Aussie Author Awesomeness

Hi all! We hope that you have had a fantastic Australia Day (even our international friends), and we thought it was best to celebrate by sharing some of our favourite Aussie authors.

There are plenty of amazing Australian authors, and here are just a few… and remember, you can celebrate the awesomeness of their books any day of the year. So treat yourself, grab a book by an Australian author and enjoy.

(Most author images are from author bio’s on Goodreads. Not all books by each author is listed)

Melina Marchetta

Books:

Saving Francesca 

Looking for Alibrandi 

On the Jellicoe Road 

Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles, #1) 

Froi of the Exiles (Lumatere Chronicles, #2) 

Quintana of Charyn (Lumatere Chronicles, #3) 

 

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Jessica Shirvington

Books:

Embrace (The Violet Eden Chapters, #1) 

Enticed (The Violet Eden Chapters, #2) 

Emblaze (The Violet Eden Chapters, #3) 

Endless (The Violet Eden Chapters, #4) 

Empower (The Violet Eden Chapters, #5) 

Between the Lives 

Disruption (Disruption, #1) 

 

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Michael Adams

Books:

The Last Girl 

 

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Ingrid Jonach 

Books:

When the World Was Flat 

 

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Sarah Ayoub

Books:

 

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Markus Zusak

Books:

The Book Thief 

I Am the Messenger 

Underdog (Wolfe Brothers, #1) 

Fighting Ruben Wolfe (Wolfe Brothers, #2) 

Bridge of Clay

 

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Cath Crowley

Books:

Graffiti Moon 

A Little Wanting Song 

The Life and Times of Gracie Faltrain (Gracie Faltrain, #1) 

Gracie Faltrain Takes Control (Gracie Faltrain, #2) 

 

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Lucy Christopher

Books:

Stolen: A Letter to My Captor 

Flyaway 

The Killing Woods 

 

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*Note, Lucy Christopher was born overseas, but grew up in Australia, so I am classifying her as an Aussie!

John Marsden

Books:

Tomorrow, When the War Began (Tomorrow, #1) 

So Much to Tell You (So Much to Tell You, #1) 

Letters From the Inside 

Checkers

 

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Alexandra Adornetto

Books:

Halo (Halo, #1) 

Hades (Halo, #2) 

Heaven (Halo, #3) 

Ghost House (Untitled, #1) 

 

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Max Barry

Books:

Lexicon 

Jennifer Government 

Syrup 

Machine Man 

Company 

 

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Let us know who your favourite Aussie author is, or your favourite Aussie book!

What do you think?

  • I love Melina Marchetta and Jessica Shirvington. I also love Paula Weston. Both Shadows and Haze were 5 stars for me and I’m desperately waiting for book 3 Shimmer. I also love The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf and The Disappearance of Ember Crow by Ambelin Kwaymullina, both 5 stars. I just discovered Kaz Delaney with her second book for teens Almost Dead, a hilarious paranormal romance, and Tara Eglington with her hilarious YA contemporary How To Keep a Boy From Kissing You.
    We have some really amazing authors in the country.

  • Ohhh I’ve been looking for more aussie authors to read. There’s a few on her I’d already heard of, some of which I didn’t even know where Australian! And there’s some new to me authors on her as well… I’ll have to look into them more methinks :)

  • Yay for Aussie Author pride! You’ve picked all awesome ones here including Jessica Shirvington, Melina Marchetta and I’m so glad you included some new ones too like Michael Adams.

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

  • Caitlin says:

    Yay Aussie authors!
    I also like Kate McCaffrey, she writes some wonderful books; Destroying Avalon, In Ecstasy, Beautiful Monster. Sue Lawson is another great one; Pan’s Whisper was great.
    It’s always nice to find more aussie authors!

  • Hello! Happy Australia Day! So glad to stumble upon more Aussie bloggers, and yay for sharing our awesome authors to the rest of the blogosphere. Currently I’m loving Tara Eglington and her books as a light summer read.

    Joy x

    • Kristy says:

      Hi Joy!
      Sorry for the delayed response. We certainly have some amazing authors here, so we are more than happy to share them :) I have heard good things about Tara Eglington’s books – they are on my TBR pile :)
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