Australian Fiction

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Trustee From the Toolroom

Trustee From the Toolroom

by Nevil Shute

NEVIL SHUTE NORWAY was born on January 17, 1899 in Ealing, London. After attending the Dragon School and Shrewsbury School, he studied Engineering Science at Balliol College, Oxford. He worked as an aeronautical engineer and published his first novel, Marazan, in 1926. In 1931 he married Frances Mary Heaton and they went on to have two daughters. During the Second World War he joined the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve where he worked on developing secret weapons. After the war he continued to write and... Read more
On the Beach

On the Beach

by Nevil Shute

"The most shocking fiction I have read in years. What is shocking about it is both the idea and the sheer imaginative brilliance with which Mr. Shute brings it off."THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLEThey are the last generation, the innocent victims of an accidental war, living out their last days, making do with what they have, hoping for a miracle. As the deadly rain moves ever closer, the world as we know it winds toward an inevitable end....From the Paperback edition.
Round the Bend

Round the Bend

by Nevil Shute

NEVIL SHUTE NORWAY was born on January 17, 1899 in Ealing, London. After attending the Dragon School and Shrewsbury School, he studied Engineering Science at Balliol College, Oxford. He worked as an aeronautical engineer and published his first novel, Marazan, in 1926. In 1931 he married Frances Mary Heaton and they went on to have two daughters. During the Second World War he joined the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve where he worked on developing secret weapons. After the war he continued to write and... Read more
A Town Like Alice

A Town Like Alice

by Nevil Shute

A Town Like Alice is a novel by the Australian author Nevil Shute. It tells the story of Jean Paget; as a prisoner of war in Malaya during World War II and then her return to Malaya after the war where she discovers something that leads her on the search for romance and to a small outback community in Australia where she sets out to turn it into 'a town like Alice'. It was first published in 1950 when Shute had newly settled in Australia.
The Far Country

The Far Country

by Nevil Shute

A young English woman leaves her aging parents to visit friends living in the Australian outback. She falls in love, both with the country and with Carl, a doctor and Czech refugee. Brought together through dramatic encounters and strange twists of fate, their relationship hangs in the balance when Jennifer is called back to England.
An Old Captivity

An Old Captivity

by Nevil Shute

An Old Captivity is a novel by British author Nevil Shute. It was first published in the UK in 1940 by William Heinemann. It was also published under the alternative title "Vinland the Good".
No Highway

No Highway

by Nevil Shute

NEVIL SHUTE NORWAY was born on January 17, 1899 in Ealing, London. After attending the Dragon School and Shrewsbury School, he studied Engineering Science at Balliol College, Oxford. He worked as an aeronautical engineer and published his first novel, Marazan, in 1926. In 1931 he married Frances Mary Heaton and they went on to have two daughters. During the Second World War he joined the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve where he worked on developing secret weapons. After the war he continued to write and... Read more
Voss

Voss

by Patrick White

PATRICK WHITE (1912-1990), an Australian novelist and playwright, won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1973. His novel The Vivisector was shortlisted for the Lost Man Booker Prize in 2010.
Shantaram

Shantaram

by Gregory David Roberts

Gregory David Roberts penned Shantaram as a mostly autobiographical novel. Shantaram is the name given to the main character, Mr. Lindsay Ford, also known as Linbaba.
Ford is a convicted Australian bank robber and heroin addict who escaped and made his way to Mumbai, planning on leaving for Germany, but ends up staying and setting up a free health clinic in the slums, staying for over 10 years.
Most Secret

Most Secret

by Nevil Shute

NEVIL SHUTE NORWAY was born on January 17, 1899 in Ealing, London. After attending the Dragon School and Shrewsbury School, he studied Engineering Science at Balliol College, Oxford. He worked as an aeronautical engineer and published his first novel, Marazan, in 1926. In 1931 he married Frances Mary Heaton and they went on to have two daughters. During the Second World War he joined the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve where he worked on developing secret weapons. After the war he continued to write and... Read more
People Of the Book

People Of the Book

by Geraldine Brooks

The "complex and moving"(The New Yorker) novel by Pulitzer Prize-winner Geraldine Brooks follows a rare manuscript through centuries of exile and war Inspired by a true story, People of the Book is a novel of sweeping historical grandeur and intimate emotional intensity by an acclaimed and beloved author. Called "a tour de force"by the San Francisco Chronicle, this ambitious, electrifying work traces the harrowing journey of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a beautifully illuminated... Read more
Marazan

Marazan

by Nevil Shute

Marazan is the first published novel by British author, Nevil Shute. It was first published in 1926 by Cassell & Co, then republished in 1951 by William Heinemann.
Stephen Morris

