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The Society of Women Writers, Tasmania, Inc., this year had the honour of presenting the prestigious Alice Award on August 6 at a dinner held at the Boathouse, Launceston. The event was attended by the Society of Women Writers, Tasmania patron Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, AM, Governor of Tasmania, with keynote speakers Tasmanian author Rachael Treasure and journalist Alison Andrews of the Country Courier, Longford.

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The Society is delighted to announce that Dr Clare Wright of Victoria is the 2016 recipient of the Alice Award. Congratulations, Clare.

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Eleanor Dark 1978

Judith Wright 1980

Mary Durack 1982

Kylie Tennant 1984

Ruth Park 1986

Nancy Cato 1988

Nance Donkin 1990

Elizabeth Jolley 1992

Mem Fox 1994

Patsy Adam-Smith 1996

Kathryn Purnell 1998

Jill Shearer 2000

Kate Grenville 2002

Dr. Margaret Scott 2004

Rosemary Dobson 2006

Dr. Brenda Niall 2008

Christobel Mattingley 2010

Susanna de Vries 2012

Libby Hathorn 2014

Dr. Clare Wright 2016

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The Tasmanian nominee for the Alice Award 2016 was Robyn Friend. A worthy nominee for this award, Robyn has made a significant contribution to the betterment of the art of writing. Read here what The Examiner had to say on Sunday, May 22.


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24.04 | 19:02

This one is interesting for me

25.02 | 17:05

Your good knowledge and kindness in playing with all the pieces were very useful. I don’t know what I would have done if I had not encountered such a step like

11.02 | 14:28

Wonderful to see Sally Rogers with her 2018 Alice award.
Congratulations Sally and so very well deserved. 🌹

22.11 | 13:08

Hello Trish and Claire, my name is Catherine and I am also keen to meet other women in the Hobart area who write. Have you organized any times to get together?

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