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Interview: Melissa Lucashenko – 2022 Stella Prize Judge (Chair)

An interview with award-winning Bundjalung author and 2022 Stella Prize Chair of Judges, Melissa Lucashenko.


Jessie Tu on writing, space, and new ways of seeing

Jessie Tu on her time at Springfield and the relationship between writing, the body, and space.


Now and Then: Ten Years of Stella

Catch up on our online event with Readings celebrating 10 years of Stella.


A Q&A with Melinda Harvey and Julieanne Lamond of the Stella Count

The Stella Count is an annual statistical analysis of gender bias in the field of book reviewing in Australia. In this Q&A, we asked the Count’s principal researchers Melinda Harvey and Julieanne Lamond to share some insights from behind-the-scenes.


Carol Schwartz in conversation with Aviva Tuffield and Heather Rose

Hear Stella Founder and Patron, Carol Schwartz, in conversation with Stella co-founder and publisher Aviva Tuffield and Stella Prize winning author Heather Rose about women’s voices in Australian literature.


Stella’s Story

Dreams of the Stella Prize emerged in early 2011 out of a panel that was held at Readings, an independent Melbourne bookstore, on International Women’s Day.


Watch the 2021 Stella Prize Award Night broadcast

Watch (or re-watch!) an hour of storytelling and ideas to mark the announcement of the 2021 Stella Prize. Hosted by stage and screen icon Noni Hazlehurst.


Evie Wyld’s 2021 Stella Prize acceptance speech

Listen to, or read the full transcript of Evie Wyld’s acceptance speech upon winning the 2021 Stella Prize.


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.


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.


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.


Announcing the 2021 Stella Prize Shortlist

The Stella judges have selected six exceptional books for the 2021 Stella Prize shortlist.