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A Difficult Young Man (1955) is a novel by Australian writer Martin Boyd.
A Fortunate Life is an autobiography by Albert Facey published in 1981, nine months before his death.
A Town Like Alice (United States title: The Legacy) is a romance novel by Nevil Shute, published in 1950 when Shute had newly settled in Australia.
Alec Derwent Hope (21 July 190713 July 2000) was an Australian poet and essayist known for his satirical slant.
ABC (formerly known as The ABC National Television Service or ABC-TV from 1956 until 2008, and as ABC1 from 2008 until 2014) is a national public television network in Australia.
Abel Janszoon Tasman (1603 – 10 October 1659) was a Dutch seafarer, explorer, and merchant, best known for his voyages of 1642 and 1644 in the service of the Dutch East India Company (VOC).
Aboriginal Australians are legally defined as people who are members "of the Aboriginal race of Australia" (indigenous to mainland Australia or to the island of Tasmania).
Absurdist fiction is a genre of fictional narrative (traditionally, literary fiction), most often in the form of a novel, play, poem, or film, that focuses on the experiences of characters in situations where they cannot find any inherent purpose in life, most often represented by ultimately meaningless actions and events that call into question the certainty of existential concepts such as truth or value.
Adam Lindsay Gordon (19 October 1833 – 24 June 1870) was an Australian poet, jockey, police officer and politician.
Adaminaby is a small town near the Snowy Mountains north-west of Cooma, New South Wales, Australia, in the Snowy Monaro Regional Council.
Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was a German politician, demagogue, and revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei; NSDAP), Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945.
Alan McCrae Moorehead (22 July 1910 – 29 September 1983) was a war correspondent and author of popular histories, most notably two books on the nineteenth-century exploration of the Nile, The White Nile (1960) and The Blue Nile (1962).
Alan Seymour (6 June 192723 March 2015) was an Australian playwright and author.
Albert Barnett Facey (31 August 1894 – 11 February 1982) was an Australian writer and World War I veteran, whose main work was his autobiography, A Fortunate Life, now considered a classic of Australian literature.
An alcoholic drink (or alcoholic beverage) is a drink that contains ethanol, a type of alcohol produced by fermentation of grains, fruits, or other sources of sugar.
Alexander McPhee "Alex" Miller (born 27 December 1936) is an Australian novelist.
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The American frontier comprises the geography, history, folklore, and cultural expression of life in the forward wave of American expansion that began with English colonial settlements in the early 17th century and ended with the admission of the last mainland territories as states in 1912.
An Gael is a quarterly literary magazine in the Irish language, published in the United States on behalf of the Philo-Celtic Society.
Andrew McCann is an Australian professor and fiction writer.
Andrew McGahan (born 1966) is an Australian novelist, best known for his first novel Praise, and for his Miles Franklin Award-winning novel The White Earth.
Angus & Robertson (A&R) was a major Australian bookseller, book publisher and book printer.
Dr Anita Heiss (born 1968 in Sydney) is an Australian author, presenter and commentator.
Anna Maria Bunn (1808–1889) was the anonymous author of The Guardian: a Tale (by an Australian) (1838), the first novel published on mainland Australia and the first in the continent by a woman.
The Anne Elder Trust Fund Award for poetry is administered by the Victorian branch of the Fellowship of Australian Writers and is awarded annually, as the Anne Elder Award, for the best first book of poetry published in Australia.
Anthony Macris (born 29 June 1962) is an Australian novelist, critic and academic.
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Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders "who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations" and "the contribution and suffering of all those who have served".
