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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