Australian Books Challenge


Glenda Adams: Dancing on Coral (1987)

Raymond Aitchison: Contillo: A Novel (1966)

Steven Amsterdam: Things We Didn’t See Coming (2009)

Jessica Anderson: Tirra Lirra by the River (1978)

Thea Astley: Reaching Tin River (1990)

Thea Astley: Vanishing Points (1992)


Murray Bail: Eucalyptus: A Novel (1998)

Murray Bail: Holden’s Performance (1987)

Robert G. Barrett: And De Fun Don’t Done (1993)

Robert G. Barrett: The Godson (1989)

Max Barry: Jennifer Government (2003)

John Birmingham: He Died with a Felafel in his Hand (1994)

John Birmingham: Weapons of Choice (2004)

Jesse Blackadder: After the Party (2005)

Rolf Boldrewood: Robbery under Arms: A Story of Life and Adventure in the Bush and in the Goldfields of Australia (1888)

Martin Boyd: A Difficult Young Man (1955)

Martin Boyd: Lucinda Brayford (1946)

James Bradley: The Deep Field (1999)

David Brooks: Fern Tattoo (1996)

David Brooks: The House of Balthus (1995)

Geraldine Brooks: March: A Novel (2005)

Geraldine Brooks: People of the Book (2008)

Geraldine Brooks: Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague (2001)


Anna Campbell: Untouched (2007)

Ada Cambridge: A Marked Man: Some Episodes in His Life (1890)

Fiona Capp: Musk & Byrne (2008)

Gabrielle Carey and Kathy Lette: Puberty Blues (1979)

Peter Carey: Bliss (1981)

Peter Carey: Illywhacker (1985)

Peter Carey: Oscar and Lucinda (1988)

Peter Carey: The Tax Inspector (1991)

Peter Carey: Theft: A Love Story (2006)

Peter Carey: True History of the Kelly Gang (2000)

Patricia Carlon: The Whispering Wall (1969)

Isobelle Carmody: Obernewtyn (1987)

Steven Carroll: The Art of the Engine Driver (2001)

≤em≥Steven Carroll: The Lost Life: A Novel (2009)</span

Steven Carroll: The Time We Have Taken (2007)

Brian Castro: The Garden Book (2005)

Brian Caswell: A Cage of Butterflies (1992)

Nick Cave: And the Ass saw the Angel (1989)

Nan Chauncy: Tangara (1960)

Marcus Clarke: For the Term of His Natural Life (1874)

Jon Cleary: The Sundowners (1952)

Jon Cleary: You Can’t See Around Corners (1947)

Kate Cole-Adams: Walking to the Moon (2008)

Matthew Condon: The Trout Opera (2007)

Peter Corris: Salt and Blood (2002)

Kenneth Cook: Wake in Fright (1961)

Bryce Courtenay: Brother Fish (2004)

Bryce Courtenay: Jessica (1998)

Bryce Courtenay: The Persimmon Tree (2007)

Bryce Courtenay: The Potato Factory (1995)

Bryce Courtenay: The Power of One (1989)

Bryce Courtenay: Sylvia (2006)

Erle Cox: Out of the Silence (1925)

Alison Croggon: The Gift (2003)

Dymphna Cusack: Come in Spinner (1951)


Eric Dando: Snail (1996)

Eleanor Dark: The Little Company (1945)

Eleanor Dark: Prelude to Christopher (1934)

Eleanor Dark: The Timeless Land (1941)

Eleanor Dark: Waterways (1938)

Robert Dessaix: Night Letters (1996)

Joy Dettman: Henry’s Daughter (1938)

Joy Dettman: Mallawindy (1998)

Sara Douglass: Darkwitch Rising (Book 3 of the Troy Game Series) (2005)

Jon Doust: Boy on a Wire (2009)

Robert Drewe: The Drowner (1997)

Robert Drewe: Our Sunshine (1991)

Lyn Duclos: Shattered Reflections (2006)


Nick Earls: 48 Shades of Brown (2007)

Nick Earls: Zigzag Street (1996)

Greg Egan: Permutation City (1994)

Greg Egan: Quarantine (1992)

Sumner Locke Elliott: Eden’s Lost (1969)

Ben Elton: Blind Faith (2008)


Delia Falconer: The Service of Clouds (1997)

Richard Flanagan: Death of a River Guide (1994)

Richard Flanagan: The Sound of One Hand Clapping (1997)

Richard Flanagan: Gould’s Book of Fish (2001)

Richard Flanagan: The Unknown Terrorist (2006)

Richard Flanagan: Wanting (2008)

David Foster: Dog Rock (1985)

Thurley Fowler: The Green Wind (1986)

Kathryn Fox : Malicious Intent (2004)

Karen Foxlee: The Anatomy of Wings (2007)

Miles Franklin: All that Swagger (1936)

Miles Franklin: My Brilliant Career (1901)

Joseph Furphy: Such is Life (1903)


Doris Pilkington Garimara: Rabbit Proof Fence (1996)

Helen Garner: The Children’s Bach (1984)

Helen Garner: Monkey Grip (1997)

