The Stella Prize

Last year, a new literary award was announced – an Australian award for female writers. There has been a ton of discussion on the position of female writers in the world, and whether a prize for women only is warranted. If you want to read more about this, do some internet searching. My position is yes, for a whole bunch of reasons, I’m not going to go into it here because I don’t want to. What I want to do is say yay for writing, yay for writing by Australians, yay for writing by Australian females. Here are the winners and short-listed books for the last two years, the most recent only announced on Tuesday.

2014

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The winner for 2014 was The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka by Clare Wright.

Shortlisted were:

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Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

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The Swan Book by Alexis Wright

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Boy, Lost by Kristina Olsson

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The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane

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Night Games by Anna Krien

2013

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The winner for 2013 was Mateship with Birds by Carrie Tiffany

Shortlist:

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Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan

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The Sunlit Zone by Lisa Jacobson

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Like a House on Fire by Cate Kennedy

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Questions of Travel by Michelle De Kretser

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The Burial by Courtney Collins

 

 

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