HEAT 1 Results: Your Favourite Australian Authors

by |January 10, 2018

Friends, we asked you to vote for your favourite Australian authors in Heat 1 yesterday, and the response has been phenomenal. Thank you all for voting!

We’ve counted the votes (have pity on us, there were thousands of them!) and your finalists for Heat 1 – and the authors who will be progressing to the all-important final round – are…

Amie Kaufman
Annabel Crabb
Bryce Courtenay
Di Morrissey
Garth Nix
Geraldine Brooks
John Marsden
Juliet Marillier
Keri Arthur
Kerry Greenwood
Liane Moriarty
Lynette Noni
Markus Zusak
Mem Fox
Ruth Park

Featured Books: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff, The Wife Drought by Annabel Crabb, The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay, The Red Coast by Di Morrissey, Sabriel by Garth Nix.

Featured Books: Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks, Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden, Den of Wolves by Juliet Marillier, The Black Tide by Keri Arthur, Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood.

Featured Books: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, Akarnae by Lynette Noni, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, Possum Magic by Mem Fox, The Harp in the South by Ruth Park.

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  • Philip

    January 10, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    No, you are not getting pity for counting thousands of votes (lol) – the votes were electronic and would have been collated in less than 30 seconds!! What is good is to see so many people voting, and for some excellent Australian authors – I was surprised at the sheer numbers of authors that have been listed in Heats 1 and 2! I cannot wait for the final lists to be published – my top Australian author is …..

  • January 11, 2018 at 4:37 am

    You have my sympathy, since you asked for it, though I admit Philip’s comment has dampened it. I agree with the rest of his comment wholeheartedly. Now I have to look into all these author names I don’t recognize and see what I’ve been missing, even though my reading list (and house for that matter) is so full of great works awaiting my eyes (or ears in some cases) that I wouldn’t get everything consumed for probably another 20 years.

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