VOTE NOW in Heat 3 for your Favourite Australian Authors for 2018!

by |January 12, 2018

Heat 3 has now closed. The Finals Round is now open.
Click here to vote in The Finals Round.

The time has come to VOTE for your Favourite Australian Author for 2018!

Over the next few weeks, nominated authors will face off in a series of 5 Heats; with the top 15 authors from each Heat going through to the Finals! We know there are a lot of authors in each Heat – we can’t help it that Australian authors rock!

Vote here for your favourite authors and don’t forget to join in the conversation on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using #AusFaveAuthor

Heat 3 is now CLOSED. You have one chance to vote per Heat, but you can vote for as many authors as you would like within each Heat.

Plus, if you would like to go in the draw to win a $1000 book pack, make sure you enter your name and contact details in the form at the bottom.

Nominated authors featured in this heat were: Alan Brough, Alan Marshall, Allayne Webster, Amanda Lohrey, Andy Griffiths, Anthea Hodgson, Briohny Doyle, Bronwyn Stuart, Bruce Pascoe, Caroline Overington, Cheryl Adnams, Christopher Currie, Christos Tsiolkas, Clare Wright, Colleen McCullough, David Ireland, David Michie, Delwyn Jenkins, Dianne Maguire, Drusilla Modjeska, Elizabeth Harrower, Elliot Perlman, Ethel Turner, Evie Wyld, Fiona McIntosh, Frances Whiting, Gary Corby, Gavin McCormack, George Megalogenis, Georgia Blain, Georgina Penney, Gideon Haigh, Graeme Base, Greg Egan, Hannah Kent, Helen Dale, Holly Throsby, Inga Simpson, James Bradley, James Phelps, Jamila Rizvi, Jay Kristoff, Jenn McLeod, Jenny Sinclair, Jesse Blackadder, Joan Lindsay, Joan London, Jodi McAlister, Joy Dettman, Julie Anne Addicott, Juliet M Sampson, Justine Ford, Karen Brooks, Kate Belle, Kate Mildenhall, Katherine Scholes, Kathryn Bonella, Kay Maree, Kayte Nunn, Kerry McGinnis, Kim Scott, Krissy Kneen, Kylie Chan, Leah Purcell, Leanne Hall, Lila Rose, Lisa Ireland, LJM Owen, Lynnette Lounsbury, Mandy Magro, Mary-Anne O’Connor, Mary-Rose MacColl, Matthew Reilly, Maureen McCarthy, Megan Maurice, Melina Marchetta, Meredith Costain, Michael Leunig, Michael Pryor, Michael Robotham, Michael Wagner, Montana Ash, Nam Le, Nene Gare, Nevil Shute, Nicole Trope, Paul Ham, Randa Abdel-Fattah, Robert Dessaix, Robyn Davidson, Rosie Waterland, Ruth Clare, Sally Piper, Sally Rippin, Sandi Wallace, Sarah Goldman, Sarah Krasnostein, Sarah Ridout, Shane Jason Taylor, Shannon Curtis, Stan Grant, Stephanie Bishop, Steve Toltz, Sue Lawson, Sunni Overend, Susanne Gervay, Tania Ingram, Tara Eglington, Tara Moss, Terry Denton, Tess Woods, Thea Astley, Tim Sinclair, Tony Wilson, Traci Harding, Tracy Farr, Tricia Stringer, Vanessa Carnevale, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Zana Fraillon

How It Works

January 2-5: Nominations – CLOSED
Nominate your favourite Australian authors. You can nominate as many as you like, anyone who you think deserves recognition. Nominate them in 1 of 4 easy ways: Email us at, or tag us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, naming your favourites. Or use the hashtag #ausfaveauthor. The top nominations will make it through to the Heats.

January 8-19: The Heats – CLOSED
The top nominations will be collated and split into Heats. Over the next two weeks you’ll have the opportunity to vote for a new list of authors. Only the very best authors from each Heat will progress to the final round of voting.

This is where it gets extra fun! During the Heats, you can go into the running to win a splendid book pack valued at $1000 RRP! – all we need is your email address when you vote!

January 22-25: The Final Poll – NOW RUNNING
The top 75 authors from the Heats will make it to this final poll. This will be your final chance to champion your favourite Australian authors. Voting closes at 11:59pm on Friday, 25th January 2018.

January 29: The Countdown Begins
From Monday, 29th January we’ll countdown your top 50 authors, unveiling 20 authors each day, until…

February 1: The Announcement
Australia’s 10 favourite authors will be announced on Friday, 1st February! We’ll be profiling your top 10 authors and the books that have made them your favourites.

Terms & Conditions

Fill out the form above to vote for your favourite Australian author and you could win a book pack, valued at $1000 RRP!

1. You have from January 8th, 2017 12:00pm until 11:59pm January 25th, 2018 to enter.
2. To enter, you must fill out your name, email address and contact phone number, and vote for your favourite Australian author.
2. You can vote in all five heats and in the final poll for a total of 6 entries to the prize.
4. Only entrants with Australian and New Zealand delivery addresses will be eligible to enter the competition.
5. The winner of the competition will be chosen at random and from the list of those who entered.
6. There is one prize available to be won.
7. The winner will be drawn on February 1st, 2018.
8. Entrants must also agree to the terms and conditions on this page.
9. Cookies on your browser must be enabled in order for you to vote.

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Tanaya has been a lover of books for as long as she can remember. Now, her book collection is a little out of control, mostly consisting of YA fiction and pretty hardcovers. When she’s not reading, she spends a lot of her time taking photos of books for her bookstagram account, @prettypagesblog. She also has a love of Disneyland, bullet journaling and cats.

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  • Dee

    January 13, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    why is Fiona McGregor not on this list?

    • Tanaya Lowden

      January 15, 2018 at 11:32 am

      Hi Dee,

      This is Heat 3 of 5 heats that we have be running over the last week. If Fiona McGregor was nominated in our nominations round, she would have appeared in one of the first two Heats, or will be appearing in the remaining two Heats. The top 15 authors from each Heat will then progress to the Finals round of the poll. Keep an eye out on social media and here on the Booktopian for when we begin the other Heats.

      Kind regards,

  • Calla Gould-Whaley

    January 14, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    Jesse Blackadder!

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