List of Australian novelists

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This is a list of novelists living in Australia or publishing significantly while living there.

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  • Azhar Abidi (born 1968) Passarola Rising (2006), Twilight (2008), The House of Bilqis (2009)
  • Glenda Adams (1939–2007) Games of the Strong (1982), Longleg (1990), The Tempest of Clemenza (1996), Miles Franklin Award winner (1987) for Dancing on Coral
  • Debra Adelaide (born 1958) The Hotel Albatross (1995), Serpent Dust (1998), The Household Guide to Dying (2008)
  • Alexandra Adornetto (born 1992) The Strangest Adventures series
  • Malcolm Afford (1906–1954) The Gland Men of the Island (Wonder Stories pp. 828–843, January 1931), Blood on His Hands!: A Detective Novel (1936), Death's Mannikins: Being a Sober Account of Certain Diabolical Happenings not Untinged with the Odour of Brimstone which Befell a Respectable Family Living at Exmoor in This Present Year (1937), The Dead Are Blind: A Jeffrey Blackburn Adventure (1937), Fly By Night: A Jeffrey Blackburn Adventure (1942), Owl of Darkness (1944), Sinners in Paradise (1946), The Sheep and the Wolves (1947), The Vanishing Trick, Detective Fiction 1.1 (1948), Such a Neat Little Corpse (1950?)
  • Maggie Alderson (born 1959) Pants on Fire (2000), Mad About the Boy (2002), Handbags and Gladrags (2004), Cents and Sensibility (2006), How to Break Your Own Heart (2008), Shall We Dance (2010), Evangeline: The Wish Keeper's Helper (2011), Everything Changes But You (2012)
  • James Aldridge (born 1918) Signed with Their Honour (1942), The Sea Eagle (1944), The Diplomat (1949), The Hunter (1950), Heroes of the Empty View (1954), I Wish He Would Not Die (1957), A Captive in the Land (1962), My Brother Tom (1966), The Untouchable Juli (1974), Mockery In Arms (1974), The Marvellous Mongolian (1974), One Last Glimpse (1977), Goodbye Un-America (1979), The Broken SaddleThe True Story of Lilli Stubeck (1984), The True Story of Spit Macphee (1986) (winner of the Guardian Prize and New South Wales Premier's Literary Award), The True Story of Lola Mackellar (Viking, 1992), The Girl from the Sea (2002), The Wings of Kitty St Clair (2006)
  • Ethel Anderson (1883–1958) Indian Tales (1948), At Parramatta (1956), The Little Ghosts (1959)
  • Jessica Anderson (1916–2010) An Ordinary Lunacy (1963), The Last Man's Head (1970), The Commandant (1975), The Impersonators (1980), Miles Franklin Literary Award winner in 1978 for Tirra Lirra by the River and in 1980 for The Impersonators), Taking Shelter (1989), One of the Wattle Birds (1994)
  • Sarah Armstrong (born 1968) Miles Franklin Literary Award nominee 2005 (Salt Rain)
  • Wayne Ashton (born 1959) Under a Tin-Grey Sari (2002),[1] Equator: A Novel (2010)
  • Thea Astley (1925–2004) Girl with a Monkey (1958), A Descant for Gossips (1960), The Well Dressed Explorer (1962), The Slow Natives (1965), A Boat Load of Home Folk (1968), The Acolyte (1972), A Kindness Cup (1974), An Item from the Late News (1982), Beachmasters (1985), It's Raining in Mango (1987), Reaching Tin River (1990), Vanishing Points (1992), Coda (1994), The Multiple Effects of Rainshadow (1996), Drylands (1999), Miles Franklin Literary Award winner in 1999 for Drylands, 1972 for The Acolyte, 1965 for The Slow Natives, and 1962 for The Well Dressed Explorer
  • Hugh Atkinson (1924–1994) The Pink and the Brown (1957), Low Company(1961), The Reckoning (1963), The Games (1968), The Most Savage Animal (1972), Johnny Horns (1972), The Man in the Middle (1973), Crack-up (1974), Weekend to Kill (1977), Unscheduled Flight (1978), The Manipulators (1978), Billy Two-Toes (1982), Grey's Valley: The Legend (1986), A Twist in the Tale: Three Novellas (1991), Jumping Jeweller of Lavender Bay (1992)
  • Louisa Atkinson (1834–1872) Gertrude the Emigrant: A Tale of Colonial Life by an Australian Lady (1857), Cowanda: The Veteran's Grant: an Australian Story by the Author of Gertrude (1859), Debatable Ground of the Carlillawarra Claimants (1861), Myra (1864), Tom Hellicar's Children (1871), Bush Home (?), Tressa's Resolve (1872)
  • Bunty Avieson (born 1962) Apartment 255 (2002), The Wrong Door(2004)