Arabic (العَرَبِيَّة) or (عَرَبِيّ) or) is a Central Semitic language that first emerged in Iron Age northwestern Arabia and is now the lingua franca of the Arab world. It is named after the Arabs, a term initially used to describe peoples living from Mesopotamia in the east to the Anti-Lebanon mountains in the west, in northwestern Arabia, and in the Sinai peninsula. Arabic is classified as a macrolanguage comprising 30 modern varieties, including its standard form, Modern Standard Arabic, which is derived from Classical Arabic. As the modern written language, Modern Standard Arabic is widely taught in schools and universities, and is used to varying degrees in workplaces, government, and the media. The two formal varieties are grouped together as Literary Arabic (fuṣḥā), which is the official language of 26 states and the liturgical language of Islam. Modern Standard Arabic largely follows the grammatical standards of Classical Arabic and uses much of the same vocabulary. However, it has discarded some grammatical constructions and vocabulary that no longer have any counterpart in the spoken varieties, and has adopted certain new constructions and vocabulary from the spoken varieties. Much of the new vocabulary is used to denote concepts that have arisen in the post-classical era, especially in modern times. During the Middle Ages, Literary Arabic was a major vehicle of culture in Europe, especially in science, mathematics and philosophy. As a result, many European languages have also borrowed many words from it. Arabic influence, mainly in vocabulary, is seen in European languages, mainly Spanish and to a lesser extent Portuguese, Valencian and Catalan, owing to both the proximity of Christian European and Muslim Arab civilizations and 800 years of Arabic culture and language in the Iberian Peninsula, referred to in Arabic as al-Andalus. Sicilian has about 500 Arabic words as result of Sicily being progressively conquered by Arabs from North Africa, from the mid 9th to mid 10th centuries. Many of these words relate to agriculture and related activities (Hull and Ruffino). Balkan languages, including Greek and Bulgarian, have also acquired a significant number of Arabic words through contact with Ottoman Turkish. Arabic has influenced many languages around the globe throughout its history. Some of the most influenced languages are Persian, Turkish, Spanish, Urdu, Kashmiri, Kurdish, Bosnian, Kazakh, Bengali, Hindi, Malay, Maldivian, Indonesian, Pashto, Punjabi, Tagalog, Sindhi, and Hausa, and some languages in parts of Africa. Conversely, Arabic has borrowed words from other languages, including Greek and Persian in medieval times, and contemporary European languages such as English and French in modern times. Classical Arabic is the liturgical language of 1.8 billion Muslims and Modern Standard Arabic is one of six official languages of the United Nations. All varieties of Arabic combined are spoken by perhaps as many as 422 million speakers (native and non-native) in the Arab world, making it the fifth most spoken language in the world. Arabic is written with the Arabic alphabet, which is an abjad script and is written from right to left, although the spoken varieties are sometimes written in ASCII Latin from left to right with no standardized orthography.
Arnhem Land is one of the five regions of the Northern Territory of Australia.
Arthur William Upfield (1 September 1890 – 12 February 1964) was an English/Australian writer, best known for his works of detective fiction featuring Detective Inspector Napoleon "Bony" Bonaparte of the Queensland Police Force, a half-caste Aborigine.
The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (Litteraturpriset till Astrid Lindgrens minne) is an international children's literary award established by the Swedish government in 2002 to honour the Swedish children's author Astrid Lindgren (1907–2002).
AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource is an internet-based collaboration between researchers and librarians from Australian universities designed to comprehensively record the history of Australian literary and story making cultures.
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.
Australia in the War of 1939–1945 is a 22-volume official history series covering Australian involvement in the Second World War.
The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) was a First World War army corps of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force.
Australian Book Review is one of Australia's leading arts and literary reviews.
This biennial award has been named for A. W. Martin (1926–2002) and is administered jointly by the Australian National University and the Australian Historical Association.
The Australian Literary Review (ALR) was a monthly supplement to The Australian newspaper established in September 2006 and published on the first Wednesday of each month.
This article refers to the works of poets and novelists and specialised writers (missionaries, anthropologists, historians etc.) who have written about the Australian outback from first-hand experience.
Australian performance poetry is not a recent phenomenon in English-speaking Australia.
The Australian Research Council (ARC) is one of the Australian government's two main agencies (with NHMRC) for competitively allocating research funding to academics and researchers at Australian universities.
The Australian War Memorial is Australia's national memorial to the members of its armed forces and supporting organisations who have died or participated in wars involving the Commonwealth of Australia.
An autobiographical novel is a form of novel using autofiction techniques, or the merging of autobiographical and fictive elements.
A ballad is a form of verse, often a narrative set to music.
Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson, (17 February 18645 February 1941) was an Australian bush poet, journalist and author.
Banksia, commonly known as Australian honeysuckles, are a genus of around 170 species in the plant family Proteaceae.
Barbara Janet Ainsleigh Baynton, Lady Headley (4 June 1857 – 28 May 1929) was an Australian writer, made famous by Bush Studies.
John Barry Humphries, AO, CBE (born 17 February 1934) is an Australian comedian, actor, satirist, artist, and author.
