Australian Fiction

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The Book Thief

The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

The New York Times #1 Bestseller. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. By her brother's graveside, Liesel Meminger's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Gravedigger's Handbook, left there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery. So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her foster father, learns to read. Soon she is... Read more about this item
Shantaram

Shantaram

by Gregory David Roberts

Gregory David Roberts penned Shantaram as a mostly autobiographical novel. Shantaram is the name given to the main character, Mr. Lindsay Ford, also known as Linbaba.
Ford is a convicted Australian bank robber and heroin addict who escaped and made his way to Mumbai, planning on leaving for Germany, but ends up staying and setting up a free health clinic in the slums, staying for over 10 years.
Transit Of Venus

Transit Of Venus

by Shirley Hazzard

The Transit of Venus is considered Shirley Hazzard's most brilliant novel. It tells the story of two orphan sisters, Caroline and Grace Bell, as they leave Australia to start a new life in post-war England. What happens to these young women--seduction and abandonment, marriage and widowhood, love and betrayal--becomes as moving and wonderful and yet as predestined as the transits of the planets themselves. Gorgeously written and intricately constructed, Hazzard's novel is a story of place: Sydney,... Read more about this item
On the Beach

On the Beach

by Nevil Shute

"The most shocking fiction I have read in years. What is shocking about it is both the idea and the sheer imaginative brilliance with which Mr. Shute brings it off."THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLEThey are the last generation, the innocent victims of an accidental war, living out their last days, making do with what they have, hoping for a miracle. As the deadly rain moves ever closer, the world as we know it winds toward an inevitable end....From the Paperback edition.
A Town Like Alice

A Town Like Alice

by Nevil Shute

A Town Like Alice is a novel by the Australian author Nevil Shute. It tells the story of Jean Paget; as a prisoner of war in Malaya during World War II and then her return to Malaya after the war where she discovers something that leads her on the search for romance and to a small outback community in Australia where she sets out to turn it into 'a town like Alice'. It was first published in 1950 when Shute had newly settled in Australia.
Year Of Wonders

Year Of Wonders

by Geraldine Brooks

Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague is a 2001 international bestselling historical fiction novel by Geraldine Brooks. It was chosen as both a New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book.
Trustee From the Toolroom

Trustee From the Toolroom

by Nevil Shute

NEVIL SHUTE NORWAY was born on January 17, 1899 in Ealing, London. After attending the Dragon School and Shrewsbury School, he studied Engineering Science at Balliol College, Oxford. He worked as an aeronautical engineer and published his first novel, Marazan, in 1926. In 1931 he married Frances Mary Heaton and they went on to have two daughters. During the Second World War he joined the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve where he worked on developing secret weapons. After the war he continued to write and... Read more about this item
Cloudstreet

Cloudstreet

by Tim Winton

Cloudstreet is a novel by Australian writer Tim Winton. It chronicles the lives of two working class Australian families who come to live together at One Cloud Street, over a period of twenty years, 1943 - 1963. It was the recipient of a Mitchell Burling Award in 1992.
True History Of the Kelly Gang

True History Of the Kelly Gang

by Peter Carey

True History of the Kelly Gang is a historical novel by Australian writer Peter Carey. It was first published in Brisbane by the University of Queensland Press in 2000. It won the 2001 Man Booker Prize and the Commonwealth Writers Prize in the same year. Despite its title, the book is fiction and a variation on the Ned Kelly story.
Oscar and Lucinda

Oscar and Lucinda

by Peter Carey

Oscar and Lucinda is a novel by Peter Carey, which won the 1988 Booker Prize, and the 1989 Miles Franklin Award. It tells the story of Oscar Hopkins, the Cornish son of a Plymouth Brethren minister who becomes an Anglican priest, and Lucinda Leplastrier, a young Australian heiress who buys a glass factory. They meet on the boat over to Australia, and discover that they are both obsessive gamblers.
The Secret River

The Secret River

by Kate Grenville

The Secret River, written by Kate Grenville in 2005, is a historical fiction about an early 19th century Englishman transported to Australia for theft. The story begins with an insightful flashback to England, and goes on to explore issues surrounding the question of what might have happened when Europeans colonised land already inhabited by Aboriginal people. According to a review in The Telegraph, The Secret River has more action than Grenville's previous novel,The Idea of Perfection.
Poor Fellow My Country

Poor Fellow My Country

by Xavier Herbert

Poor Fellow My Country is a Miles Franklin Award winning novel by Australian author Xavier Herbert. It is the longest Australian book ever written. Primarily, it is the story of Jeremy Delacy and his illegitimate grandson Prindy in the years leading up to World War II. It covers matter on Aboriginal affairs, Australian patriotism and nationalism; subjects also dealt with in Herbert's novel Capricornia.
Voss

Voss

by Patrick White

PATRICK WHITE (1912-1990), an Australian novelist and playwright, won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1973. His novel The Vivisector was shortlisted for the Lost Man Booker Prize in 2010.
Beyond the Black Stump