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  • Murray Bail (born 1941) Homesickness (1980), Holden's Performance (1987), Miles Franklin Literary Award winner 1999 for Eucalyptus (1998), The Pages (2008), The Voyage (2012)
  • Allan Baillie (born 1943) Creature (1987), Mates and Other Stories (1989), Dream Catcher and Other Stories (1995), The Phone Book (1995), Ten Out of Ten (2003), A Taste of Cockroach (2005)
  • Faith Bandler (born 1918) Wacvie (1977)
  • Marjorie Barnard (1897–1987) The Persimmon Tree, and Other Stories (1943), (As M. Barnard Eldershaw) A House is Built (1929)', Green Memory (1931), The Glasshouse (1936), Plaque with Laurel (1937), Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow (1945)
  • John Arthur Barry (1850–1911) The Luck of the Native Born (1898), A Son of the Sea (1899)
  • Max Barry (born 1973) Syrup (1999), Jennifer Government (2003), Company (2006)
  • Catherine Bateson (born 1960) A Dangerous Girl (2000), The Year It All Happened (2001), Painted Love Letters (2002), His Name is Fire (2006)
  • Barbara Baynton (1862–1929) Human Toll (1907)
  • George Lewis Becke (1855–1913)
  • Randolph Bedford (1868–1941) True Eyes and the Whirlwind (1903), The Snare of Strength (1905), Sops of Wine (1909), Billy Pagan Mining Engineer (1911), The Mates of Torres (1911), The Lady of the Pickup (1911), The Silver Star (1917), Aladdin and the Boss Cockie (1919)
  • Larissa Behrendt (born 1969) Home (2004), Legacy (2009)
  • Barbara Biggs (born 1956) Chat Room (2006)
  • Carmel Bird (born 1940) Cherry Ripe (1986), Bluebird Cafe (1990), The White Garden (1996), Crisis (1996), Red Shoes (1998), Unholy Writ (2000), Open for Inspection (2002), Cape Grimm (2005), Child of the Twilight (2010)
  • John Birmingham (born 1964) Axis of Time trilogy (publication commenced 2004), He Died with a Felafel in His Hand (1994)
  • Marie Bjelke-Petersen (1874–1969) The Captive Singer (1917), The Immortal Flame (1919), Dusk: A Novel (1921), Jewelled Nights (1923), The Moon Minstrel (1927), Monsoon Music (1930), The Rainbow Lute (1932), The Silver Knight (1934), Jungle Night (1937)
  • Georgia Blain (born 1964)
  • Capel Boake (1889–1944) Painted Clay (1917), The Romany Mark (1923), The Dark Thread (1936), As the Twig is Bent (1946)
  • Merlinda Bobis (born 1959) Filipino expatriate. Banana Heart Summer (2005); also poet
  • Rolf Boldrewood (Thomas Alexander Browne) (1826–1915) My Run Home (1874), The Squatter's Dream: A Story of Australian Life (1875), A Colonial Reformer (1876), Babes in the Bush (1877), Robbery Under Arms (1882), The Sealskin Coat (1884–1885), The Crooked Stick, or, Pollie's Probation (1885), The Sphinx of Eaglehawk: A Tale of Old Bendigo (1887), A Sydney-Side Saxon (1888), Nevermore (1889–90), The Miner's Right : A Tale of the Australian Goldfields (1890), A Modern Buccaneer (1894), Plain Living: A Bush Idyll (1898), War to the Knife', or Tangata Maori (1899), The Ghost-Camp, or, The Avengers (1902)', The Last Chance: A Tale of the Golden West (1905)
  • Guy Boothby (1867–1905) Doctor Nikola series
  • Martin Boyd (1893–1972) Brangane: A Memoir (by Martin Mills, pseudonym) (1926); The Picnic (1937), Lucinda Brayford (1946), The "Langton" quartet: The Cardboard Crown (1952); A Difficult Young Man (1955); Outbreak of Love (1957); When Blackbirds Sing (1962)
  • Russell Braddon (1921–1995) [The Naked Island
  • James Bradley (born 1967) Wrack (1997); The Deep Field (1999), The Resurrectionist (2006)
  • Bertha Southey Brammall (1878–1957) Dusky Dell (1898), The Mystery of Four Corners (1918)
  • Lily Brett (born 1946) Things Could Be Worse (1990), What God Wants (1992), Just Like That (1994), Too Many Men (2001), You Gotta Have Balls (2006), Lola Bensky (2013)
  • Paul Brickhill (1916–1991) WWII RAAF fighter pilot, [The Great Escape] (1950)
  • Damien Broderick (born 1944) Science fiction The Judas Mandala
  • Steve Brook (born 1934) Polish-born journalist and satirical novelist
  • Geraldine Brooks (born 1955) Pulitzer Prize for fiction, 2006:[2] March (2005); Year of Wonders (2001), also Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist
  • Carter Brown (1923–1985) Crime fiction
  • Anna Maria Bunn (1808–1889) The Guardian. A Tale (1838)
  • Janine Burke (born 1952) Speaking (1984), Second Sight (1986), Company of Images (1989), Lullaby (1994)

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