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Australian Booksellers’ Association Breakfast

On Monday The Stella Prize took centre stage at a special breakfast held as part of the Australian Booksellers’ Association 2012 Conference.

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Stella/Hoopla/SWF lunch

Thank you to everyone who came along to the sold-out Stella Lunch at the Sydney Writer’s Festival, supported by The Hoopla.

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Women and critical writing

In order to support the aims of gender balance in Australia’s review pages, the Stella Prize Committee is funding three places for women at a workshop run by Geordie Williamson, chief literary critic of The Australian, at the Varuna Writers Centre.

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A season of Goodwill

Jason Steger reports on Stella’s fundraising efforts and goals.

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Wendy Harmer comes on board

“We buy the books; we teach the young ones to read; and we want to reward the women writers who enrich our lives by telling our stories.”

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Stats! And more stats!

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Literary women, literary prizes. Not often to be found in the same room.

“Despite our toshy narrowness women are everywhere in the book world and even on the bestseller lists.”

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Hoopla!

Tell us about the books you have loved, been inspired or challenged by.

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Kate Grenville on Stella

“But for the sake of all those women writers who come after this generation, and all the women readers too, let’s get the heavy machinery out and start levelling that playing-field.”

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Stella makes a stir at MWF

Read more in today’s Age.

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Podcast from Radio National’s Bookshow

Romana Koval interviews Sophie Cunningham about the prize and its aims.

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Jonathan Franzen supports Stella

Joanthan Franzen says he supports the idea of the Stella Prize, which is modelled on Britain’s Orange Prize, as “good affirmative action”.