BREAKING NEWS: We want you to nominate Australia’s Favourite Author!

by |January 1, 2015
2014 winner Matthew Reilly

2014 winner Matthew Reilly

The poll that stops the nation is back, with one big change.

For two years we’ve been asking you to vote for Australia’s Favourite Novelist.

This year we’re asking you to vote for Australia’s Favourite Author.

From picture book authors to historians to biographers, all authors are now all open to nomination!

You see, January at Booktopia is the month of Australian Stories, an entire month dedicated to celebrating books by Australian authors. To celebrate, we need your help to discover Australia’s Favourite Author!

Will twice runner up Tim Winton finally take the crown?

Help us by lodging your favourite authors over the next week. At the end of the week we’ll take the authors with the most nominations and put them into heats where you can champion your favourite.

Once we have a top 50, we’ll put it to a worldwide vote right here on our blog!

Then, on the week leading up to Australia Day, we’ll count down your votes from 50 to 1, with Australia’s favourite author to be announced on Friday the 23rd of January, just in time for Australia Day celebrations!


WEEK ONE – JAN 1-4 – Let us know your nominations for your favourite Australian author. As many as you like, anyone who you think deserves recognition! You can do this through….

– Email us at

– Tweet us on @booktopia

– Let us know on Facebook at

WEEK TWO – JAN 5-11 – The Heats! We’ll take the top 250 nominations and split them up into groups you can vote on! Every day from Monday to Friday a new heat will go up, with the Top 15 from each heat going through to the final round of voting.

WEEK THREE – JAN 12-18 – Only the best of the best will make it through to the final poll. We’ll have this poll up all week. This will be the final chance to cheer for your favourite Australian Author.

WEEK FOUR – A WEEK OF AUSTRALIAN STORY-TELLERS – Voting will close on Sunday the 18th of January at midnight. From Monday we’ll count up the top 50 and announce them in order, unveiling 10 authors each day, until…..

Australia’s 10 favourite authors will be announced on Friday the 23rd of January. We’ll be profiling all of the top 10 authors and the books that have made them your favourites. It’s a festival of Australian writing!

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About the Contributor

Andrew Cattanach is a regular contributor to The Booktopia Blog. He has been shortlisted for The Age Short Story Prize and was named a finalist for the 2015 Young Bookseller of the Year Award. He enjoys reading, writing and sleeping, though finds it difficult to do them all at once.

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  • Kate Thomas

    January 3, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Australia’s favourite author should be Kerry Greenwood.

  • claudia

    January 4, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Honey Brown

  • marlene meyer

    January 4, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Monica mcinnerny

  • Meg gaffy

    January 4, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Richard flanagan

  • Heather Liebenberg

    January 5, 2015 at 12:17 am

    tony Park – best author Ever

  • Cass

    January 5, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Rachael Johns 🙂

  • Elizabeth Irons

    January 8, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Peter Watt for No. 1 !!!!!!!

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