Stella Prize – ‘astonishing honour’ says winner Evelyn Araluen

Stella is delighted to announce Evelyn Araluen’s innovative debut collection of poetry and prose, Dropbear (University of Queensland Press), as the winner of the tenth annual Stella Prize.

Check judge and other responses here:

Evelyn Araluen is a Deakin colleague, and the Writing, Literature and Culture group warmly congratulate her on this major acknowledgement of her work.

The $50,000 Stella Prize, generously supported by the Wilson Foundation, was awarded to Evelyn Araluen for her debut collection of poetry and prose Dropbear. With 2022 marking the first year that poetry publications have been eligible for the Stella Prize, it is particularly significant that Dropbear has been selected as the most original, excellent, and engaging work by an Australian woman or non-binary writer.

And here is the link to Evelyn Araluen’s acceptance speech: 

Evelyn Araluen will also be In Conversation with Chloe Hooper at the Wheeler Centre: 

Thursday 12 May, 6:30-7:30pm

The Wheeler Centre,
176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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