Topic archives: Stella Prize

Crikey Worm: NSW, Vic join child abuse redress scheme

March 9, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Victoria and New South Sales sign on to the federal redress scheme for institutional child sexual abuse. Plus, a former immigration detainee is nominated for the Stella Prize. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Stella Count finds male reviewers shun books by women

Stella Count finds male reviewers shun books by women

September 24, 2014 2

Leading Australian publications favour reviews of books by men over books by women, the Stella Count has found. Their predominantly male reviewers could be to blame.

Eureka! Literary ladies celebrate a Stella year for book lovers

Eureka! Literary ladies celebrate a Stella year for book lovers

April 30, 2014 2

Historian Clare Wright has won the Stella prize for literature for her book The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, and a literary who's who were out in force at last night's awards ceremony.

The persistence of gender: a Stella Miles Franklin shortlist

The persistence of gender: a Stella Miles Franklin shortlist

May 1, 2013

The gender issue has been a persistent theme in the announcement of shortlists and longlists. For the first time in history an all-female Stella Prize shortlist has been announced, writes Bethanie Blanchard.

From sausage fest to ladies’ choice: Miles Franklin returns to her roots

From sausage fest to ladies’ choice: Miles Franklin returns to her roots

April 30, 2013 1

Female writers have stormed back into contention for the Miles Franklin -- this year it's the men left off the shortlist. So is it reactionism or simply a stellar year for women authors?

How Stella got her groove: the story behind our newest lit prize

How Stella got her groove: the story behind our newest lit prize

April 17, 2013 7

Last night the first winner of the Stella Prize, a new award for Australian women writers, was announced. How did the founders create a $50,000 award in just two years?

Sisters do it for themselves at the inaugural Stella Prize

Sisters do it for themselves at the inaugural Stella Prize

April 17, 2013

Why should women have their own, segregated writing prize? That was the questioned that hovered over the first Stella Prize, writes W H Chong.

Debut writers, indie publishers the emphasis of the inaugural Stella Prize

Debut writers, indie publishers the emphasis of the inaugural Stella Prize

February 22, 2013

Fiction, debut writers and independent publishers are the emphasis in the longlist announced for the inaugural Stella Prize, the first major new literary award for women’s writing, reports Bethanie Blanchard.