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