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The Barbara Jefferis Award

The Barbara Jefferis Award is offered annually for “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”.

Barbara Jefferis was a feminist, a founding member of the Australian Society of Authors, its first woman President and, in the words of Thomas Keneally, “a rare being amongst authors, being both a fine writer but also organisationally gifted. She was a professional and internationally published writer long before most of us dreamed of such things”.

The Award is paid from the Barbara Jefferis Literary Fund, which has been established as a result of a bequest from Barbara Jefferis’s husband, ABC film critic John Hinde, who died in 2006. The Australian Society of Authors is Trustee of the Fund.

In 2012 the Award is valued at $35,000.

2012 Entries Now Open.  Entries for this year do close on December 11, 2011 so worthy to keep in mind for next year.

For more information or to download an entry form use the following link.

http://www.asauthors.org/scripts/cgiip.exe/WService=ASP0016/ccms.r?PageId=10128

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