Posted by: Lisa Hill | March 12, 2011

2011 Barbara Jefferis Award shortlist

I’m very pleased to see via Perry Middlemiss that three books I’ve admired have been shortlisted for the 2011 Barbara Jefferis Award. 

Each year the announcement coincides nicely with International Women’s Day because the Barbara Jefferis Award is presented to ‘the best novel written by an Australian author that depicts women and girls in a positive way or otherwise empowers the status of women and girls in society’.   Small independent publishers and debut authors feature in the shortlist.

The shortlist

Shortlisted titles for this award rarely disappoint so I shall be seeking out copies of the ones I haven’t read yet.

The winner will be announced on next month on April 9th.

Last year’s winner was The China Garden by Kristina Olsson in 2010, see my review.


  1. oh not heard of this award lisa or any of the books on it must look them up ,thanks ,all the best stu


    • It’s a fairly new award, Stu. It was only created in 2007 from the bequest of John Hinde, and it commemorates his wife, the author Barbara Jefferis who died in 2004.


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