VOTE NOW: Australia’s Favourite Author 2016 – Heat 2

by |January 12, 2016

AustralianStories_SocialMediaPostcard-720x479_Heat2Our annual vote to discover Australia’s Favourite Author is here again! Over 100,000 Australians had their say last year, and this year will be even bigger!

It’s your chance to champion your favourite Australian authors and vote them through to next week’s final round of voting. You can vote for as many authors as you like, with the poll closing at midnight tonight.

Remember, this is only Heat 2 (check out the results of yesterday’s vote here). we still have 3 more heats to run!

Click here, to see more details about the process, and don’t forget to check out last year’s results here!

So what are you waiting for? Get voting!


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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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  • Kerri Hirst

    January 12, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    I love Juliet Sampson as she not only writes great books so far, but always aspires to be positive and to make a difference to the lives of others.

  • Xzavia green

    January 12, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Sunshine and inspiration!

  • Tanya Hommema

    January 12, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Sandy Vaile is an exciting new author from Australia, just love her first release Inheriting Fear! Keep up the fantastic work!

  • Brylie Godden

    January 12, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Have loved Sally’s books so far can’t wait for the next one!

  • asanka

    January 12, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Vote for Juliet M Sampson

  • January 12, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Pretty sure Kiera Cass is American, so I don’t know how she got on the list.

  • Len

    January 12, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Well done…..

  • Louise.davey

    January 12, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    Awesome stories wonderfully written

  • James

    January 12, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Jacinta Maree

  • Hannie

    January 12, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Love this style of writing, the type of book you just have to finish & then start again

  • Nicola bashford

    January 12, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Because she is amazing…

  • Nicola bashford

    January 12, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    She deserves it

  • Nicola bashford

    January 12, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    Her stories make you feel like you are going through all the emotions the characters are going through with them (and there’s a lot of emotions!). She has amazing talent, it should be rewarded.

  • Amy

    January 12, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    Amazing book! Loved it!

  • Jane Lennis

    January 13, 2016 at 1:00 am

    Every story Jennifer Fallon tells takes you and keeps you until the last page, then immediately grabs you to start the re-read…

  • Leona Spencer

    January 13, 2016 at 2:42 am

    Great research

  • Michelle Jones

    January 13, 2016 at 5:19 am

    Lesley Jones is the best!!

  • Kerri Kemp

    January 13, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Good luck Jacinta. You truelly are an amazing author. <3

  • Jes

    January 13, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Love this

  • Nicole Lavu Lavu

    January 13, 2016 at 11:03 am

    Nina Levine all the way!!
    Great author, amazing books.

  • Nicole Lavu Lavu

    January 13, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Nina Levine’s word is amazing.

  • January 13, 2016 at 11:34 am

    We have some amazing authors.

  • Stuart Ruthven

    January 13, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Loved Anna’s expressive writing style. Can’t wait for her next book…hopefully soon!

  • January 14, 2016 at 11:33 am

    lesley jones is my favorite australian writer and kimberely chambers is my favorite english writer .

  • Heidi Gregson

    January 14, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Anna Romer a relatively new Australian author and a fantastic one at that!! Great story lines and writing style. Couldn’t put the books down and can’t wait for her next masterpiece.

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