowledged on our website.
Donations to the Stella Prize are fully tax-deductible and can be made through a secure online payment service accessible via our website here.
The Stella Prize for 2013 may have been awarded, but Stella events will continue around the country for the rest of the year. We would love to see you at one of these forthcoming events.
Monday 22 July: The Stella Prize at Eltham Bookshop, Melbourne
Stella Prize winner, Carrie Tiffany, and Stella Prize shortlistee, Lisa Jacobson, will be in conversation with Jacinta Halloran. Details here
Friday 2 August: Stella Prize Trivia at Byron Bay Writers Festival
Another fun-filled Stella Trivia Night, this time at BBWF. Details here
Wednesday 7 August: Carrie Tiffany at Fitzroy Library, Melbourne
Carrie Tiffany will be speaking at Fitzroy Library. Details here
Tuesday 10 September: RMIT Stella Prize Lecture
Carrie Tiffany will deliver the second in our Stella Prize Lecture series, in partnership with RMIT University. Details here
Thank you for your continued support of the Stella Prize. We look forward to hearing from you. And if you’ve not yet read all of the wonderful books on this year’s Stella Prize longlist, we highly recommend that you do.