Evie Wyld wins the 2021 Stella Prize

Described as a ‘gripping’ and ‘gothic’ novel, Evie Wyld’s The Bass Rock has taken out the prize for Australian women’s writing worth $50,000.

The power of Australian women and non-binary writers was celebrated at the Stella Prize literary awards 2021 with the announcement of Evie Wyld’s The Bass Rock (Penguin Random House) as the 2021 Stella Prize recipient, receiving $50,000 in prize money.

Celebrating the honour from the UK, Wyld told ArtsHub, ‘In a year in which women’s work has been so sidelined with domestic drudgery and childcare taking up so much of our time and energy, it feels just that extra bit wonderful to be part of this prize that recognises the work of women and non-binary writers.’

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