Famous Authors from Australia

List of the most popular authors from Australia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Australian authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Australian writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

Authors here include everything from Donald Bradman to Gilbert Percy Whitley.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from Australia?" and "Who are the best Australian authors?"

For further information on these historic Australian authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Australian authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.
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    The land that sleeps, A change of mind, A small selection of short stories
    • Birthplace: Perth, Australia
    • Birthdate: 12-16-1923
    • Nationality: Australia
    Gerald Glaskin was a Western Australian author.
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    Tom Gerrard, Chinkie's flat and other stories, The ebbing of the tide
    • Birthplace: Port Macquarie, Australia
    • Birthdate: 01-01-1855
    • Nationality: Australia
    George Lewis Becke was an Australian Pacific trader, short-story writer and novelist.
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    Poems for playtime, Hound of the road, The singing tree
    • Birthplace: Goulburn, Australia
    • Birthdate: 08-16-1865
    • Nationality: Australia
    Dame Mary Gilmore DBE was a prominent Australian socialist poet and journalist.
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    Founder of a city, Selective Affinities: New Poems, A rare bird
    • Birthplace: Kapunda, Australia
    • Birthdate: 1922
    • Nationality: Australia
    Geoffrey Piers Henry Dutton AO was an Australian author and historian.