Nita B Kibble Literary Awards for Women Writers
Amongst some of Australia's most prestigious awards for women writers, the Nita B Kibble Literary Awards (the Kibble Awards) aim to encourage Australian women writers to improve and advance literature for the benefit of our community.
The Awards recognise the works of female authors of fiction or non-fiction classified as 'life writing'. This includes novels, autobiographies, biographies, literature and any writing with a strong personal element.
The Kibble Literary Award recognises the work of an established author while the Dobbie Literary Award recognises a first published work.
Since the inception of the Kibble Literary Awards in 1994, many of Australia's leading women writers have received prizes, each benefiting from Nita Dobbie's foresight and vision.
As trustee of the Awards, Perpetual has a responsibility to maintain the Trust into perpetuity. To ensure female authors continue to benefit from the prize, the awards will now be offered on a biennial basis, and will next be awarded in 2018.