Evelyn Araluen: The 2022 Stella Prize Winner in Conversation

The Wheeler Centre

Event Date: 
12 May 2022
Author / Presenters: 
Evelyn Araluen and Jeanine Leane

Join us to celebrate Evelyn Araluen’s poetry collection Dropbear, winner of the 2022 Stella Prize.

For 10 years, the Stella Prize has celebrated books by Australian women and non-binary writers. The annual $50,000 prize is awarded to the work of fiction, non-fiction, YA, graphic novel or (eligible for the first time in 2022) poetry deemed most original, excellent and engaging. This year, Stella has awarded a further $10,000 to Araluen – bringing the total prize money for the winner of the 2022 Stella Prize to $60,000.

The Stella judges said ‘Dropbear is a breathtaking collection of poetry and short prose which arrests key icons of mainstream Australian culture and turns them inside out, with malice aforethought. Araluen’s brilliance sizzles when she goes on the attack against the kitsch and the cuddly: against Australia’s fantasy of its own racial and environmental innocence.’

At this special in-conversation event, Araluen will join Jeanine Leane to discuss Dropbear and its landmark win. 

The bookseller for this event is Hill of Content.

Presented in partnership with Stella.