Meet the 2024 Stella Prize winner, Alexis Wright, at any of these events, hosted by the Stella Prize, and in partnership with the Melbourne and Sydney Writers Festival.

2024 Stella Prize winner in conversation with Declan Fry.

Don’t miss out on the chance to hear from the 2024 Stella Prize winner before anyone else! Join us on Monday 6 May for this lunchtime event.

Join writer and critic Declan Fry and the winner of the 2024 Stella Prize for lunch, a glass of wine and a wonderful conversation about Australian literature, the Stella Prize and the winning book.

Declan Fry is a recipient of the 2023 Hilary McPhee Award, exploring gender and the work of McKenzie Wark, the 2021 Peter Blazey Fellowship for his writing on Elijah Doughty and the music of Ziggy Ramo, and a winner of the 2021 Griffith Review Emerging Voices Competition. In 2022 he was nominated for the Pascall Prize in criticism. His latest work is a poetry collaboration with Craig Santos Perez in Woven (Magabala). His poetry has been shortlisted for the Judith Wright Poetry Prize and selected for The Best Australian Science Writing 2021.

When: Monday 6 May 6
Where: Perpetual Limited, Melbourne
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Declan Fry

The Stella Prize: Meet the
Winner, in partnership with the Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF)

If you can’t make it on 6 May to our lunchtime event, you can still hear from the 2024 Stella Prize winner, Alexis Wright — tickets for this MWF are a great present for Mother’s Day.

Be among the first to hear from the 2024 winner of the $60,000 prize, announced on 2 May. Enjoy this conversation about their work with 2024 Stella Prize judge Cheryl Leavy.

Cheryl Leavy is from the Kooma and Nguri Nations in western and central Queensland. The 2022 winner of the Oodgeroo Noonuccal Poetry Prize, Cheryl has performed at the Brisbane and Byron Writers Festivals, Queensland Poetry Festival and with Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra. Cheryl is currently working on a children’s book based on her poetry.

When: Saturday 11 May
Where: State Library Victoria

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Cheryl Leavy

In Conversation: 2024 Stella Prize winner, in partnership with the Sydney Writers’ Festival.

The 2024 Stella Prize winner will also be in Sydney for the Writers’ Festival. Stop by this free event to hear all about their winning book.

The winner of this year’s award will be in conversation with judging panel chair Beejay Silcox to discuss their creative inspirations, writing process and prize-winning work.

Read what the Sydney Writers’ festival has to say about the Stella Prize:

“Celebrating original, excellent and engaging works by women and non-binary authors, the Stella Prize has helped elevate the careers of numerous Australian writers and has become one of the country’s most prestigious literary accolades.”

When: Friday 24 May 
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