About the Kibble Literary Awards
The Nita B Kibble Literary Awards for Women Writers recognise the works of women writers who have published fiction or non-fiction classified as 'life writing'. This includes novels, autobiographies, biographies, literature and any writing with a strong personal element.
The object of the Awards is to encourage Australian women writers to improve and advance Australian literature for the benefit of the community.
Two awards are made each year, the Kibble Literary Award and the Dobbie Literary Award, which are known by writers, publishers and the wider literary community as an exciting feature on the annual calendar of women's writing.
The Kibble Literary Award, currently valued at $30,000, recognises the work of an established Australian woman writer.
The Dobbie Literary Award, currently valued at $5,000, recognises a first published work from an Australian woman writer.
The Kibble Awards shortlist and winners are decided by an expert judging panel consisting of:
- Dr Brigid Rooney, Senior Lecturer in Australian Literature at the University of Sydney.
- Ms Jean Bedford, is a novelist and short-story writer; she is on the Board of the NSW Writer's Centre and co-Editor of the online journal the 'Newtown Review of Books'.
- Ms Maggie Patton, Manager of the Original Materials Branch of the State Library of New South Wales.
Find out how to apply.