“The winning book elegantly tramples all over the Stella requirements: it is excellent, engaging and original in spades.”
“This prize rewards women who write truth – historical, political, and the truth of the heart and the soul: the truth of individuals, of each of us, and the truth of the world we live in.”
It’s been a big year here at Stella. This year, we’ve worked with over 600 teens in four states across Australia through Girls Write Up in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Wodonga.
A note from Stella’s new Executive Director, Michelle Scott Tucker.
The Stella Prize is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Executive Director, Michelle Scott Tucker.
Read the full speech given by Chair of Judges Fiona Stager at the 2018 Stella Prize Award Night.
Read the full transcript of Alexis Wright’s beautiful acceptance speech upon winning the 2018 Stella Prize.
The Stella Prize is sad to announce that Executive Director Aviva Tuffield will be moving on from Stella after the 2018 cycle is completed, in May this year.
“She rights the wrong by refusing to acquiesce to that wilful ignoring. That ignoring that says women’s voices aren’t representative, aren’t as creative, are too niche, too mumsy, too female.”
Read the full speech given by Chair of Judges Brenda Walker at 2017 Stella Prize Award Night, announcing the winner.
Read the full transcript of Heather Rose’s acceptance speech upon winning the 2017 Stella Prize.
Following the announcement of the Stella Prize, Sophie Cunningham will speak with chair of the 2017 judging panel Brenda Walker, this year’s winner, and other shortlisted authors.