Posted by: Lisa Hill | May 14, 2012

2012 Kibble and Dobbie Award shortlists

The 2012 Kibble and Dobbie Award shortlists have been announced. The winners will be announced on July 25th.

According to the Trust website:

The Awards recognise the works of women writers 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 for Women Writers is worth $30,000 and recognises the work of established women writers.  The nominees are

The Dobbie Encouragement Award, worth $5000, is ‘for accomplished work of a first published female writer’.  The nominees are

Congratulations to all the authors, editors and publishers!


  1. Thanks for this list .. I must read more of these, particularly Parrett and Jones. I have though read and reviewed Leah Swann’s Bearings. It’s a good collection of short stories.


    • Thanks for the link, Sue, I’ve added it here. It’s a really nice review, you and Karenlee just have the knack with short stories!


      • Thanks Lisa, I do enjoy them a lot even though they make my brain hurt at times!


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