Jess Hill wins the 2020 Stella Prize

Jess Hill has been named the winner of the 2020 Stella Prize for her meticulously researched account of domestic violence in Australia, See What You Made Me Do.

Women are abused or killed by their partners at astonishing rates: in Australia, almost 17% of women over the age of fifteen have been abused by an intimate partner. In See What You Made Me Do, Hill puts perpetrators – and the systems that enable them – in the spotlight, revealing the multitude and insidious ways in which abusers exert their control.

Chair of the judging panel, Louise Swinn, said: ‘Jess Hill is a journalist whose clarity of expression and thought are of the highest order …. using forensic investigation, and highlighting personal stories, this book does much more than draw attention to this crisis – it offers solutions for reform.’

See What You Made Me Do was one of the most impactful nonfiction works at Readings last year. Our head book buyer Alison Huber described it as “long-form journalism at its absolute best”, while Readings Monthly editor Elke Power called it “a manifesto for change”.

Hill was shortlisted alongside five other authors: Caro Llewellyn (Diving into Glass), Favel Parrett (There Was Still Love), Josephine Rowe (Here Until August), Tara June Winch (The Yield) and 2016 Stella winner Charlotte Wood (The Weekend).

Our congratulations once more to all the shortlisted authors.


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See What You Made Me Do

See What You Made Me Do

Jess Hill

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