Karen Hitchcock (author)

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Karen Hitchcock is an Australian author and medical doctor who published her first book of short stories in 2009. She has published in both medical[1] and literary journals, including a publication in the "Best Australian Short Stories" and "Best Australian Essays" anthologies.[2]

Her first book Little White Slips (Picador, 2009) was well received in the Australian media[3] and won the 2010 Steele Rudd Award in the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards, was shortlisted in the 2010 NSW Premiers Literary Award and the Kibble/Dobie award for women writers.

Karen writes a regular column about medicine for The Monthly, and currently works as a physician in a large city hospital in Melbourne.



  • Hitchcock, Karen (2020), The Medicine: A doctor's notes, Black Inc., an imprint of Schwartz Publishing Pty Ltd, ISBN 978-1-76064-193-1

Short fiction[edit]


  • Hitchcock, Karen (2009). Little white slips. Sydney: Picador Australia.

Essays and reporting[edit]


  1. ^ Nair, Balakrishnan R.; Mears, Stephen R.; Hitchcock, Karen I.; Attia, John R. (9 December 2002). "Evidence-based physicians' dressing: a crossover trial". The Medical Journal of Australia. 177 (11): 681–682. doi:10.5694/j.1326-5377.2002.tb05017.x.
  2. ^ The Best Australian Stories 2009 by Delia Falconer. 4 August 2009.
  3. ^ http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/first-impressions-karen-hitchcock-author/story-e6frg8nf-1225766721345
  4. ^ Original printed article is untitled.

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