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GUEST BLOG: Caroline Baum on judging the Stella Prize

Judging a literary prize is the one thing that no algorithm, no matter how sophisticated, can do. It is an intensely human and subjective endeavour. Now that the winner of this year’s Stella prize has been announced, I can say with complete honesty that this was the hardest prize I have ever judged: partly because of the sheer volume of books that we five judges had to read, in a relatively tig... Read more

by | April 23, 2015

The 2015 Stella Prize Shortlist announced!

The shortlist for the 2015 Stella Prize has just been announced, and what an exciting list of Australian authors it is! Named after one of Australia’s most important female authors, Stella Maria Miles Franklin, The Stella Prize celebrates Australian women’s contribution to literature, awarded last year to Clare Wright for The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka. Don’t miss the chance to grab a cop... Read more

by | March 12, 2015

The 2015 Stella Prize Longlist announced!

The longlist for the 2015 Stella Prize has just been announced, and what an exciting list of Australian authors! Named after one of Australia’s most important female authors, Stella Maria Miles Franklin, The Stella Prize celebrates Australian women’s contribution to literature, awarded last year to Clare Wright for The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka. Don’t miss the chance to grab a copy of th... Read more

by | February 12, 2015

John Purcell Sensationally Bunny-Eared by Stella Prize Winner Clare Wright

Clare Wright visited Booktopia today fresh from her Stella Prize win last night at a ceremony in Sydney. She posed alongside Booktopia Book Guru John Purcell with copies of her incredible new book The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka. It looks as though last night’s festivities had no effect on the acclaimed writer and historian, as she threw in one of history’s finest photo pranks on her... Read more

by | April 30, 2014

Clare Wright wins the 2014 Stella Prize for The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka  

Melbourne writer, historian and broadcaster Clare Wright has won the second annual Stella Prize for her groundbreaking work The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka. The book was previously named as one of Booktopia’s Books of the Year for 2013. Kerryn Goldsworthy, chair of the 2014 Stella Prize judging panel: The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka sheds a bright new light on a dark old Australian story. I... Read more

by | April 29, 2014