VOTE NOW in Heat 5 for your Favourite Australian Authors for 2018!

by |January 17, 2018

Heat 5 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 5 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: Ali Cobby Eckermann, Alison Croggon, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Andrew McGahan, Angela Slatter, AS Patric, Ashley Hay, Avril Tremayne, Belinda Murrell, Bernard Keane, Candace Dowds, Candice Fox, Cass Moriarty, Cassie Lane, Christina Stead, Christy Collins, Claire G Coleman, Clementine Ford, Daniel O’Malley, Deborah O’Brien, Don Watson, Donna Hay, Emily Gale, Emily Madden, Emily Maguire, Favel Parrett, Fiona Lowe, Fiona Marsden, Fiona McCallum, Fiona Wright, Fleur McDonald, Frank Hardy, Frederic Manning, Freya Blackwood, Genevieve Gannon, Georgina Penny, Gregory David Roberts, Helen Thurloe, Herb Wharton, Hugh Mackay, J. M. Coetzee, Jane Gleeson-White, Jared Thomas, Jennie Jones, Jennifer Fallon, Jenny Ackland, Jessica Anderson, Jessica Sepel, JM Green, John Silvester, Josephine Moon, Judith Rossell, Julie Koh, K M Golland, Karly Lane, Kate Bell, Kate Forsyth, Kate Llewellyn, Kate Sterrit, Kathryn Lomer, Katrina Germein, Kaz Cooke, Kim Mahood, Kim Wilkins, Kitty Boyes, L.A Larkin, Lauren Sams, Lee Kofman, Leigh Hobbs, Liam Pieper, Lian Hearn, Lisa Fleetwood, Luke Davies, Luke Hines, Magdalena McGuire, Margareta Osborn, Marion Halligan, Mark Tedeschi, Martin Boyd, Max Barry, Max Walker, Maxine Beneba Clarke, May Gibbs, Melissa Ashley, Merlinda Bobis, Michelle de Kretser, Michelle Sommers, Mick Elliott, N.R. Walker, Nick Earls, Nicola Marsh, Nikki Gemmell, Pamela Cook, Paul Livingston, Phillip Gwynne, Posie Graeme-Evans, Rachael Johns, Rachel Bailey, Richard Beasley, Rob Mundle, Robert Schofield, Robin Klein, Sally Morgan, Sam Bowring, Sara Douglass, Sarah Wilson, Shane Maloney, Shaun Tan, Sofie Laguna, Stephanie Alexander, Sue Whiting, Sulari Gentill, Thomas Keneally, Toni Jordan, Tony Birch, Tony Park, Trish Morey, Will Kostakis, William McInnes, Zoe Foster Blake

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 – CLOSING
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.

If you need assistance with accepting cookies to vote, please try these instructions:

Enabling cookies in the Android web browser
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1. Open Chrome.
2. Go to More menu > Settings > Site settings > Cookies.
3. You’ll find the more menu icon in the top-right corner.
4. Make sure Cookies are turned on.
5. Once this is set, you can browse websites normally.

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2. Tap the More menu, then select Settings.
3. Tap View advanced settings.
4. Make sure that Don’t block cookies is selected from the “Cookies” drop-down menu.
5. Once this is set, you can browse websites normally.

Instructions from OverDrive.

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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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  • Tehani

    January 17, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    A couple of misspelled names today – it should be Ambelin Kwaymullina, and Kim Wilkins.

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