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Book Prizes in the UK and Australia

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Byron Bay Writers Festival program for 2015 released

Emily Bitto whose The Strays won this year’s Stella Prize, Joan London, Kate Greville and Chigozie Obioma are among the headline writers appearing at the 2015  64 more words


Review: The Strays by Emily Bitto

Margot McGovern reviews The Strays by Emily Bitto. 

Winner of the 2015 Stella PrizeThe Strays (Affirm Press, 2014) is an enchanting foray into a bohemian paradise where art reigns supreme, creation and destruction walk hand in hand and desire winds snake-like through the grass. 1,059 more words


Review: 'The Strays' by Emily Bitto

It was hard to approach Emily Bitto’s debut novel The Strays without any expectations. People have been raving about it since it was shortlisted for the 2013 Victorian Premier’s Literary… 591 more words


GUEST BLOG: Caroline Baum on judging the Stella Prize

Judging a literary prize is the one thing that no algorithm, no matter how sophisticated, can do. It is an intensely human and subjective endeavour. Now that the winner of this year’s Stella prize has been announced, I can say with complete honesty that this was the hardest prize I have ever judged: partly because of the sheer volume of books that we five judges had to read, in a relatively tight time frame, and partly because the quality of the books made it such a difficult process. 569 more words

Literary Prizes

2015 Stella Prize Winner announced!

 Drum roll please…..and the winner is The Strays by Emily Bitto! 

The 2015 Stella Prize was awarded in Melbourne tonight with the winner receiving $50,000, and each of the shortlisted authors received $2000, courtesy of the Nelson Meers Foundation. 497 more words