Great Australian Fiction

After Darkness

by Christine Piper

Winner of The 2014 Australian/Vogel's Literary Award.

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Animal People

by Charlotte Wood

The hilarious, tender and heartbreaking story of a watershed day in the life of Stephen - aimless, unhappy and unfulfilled, this stiflingly hot December day is the day he has decided to dump his girlfriend. A sharply observed, 24-hour urban love story.

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Autumn Laing

by Alex Miller

Autumn Laing has long outlived the legendary circle of artists she cultivated in the 1930s. Now 'old and skeleton gaunt', she reflects on her tumultuous relationship with the abundantly talented Pat Donlon and the effect it had on her husband, on Pat's wife and the body of work which launched Pat's career. A brilliantly alive and insistently energetic story of love, loyalty and creativity.

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Barracuda

by Christos Tsiolkas

Tender and brutal and blazingly brilliant, the new novel from the acclaimed author of the international bestseller The Slap takes an unflinching look at modern Australia - at our hopes and dreams, our friendships and our families - and asks what it means to be a good person, and what it takes to become one.

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Beneath the Bloodwood Tree

by Julienne van Loon

A tightly-woven tale of ghosts, death, love, and dislocation, Beneath the Bloodwood Tree is the unsettling and powerful new novel by The Australian/Vogel Award winner, Julienne van Loon.

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Book of Lost Threads

by Tess Evans

In the small town of Opportunity, four mismatched people discover the unexpected power of kindness.

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Candy

by Luke Davies

A love story and a novel about addiction, Candy is now a major film directed by Neil Armfield and starring Heath Ledger and Abbie Cornish.

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Cherry Bomb

by Jenny Valentish

Nina Dall is one half of Sydney pop-punk band The Dolls. Have they got what it takes to stay on top or are they just a one hit wonder? Told through the eyes of a young singer who's seen it all, this is celebrated rock journalist Jenny Valentish's debut novel - a wild ride into Australia's music scene.

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Cicada

by Moira McKinnon

A stunning novel of terror, love and survival in the most inhospitable country on earth. A white-knuckle chase story like no other - suspenseful, lyrical and breathtaking in equal measure. The literary debut novel of 2014.

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Coal Creek

by Alex Miller

The new novel from Australia's highly acclaimed literary treasure is an extraordinarily powerful exploration of tragedy, betrayal, the true nature of friendship and the beauty of lasting love.

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Currawalli Street

by Christopher Morgan

A beguiling celebration of the extraordinary in ordinary people's lives, this gently moving and beautifully written novel tells the stories of the people of Currawalli Street across the generations. It's a modern classic in the making that will stay with you long after the last page is turned.

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Document Z

by Andrew Croome

A masterful, taut and atmospheric novel of political espionage and intrigue, telling the story of the Petrov defection during the Cold War of the 1950s. Winner of the 2008 The Australian/Vogel Literary Award.

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Drive By

by Michael Duffy

A searing, revealing, white-knuckle ride into the heart of a crime family straight out of tomorrow's headlines.

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Eleven Seasons

by Paul D Carter

The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award winner 2012

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Foal's Bread

by Gillian Mears

The long-awaited new novel from the award-winning author of The Grass Sister tells the story of two generations of the Nancarrow family and the high-jumping horse circuit prior to the Second World War. A love story of impossible beauty and sadness, it is also a chronicle of dreams 'turned inside out', and miracles that never last, framed against a world both tender and unspeakably hard.

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Friends Like These

by Wendy Harmer

A sparkling novel about friendship, love, betrayal and money - a modern, witty and wise comedy of manners set among the wealthy elite where a glittering harbour view is the ultimate prize.

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Game

by Trevor Shearston

A moving and brilliant literary novel about the last days of legendary bushranger Ben Hall.

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Goodbye Sweetheart

by Marion Halligan

From the author of Valley of Grace comes a powerful novel of love, the desire for understanding, and the inevitable messiness of life.

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Gun Control

by Peter Corris

In the fortieth Cliff Hardy book, Hardy plays a cool hand as a decades-old crime resurfaces and old scores are settled.

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Hush, Little Bird

by Nicole Trope

A celebrity wife. A damaged young woman. How did they both end up in prison and what is the secret they share? White-knuckle reading from the queen of domestic suspense.

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I Dream of Magda

by Stefan Laszczuk

Genuinely engaging, funny and utterly surprising, this novel of brothers, family and loss is the winner of the 2007 The Australian/Vogel Literary Award.

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Infamy

by Lenny Bartulin

Kate Grenville meets Cormac McCarthy in a hugely enjoyable rollicking, literary western set in the most isolated and feared penal colony of the British Empire. A novel full of breathtaking action, cut-throat villains and corrupt and deadly officials, you'll never think of Tasmanian history in the same way again.

