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The Stella Prize longlist announced

The Stella Prize longlist announced

Bethanie Blanchard February 21, 2013 6 Comments

Fiction, debut writers and independent publishers are the emphasis in the longlist announced today for the inaugural Stella Prize, the first major new literary award for women’s writing. The Stella Prize is an exciting new fixture on the awards calendar and is the most high-profile example of what has been, in many ways, a culture […]

On a year of literary prizes

On a year of literary prizes

Bethanie Blanchard October 25, 2012

It’s almost the end of the literary awards season, and the last few weeks have been eventful times for literary prizes. I attended the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, the Melbourne lit scene in suits and cocktail dresses casting off its ‘bathrobe era’ attire (and found just how addicted we all are to our phones when I was […]