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Alexis Wright wins the 2018 Stella Prize

I’m a little bit late with this, so belated congratulations to Alexis Wright, whose book Tracker — a collective biography of Aboriginal leader, political thinker and entrepreneur Tracker Tilmouth — has been named winner of the 2018 Stella Prize. 240 more words

Literary Prizes

Alexis Wright wins 2018 Stella Prize for Tracker, an epic feat of Aboriginal storytelling

Alexis Wright, author of Tracker: a book written in the mode and genre of Aboriginal storytelling.
Stella Prize

Ben Etherington, Western Sydney University

Alexis Wright’s book… 762 more words


Stella Prize 2018 Winner - and how the Stella is tracking (pun alert!)

I don’t always write announcement posts here – even when I write short and or longlist posts, because the news is usually so immediately known. What can I add? 1,227 more words

Australian Literature

Weekly News Summary (8-13 April)

History repeating in Syria

At the beginning of the week, there was a devastating chemical weapons attack in Syria. At time of writing, there’s an… 1,159 more words

Weekly News

Book Club Hex Libris, April Edition.

I am so excited to announce the book that we will be reading for April. I have been wanting to roll my skills at sourcing unique and diverse stories into a channelled project. 982 more words

Book Recommendations

Carpentaria, Alexis Wright

Alexis Wright (1950- ) is a Waanyi woman of the “southern highlands of the Gulf of Carpentaria”. For non-Australians the Gulf of Carpentaria is the big body of water in the north of Australia – between the Northern Territory and Cape York Peninsula – and… 1,039 more words


Paperback Backpacking Part 9: Australia

When I try to think back to all the books I’ve read in the past, I honestly don’t remember having read anything from Australia, (Here is where I should say something cliché about reading Down Under), which is unfortunate since many great writers come from there. 528 more words

Paperback Backpacking