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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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G. Glaskin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
G. Glaskin The land that sleeps, A change of mind, A small selection of short stories

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Louis Becke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Louis Becke Tom Gerrard, Chinkie's flat and other stories, The ebbing of the tide

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Mary Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Mary Gilmore Poems for playtime, Hound of the road, The singing tree

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Geoffrey Dutton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Geoffrey Dutton Founder of a city, Selective Affinities: New Poems, A rare bird

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Patrick White is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Patrick White Voss, Riders in the Chariot, The Living and the Dead

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Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Kylie Minogue K, The Showgirl Princess, Kylie: La La La

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Christine Harris is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Christine Harris Foreign Devil, Shivers, Bed and not much breakfast

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Aravind Adiga is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Aravind Adiga The White Tiger: A Novel, Between the Assassinations

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David McRobbie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
David McRobbie Waxing with Wayne, The Wayne Dynasty, Mandragora

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Ronald Fisher is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Ronald Fisher The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection, Natural selection, heredity

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Saleem Ali is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Saleem Ali Islam and education, Mining^! the environment^! and indigenous development conflicts

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Timothy Conigrave is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Timothy Conigrave Holding the Man, Theiving Boy

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Robert Bruce is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Robert Bruce Energy Work

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Ben Elton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Ben Elton Popcorn, The First Casualty, Blast from the Past

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Emma Darcy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Emma Darcy Wedding To Remember, Wrong Mirror, A Very Stylish Affair

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Nick Cave is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Nick Cave The Death of Bunny Munro, And the Ass Saw the Angel, King Ink

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Errol Flynn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Errol Flynn My Wicked^! Wicked Ways, Showdown, From a life of adventure

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Barry Humphries is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Barry Humphries MY GORGEOUS LIFE, My Life as Me, Les Patterson Has a Stand Up

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Carter Brown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Carter Brown The Lover, The Temptress, Play now--kill later

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Margaret Way is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Margaret Way Mail Order Marriage, No Alternative, Gabriel's mission

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J. M. Coetzee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
J. M. Coetzee Waiting for the Barbarians, Slow Man, Youth: Scenes from Provincial Life II

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Thomas Keneally is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Thomas Keneally Schindler's Ark, The great shame, American Scoundrel: The Life of the Notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles

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Portia de Rossi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Portia de Rossi Vegan Cooking for Carnivores

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Arthur Upfield is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Arthur Upfield The widows of Broome, Bony buys a woman, Madman's bend

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David Williamson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
David Williamson The Removalists, Don's Party, The Club

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Jennifer Rowe is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Jennifer Rowe The Shifting Sands, The Deltora Book of Monsters, The Isle of Illusion

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Morris West is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Morris West The naked country, The Shoes of the Fisherman, McCreary Moves In

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Paul Davies is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Paul Davies The cosmic blueprint, Synergy 3, Synergy 4

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Robert Hughes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Robert Hughes The Fatal Shore, The Portable Van Gogh, Investing in Business

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Jon Cleary is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Jon Cleary Dark Summer, Winter Chill, Degrees of Connection

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Colin Thiele is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Colin Thiele Storm Boy, The Monster Fish, The Fire in the Stone

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Lindsay Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Lindsay Armstrong Accidental Nanny, A Masterful Man, Playboy Lover

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A. Bertram Chandler is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
A. Bertram Chandler The Door Through Space / Rendezvous on a Lost World, Nebula Alert / The Rival Rigelians, Contraband From Otherspace / Reality Forbidden

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Miranda Lee is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Miranda Lee An Outrageous Proposal, Switched at the Altar, An Australian Christmas

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Pamela Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Pamela Stephenson How to Be a Complete Bitch, Bravemouth

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Paul Jennings is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Paul Jennings Unreal, Uncovered, Unseen

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Leon Morris is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Leon Morris 1 and 2 Thessalonians, Yirra: land^! law^! and language : strong and alive., Remembering Mum

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Rebecca St. James is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Rebecca St. James 40 Days with God: A Devotional Journey, Sister Freaks, GOD Piano Vocal Guitar Songbook

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Marion Lennox is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Marion Lennox Prescription Pregnancy, 3 Novelas Inolvidables, Outback Husbands

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Garth Nix is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Garth Nix Sabriel, The Keys To the Kingdom^! Book 2, Abhorsen

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Elyne Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Elyne Mitchell The Thousandth Brumby, Moon filly, Wild Echoes Ringing

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Ivan Goff is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Ivan Goff Portrait in black, White heat

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Joan Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Joan Sutherland The Autobiography of Joan Sutherland: A Prima Donna's Progress

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Norman Lindsay is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Norman Lindsay The Magic Pudding, Bohemians of the Bulletin, Miracles by arrangement

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John Marsden is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
John Marsden Tomorrow^! When the War Began, The Dead of the Night, Checkers

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Lilian Darcy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Lilian Darcy A Specialist's Opinion, Christmas Masquerade, Passion with a Vengeance

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Henry Lawson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Henry Lawson The Penguin Henry Lawson short stories, The Loaded Dog, While the Billy Boils - Best-known Yarns

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Peter O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Peter O'Brien Beyond the swastika

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Greg Egan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Greg Egan Distress, Permutation City, Diaspora

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Tim Hewat is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from Australia
Tim Hewat Who made the Mabo mess, Banking on the Bendigo, The Comet riddle