2009 Kibble and Dobbie Awards

A couple of Australian literary awards slipped under the radar over the past month; I put it down to just trying to keep the weblog afloat. Anyway, the shortlists for the 2009 Nita Kibble and Dobbie Encouragement Awards have been released.

"The Nita Kibble Literary Award is an annual literary prize for the best Australian book of fiction or nonfiction classifiable as 'life writing' for Australian women writers." (Wikipedia)  The shortlisted works are:

Births Deaths and Marriages: true tales - Georgia Blain
An Exacting Heart: the story of Hephzibah Menuhin - Jacqueline Kent
The After Life: a memoir - Kathleen Stewart

The Dobbie Encouragement Award is for a first work by a female writer, and the shortlists works are:

Arthur Boyd: a life - Darleen Bunjey
Addition - Toni Jordan
Fugitive Blue - Clare Thomas

The winners of both awards will be announced on Wednesday 3 June 2009.

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