Stephanie Van Schilt is a writer, editor and podcaster based in Victoria, Australia.

Her journalism, nonfiction and criticism has been published broadly in outlets including The Australian, the Guardian, Crime Reads, ELLE.com, The Saturday Paper and VICE. You can read a selection of her published work on this site.

In 2016, Stephanie created independent podcast Sisteria, which she currently hosts and produces. She’s also developing a meta-true crime podcast, Fatale, with development support from Creative Victoria. From 2014-2016, Stephanie co-hosted The Rereaders podcast.

Stephanie regularly hosts events and speaking engagements at ACMI and the Wheeler Centre. She was named one of Melbourne Writers Festival’s 30 Under 30 (2015), has been awarded a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk fellowship for her podcast work and was recently shortlisted for Endemol Shine’s women in screenwriting initiative. Stephanie has been awarded grants from the Australia Council, City of Melbourne and the Copyright Agency for her creative projects and professional development. 

In 2017, Stephanie was invited to participate in WNYC’s Werk It: Women’s Podcasting Festival in Los Angeles. She’s also been programmed for the Melbourne Writers Festival, Emerging Writers Festival and National Young Writers Festival. She’s read her work at Women of Letters and been a guest on ABC, 2ser, Triple R and Joy FM.

In 2008, Stephanie completed a Bachelor of Arts (Hon) in Film and Television Studies. Her thesis on creative film criticism won the John Flaus Prize at Monash University. 

From 2007–2013 she worked as an arts program administrator at the NGV and Film Victoria and has worked as a sessional tutor and lecturer at Monash University, focusing on film and television studies, gender, arts criticism and memoir.

Stephanie regularly writes copy and completes quality assurance for a number of various corporate and government clients.


Email     s.vanschilt@gmail.com

Twitter  twitter.com/stephvanschilt


Photo credit: Leah Jing.