To celebrate the first Victorian Indigenous Literary Festival, Blak & Bright, we asked writers to share a story about a Blak book that means something special to them. Today, Alice Pung discusses Anita Heiss’s Am I Black Enough For You?
In her second Stella Schools Blog guest post about feminism and YA, Danielle Binks explains why the rise of dystopian fiction in both YA and adult fiction is not a passing fad.
Danielle Binks discusses gender-flipping in young adult literature and Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight.
Ambelin Kwaymullina is the author of The Tribe series and a Stella Schools Ambassador. In this guest blog post she discusses gender and diversity in literature.
YA author and Stella Prize Schools Program ambassador Lili Wilkinson discusses teen chick lit and sexism, and highlights how this genre may be more that it appears.
The 2014 Stella Count reveals new information about the ways author and reviewer gender, book genre and review size affect book reviews in Australian publications.
Stella Prize Schools Program Coordinator Bec Kavanagh looks at how the gender of the picture book characters we grow up with can shape the future we imagine for ourselves.
Stella Prize Schools Coordinator Bec Kavanagh discusses the need for diverse books in an Australian context, and offers some suggested reading recommendations.
Sophie Cunningham details the ongoing need for feminism in contemporary Australia during her keynote at Melbourne Writers’ Festival, and within her essay on the same subject.