100 Best Modern Australian Literature


  1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak‘The
  2. Cloudstreet by Tim Winton‘Cloudstreet’
  3. Tomorrow, When the War Began (Tomorrow, #1) by John Marsden‘Tomorrow,
  4. A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute‘A
  5. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough‘The
  6. The Secret River by Kate Grenville‘The
  7. Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay‘Picnic
  8. Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally‘Schindler's
  9. Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey‘Jasper
  10. A Fortunate Life by Albert B. Facey‘A
  11. The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas‘The
  12. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman‘The
  13. Dirt Music by Tim Winton‘Dirt
  14. Breath by Tim Winton‘Breath’
  15. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts‘Shantaram’
  16. On the Beach by Nevil Shute‘On
  17. Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey‘Oscar
  18. True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey‘True
  19. On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta‘On
  20. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin‘My
  21. Gifts of the Peramangk by Dean Mayes‘Gifts
  22. The Fatal Shore: The Epic of Australia’s Founding by Robert Hughes‘The
  23. Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta‘Looking
  24. I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak‘I
  25. Jessica by Bryce Courtenay‘Jessica’
  26. My Place by Sally Morgan‘My
  27. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton‘The
  28. Eucalyptus by Murray Bail‘Eucalyptus’
  29. The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1) by Graeme Simsion‘The
  30. A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz‘A
  31. Gould’s Book of Fish: A Novel in Twelve Fish by Richard Flanagan‘Gould's
  32. The Potato Factory (The Potato Factory, #1) by Bryce Courtenay‘The
  33. The Year of Living Dangerously by Christopher J. Koch‘The
  34. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent‘Burial
  35. The Harp in the South by Ruth Park‘The
  36. The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan‘The
  37. Jack Maggs by Peter Carey‘Jack
  38. I Can Jump Puddles by Alan Marshall‘I
  39. Bliss by Peter Carey‘Bliss’
  40. Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks‘Year
  41. Truth by Peter Temple‘Truth’
  42. Rabbit-Proof Fence: The True Story of One of the Greatest Escapes of All
    by Doris Pilkington‘Rabbit-Proof
  43. Vernon God Little by D.B.C. Pierre‘Vernon
  44. The Broken Shore by Peter Temple‘The
  45. My Brother Jack by George Johnston‘My
  46. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty‘Big
  47. Tim by Colleen McCullough‘Tim’
  48. Voss by Patrick White‘Voss’
  49. The Riders by Tim Winton‘The
  50. Seven Types of Ambiguity by Elliot Perlman‘Seven
  51. Monkey Grip by Helen Garner‘Monkey
  52. Carpentaria by Alexis Wright‘Carpentaria’
  53. The Man Who Loved Children by Christina Stead‘The
  54. The Sound of One Hand Clapping by Richard Flanagan‘The
  55. The Turning by Tim Winton‘The
  56. That Deadman Dance by Kim Scott‘That
  57. Riders in the Chariot by Patrick White‘Riders
  58. Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta‘Saving
  59. Morgan’s Run by Colleen McCullough‘Morgan's
  60. The Tree Of Man by Patrick White‘The
  61. They’re a Weird Mob by Nino Culotta‘They're
  62. The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard‘The
  63. The Boat by Nam Le‘The
  64. Seven Little Australians (Woolcots, #1) by Ethel Turner‘Seven
  65. Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas‘Barracuda’
  66. Four Fires by Bryce Courtenay‘Four
  67. The White Earth by Andrew McGahan‘The
  68. Grand Days by Frank Moorhouse‘Grand
  69. The House at Riverton by Kate Morton‘The
  70. All That I Am by Anna Funder‘All
  71. We of the Never-Never by Jeannie Gunn‘We
  72. Death of a River Guide by Richard Flanagan‘Death
  73. Horn-Horn (The Horn-Horn Series) by A.D.T. McLellan‘Horn-Horn
  74. White Walls by H.M.C.‘White
  75. Colombiano by Rusty Young‘Colombiano’
  76. Holding the Man by Timothy Conigrave‘Holding
  77. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith by Thomas Keneally‘The
  78. Cocaine Blues (Phryne Fisher, #1) by Kerry Greenwood‘Cocaine
  79. Johnno by David Malouf‘Johnno’
  80. Shiver by Nikki Gemmell‘Shiver’
  81. Illywhacker by Peter Carey‘Illywhacker’
  82. The Twyborn Affair: A Novel by Patrick White‘The
  83. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty‘The
  84. My Brilliant Career: My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin‘My
  85. To the Islands by Randolph Stow‘To
  86. The First Man in Rome (Masters of Rome, #1) by Colleen McCullough‘The
  87. The Shark Net by Robert Drewe‘The
  88. Out of Ireland by Christopher J. Koch‘Out
  89. Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey‘Parrot
  90. That Eye, the Sky by Tim Winton‘That
  91. The Aunt’s Story by Patrick White‘The
  92. The Mary Smokes Boys by Patrick Holland‘The
  93. Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan‘Tales
  94. Summer of the Seventeenth Doll by Ray Lawler‘Summer
  95. Playing Beatie Bow by Ruth Park‘Playing
  96. The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville‘The
  97. The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville‘The
  98. Candy by Luke Davies‘Candy’
  99. Remembering Babylon by David Malouf‘Remembering
  100. The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard‘The

Source: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3012.Best_Modern_Australian_Literature

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