ABC’s 50 Australian Books You Must Read Before You Die

A Fortunate Life – A.B. Facey
Gallipoli – Alan Moorehead
Carpentaria – Alexis Wright
An Intruder’s Guide to East Arnhem Land – Andrew McMillan
The Power of One – Bryce Courtenay
The Year of Living Dangerously – C.J. Koch
The Tall Man – Chloe Hooper
The Man Who Loved Children – Christina Stead
For Love Alone – Christina Stead
The Slap – Christos Tsiolkas
Unreliable Memoirs – Clive James
Jasper Jones – Craig Silvey
Ransom – David Malouf
The Monkey’s Mask – Dorothy Porter
Come In Spinner – Dymphna Cusack & Florence James
Seven Little Australians – Ethel Turner
Power Without Glory – Frank Hardy
Grand Days – Frank Moorhouse
The Tyranny of Distance – Geoffrey Blainey
My Brother Jack – George Johnston
The Watcher on the Cast-Iron Balcony – Hal Porter
Monkey Grip – Helen Garner
The First Stone – Helen Garner
The Fortunes of Richard Mahoney – Henry Handel Richardson
Picnic at Hanging Rock – Joan Lindsay
The Secret River – Kate Grenville
Wake in Fright – Kenneth Cooke
That Deadman Dance – Kim Scott
Here’s Luck – Lennie Lower
The Life – Malcolm Knox
The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
My Brilliant Career – Miles Franklin
Eucalyptus – Murray Bail
The Magic Pudding – Norman Lindsay
Riders in the Chariot – Patrick White
The Tree of Man – Patrick White
True History of the Kelly Gang – Peter Carey
Maestro – Peter Goldsworthy
The Broken Shore – Peter Temple
Visitants – Randolph Stow
Wanting – Richard Flanagan
The Fatal Shore – Robert Hughes
The Dressmaker – Rosalie Ham
The Harp in the South – Ruth Park
It’s Raining in Mango – Thea Astley
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith – Thomas Keneally
Cloudstreet – Tim Winton
The Riders – Tim Winton
1788 – Watkin Tench
Capricornia – Xavier Herbert


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