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Stella Prize 2020: See What You Made Me Do
Jess Hill in conversation with Rick Morton
“It’s not a crime to demand that your girlfriend no longer see her family. It’s not a crime to tell her what to wear, how to clean the house and what she’s allowed to buy at the supermarket…”
Jess Hill’s ground-breaking book on domestic abuse See What You Made Me Do: Power, Control and Domestic Abuse was a bold choice for the 2020 Stella Prize. Hill goes behind the facts and figures and explains how we can confront this national crisis and drastically reduce the violence today.
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Jess Hill is an investigative journalist who has been writing about domestic violence since 2014. Prior to this she was a producer and journalist for ABC Radio and a Middle East correspondent for The Global Mail. She was listed in Foreign Policy's top 100 women to follow on Twitter and her reporting on domestic violence has won two Walkley awards, an Amnesty International award and three Our Watch awards. Jess won the 2020 Stella Prize for See What You Made Me Do.
Rick Morton is the senior reporter with The Saturday Paper and the author of the bestselling memoir One Hundred Years of Dirt. He is the recipient of the 2017 Kennedy Award for Outstanding Columnist, and his book was shortlisted for the National Biography Award 2019 as well as being Highly Commended in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and longlisted for the 2018 Walkley Book of the Year. His new book will be published by HarperCollins in early 2021.