Kibble Awards

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.

Perpetual, as trustee of the Kibble Literary Awards for Women Writers, is dedicated to ensuring the awards continue to recognise and provide benefit to female authors into the future.

We have made the strategic decision to postpone the awards whilst we undertake a review of the funding trust and the award processes, and as such, the Kibble Literary Award for an established author and the Dobbie Literary Award for a first time published author will not be awarded in 2020. Please visit the applications page to register for updates on the awards.