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Jasper Jones

by Craig Silvey

Full of unforgettable characters, a page-turning pace and outrageously good dialogue, this is a glorious novel - thoughtful, funny, heartbreaking and wise - about outsiders and secrets, and what it really means to be a hero.

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Landscape of Farewell

by Alex Miller

'Is it history that tells us who we are? Or is it the story we tell ourselves . that defines who we are?' (The Australian) A profound and moving story about the land, the past, exile and acceptance from the award-winning author of Journey to the Stone Country.

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Leap

by Myfanwy Jones

A heart-breaking, heart-lifting, effortlessly enjoyable story about love and grief and everything in between.

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Lilian's Story

by Kate Grenville

The heartwarming story of Lilian Singer, who starts life at the beginning of the twentieth century as the daughter of a prosperous middle-class Australian family and ends it as a cheerfully eccentric bag-lady living on the streets, quoting Shakespeare for a living. From Booker-shortlisted author Kate Grenville.

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Love in the Years of Lunacy

by Mandy Sayer

A moving, tender and compelling story of forbidden love set amid the devastation of war from the award-winning author of Dreamtime Alice.

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Love, Honour & O'Brien

by Jennifer Rowe

Holly Love's in big trouble - she's got to find the cheating swine who ripped her life apart, which turns out to be a huge mystery involving a gloomy old house, a hearse-driving Elvis impersonator and a gang of vengeful thugs - not to mention a possessed parrot and a very cute guy who might just take her mind off all her woes! A funny and hugely entertaining mystery from a brilliant storyteller.

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Merciless Gods

by Christos Tsiolkas

A collection of thrilling, original and imaginative stories from the award-winning, bestselling author of The Slap and Barracuda - a showcase all of his immense and unique story-telling talents.

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Mothers and Daughters

by Kylie Ladd

A clear-eyed, insightful and wildly entertaining look into the complicated, emotional world of mothers and their teenage daughters by the acclaimed author of Into My Arms, Last Summer and After the Fall.

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Murder and Mendelssohn

by Kerry Greenwood

The divine and fearless Miss Phryne Fisher returns in her 20th adventure in a vastly entertaining tale of murder, spies, mathematics and music.

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My Hundred Lovers

by Susan Johnson

A woman on the eve of her fiftieth birthday reflects on her life in the extraordinary, beautiful and shocking new novel from one of Australia's premier novelists.

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Night Street

by Kristel Thornell

An intensely satisfying novel that celebrates the short richly lived life of Australian artist, Clarice Beckett. Co-winner of the 2009 Australian/Vogel Literary Award.

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One Foot Wrong

by Sofie Laguna

The exhilarating and joyous story of Hester whose imagination is informed by an illustrated child's bible and whose only companions are Cat, Spoon, Door, Handle, Broom. A brilliant first novel of profound depth, startling originality and breathtaking talent from the author of the 2015 winner of the Miles Franklin Award.

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Palace of Tears

by Julian Leatherdale

The dazzling story of family, passion, secrets and vengeance, woven through the hardships of both World Wars, and revealing the intriguing history of the Palace, the opulent Blue Mountains hotel famed for its luxury and mysterious owner.

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Praise

by Andrew McGahan

Bestselling Vogel Award-winning novel about sex, drugs and alcohol - and about being young in Australia.

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Questions of Travel

by Michelle de Kretser

Winner of the 2013 Miles Franklin Award Questions of Travel is a dazzling, compassionate and deeply moving novel from one of world literature's rising stars.

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Surveillance

by Bernard Keane

They are watching you. Every move you make. Gripping fiction with an edge of terrifying truth - a brilliant and timely debut novel.

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That Empty Feeling

by Peter Corris

An unexpected obituary takes Cliff Hardy on a trip down memory lane to a case he's been trying to forget for twenty years: oil, fraud, boxing, racing - and murder.

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The Broken Book

by Susan Johnson

A remarkable story of one woman's struggle to become the artist she has passionately planned to be. Written with an awe-inspiring ability, it is one of the most powerful and moving Australian novels of recent times.

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The Burial

by Courtney Collins

A breathtakingly brilliant debut novel in the tradition of Cormac McCarthy - inspired by Australia's last bushranger, young woman Jessie Hickman.

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The Chocolate Promise

by Josephine Moon

From Tasmania to Paris and beyond, an enchanting story of the proprietor of a specialist chocolate shop who must learn that some rules are meant to be broken - this real-life fairy godmother must learn to find her own magic. The new novel for readers who love Cathy Kelly and Monica McInerney from the bestselling author of The Tea Chest.

