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The Stella Prize

2018 Winner Announced!

Congratulations to Alexis Wright who has won the 2018 Stella Prize for her book, Tracker.

From the publisher, Giramondo Publishing:

Alexis Wright returns to non-fiction in her new book, a collective memoir of the charismatic Aboriginal leader, political thinker and entrepreneur Tracker Tilmouth, who died in Darwin in 2015 at the age of 62.

Taken from his family as a child and brought up in a mission on Croker Island, Tracker Tilmouth worked tirelessly for Aboriginal self-determination, creating opportunities for land use and economic development in his many roles, including Director of the Central Land Council of the Northern Territory.

Tracker was a visionary, a strategist and a projector of ideas, renowned for his irreverent humour and his determination to tell things the way he saw them. Having known him for many years, Alexis Wright interviewed Tracker, along with family, friends, colleagues, and the politicians he influenced, weaving his and their stories together in a manner reminiscent of the work of Nobel Prize-winning author Svetlana Alexievich. The book is as much a testament to the powerful role played by storytelling in contemporary Aboriginal life as it is to the legacy of an extraordinary man.

Check out our collections for an available copy of this award winning novel:

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The Stella Prize is a major literary award celebrating Australian womens’ writing and championing diversity and cultural change. The prize is named after one of Australia’s iconic female authors, Stella Maria Sarah ‘Miles’ Franklin, and was awarded for the first time in 2013. Both non-fiction and fiction books by Australian women are eligible for entry.

Find out more about The Stella Prize and the winning title at http://thestellaprize.com.au/prize/2018-prize/.

Previous Award Winners

2017

The Museum of Modern Love
by Heather Rose
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2016

The Natural Way of Things
by Charlotte Wood
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2015

The Strays
by Emily Bitto
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2014

The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka
by Clare Wright
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The Stella Prize
2018 Shortlist

In case you missed them earlier, below are all titles from the shortlist that were nominated for the 2018 Stella Prize.

The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree
by Shokoofeh Azar
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Terra Nullius
by Claire G. Coleman
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The Life to Come
by Michelle de Kretser
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An Uncertain Grace
by Krissy Kneen
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The Fish Girl
by Mirandi Riwoe
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Tracker
by Alexis Wright
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The Stella Prize
2018 Longlist

Below are all titles from the 2018 Stella Prize longlist that were nominated if you wish to check them out too.

The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree
by Shokoofeh Azar
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A Writing Life: Helen Garner and her work
by Bernadette Brennan
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Anaesthesia: The gift of oblivion and the mystery of consciousness
by Kate Cole-Adams
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Terra Nullius
by Claire G. Coleman
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The Life to Come
by Michelle de Kretser
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This Water: Five tales
by Beverley Farmer
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The Green Bell: A memoir of love, madness & poetry
by Paula Keogh
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An Uncertain Grace
by Krissy Kneen
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Martin Sharp: His life and times
by Joyce Morgan
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The Fish Girl
by Mirandi Riwoe
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Tracker
by Alexis Wright
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