Australian Classic Fiction

The Varnished Culture thinks some Australian novels are worthy of the whole world:

An Imaginary Life (by David Malouf)

The Book Thief (by Markus Zusak)

Capricornia (by Xavier Herbert)

The First Man in Rome (by Colleen McCullough)

Gould’s Book of Fish (by Richard Flanagan)

The Harp in the South (by Ruth Park)

The Magic Pudding (by Norman Lindsay)

The Man Who Loved Children (by Christina Stead)

The Merry-go-round in the Sea (by Randolph Stow)

My Brilliant Career (by Miles Franklin)

My Brother Jack (by George Johnston)

Oscar and Lucinda (by Peter Carey)

Picnic at Hanging Rock (by Joan Lindsay)

Power Without Glory (by Frank Hardy)

The Riders (by Tim Winton)

Riders in the Chariot (by Patrick White)

Schindler’s Ark (by Thomas Keneally)

The Secret River (by Kate Grenville)

The Thorn Birds (by Colleen McCullough)

The Transit of Venus (by Shirley Hazzard)

Voss (by Patrick White)

Wake in Fright (by Kenneth Cook)

1 Comment

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    Susie Boyd

    January 20, 2020

    I think I’m well-read but I’ve only read about a dozen of these. I have a sort of cringe against reading Australian fiction.

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