Stephen Morris

by Nevil Shute

In the Wet

In the Wet

by Nevil Shute

Ruined City

Ruined City

by Nevil Shute

Man Of Two Tribes

Man Of Two Tribes

by Arthur Upfield

The Man Who Loved Children

The Man Who Loved Children

by Christina Stead

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Beyond the Black Stump

by Nevil Shute

Beyond the Black Stump is a novel by British author Nevil Shute. It was first published in the UK by William Heinemann Ltd in 1956.  If somewhere is 'beyond the black stump' it means it is in the deepest darkest wilds of the Australian outback. This is the sun-baked setting for Nevil Shute's novel of a romance that is tested by the differences between two young people's home lives. Stanton Laird is sent from his small town in America to work in a remote outpost in Western Australia. While out... Read more
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The Exiles

by William Stuart Long

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The Battling Prophet

by Arthur Upfield

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The Settlers

by William Stuart Long

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The Colonists

by William Stuart Long

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The Adventurers

by William Stuart Long

Australian Fiction Books & Ephemera

Poor Fellow My Country

Poor Fellow My Country

by Herbert, Xavier

Poor Fellow My Country is a Miles Franklin Award winning novel by Australian author Xavier Herbert. It is the longest Australian book ever written. Primarily, it is the story of Jeremy Delacy and his illegitimate grandson Prindy in the years leading up to World War II. It covers matter on Aboriginal affairs, Australian patriotism and nationalism; subjects also dealt with in Herbert's novel Capricornia.
The Secret River

The Secret River

by Grenville, Kate

The Secret River, written by Kate Grenville in 2005, is a historical fiction about an early 19th century Englishman transported to Australia for theft. The story begins with an insightful flashback to England, and goes on to explore issues surrounding the question of what might have happened when Europeans colonised land already inhabited by Aboriginal people. According to a review in The Telegraph, The Secret River has more action than Grenville's previous novel,The Idea of Perfection.
True History Of the Kelly Gang

True History Of the Kelly Gang

by Carey, Peter

True History of the Kelly Gang is a historical novel by Australian writer Peter Carey. It was first published in Brisbane by the University of Queensland Press in 2000. It won the 2001 Man Booker Prize and the Commonwealth Writers Prize in the same year. Despite its title, the book is fiction and a variation on the Ned Kelly story.
The Conversations At Curlow Creek

The Conversations At Curlow Creek

by Malouf, David

David Malouf is the author of many works of fiction and poetry, including the novel Remembering Babylon which received the first-ever International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was short listed for the Booker Prize. He lives in Sydney, Australia.
Ransom

Ransom

by Malouf, David

David Malouf is the internationally acclaimed author of novels including The Great World (winner of the Commonwealth Writers' prize and the Prix Femina Etranger), Remembering Babylon (shortlisted for the Booker Prize and winner ofthe IMPAC Dublin Literary Award), An Imaginary Life, Conversations at Curlow Creek and his autobiographical classic 12 Edmondstone Street. His Collected Stories won the 2008 Australia-Asia Literary Award. In 2008 Malouf was the Scottish Arts' Council Muriel Spark International... Read more
Cloudstreet

Cloudstreet

by Winton, Tim

Cloudstreet is a novel by Australian writer Tim Winton. It chronicles the lives of two working class Australian families who come to live together at One Cloud Street, over a period of twenty years, 1943 - 1963. It was the recipient of a Mitchell Burling Award in 1992.
The Tax Inspector

The Tax Inspector

by Carey, Peter

Peter Carey is the author of seven novels including the Booker Prize-winning Oscar and Lucinda. He has also written a book of short stories (The Fat Man in History) and a children’s book (The Big Bazoohley). Born in Australia in 1943, he has lived in New York City for ten years, with his wife and their two sons.
Looking For Alibrandi

Looking For Alibrandi

by Marchetta, Melina

For as long as Josephine Alibrandi can remember, it's just been her, her mom, and her grandmother. Now it's her final year at a wealthy Catholic high school. The nuns couldn't be any stricter--but that doesn't seem to stop all kinds of men from coming into her life.Caught between the old-world values of her Italian grandmother, the nononsense wisdom of her mom, and the boys who continue to mystify her, Josephine is on the ride of her life. This will be the year she falls in love, the year she discovers... Read more
Dirt Music

Dirt Music

by Winton, Tim

Dirt Music by Tim Winton is a Booker prize shortlisted novel from 2001 and winner of the 2002 Miles Franklin Award. The harsh, unyielding climate of Western Australia dominates the actions and events of this thriller.
Seven Little Australians

Seven Little Australians

by Turner, Ethel

Seven Little Australians (1894) is a classic Australian children's novel by Ethel Turner. Set mainly in Sydney in the 1880s, it relates the adventures of the seven mischievous Woolcot children, their stern army father Captain Woolcot and flighty stepmother Esther. In 1994 the novel was the only book by an Australian author to have been continuously in print for 100 years.
Gould\'s Book Of Fish

Gould's Book Of Fish

by Flanagan, Richard

Papua

Papua

by Watt, Peter

The Shifting Fog

The Shifting Fog

by Morton, Kate

Here\'s Luck

Here's Luck

by Lower, Lennie

Cry Of the Curlew

Cry Of the Curlew

by Watt, Peter

Turning

Turning

by Winton, Tim

Riders

Riders

by Winton, Tim

The Family Frying Pan

The Family Frying Pan

by Courtenay, Bryce