We are absolutely delighted for Charlotte Wood, who accepted the 2016 Stella Prize last night at the Sydney Opera House.
In a very obvious sense, Charlotte is already an inspiration to us. But her acceptance speech definitely took it to another level. In particular, her third reason for continuing to write The Natural Way of Things on her darkest day:
"To make use of what you have and who you are. Even a limited talent brings an obligation to explore it, develop it, exercise it, be grateful for it."
Thanks to the clever elves at The Stella Prize for posting Charlotte's acceptance speech in full, which we recommend reading here.