Felicity Dowker

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Felicity Dowker
Alan Baxter, Felicity Dowker and Aileen Harland.jpg
Felicity Dowker (center), with Alan Baxter and Aileen Harland, in 2010.
Born 1980
Genre Speculative fiction
Notable works "Bread and Circuses", "Jesse's Gift"
Notable awards Ditmar Award

Felicity Dowker is a speculative fiction writer from Victoria, Australia. She is predominantly recognised as a writer in the horror genre.[1]

In 2009, she won the Ditmar Award (Australian SF Award) for Best New Talent.[2] Her story "Jesse's Gift" was nominated for the Aurealis Award for Horror Short Story.[3]

Dowker's stories have appeared in a number of Australian publications including Borderlands, Aurealis and Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine.[4] One story in particular, "Bread and Circuses", was the recipient of positive reviews after appearing in the Scary Kisses anthology, and was described in Scoop magazine as one of the highlights of the collection.[5][6][7][8][9]

Her story, "Bread and Circuses" is a finalist for the 2010 Ditmar Award for Short Fiction as well as the 2010 Australian Shadows Award for Short Fiction.[10]

Dowker's first story collection, Bread and Circuses, was published in 2012.[1]


  1. ^ a b McKechnie, Robert (4 December 2010). "Airport West author signs horror book deal". Moonee Valley Leader. Retrieved 18 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "2009 Ditmar Awards". The Locus Index to SF Awards. Retrieved 18 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "2010 Aurealis Awards". The Locus Index to SF Awards. Retrieved 18 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "2010 Australian Specfic [sic] Snapshot: Felicity Dowker". girlie jones. Retrieved 18 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Scary Kisses". Scoop (54): 64. Summer 2010. Retrieved 18 December 2010. 
  6. ^ Slatter, Angela (18 August 2010). "Drive-bys and Circuses: Felicity Dowker". Angela Slatter. Retrieved 18 December 2010. 
  7. ^ Harris, Narrelle (15 June 2010). "Review: Scary Kisses edited by Liz Grzyb". Mortal words. Retrieved 18 December 2010. 
  8. ^ Tan, Charles (10 May 2010). "Book/Magazine Review: Scary Kisses edited by Liz Grzyb". Bibliophile Stalker. Retrieved 18 December 2010. 
  9. ^ Petrie, Simon (27 March 2010). "Scary Kisses (Liz Grzyb, ed)". The Specusphere. Retrieved 18 December 2010. 
  10. ^ http://australianhorror.com/index.php?view=256

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