Barry Maitland (born 1941 in Scotland) is an Australian author of crime fiction.
Barry McKenzie (full name: Barrington Bradman Bing McKenzie)Rebecca Coyle and Michael Hannan:, La Trobe University, 2005 is a fictional character created in 1964 by the Australian comedian Barry Humphries (but suggested by Peter Cook) for a comic strip, written by Humphries and drawn by New Zealand artist Nicholas Garland in the British satirical magazine Private Eye.
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Belvoir St Theatre is an Australian theatre company venue in Sydney, New South Wales.
Ben Peek (born 12 October 1976, Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian author.
Benang (subtitled "From the Heart") is a 1999 Miles Franklin Award winning novel by Australian author Kim Scott.
Woollarawarre Bennelong (c. 1764 – 3 January 1813) (also: "Baneelon") was a senior man of the Eora, an Aboriginal (Koori) people of the Port Jackson area, at the time of the first British settlement in Australia, in 1788.
Beverley Anne Farmer (also known as B. Christou) (7 February 1941 – 16 April 2018) was an Australian novelist and short story writer.
The BILBY Awards are organised annually by the Queensland Branch of the Children's Book Council of Australia.
Blinky Bill is an anthropomorphic koala and children's fictional character created by author and illustrator Dorothy Wall.
Bliss is the first novel by Australian writer Peter Carey.
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction (formerly known as the Booker–McConnell Prize and commonly known simply as the Booker Prize) is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel written in the English language and published in the UK.
In conventional usage, boredom is an emotional or psychological state experienced when an individual is left without anything in particular to do, is not interested in his or her surroundings, or feels that a day or period is dull or tedious.
Bradley Trevor Greive (born 22 February 1970) is an Australian author.
Brenda Walker (born 1957 in Grafton, New South Wales) is an Australian writer.
Brendan Cowell (born 16 August 1976) is an Australian actor, screenwriter, comedian and director.
Brilliant Lies is a 1996 Australian drama film produced by Bayside Pictures and Beyond Films.
Donald Bruce Dawe AO (born 15 February 1930) is an Australian poet, considered by some as one of the most influential Australian poets of all time.
A Brumby is a free-roaming feral horse in Australia.
Arthur Bryce Courtenay, AM (14 August 193322 November 2012) was a South African/Australian advertising director and novelist.
The "Bulletin Debate" was a famous dispute in The Bulletin magazine from 1892–93 between two of Australia's most iconic writers and poets: Henry Lawson and Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson.
Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis, better known as C. J. Dennis, (7 September 1876 – 22 June 1938) was an Australian poet known for his humorous poems, especially "The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke", published in the early 20th century.
Came Back to Show You I Could Fly is a novel by Robin Klein.
Capital is a novel by John Lanchester, published by Faber and Faber in 2012.
Careful, He Might Hear You is a 1983 Australian drama film.
Careful, He Might Hear You is a Miles Franklin Award-winning novel by Australian author Sumner Locke Elliott.
The Carnegie Medal is a British literary award that annually recognises one outstanding new book for children or young adults.
Carpentaria acuminata (carpentaria palm), the sole species in the genus Carpentaria, is a palm native to tropical coastal regions in the north of Northern Territory, Australia.
Charles Edwin Woodrow Bean (18 November 1879 – 30 August 1968), usually identified as C.E.W. Bean, was an Australian World War I war correspondent and historian.
Charles Robert Darwin, (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution.
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film.
The Children's Book Council of Australia is a not for profit organisation which aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians.
The Children's Book of the Year Award: Picture Book has been presented occasionally since 1955 by the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA).
Christina Stead (17 July 190231 March 1983) was an Australian novelist and short-story writer acclaimed for her satirical wit and penetrating psychological characterisations.
Christopher John Brennan (1 November 1870 – 5 October 1932) was an Australian poet and scholar.
Christopher John Koch AO (16 July 1932 – 23 September 2013) was an Australian novelist, known for his 1978 novel The Year of Living Dangerously, which was adapted into an award-winning film.
Christos Tsiolkas (born 1965) is an Australian author.
The Australian film industry has its beginnings with the 1906 production of The Story of the Kelly Gang, the earliest feature film ever made.
"Clancy of the Overflow" is a poem by Banjo Paterson, first published in The Bulletin, an Australian news magazine, on 21 December 1889.
