Kildare Robert Eric Dobbs (1923-2013) was a Canadian short story and travel writer.
Born in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India, he was educated in Ireland and later spent 5 years in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. After the war he worked in the British Colonial Service in Tanganyka. Dobbs came to Canada in 1952 and became a teacher, editor for Macmillan of Canada, managing editor of Saturday Night, and book editor of the Toronto Star.
In 2000, he was awarded the Order of Ontario. Prior to his death Dobbs lived in Toronto, Ontario with his wife Linda Kooluris Dobbs, a noted portrait artist, painter and photographer.