The Stella Prize was founded to elevate the writing of Australian women with an annual, $50,000 literary prize. Now in its eighth year, it’s become a fixture of Australia’s literary culture – driving book sales, sparking book clubs and boosting the careers of many fine local writers.
In April, we'll host a conversation with Louise Swinn, chair of the 2020 Stella judging panel, and the winner of this year’s award. Together, they'll discuss the winning book, the evolution of our national writing culture, and the Stella Prize’s role within it.
Hill of Content will be our bookseller for this event.
Louise Swinn is a writer, publisher, critic, literary event chair and the editor of Choice Words: A Collection of Writing About Abortion (Allen and Unwin, 2019). Her work appears regularly in the Age, the Australian and the Sydney Morning Herald. She was one of the founders of Sleepers Publishing, the Small Press Network and the Stella Prize.