Helen Garner: The Spare Room (2008)

Margaret Geddes: Unseemingly Longing (1997)

Nikki Gemmell: The Book of Rapture (2009)

Nikki Gemmell: The Bride Stripped Bare (2003)

Nikki Gemmell: Cleave (1998)

Nikki Gemmell: Shiver (1997)

May Gibbs: Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (1918)

Libby Gleeson: Eleanor, Elizabeth (1984)

Morris Gleitzmann: Two Weeks with the Queen (1990)

Andrea Goldsmith: Reunion (2009)

Peter Goldsworthy: Maestro (1989)

Peter Goldsworthy: Three Dog Night (2003)

Kerry Greenwood: The Castlemaine Murders (2004)

Kate Grenville: Dark Places (1994)

Kate Grenville: The Idea of Perfection (1999)

Kate Grenville: Joan Makes History (1988)

Kate Grenville: The Lieutenant (2008)

Kate Grenville: Lillian’s Story (1985)

Kate Grenville: The Secret River (2005)

Jeannie Gunn: We of the Never Never (1908)


Julia Haisley: The Good Samaritan (2008)

Rodney Hall: Captivity Captive (1989)

Marion Halligan: The Fog Garden (2001)

Rosalie Ham: The Dressmaker (2000)

Barbara Hanrahan: The Scent of Eucalyptus (1973)

Henry Handel Richardson: The Fortunes of Richard Mahony (1930)

Richard Harland: Worldshaker (2009)

Elizabeth Harrower: The Long Prospect (1958)

Sonya Hartnett: Of a Boy (2002)

Sonya Hartnett: The Ghost’s Child (2007)

Sonya Hartnett: Surrender (2005)

Sonya Hartnett: Thursday’s Child (2000)

Corrie Hasking: Eating Lolly (2008)

Vicki Hastrich: The Great Arch (2008)

Shirley Hazzard: The Transit of Venus (1980)

Xavier Herbert: Capricornia (1938)

Xavier Herbert: Poor Fellow My Country (1975)

Hilarie Lindsay: The Washerwoman’s Dream (2002)

Matt Howard: Street Furniture (2004)

Andrew Hutchinson: Rohypnol (2007)

M.J. Hyland: Carry Me Down (2006)

Adrian Hyland: Diamond Dove (2006)


David Ireland: The Glass Canoe (1976)

David Ireland: The Unknown Industrial Prisoner (1971)


Kate Jennings: Snake (1996)

George Johnston: My Brother Jack (1964)

Elizabeth Jolley: Foxybaby (1985)

Elizabeth Jolley: The Newspaper of Claremont Street (1981)

Elizabeth Jolley: The Well (1986)

Gail Jones: Dreams of Speaking (2006)

Gail Jones: Sorry (2007)


Tom Keneally: The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith (1972)

Tom Keneally: Confederates (1979)

Tom Keneally: A Dutiful Daughter (1971)

Tom Keneally: The Playmaker (1987)

Tom Keneally: Schindler’s Ark (1982)

Cate Kennedy: The World Beneath (2009)

Malcolm Knox: A Private Man (2004)

Peter Kocan: The Treatment (1980)

Peter Kocan: The Cure (1983)

Christopher Koch: The Doubleman (1985)

Christopher Koch: Highways to a War (1995)

Christopher Koch: The Year of Living Dangerously (1978)

Michelle de Kretser: The Lost Dog (2007)


Stephen Lacey: Sandstone (2005)

Margo Lanagan: Tender Morsels (2008)

Eve Langley: The Pea Pickers (1942)

Glenda Larke: The Last Stormlord (2009)

Tobsha Learner: The Witch of Cologne (2004)

Julia Leigh: The Hunter (1999)

Joan Lindsay: Picnic at Hanging Rock (1967)

Norman Lindsay: The Magic Pudding (1918)

Amanda Lohrey: The Reading Group (1988)

Joan London: Gilgamesh (2001)

Joan London: The Good Parents (2008)

Lennie Lower: Here’s Luck (1929)


Colleen McCullough: Morgans Run (2000)

Colleen McCullough: On, Off (2006)

Colleen McCullough: The Thorn Birds (1977)

Fleur McDonald: Red Dust (2009)

Roger McDonald: Mr Darwin’s Shooter (1998)

Andrew McGahan: 1988 (1995)

Andrew McGahan: Praise (1992)

Andrew McGahan: The White Earth (2004)

Rhyll McMaster: Feather Man (2007)

Wayne Macauley: Blueprints for a Barbed Wire Canoe (2004)

Shane Maloney: The Brush Off (1996)

David Malouf: An Imaginary Life (1978)

David Malouf: Fly Away Peter (1982)

David Malouf: Johnno (1975)

David Malouf: Ransom (2009)

David Malouf: Remembering Babylon (1993)

David Malouf: The Great World (1990)

Melina Marchetta: Looking for Alibrandi (1990)

Melina Marchetta: On The Jellicoe Road (2006)

John Marsden: Checkers (1996)

John Marsden: Tomorrow, When the War Began (1993)

