Longlisted for the 2020 Stella Prize

This is How We Change the Ending – Vikki Wakefield

Fiction · Text Publishing

This is how we change the ending

About the book

“It is an unflinching book that brims with anxieties and attitude, raw angst and gentle refuge.”

– 2020 Stella Prize Judges

Vikki Wakefield

About the author

Vikki Wakefield

Vikki Wakefield writes realist fiction for young adults. Her work explores coming-of-age, family, class, relationships and the lives of contemporary teens. Her novels All I Ever WantedFriday BrownInbetween Days and Ballad for a Mad Girl have been shortlisted for numerous awards. Vikki lives in Adelaide, Australia.

Further Reading


“In much of YA literature, that in-between stage of late adolescence is about the widening of potential, but here, the all-too-real fear of opportunities closing to you as financial reality hits is ever present.” Jackie Tang, Readings.


Read ‘YA Author Interview: Vikki Wakefield’ by Poppy Nwosu.

Listen to Gail Pittaway’s review of This Is How We Change The Ending on Radio New Zealand.

Judges’ report

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