Vivian Leopold James, AO, CBE, FRSL (born 7 October 1939), known as Clive James, is an Australian 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.
The Cold War was a state of geopolitical tension after World War II between powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its satellite states) and powers in the Western Bloc (the United States, its NATO allies and others).
Colin Milton Thiele AC (16 November 1920 – 4 September 2006) was an Australian author and educator.
Colleen Margaretta McCullough (married name Robinson, previously Ion-Robinson;. Retrieved 2 February 2015 1 June 193729 January 2015) was an Australian author known for her novels, her most well-known being The Thorn Birds and The Ladies of Missalonghi, the latter of which was involved in a plagiarism controversy.
Commonwealth Foundation presented a number of prizes between 1987 and 2011.
The COOL Awards is an annual children's choice award voted on by students in Canberra, the Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
Copyright Agency Ltd (CAL) is an Australian company incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001 for the purpose of providing institutions—especially educational institutions the use of copyright material, in print or electronic form.
A cowboy is an animal herder who tends cattle on ranches in North America, traditionally on horseback, and often performs a multitude of other ranch-related tasks.
Crime fiction is the literary genre that fictionalises crimes, their detection, criminals, and their motives.
Cultural Amnesia (CA) are an English post-punk music group, first active between 1979 and 1983 as participants in the so-called cassette culture of the late 1970s and early 1980s in the UK.
Herman Melville, Friedrich Nietzsche, Arthur Schopenhauer, Lev Shestov, Walt Whitman | influenced.
Dada or Dadaism was an art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century, with early centers in Zürich, Switzerland, at the Cabaret Voltaire (circa 1916); New York Dada began circa 1915, and after 1920 Dada flourished in Paris.
Dame Edna Everage is a character created and performed by Australian comedian Barry Humphries, known for her lilac-coloured or "wisteria hue" hair and cat eye glasses or "face furniture", her favourite flower, the gladiolus ("gladdies") and her boisterous greeting: "Hello, Possums!" As Dame Edna, Humphries has written several books including an autobiography, My Gorgeous Life, appeared in several films and hosted several television shows (on which Humphries has also appeared as himself and other alter-egos).
David Neil Ireland (born 24 August 1927) is an Australian novelist.
David George Joseph Malouf (born 20 March 1934) is an Australian writer.
David Ewan Marr FAHA (born 13 July 1947) is an Australian journalist, author and progressive political and social commentator.
David Keith Williamson, AO (born 24 February 1942) is one of Australia's best-known dramatists and playwrights.
DBC Pierre (born Peter Finlay in 1961) is a writer who wrote the novel Vernon God Little.
A debut novel is the first novel a novelist publishes.
Democracy (δημοκρατία dēmokraa thetía, literally "rule by people"), in modern usage, has three senses all for a system of government where the citizens exercise power by voting.
Demography (from prefix demo- from Ancient Greek δῆμος dēmos meaning "the people", and -graphy from γράφω graphō, implies "writing, description or measurement") is the statistical study of populations, especially human beings.
The (German Children´s Literature Award) is an annual award established in 1956 by the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth to recognise outstanding works of children's literature.
Diary of a Wombat is a 2002 award-winning picture book written by Jackie French and illustrated by Bruce Whatley.
Dimitris Tsaloumas (13 October 1921 – 4 February 2016) was a contemporary Greek-Australian poet.
Dirty realism is a term coined by Bill Buford of Granta magazine to define a North American literary movement.
The Ditmar Award (formally the Australian SF ("Ditmar") Award; formerly the "Australian Science Fiction Achievement Award") has been awarded annually since 1969 at the Australian National Science Fiction Convention (the "Natcon") to recognise achievement in Australian science fiction (including fantasy and horror) and science fiction fandom.
Donald Stuart (13 September 1913 – 25 August 1983) was an Australian novelist whose works include stories with Aboriginal backgrounds, and a series recounting his experience as a prisoner of war in Burma in World War II.
Donald Finlay Fergusson Thomson, OBE (26 June 1901 – 12 May 1970) was an Australian anthropologist and ornithologist who was largely responsible for turning the Caledon Bay crisis into a "decisive moment in the history of Aboriginal-European relations".
Isobel Marion Dorothea Mackellar (better known as Dorothea Mackellar), OBE (1 July 1885 – 14 January 1968) was an Australian poet and fiction writer.
