Evie Wyld’s The Bass Rock wins the 2021 Stella Prize

Today’s episode features Evie Wyld discussing her Stella Prize winning novel The Bass Rock

Evie Wyld

Evie Wyld is the Miles Franklin award winning author of All the Birds Singing.  Last Year she joined us on Final Draft last year to discuss The Bass Rock, a novel which has since gone on to win the Stella Prize. Today we are revisiting that conversation with a special extended chat that takes in all the bits that didn’t make it to air last time…

The Stella Prize

The Stella Prize is an annual award open to books published by women and non-binary writers. It’s now in its ninth year and always offers up an incredible selection of titles.

The Bass Rock

The Bass Rock weaves together three narratives across the centuries exploring the pervasive violence that women must live with daily. The novel opens on a scene of a child and her mother walking on the beach, about to make a gruesome discovery. We then meet Vivianne arriving in town late at night to catalogue the estate of her grandmother Ruth. In post war Scotland Ruth arrives at her new home unsure of her place and her role in the lives of her adopted children. And some centuries earlier Sarah must flee her village after she is charged with witchcraft and faces brutality at the hands of the townsfolk and burning at the stake.

Join me as we discover Evie Wyld’s The Bass Rock

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