- Six years ago, The Stella Prize burst onto the Australian literary scene with an air of urgency.
The A$50,000 award was the progeny of the Stella Count – a campaign highlighting the under-representation of women authors in book reviews and awards lists.
- Camilla Nelson
- The Conversation
In the years since, the prize has challenged the gendered ways in which we think about “significance” and “seriousness” in literature.
And the Stella has never shied from difficult, taxing or surprising choices.
It has awarded nonfiction in a field traditionally dominated by fiction; first time writers rather than established names; and in an…