Dorothy Wall (12 January 1894 – 21 January 1942) was a New Zealand-born author and illustrator of children's fiction books.
Dot and the Kangaroo is a children's book written by Ethel C. Pedley about a little girl named Dot who gets lost in the Australian outback and is eventually befriended by a kangaroo and several other marsupials.
Sir Douglas Ralph Nicholls, (9 December 19064 June 1988) was a prominent Aboriginal Australian from the Yorta Yorta people.
A drover in Australia is a person, typically an experienced stockman, who moves livestock, usually sheep, cattle, and horses "on the hoof" over long distances.
The term Eastern world refers very broadly to the various cultures or social structures and philosophical systems, depending on the context, most often including at least part of Asia or geographically the countries and cultures east of Europe, specifically in historical (pre-modern) contexts, and in modern times in the context of Orientalism.
Egalitarianism – or equalitarianism – is a school of thought that prioritizes equality for all people.
Eleanor Spence (1928–2008) was an Australian author of novels for young adults and older children.
Elliot Perlman (born 7 May 1964) is an Australian author and barrister.
Sybil Elyne Keith Mitchell, OAM (née Chauvel, 30 December 1913 – 4 March 2002) was an Australian author noted for the Silver Brumby series of children's novels.
Emerald City is a 1987 play by Australian playwright David Williamson, a satire about two entertainment industries: film and publishing.
This article is focused on English-language literature rather than the literature of England, so that it includes writers from Scotland, Wales, and the whole of Ireland, as well as literature in English from countries of the former British Empire, including the United States.
Ernest Lalor "Ern" Malley was a fictitious poet and the central figure in Australia's most famous literary hoax.
Ethel Charlotte Pedley (19 June 1859 – 6 August 1898) was an Australian author and musician.
Ethel Turner (25 January 1873 – 8 April 1958) was an English-born Australian novelist and children's literature writer.
The Federation of Australia was the process by which the six separate British self-governing colonies of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia agreed to unite and form the Commonwealth of Australia, establishing a system of federalism in Australia.
Fiction is any story or setting that is derived from imagination—in other words, not based strictly on history or fact.
Filipino (Wikang Filipino), in this usage, refers to the national language (Wikang pambansa/Pambansang wika) of the Philippines.
Fiona McGregor is an Australian writer and performance artist who was born in Sydney, New South Wales in 1965.
First Australians is an Australian historical documentary series produced by Blackfella Films over the course of six years, and first aired in October 2008.
The First Fleet was the 11 ships that departed from Portsmouth, England, on 13 May 1787 to found the penal colony that became the first European settlement in Australia.
Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival.
For the Term of His Natural Life, written by Marcus Clarke, was published in the Australian Journal between 1870 and 1872 (as His Natural Life), appearing as a novel in 1874.
A frontier is the political and geographical area near or beyond a boundary.
The Gallipoli Campaign, also known as the Dardanelles Campaign, the Battle of Gallipoli, or the Battle of Çanakkale (Çanakkale Savaşı), was a campaign of the First World War that took place on the Gallipoli peninsula (Gelibolu in modern Turkey) in the Ottoman Empire between 17 February 1915 and 9 January 1916.
A gaucho or gaúcho is a skilled horseman, reputed to be brave and unruly.
Gavin Merrick Long (31 May 1901 – 10 October 1968) was an Australian journalist and military historian.
Generation X, or Gen X, is the demographic cohort following the baby boomers and preceding the Millennials.
Geoffrey Norman Blainey (born 11 March 1930) is an Australian historian, academic, philanthropist and commentator with a wide international audience.
Geoffrey Ronald Robertson (born 30 September 1946) is a human rights barrister, academic, author and broadcaster.
George Farquhar (1677The explanation for the dual birth year appears in Louis A. Strauss, ed., (Boston: D.C. Heath & Co., 1914), p. v. Strauss notes that "Our sole source of information as to the time of his birth is the entry of his matriculation in the register of Trinity College" on 17 July 1694, where "His age is given as 17." Earlier biographers took this to mean Farquhar was in his 17th year—hence born in 1678—and Strauss favors this date. But later writers, such as William Myers, ed.,, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995), p. vii, give the dual year, and John Ross, ed., George Farquhar: The Recruiting Officer (New Mermaids), 2nd ed., (London: A&C Black, 1991), p. xiii, gives a birthdate of "ca. 1677" for the playwright. – 29 April 1707) was an Irish dramatist.