Beyond the Black Stump

by Nevil Shute

Beyond the Black Stump is a novel by British author Nevil Shute. It was first published in the UK by William Heinemann Ltd in 1956.  If somewhere is 'beyond the black stump' it means it is in the deepest darkest wilds of the Australian outback. This is the sun-baked setting for Nevil Shute's novel of a romance that is tested by the differences between two young people's home lives. Stanton Laird is sent from his small town in America to work in a remote outpost in Western Australia. While out... Read more about this item
The Far Country

The Far Country

by Nevil Shute

A young English woman leaves her aging parents to visit friends living in the Australian outback. She falls in love, both with the country and with Carl, a doctor and Czech refugee. Brought together through dramatic encounters and strange twists of fate, their relationship hangs in the balance when Jennifer is called back to England.
Tomorrow, When the War Began

Tomorrow, When the War Began

by John Marsden

The Tomorrow series is a series of seven young adult invasion novels written by Australian writer John Marsden, detailing a high-intensity invasion and occupation of Australia by a foreign power. The novels are related from the first person perspective by the main character, Ellie Linton, a part of a small band of teenagers waging a guerrilla war on the enemy soldiers in their fictional home town of Wirrawee.
For the Term Of His Natural Life

For the Term Of His Natural Life

by Marcus Clarke

For the Term of His Natural Life, written by Marcus Clarke, was published in the Australian Journal between 1870 and 1872 (as His Natural Life), appearing as a novel in 1874. It is the best known novelisation of life as a convict in early Australian history. Described as a "ripping yarn", and at times relying on seemingly implausible coincidences, the story follows the fortunes of Rufus Dawes, a young man transported for a murder which he did not commit.
Carpentaria

Carpentaria

by Wright Alexis

Breath

Breath

by Tim Winton

The Gold Seekers

The Gold Seekers

by William Stuart Long

The Exiles

The Exiles

by William Stuart Long

The Settlers

The Settlers

by William Stuart Long

Gould's Book Of Fish

Gould's Book Of Fish

by Richard Flanagan

The Potato Factory

The Potato Factory

by Bryce Courtenay

Australian Fiction Books & Ephemera

The Conversations At Curlow Creek

The Conversations At Curlow Creek

by Malouf, David

David Malouf is the author of many works of fiction and poetry, including the novel Remembering Babylon which received the first-ever International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was short listed for the Booker Prize. He lives in Sydney, Australia.
Ransom

Ransom

by Malouf, David

David Malouf is the internationally acclaimed author of novels including The Great World (winner of the Commonwealth Writers' prize and the Prix Femina Etranger), Remembering Babylon (shortlisted for the Booker Prize and winner ofthe IMPAC Dublin Literary Award), An Imaginary Life, Conversations at Curlow Creek and his autobiographical classic 12 Edmondstone Street. His Collected Stories won the 2008 Australia-Asia Literary Award. In 2008 Malouf was the Scottish Arts' Council Muriel Spark International... Read more about this item
Remembering Babylon

Remembering Babylon

by Malouf, David

Remembering Babylon is a book by David Malouf written in 1993. It won the inaugural IMPAC Award and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Miles Franklin Award. The novel covers themes of isolation, language, relationships (particularly those between men), community and living on the edge (of society, consciousness, culture).
The Tax Inspector

The Tax Inspector

by Carey, Peter

Peter Carey is the author of seven novels including the Booker Prize-winning Oscar and Lucinda. He has also written a book of short stories (The Fat Man in History) and a children’s book (The Big Bazoohley). Born in Australia in 1943, he has lived in New York City for ten years, with his wife and their two sons.
The Harp In the South

The Harp In the South

by Park, Ruth

The Harp in the South is a novel by New Zealand born Australian author Ruth Park. Published in 1948, it portrays the life of a Catholic Irish Australian family living in the Sydney suburb of Surry Hills, which was at that time an inner city slum.
Dirt Music

Dirt Music

by Winton, Tim

Dirt Music by Tim Winton is a Booker prize shortlisted novel from 2001 and winner of the 2002 Miles Franklin Award. The harsh, unyielding climate of Western Australia dominates the actions and events of this thriller.
Looking For Alibrandi

Looking For Alibrandi

by Marchetta, Melina

For as long as Josephine Alibrandi can remember, it's just been her, her mom, and her grandmother. Now it's her final year at a wealthy Catholic high school. The nuns couldn't be any stricter--but that doesn't seem to stop all kinds of men from coming into her life.Caught between the old-world values of her Italian grandmother, the nononsense wisdom of her mom, and the boys who continue to mystify her, Josephine is on the ride of her life. This will be the year she falls in love, the year she discovers... Read more about this item
Seven Little Australians

Seven Little Australians

by Turner, Ethel

Seven Little Australians (1894) is a classic Australian children's novel by Ethel Turner. Set mainly in Sydney in the 1880s, it relates the adventures of the seven mischievous Woolcot children, their stern army father Captain Woolcot and flighty stepmother Esther. In 1994 the novel was the only book by an Australian author to have been continuously in print for 100 years.
Papua

Papua

by Watt, Peter

Here\'s Luck

Here's Luck

by Lower, Lennie

Cry Of the Curlew

Cry Of the Curlew

by Watt, Peter

Turning

Turning

by Winton, Tim

Riders

Riders

by Winton, Tim

The Family Frying Pan

The Family Frying Pan

by Courtenay, Bryce

The Shifting Fog

The Shifting Fog

by Morton, Kate