Watch the 2020 Stella Prize Award Night broadcast
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.
Watch the full announcement — a celebration of the vibrancy and quality of Australian women’s writing and our rich literary community.
Our 2020 online announcement was hosted by Patricia Karvelas and featured guest speaker, the Hon. Julia Gillard AC. We were offered insight from Louise Swinn, Chair of the Stella Judging Panel, along with reflections and messages of support from the shortlisted authors, and the winner herself.
Now in its eighth year, the Stella Prize awards one author with a $50,000 prize, thanks to the generous support of the Wilson Foundation. This buys a writer some measure of financial independence and thus time – that most undervalued yet necessary commodity for women – to focus on their writing.
Presented in partnership with the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing & Ideas and Guardian Live.