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Australian Book List

Posted on 29 September 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Ok, another booklist, but only because I have to iron tonight and so I don’t have time to do anything properly. Therefore I’m not even giving you the whole list, you can download the pdf just as well as I can.

This list has been published by the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Commission, for those readers not in Australia).

Here’s the first 20 only in voting order. If you go to the ABC website you’ll find you can download the entire list, in alphabetical order, as a pdf.

It’s interesting how Tim Winton has two entries in the top 20, I’ve only read one of them and it was good with very evocative images of the heat of Western Australia.

My total: 18

1. “Cloudstreet” – Tim Winton
2. “A Fortunate Life” – AB Facey
3. “Dirt Music” – Tim Winton
4. “My Brother Jack” – George Johnston
5. “The Magic Pudding” – Norman Lindsay
6. “The Tree of Man” – Patrick White
7. “Seven Little Australians” – Ethel Turner
8. “The Fortunes of Richard Mahony” – Henry Handel Richardson
9. “Tomorrow When the War Began” – John Marsden
10. “My Place” – Sally Morgan
11. “Power Without Glory” – Frank Hardy
12. “Power of One” – Bryce Courtenay
13. “Oscar and Lucinda” – Peter Carey
14. “The Harp in the South” – Ruth Park
15. “Snugglepot and Cuddlepie” – May Gibbs
16. “Eucalyptus” – Murray Bail
17. “The Idea of Perfection” – Kate Grenville
18. “The Ancient Future” – Traci Harding
19. “I Can Jump Puddles” – Alan Marshall
20. “Voss” – Patrick White

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