Dobbie Literary Award
For women writers of a published book of fiction or nonfiction classifiable as 'life writing'. Life writing for the purpose of this award includes novels, autobiography, biography, travel and other writing with a strong personal element.
Nita Dobbie (1904-1992) was raised by her aunt Nita Kibble after her mother's death. She worked as a librarian and research officer at the Standards Association for 33 years. Nita Dobbie established the 'Nita B. Kibble Literary Award' to advance Australian literature and to provide incentive to women writers.
The State Library provides a judge for the award.
The award is administered by Perpetual Trustees. A newspaper advertisement usually appears in November, applications close in December and the award is announced in May.
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