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The Eye of the Sheep

by Sofie Laguna

Told from the mesmerising point of view and in the inimitable voice of Jimmy, this is an extraordinary novel about a poor family who is struggling to cope with a different and difficult child.

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The Grass Castle

by Karen Viggers

The story of two remarkable women and their stories of courage, forgiveness and acceptance from the bestselling author of The Lightkeeper's Wife.

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The Landing

by Susan Johnson

Jonathan Lott, recently divorced, is about to find how much love really matters in a funny, delightful and poignant novel that lays out the human condition - looking for love in all of its many forms with secrets, polite lies, desperation, compromise and joy.

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The Life

by Malcolm Knox

Daring, dazzling, funny and heartbreaking, this is a story about fame and ambition, surfing and pine-lime Splices . a superbly written and ambitious novel by one of Australia's rising stars. The Life will simply blow you away.

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The Lightkeeper's Wife

by Karen Viggers

A woman at the end of her life. A man unable to restart his. A history of guilty secrets and things left unsaid. A powerful, moving novel that will steal your heart.

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The Lost Dog

by Michelle de Kretser

'. the best novel I have read for a long time.' - A.S. Byatt, Financial Times Long-listed for the Man Book Prize and published to wide acclaim, The Lost Dog is a moving, funny and beautiful contemporary Australian novel filled with luminous writing and startlingly wise observations.

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The Mint Lawn

by Gillian Mears

Winner of the 1990 Australian/Vogel Award, GIllian Meares' debut novel is set on the north coast of New South Wales and tells the story of the varied relationships and personal growth of a 25-year-old woman in a rural community.

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The Natural Way of Things

by Charlotte Wood

Two women awaken from a drugged sleep to find themselves imprisoned in an abandoned property in the middle of a desert in a story of two friends, sisterly love and courage - a gripping, starkly imaginative exploration of contemporary misogyny and corporate control, and of what it means to hunt and be hunted.

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The Railwayman's Wife

by Ashley Hay

An acclaimed, heartbreaking novel of love and loss, and the healing power of memory and words.

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The River Baptists

by Belinda Castles

A subtle, evocative and engrossing story of secrets, lies and the weight of living with the past. Winner of the 2006 The Australian/Vogel Literary Award.

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The Roving Party

by Rohan Wilson

A surprisingly beautiful evocation of horror and brutality - a meditation on the intricacies of human nature at its most raw. Winner of the 2011 The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award.

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The Secret Son

by Jenny Ackland

An Australian historian determined to find the truth, a stolen inheritance, a wishing tree, a long-lost grandmother, and an unlikely sweetheart come together in a dazzlingly original, audacious and exhilarating novel about love, honour and belonging, and what it means to be a good person.

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The Slap

by Christos Tsiolkas

To smack or not to smack is the question that reverberates through the interconnected lives dissected in Christos Tsiolkas' award-winning novel, now a prime time ABC TV series, starring Melissa George and Alex Dimitriades.

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The Wonder Lover

by Malcolm Knox

What's the worst thing that can happen to a man who has not one, not two, but three secret families on the go? A spectacular new work of imagination and audacity from one of our finest writers.

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This Picture of You

by Sarah Hopkins

Gripping, insightful and moving - a searing story of love and betrayal, and a family coming apart at the seams. A breakthrough novel from one of the rising stars of Australian writing.

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To Name Those Lost

by Rohan Wilson

From the bestselling author of The Roving Party, comes a moving father and son story set amidst the beauty and the violence of the poor and preyed upon of our colonial past.

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Tuvalu

by Andrew O'Connor

Winner of the 2005 The Australian/Vogel Literary Award, this is a pitch perfect, intriguing, artful novel about exile and apathy, attraction and isolation.

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Utopian Man

by Lisa Lang

An exquisite historical novel about a remarkable man who chose his own path, charming and scandalising others in equal measure. Co-winner of the 2009 Australian/Vogel Literary Award.

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Watching the Climbers on the Mountain

by Alex Miller

Anger, jealousy, madness and revenge - a powerful novel of relationships set on a remote far north Queensland cattle station.

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When There's Nowhere Else to Run

by Murray Middleton

The winner of the 2015 Australian/Vogel's Literary Award is a vivid and compelling collection of stories about people who find their lives unravelling and discover that no matter how many thousands of kilometres they put between themselves and their transgressions, sometimes there's nowhere else to run.

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When We Have Wings

by Claire Corbett

In a world divided into fliers and non-fliers, how far would you go to be able to fly? How much would you sacrifice - perhaps your own child? A beautifully written and compellingly original novel of sacrifice, betrayal and love.

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