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List of famous writers from Australia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Australia is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Australian writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Australia and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

This list contains writers like Michael Wilding and Ken Spillman.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Australian writers?" and "Which writers are from Australia?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Australia in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Australia, but they're all of Australia descent.

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J. M. Coetzee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
J. M. Coetzee age 77

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Garth Nix is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
Garth Nix age 54

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Colleen McCullough is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Australia

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Markus Zusak is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
Markus Zusak age 42

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Gregory David Roberts is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Australia

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Mel Gibson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
Mel Gibson age 61

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Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
Kylie Minogue age 49

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Leigh Whannell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Australia

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Greg Egan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
Greg Egan age 56

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Germaine Greer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Australia

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Dorothy Hewett is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
Dorothy Hewett Died at 79 (1923-2002)

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Clive James is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
Clive James age 78

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Sean Williams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
Sean Williams age 50

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Nan Chauncy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
Nan Chauncy Died at 70 (1900-1970)

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Jeannie Baker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
Jeannie Baker age 67

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Frank Dalby Davison is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
Frank Dalby Davison Died at 77 (1893-1970)

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Paddy O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Australia

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Christopher Lee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Australia

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Anthony LaPaglia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Australia

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Errol Flynn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
Errol Flynn Died at 50 (1909-1959)

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Nick Cave is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
Nick Cave age 60

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Ben Elton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
Ben Elton age 58

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Bryan Brown is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
Bryan Brown age 70

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John Bell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
John Bell age 77

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Barry Humphries is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Australia

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Bruce Beresford is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Australia

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Peter Weir is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
Peter Weir age 73

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Baz Luhrmann is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
Baz Luhrmann age 55

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George Miller is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
George Miller age 72

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Paul Cox is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
Paul Cox age 77

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Joel Edgerton is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
Joel Edgerton age 43

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Eric Bana is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
Eric Bana age 49

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Rachel Ward is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
Rachel Ward age 60

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Fred Schepisi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
Fred Schepisi age 78

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Christopher Doyle is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Australia

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Louis Mandylor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Australia

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Alfred J. Goulding is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
Alfred J. Goulding Died at 76 (1896-1972)

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Phillip Noyce is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
Phillip Noyce age 67

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Michael Rymer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
Michael Rymer age 54

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Joan Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
Joan Sutherland Died at 84 (1926-2010)

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Thomas Keneally is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Australia

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Michael Pate is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
Michael Pate Died at 88 (1920-2008)

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J. P. McGowan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
J. P. McGowan Died at 72 (1880-1952)

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Helen Reddy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
Helen Reddy age 76

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David Williamson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Australia

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Brian Trenchard-Smith is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Australia

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Deborra-Lee Furness is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Australia

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Emma Darcy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Australia

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Raymond Longford is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
Raymond Longford Died at 81 (1878-1959)

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Richard Franklin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Australia
Richard Franklin Died at 59 (1948-2007)