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List of notable or famous novelists from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top novelists born in Australia and even some popular novelists who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian novelists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These novelists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known novelist from Australia is included when available.

List is made up of many different people, including Nick Cave and Clive James.

This historic novelists from Australia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Australian novelists of note?" and "Who are the most famous novelists from Australia?" These prominent novelists of Australia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Australian novelists.

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Clive James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Novelists from Australia
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Clive James AO CBE is an Australian-British author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist, best known for his autobiographical series Unreliable Memoirs, for his chat shows and documentaries on British television and for his prolific journalism. He has lived and worked in the United ...more

Age: 77

Birthplace: Kogarah, Australia

Profession: Poet, Novelist, Author, Essayist, Writer, + more

Credits: The Clive James Show

Also Ranked

#30 on History's Greatest Essayists

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Nick Cave is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Novelists from Australia
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Nicholas Edward "Nick" Cave is an Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional film actor. He is best known as the frontman of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, established in 1983, a group known for its diverse output and ever-evolving line-up. Prior to this, he fronted ...more

Age: 59

Birthplace: Warracknabeal, Australia

Profession: Film Score Composer, Poet, Musician, Novelist, Singer-songwriter, + more

Credits: Lawless, The Proposition, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The X Files

Also Ranked

#78 on The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters

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Christos Tsiolkas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Novelists from Australia
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Christos Tsiolkas is an Australian author of Greek heritage. ...more

Age: 52

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Profession: Novelist, Author, Writer

Credits: Head On, Blessed, Dead Europe, Saturn's Return

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Dorothy Hewett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Novelists from Australia
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Dorothy Coade Hewett was an Australian feminist poet, novelist and playwright. She was also a member of the Communist Party of Australia, though she clashed on many occasions with the party's leadership. ...more

Age: Died at 79 (1923-2002)

Birthplace: Perth, Australia

Profession: Poet, Librettist, Novelist, Screenwriter, Author, + more

Credits: The Night the Prowler

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