Reading Down Under on Australia Day 2011

Australia day is the time to celebrate being Australian and everything Australian. What better way to celebrate than to get patriotic and read a book by an Australian author. We have some fantastic authors in our midst, writing fiction across a wide range of genres, from murder and mystery to romance and adventure. So whether you are relaxing under a beach umbrella, or home recovering from the festivities being held throughout the shire, go for gold (or download a book from Overdrive if you want to go green), with one of the listed Australian authors. In the best aussie tradition, the definition of an Australian author includes those who are born, raised, have emigrated to, or resided in Australia, as well as our ex- pats. There are stacks of Australian
authors out there, so this is just a selection to get you started. Feel free to share your favourites with us.

Larissa Behrendt 
James Bradley
Lily Brett
Geraldine Brooks
John Cleary (Crime)
J.M. Coetzee
Peter Corris (Crime)
Cecilia Dart-Thornton(fantasy)
Robert Dessaix
Sara Douglass (fantasy)
Robert Drewe
Nick Earls (humour)
Delia Falconer
Peter Fitzsimons
Richard Flanagan
David Foster
Helen Garner
Nikki Gemmell
Kerry Greenwood(Phyrne Fisher mysteries)
Kate Grenville
Shirley Hazzard
Kathy Lette (Humour)
Gabrielle Lord (Crime)
Roger McDonald
Andrew McGahan
Shane Maloney
John Marsden
Alex Miller

Frank Moorhouse
Di Morrissey
Tara Moss(Crime)
Les Murray
Judy Nunn
Matthew Reilly(adventure)
Elliot Perlman
Kim Scott
Peter Temple
Christos Tsiolkas
Janette Turner-Hospital
Peter Watt
Charlotte Wood
Alexis Wright
Markus Zusak

Happy reading