Shortlisted for the 2021 Stella Prize

Witness – Louise Milligan

Nonfiction · Hachette Australia


About the book

“Louise Milligan’s timely and incredibly important book canvasses the systematic and organised hounding of sexual abuse victims who seek justice in Australian courts.”

– 2021 Stella Prize Judges

Louise Milligan

About the author

Louise Milligan

Louise Milligan is an investigative reporter for ABC TV’s Four Corners and the bestselling author of Cardinal, which won numerous prizes including the Walkley Book Award. Cardinal broke massive international news involving Australia’s most senior Catholic and laid bare the broader history of clergy abuse in Australia. Her latest highly acclaimed book, Witness, explores the brutal treatment survivors of sexual crimes experience in the criminal justice system and was recently awarded the People’s Choice prize in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. Louise received the 2019 Press Freedom Medal for her body of work.

Judges’ report

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