Tony Martin: Lollyscramble (2005)

Sophie Masson: In Hollow Lands (2004)

Michael Meehan: The Salt of Broken Tears (1999)

Alex Miller: Conditions of Faith (2000)

Alex Miller: Journey to the Stone Country (2002)

Alex Miller: Landscape of Farewell (2007)

Alex Miller: Lovesong (2009)

Alex Miller: Prochownik’s Dream (2005)

Elyne Mitchell: Silver Brumbies of the South (1965)

Frank Moorhouse: Forty Seventeen (1988)

Frank Moorhouse: Grand Days (1993)

Sally Morgan: My Place (1987)

Jaclyn Moriarty: Finding Cassie Crazy (2003)

Kate Morton: The Shifting Fog (2006)

Tara Moss: Fetish (1999)

Gerald Murnane: Tamarisk Row (1974)


D’Arcy Niland: The Shiralee (1955)

Garth Nix: Lirael (2001)

Judy Nunn: Kal (1996)


John O’Grady (n.d.p Nino Culotta): They’re a Weird Mob (1957)

Bernard O’Reilly: The Green Mountains (1942)


Vance Palmer: The Passage (1930)

Ruth Park: The Harp in the South (1948)

Ruth Park: Playing Beatie Bow (1980)

Bronwyn Parry: As Darkness Falls (2008)

Bronwyn Parry: Dark Country (2009)

Elliot Perlman: Seven Types of Ambiguity (2003)

D.B.C. Pierre: Vernon God Little (2003)

Rosa Praed: Lady Bridget of the Never-Never Land (1915)

Katharine Susannah Prichard: Coonardoo (1929)


Leigh Redhead: Cherry Pie (2007)

Graham Reilly: Saigon Tea (2002)

Matthew Reilly: Five Greatest Warriors (2009)

Matthew Reilly: Ice Station (1998)

Matthew Reilly: Seven Ancient Wonders (2005)

Gregory David Roberts: Shantaram (2003)

Emily Rodda: The Forests of Silence (2000)

Jennifer Rowe: Stranglehold (1993)

Steele Rudd: On Our Selection (1899)


Sue Saliba: Something in the World Called Love (2008)

Eva Sallis: Fire Fire (2004)

John Scott: What I have Written (1994)

Craig Silvey: Jasper Jones (2009)

Neville Shute: On The Beach (1957)

Ivan Southall: Matt and Jo (1973)

Christina Stead: For Love Alone (1945)

Christina Stead: The Man Who Loved Children (1940)

Elizabeth Stead: The Fishcastle (2000)

Randolph Stow: To the Islands (1958)

Randolph Stow: The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea (1965)

Gunter O. Swoboda: Mountains of the Sea (2009)


Susan Temby: The Bread with Seven Crusts (2002)

Peter Temple: The Broken Shore (2005)

Peter Temple: In the Evil Day (2002)

Peter Temple: Truth (2009)

Peter Temple: White Dog (2003)

Kylie Tennant: The Honey Flow (1956)

Colin Thiele: Storm Boy (1963)

Glen Tomasetti: Thoroughly Decent People (1976)

Steve Toltz: A Fraction of the Whole (2008)

P.L. Travers: Mary Poppins (1934)

Rachael Treasure: Jillaroo (2002)

Rachael Treasure: The Rouseabout (2008)

Christos Tsiolkas: Dead Europe (2005)

Christos Tsiolkas: Loaded (1995)

Christos Tsiolkas: The Slap (2008)

Ethel Turner: Seven Little Australians (1894)

George Turner: The Sea and Summer (1987)

Janette Turner Hospital: Borderline (1985)

Janette Turner Hospital: The Last Magician (1992)

Janette Turner Hospital: Due Preparations for the Plague (2003)


Tasma Walton: Heartless (2009)

Jillian   Watkinson: The Architect (2000)

Patrick White: The Aunt’s Story (1948)

Patrick White: The Eye of the Storm (1973)

Patrick White: A Fringe of Leaves (1976)

Patrick White: Tree of Man (1955)

Patrick White: The Twyborn Affair (1979)

Patrick White: Riders in the Chariot (1961)

Patrick White: The Solid Mandala (1986)

Patrick White: The Vivisector (1970)

Patrick White: Voss (1957)

Tim Winton: Blueback (1997)

Tim Winton: Breath (2008)

Tim Winton: Cloudstreet (1991)

Tim Winton: Dirt Music (2001)

Tim Winton: The Riders (1994)

Tim Winton: Shallows (1984)

Amy Witting: I for Isobel (1989)

Chris Womersley: The Low Road (2007)

Charlotte Wood: The Submerged Cathedral (2004)

Alexis Wright: Carpentaria (2006)

Patricia Wrightson: Down to Earth (1965)


Peter Yeldham: Barbed Wire and Roses (2008)

Peter Yeldham: The Currency Lads (1998)


Arnold Zable: Café Scheherazade (2001)

Matt Zurbo: Idiot Pride (1997)

Markus Zusak: The Book Thief (2006)

Markus Zusak: The Messenger (2005)


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