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The Stella Prize winner in conversation: Vicki Laveau-Harvie

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Photograph of Louise Swinn and Vicki Laveau-Harvie

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The 2019 Stella Prize shortlist is testament to the depth of talent in women's writing in Australia today. The shortlisted books – ranging across fiction and non-fiction – are innovative, funny, enriching and erudite. Now, the judges face the difficult task of choosing a winner.

The Stella Prize was founded to elevate the writing of Australian women with an annual, $50,000 literary prize. Now in its seventh year, it’s an indispensable fixture in Australia’s literary culture – driving book sales, sparking book clubs and boosting the careers of many fine local writers.

At this event, Louise Swinn, chair of the 2019 Stella Prize judging panel, and Vicki Laveau-Harvie, the winner of this year's award for her memoir, The Erratics, discuss the winning book and the evolution of the Stella Prize.

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