Interviews

The Stella Interview: Jamie Marina Lau (劉劍冰) on Pink Mountain on Locust Island

In this special Stella interview, Jamie shares her favourite passage from the novel, and shares her thoughts on the future of Australian writing.

Interviews

The Stella Interview: Enza Gandolfo on The Bridge

In this special Stella interview Enza Gandolfo shares the passages from The Bridge that speak to the key themes of her shortlisted novel: grief, class, strength and the human capacity to love.

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The Stella Interview: Jenny Ackland on Little Gods

In this special Stella interview Jenny Ackland talks about the loud, strong, forceful and opinionated characters she writes (and identifies with), and shares her thoughts on the present and future of writing by Australian women.

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The Stella Interview: Alexis Wright on Tracker

In this special Stella interview, Alexis Wright shares insights into the importance of Tracker Tilmouth’s legacy and what she’s working on next.

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The Stella Interview: Mirandi Riwoe on The Fish Girl

In this special Stella interview, Mirandi Riwoe shares her favourite contemporary Australian female writers, and the background to – and inspiration for – her novella, The Fish Girl.

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The Stella Interview: Michelle de Kretser on The Life to Come

In this special Stella interview Michelle de Kretser shares her favourite past Australian female writers and what inspired The Life to Come.

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The Stella Interview: Krissy Kneen on An Uncertain Grace

In this special Stella interview Krissy Kneen shares what inspired her writing, the future possibilities of technology for driving empathy and understanding, and the Australian women writers who spur her on.

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The Stella Interview: Shokoofeh Azar on The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree

In this special Stella interview Shokoofeh Azar shares the experiences that informed the novel, the writers that inspire her work and what how writing is a means of resistance. 

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The Stella Interview: Claire G. Coleman on Terra Nullius

In this special Stella interview Claire G. Coleman shares some thoughts about the process of writing and how the novel came to be.

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The Stella Interview: Heather Rose on The Museum of Modern Love

In this special Stella interview, Heather Rose discusses the murky line between fact and fiction, the power of art, and what it feels like when a character in your book gives you feedback.

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The Stella Interview: Emily Maguire on An Isolated Incident

In this special Stella interview Emily discusses the crime genre, the ways we deal with (and fail to deal with) violence against women, and her favourite Australian women writers.

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The Stella Interview: Catherine de Saint Phalle on Poum and Alexandre

In this special Stella interview Catherine discusses shifting from writing fiction to nonfiction, being mentored by books, and the differences (and similarities) between French and Australian literary culture.