100 Best Modern Australian Literature


The best books in the modern Australian literary canon. The List Was Compiled Based On Votes From The Goodreads Community

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


Cloudstreet by Tim Winton


Tomorrow, When the War Began (Tomorrow, #1) by John Marsden


A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute


The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough


The Secret River by Kate Grenville


Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay


A Fortunate Life by Albert B. Facey


Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally


Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey


The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas


Breath by Tim Winton


The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman


Dirt Music by Tim Winton


Gifts of the Peramangk by Dean Mayes


On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta


Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey


True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey


My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin


On the Beach by Nevil Shute


I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak


Jessica by Bryce Courtenay


Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts


The Fatal Shore: The Epic of Australia’s Founding by Robert Hughes


My Place by Sally Morgan


Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta


A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz


The Potato Factory (The Potato Factory, #1) by Bryce Courtenay


The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton


Gould’s Book of Fish: A Novel in Twelve Fish by Richard Flanagan


Eucalyptus by Murray Bail


The Year of Living Dangerously by Christopher J. Koch


Burial Rites by Hannah Kent


Jack Maggs by Peter Carey


The Harp in the South by Ruth Park


The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1) by Graeme Simsion


Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington


Bliss by Peter Carey


I Can Jump Puddles by Alan Marshall


My Brother Jack by George Johnston


Truth by Peter Temple


The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan


Voss by Patrick White


The Riders by Tim Winton


Vernon God Little by D.B.C. Pierre


Monkey Grip by Helen Garner


Carpentaria by Alexis Wright


Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty


The Man Who Loved Children by Christina Stead


The Broken Shore by Peter Temple


Sound of One Hand Clapping by Richard Flanagan


The Turning by Tim Winton


Seven Types of Ambiguity by Elliot Perlman


Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks


Riders in the Chariot by Patrick White


Morgan’s Run by Colleen McCullough


The Tree Of Man by Patrick White


They’re a Weird Mob by Nino Culotta


Tim by Colleen McCullough


Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas


Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta


Four Fires by Bryce Courtenay


The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard


The White Earth by Andrew McGahan


All That I Am by Anna Funder


The Boat by Nam Le


We of the Never-Never by Jeannie Gunn


That Deadman Dance by Kim Scott


White Walls by H.M.C.


Holding the Man by Timothy Conigrave


The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith by Thomas Keneally


Cocaine Blues (Phryne Fisher, #1) by Kerry Greenwood


Johnno by David Malouf


Shiver by Nikki Gemmell


The House at Riverton by Kate Morton


Illywhacker by Peter Carey


The Twyborn Affair: A Novel by Patrick White


Grand Days by Frank Moorhouse


My Brilliant Career: My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin


To the Islands by Randolph Stow


Death of a River Guide by Richard Flanagan


The Shark Net by Robert Drewe


Out of Ireland by Christopher J. Koch


That Eye, the Sky by Tim Winton


Seven Little Australians (Woolcots, #1) by Ethel Turner


The Aunt’s Story by Patrick White


The Mary Smokes Boys by Patrick Holland


Summer of the Seventeenth Doll by Ray Lawler


The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty


The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville


Candy by Luke Davies


Remembering Babylon by David Malouf


The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard


Ned Kelly by Robert Drewe


The Darkest Little Room by Patrick Holland


Past the Shallows by Favel Parrett


All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld


Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan


When Blackbirds Sing by Martin Boyd


The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville



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100 Best Modern Australian Literature


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