VOTE NOW in Heat 1: Who Are Your Favourite Australian Authors?

by |January 9, 2017

* All Heats have closed *
The Finals commence on Monday, 16 January at 12pm (AEDT)

The time has come to vote for Australia’s Favourite Australian Authors!

Last week, thousands of you took to social media to nominate your favourite Australian authors in Booktopia’s annual reader poll. Nominations have now closed, and they’ve been tallied up, with the top contenders now ready to face off in a series of heats, one every day this week.

Vote in Heat 1 now! Vote for as many authors as you like until 9am tomorrow. Heat 2 commences 12pm tomorrow…

This is your chance to champion your favourites and catapult them into next week’s finals. So what are you waiting for? Get voting!

PRIZE: If you vote with your email address, you’ll go into the running to win a $1000 RRP book pack!

* All Heats have closed *
The Finals commence on Monday, 16 January at 12pm (AEDT)


Nominated authors featured in this heat were: A L Tait, A. B. Facey, Adam Spencer, Alan Baxter, Alison Croggon, Andrew McGahan, Andrew P Street, Anna Spargo-Ryan, Anne Gracie, Annie Seaton, Arthur Upfield, Barbara Hannay, Beck Nicholas, Bernard Keane, Bryce Courtenay, C.S Pacat, Candace Dowds, Carmen Jenner, Cath Crowley, Cath Ferla, Cathryn Hein, Charlotte Nash, Christopher Koch, CJ Duggan, Daniel O’Malley, Darren Groth, David Malouf, David Michie, Derek Hansen, Di Morrissey, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Duncan Ball, Duncan McNab, Ellen Van Neerven, Elliot Perlman, Emma Viskic, Evan Green, Fiona Higgins, Fiona McIntosh, Gabrielle Tozer, Gabrielle Wang, Gail Jones, Garry Disher, Garth Nix, Gary Kemble, Gavin McCormack, Genevieve Gannon, Geoffrey Blainey, George Ivanoff, George Johnston, Georgina Penny, Geraldine Brooks, Glenda Larke, Greg Egan, Hazel Edwards, Helen Razer, Ian Irvine, Inga Simpson, J.C. Burke, James Roy, Jane Gleeson-White, Jane Harper, Janette Turner Hospital, Jay Kristoff, Jay McLean, Jeannie Gunn, Jennifer Scoullar, John Marsden, Karen Brooks, Kat T Masen, Kate Forsyth, Liane Moriarty, Mark Tedeschi, Markus Zusak, Matthew Condon, Melissa Ashley, Miles Franklin, Morris West, Nick Bland, Nina Levine, Pamela Allen, Peter Carey, Rachael Johns, Rosanne Hawke, Tim Winton, Trudi Canavan, Vanessa Carnevale, Vikki Wakefield, Xavier Herbert, Yassmin Abdel-Magied

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About the Contributor

Anastasia Hadjidemetri is the former editor of The Booktopian and star of Booktopia's weekly YouTube show, Booked with Anastasia. A big reader and lover of books, Anastasia relishes the opportunity to bring you all the latest news from the world of books.


  • Anne Reidy

    January 9, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    A Fortunate Life was a fantastic book about a hard working, humble man.

  • January 9, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Karen Brooks is the most brilliant and exciting author and I love reading her books and following her progress.

  • Samantha Sims

    January 9, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Marsden’s series is seriously underrated! I find people refuse to bother with it, simply because the first in the ‘Tomorrow’ series is used in schools.


    January 10, 2017 at 6:15 am

    have read Karen Brooks two latest books and found both a great read, cant wait for the next one

  • Julie Allen

    January 10, 2017 at 8:03 am

    James Roy, a wonderful writer and well deserving of his Premier’s book award this year.

  • Hony

    January 10, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    Kaye Forsyth , I am absorbed in everything she writes and it stays with me for ever.

  • Hony

    January 10, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    I meant to say Kate Forsyth. She wrote Bitter Greens.

  • Danielle Harvey

    January 11, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Magda Szubanski

  • Linda C

    January 12, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    I loved Karen Brooks

  • Judith Maunders

    January 13, 2017 at 11:43 am

    Wendy Orr writes great stories for the younger audience.

  • Jen MacCulloch

    January 15, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Helen Garner is my all time fave Aussie author. 🙂

  • Yvonne Markowski

    January 17, 2017 at 12:09 am

    Markus Zusak – I cried reading “The Book Thief”, and simply loved “The Messenger.”

  • January 18, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    I love Mary Higgins Clark. Her novels have you in suspense from the beginning to the end of her books.She is very famous writer well known internationally.Just read The Shadow Of Your Smile superb.

  • David Roberts

    January 19, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Markus Zusak

  • Amanda

    January 20, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Tim Winton. Captivating.

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