Now in its 10th year, the Stella Prize is a major literary award celebrating Australian women’s writing and championing diversity and cultural change.
To celebrate the 2022 prize, Julia sits down with Evelyn Araluen, this year’s prize winner, to discuss her award-winning debut book, Drop Bear, which weaves together past and present, her personal history and the story of indigenous Australia through powerful lyrical verse. Evelyn shares her writing experience, her journey into poetry and what it’s been like being recognised by the prize.
Julia also speaks with Jaclyn Booton, the Executive Director of the Stella Prize, about how it was established and why it is so important to spotlight Australian women’s writing. Evie Wyld also joins this bumper episode to share her experience as the 2021 prize winner and talk about her critically acclaimed novel, The Bass Rock.
Learn more about the Stella Prize at https://stella.org.au/prize/The 2022 Prize winning book, Drop Bear by Evelyn Araluen is available in Australia at https://www.uqp.com.au/books/dropbearThe 2021 Prize winning novel, The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld is available in Australia at https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-bass-rock-9781761045301 and in the UK at https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-bass-rock/evie-wyld/9781784705497
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