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A Prize of One’s Own: The Stella Prize


In 2012, feminism became the literary world’s latest buzzword. The Stella Prize, Australia’s first prize to reward a woman writer for the best book of the year, was at the centre of the conversation. In 2013, the Stella Prize will be awarded for the first time. In the week of the announcement, join its founders and judges and the newly awarded Stella Prize winner for an evening of discussion and celebration.

With Sian Prior, Kerryn Goldsworthy, Aviva Tuffield, Ellen Koshland and the inaugural Stella Prize winner.


Kerryn Goldsworthy

Kerryn Goldsworthy is a freelance writer and critic, and a former academic who lectured in literature at the University of Melbourne for 17 years. A former editor of Australian Book Review and a member of the editorial team that produced The Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature (2009... Read more

Sian Prior

Sian Prior is a writer, broadcaster and creative writing teacher. She presents programmes on ABC Radio and writes a monthly column for Fairfax. Sian’s essays have been published in Meanjin and her first book, Shy: A Memoir, was published by Text in 2014.

Aviva Tuffield

Aviva Tuffield is a publisher at University of Queensland Press. She has worked in publishing for almost 20 years, mainly as an editor. She was previously a publisher at Black Inc., at Affirm Press, and associate publisher at Scribe Publications, where she was responsible for building an Australian ... Read more

Ellen Koshland

Ellen Koshland is a Founding Donor of the Stella Prize and has been an active supporter of literature and education in Australia since her arrival from the USA in 1973. She established the Education Foundation in 1989 to garner support for public education, which later joined with the Foundation for... Read more


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