Gerald Murnane (born 25 February 1939) is an Australian writer, perhaps best known for his novel The Plains.
Geraldine Brooks (born 14 September 1955) is an Australian American journalist and novelist whose 2005 novel, March, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Gerard Charles Windsor (born 29 December 1944) is an Australian author and literary critic.
Germaine Greer (born 29 January 1939) is an Australian writer and public intellectual, regarded as one of the major voices of the second-wave feminist movement in the latter half of the 20th century.
Gothic fiction, which is largely known by the subgenre of Gothic horror, is a genre or mode of literature and film that combines fiction and horror, death, and at times romance.
Greek (Modern Greek: ελληνικά, elliniká, "Greek", ελληνική γλώσσα, ellinikí glóssa, "Greek language") is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea.
Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock and a subculture that emerged during the in the Pacific Northwest U.S. state of Washington, particularly in Seattle and nearby towns.
Grunge lit (an abbreviation for "grunge literature") is an Australian literary genre usually applied to fictional or semi-autobiographical writing concerned with dissatisfied and disenfranchised young people living in suburban or inner-city surroundings, or in "in-between" spaces that fall into neither category (e.g., living in a mobile home or sleeping on a beach.). It was typically written by "new, young authors"Leishman, Kirsty, 'Australian Grunge Literature and the Conflict between Literary Generations', Journal of Australian Studies, 23.63 (1999), pp.
Gulliver's Travels, or Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World.
Gum tree is a common name for smooth-barked trees and shrubs in three closely related genera of Eucalypt.
Gwen Harwood AO (8 June 19204 December 1995), née Gwendoline Nessie Foster, was an Australian poet and librettist.
Herbert George Wells.
The Hans Christian Andersen Awards are two literary awards by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), recognising one living author and one living illustrator for their "lasting contribution to children's literature".
Happy Valley is a 1939 novel by Australian author Patrick White.
HEAT was an international Australian literary magazine published by Giramondo Publishing and the University of Western Sydney.
Helen Dale (born Helen Darville; 24 January 1972), known for a time by her pen name Helen Demidenko, is an Australian writer and lawyer.
Helen Garner (née Ford, born 7 November 1942) is an Australian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist.
Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson (3 January 187020 March 1946), known by her pen name Henry Handel Richardson, was an Australian author.
Henry Archibald Hertzberg Lawson (17 June 1867 – 2 September 1922) was an Australian writer and bush poet.
Henry Reynolds (born 1 March 1938) is an eminent Australian historian whose primary work has focused on the frontier conflict between European settlers in Australia and indigenous Australians.
Henry Savery (4 August 1791 – 6 February 1842) was a convict transported to Port Arthur, Tasmania, and Australia's first novelist.
Hesba Fay Brinsmead (Hesba Fay Hungerford; 15 March 1922 in Berambing, New South Wales – 24 November 2003 in Murwillumbah) was an Australian author of children's books and an environmentalist.
A historian is a person who studies and writes about the past, and is regarded as an authority on it.
Hitler's Daughter is a children's novel by Australian children's author Jackie French.
Houyhnhnms are a race of intelligent horses described in the last part of Jonathan Swift's satirical Gulliver's Travels.
The Hugo Awards are a set of literary awards given annually for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year.
The Hugo Awards are given every year by the World Science Fiction Society for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year.
Human sexuality is the way people experience and express themselves sexually.
Indigenous Australians are the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia, descended from groups that existed in Australia and surrounding islands prior to British colonisation.
The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) is a Swiss non-profit organization committed to bringing books and children together.
The Irish language (Gaeilge), also referred to as the Gaelic or the Irish Gaelic language, is a Goidelic language (Gaelic) of the Indo-European language family originating in Ireland and historically spoken by the Irish people.
Italian (or lingua italiana) is a Romance language.
Ivan Francis Southall AM, DFC (8 June 192115 November 2008) was an Australian writer best known for young adult fiction.
Jules François Archibald, known as J. F. Archibald, (14 January 1856 – 10 September 1919), Australian journalist and publisher, was co-owner and editor of The Bulletin during the days of its greatest influence in Australian politics and literary life.
