VOTE NOW in Heat 4: Who Are Your Favourite Australian Authors?

by |January 12, 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. Your nominations have been tallied, with the top contenders now ready to face off in a series of heats, one every day this week.

Voting in Heats 1, 2 and 3 has now closed. Find out which authors from Heat 1, Heat 2 and Heat 3 will be progressing straight to the finals!

Vote in Heat 4 now! Voting is open until 9am tomorrow (Friday, January 13 at 9am AEDT).
Plus, if you leave your name and contact details when voting, you’ll go into the draw to win a $1000 RRP book pack!

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

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

Nominated authors featured in this heat were: Adrian Hyland, AJ Betts, Alan J Whitiker, Alison Lester, Alissa Callen, Alli Sinclair, Amanda Pillar, Andrew Plant, Anna Campbell, Anna Funder, Anne Buist, Belinda Alexandra, Benjamin Law, Cadel Evans, Chantal Fernando, Charlotte Wood, Chris Uhlmann, Christopher Currie, Christy Collins, Claire Zorn, Clementine Ford, Colin Thiele, Craig Silvey, D.B.C. Pierre, David Hunt, Deborah O’Brien, Dianne Blacklock, Donna Hay, Ellie Marney, Emily Rodda, Felicity Young, Fiona McCallum, Fiona Wright, Frank Moorhouse, Grant Lock, Gus Gordon, Helene Young, Henry Lawson, Jackie French, Jaye Ford, Jenn J McLeod, Jennifer Scouller, Jimmy Barnes, Joel Shepherd, John Birmingham, John Flanagan, John Silvester, Josephine Moon, Judith Rossell, Kate Bell, Kathryn Fox, Kathryn Heyman, Kathryn Lomer, Katrina Germein, Keri Arthur, Kerri Sackville, Kim Willkins, Kylie Scott, Kylie Tennant, L.A Larkin, Laura Greaves, Lauren Sams, Leah Kaminsky, Leanne Hall, Lian Hearn, Lili Wilkinson, Liz Byrski, Loretta Hill, Madeleine St. John, Maggie Joel, Malcom Knox, Margo Lanagan, Maria Lewis, Marlee Jane Ward, Martin Boyd, Matt Stanton, Matthew J. Hellscream, Max Barry, May Gibbs, Melanie Casey, Michael Salmon, Michael Wagner, Michelle Douglas, Michelle Sommers, Molly Meldrum, Monica McInerney, Morris Gleitzman, Mrs Woog, Oliver Phommavanh, Paul Collins, Paul Jennings, Peter Corris, Peter Watt, Phillip Gwynne, Pip Harry, Rebecca Starford, Rhyll Biest, Rjurik Davidson, Robert Schofield, Robin Bowles, Roland Perry, Sally Piper, Sara Foster, Sean Williams, Steve Lewis, Sue Williams, Sulari Gentill, Tim Ferguson, Tim Low, Tim Miller, Toni Jordan

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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.


  • Grahame Dowling

    January 12, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Bit gobsmacked haven’t seen ‘Tony Park’ in any of the first 4 heats. A fabulous Australian author who writes African novels and is more popular in South Africa than Wilbur Smith. Hopefully he will appear in heat 5?
    We didn’t know the nominations were open so unfortunately didn’t get a chance to put his name up for consideration.

  • tania

    January 12, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Maria Lewis great young Aussie author

  • Rowena

    January 12, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    Is the Kim Willkins listed actually the amazing Aussie author Kim Wilkins, but misspelt? Or is it a different author? Need to know for voting purposes please!

    • Anastasia Hadjidemetri

      January 13, 2017 at 12:15 pm

      Indeed it is, Rowena! Thank you so much for letting us know 🙂

  • Gaynor Hives

    January 12, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Voted! Going off to try some of the authors I haven’t yet read.

  • Monica

    January 13, 2017 at 5:01 am

    Monica McInerney is my favourite!!

  • Alisha

    January 13, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Love Anna Campbell

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