Stella Prize shortlist author Clare Wright finds therapy in 'retail sabotage' in the Sydney Morning Herald


Clare Wright’s The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka published by Text Publishing is on the 2014 Stella Prize Shortlist

The full list includes:

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Night Games by Anna Krien
The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane
Boy, Lost by Kristina Olsson
The Swan Book by Alexis Wright
The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka by Clare Wright

“As historian Clare Wright tours the country to promote her book about the women of the Eureka Stockade, she often notices “the dick table” – a display at the front of a bookshop of books by and about men, including some about Eureka.

She has been known to move her book from the Australian history shelves to sit with them. “Retail sabotage,” she calls it. “How are you going to know what these books left out unless you’re offered the alternative?”

Wright’s book, The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, is one of six shortlisted for the Stella Prize for “excellent, original and engaging” books by Australian women, launched last year by a high-powered group of women to rectify a creeping male dominance of awards, media and cultural attitudes.”

Read the full article by Susan Wyndham through the link below:

Stella Prize shortlist author Clare Wright finds therapy in ‘retail sabotage’

Author: Clare Wright, OAM

Stella Prize 2014 Shortlist