John Maxwell Coetzee (born 9 February 1940) is a South African novelist, essayist, linguist, translator and recipient of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Jack Davis (11 March 1917 – 17 March 2000) was a notable Australian 20th-century playwright and poet, and an Indigenous rights campaigner.
John Charles "Jack" Hibberd (born 12 April 1940 in Warracknabeal, Victoria) is an Australian playwright and physician.
Jack Maggs (1997) is a novel by Australian novelist Peter Carey.
A jackaroo is a young man (feminine equivalent jillaroo) working on a sheep or cattle station, to gain practical experience in the skills needed to become an owner, overseer, manager, etc.
Jacqueline "Jackie" French (born 29 November 1953) is an award-winning Australian author who has written over 140 books and has won more than 60 national and international awards.
The Society of the Friends of the Constitution (Société des amis de la Constitution), after 1792 renamed Society of the Jacobins, Friends of Freedom and Equality (Société des Jacobins, amis de la liberté et de l'égalité), commonly known as the Jacobin Club (Club des Jacobins) or simply the Jacobins, was the most influential political club during the French Revolution.
James Clavell (10 October 1921 – 6 September 1994), born Charles Edmund Dumaresq Clavell, was a British (and later naturalized American) novelist, screenwriter, director, and World War II veteran and prisoner of war.
Captain James Cook (7 November 1728Old style date: 27 October14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy.
James Unaipon (born James Ngunaitponi) (c. 1835 - 1907) was an Australian Indigenous preacher of the Warrawaldie (also spelt Waruwaldi) Lakalinyeri of the Ngarrindjeri.
Janette Turner Hospital (née Turner) (born 12 November 1942) is an Australian-born novelist and short story writer who has lived most of her adult life in Canada or the US, principally Boston (Massachusetts), Kingston (Ontario) and Columbia (South Carolina).
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (28 June 1712 – 2 July 1778) was a Genevan philosopher, writer and composer.
Jeannie Gunn OBE (pen name, Mrs Aeneas Gunn) (5 June 18709 June 1961) was an Australian novelist, teacher and Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL) volunteer.
Joan Margaret Phipson AM (1912-2003) was an Australian children's writer.
Joe Cinque’s Consolation: A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law is a non-fiction book written by Australian author Helen Garner, and published in 2004.
John Forbes (1 September 1950 – 23 January 1998) was an Australian poet.
John Kinsella (born 1963) is an Australian poet, novelist, critic, essayist and editor.
John Ernest Tranter (born 29 April 1943) is an Australian poet, publisher and editor.
Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.
Joseph Furphy (Irish: Seosamh Ó Foirbhilhe; 26 September 1843 – 13 September 1912) is widely regarded as the "Father of the Australian novel".
Josh is a young-adult novel by Ivan Southall, first published in 1971 by Angus & Robertson of Sydney, Australia.
Judith Beveridge (born 1956) is a contemporary Australian poet, editor and academic.
Judith Arundell Wright (31 May 191525 June 2000) was an Australian poet, environmentalist and campaigner for Aboriginal land rights.
Justin Fleming (born 3 January 1953), born Sydney, Australia is a playwright and author.
Justine Ettler (born 1965) is an Australian author who is best known for her 1995 novel, The River Ophelia, which was shortlisted for the 1995 Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction - Horror Division - Best Novel.
Kalinda Ashton is an Australian writer and academic based in Melbourne, Victoria.
Kangaroo is a novel by D. H. Lawrence, first published in 1923.
Catherine Elizabeth Grenville (born 14 October 1950) is an Australian author.
Kate Howarth (born 1950, Sydney) is an Aboriginal Australian writer whose memoir Ten Hail Marys was published by the University of Queensland Press in 2010.
Keith Windschuttle (born 1942) is an Australian writer, historian, and former ABC board member.
Kenneth Bernard Cook (5 May 1929 – 18 April 1987) was an Australian journalist, television documentary maker, and novelist best known for his works Wake in Fright, which is still in print five decades after its first publication, and the humorous Killer Koala trilogy.
Kenneth Adolphe Slessor (27 March 190130 June 1971) was an Australian poet, journalist and official war correspondent in World War II.
The Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry is awarded annually as part of the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards for a book of collected poems or for a single poem of substantial length published in book form.
Kerry Isabelle Greenwood (born 17 June 1954 in Footscray, Victoria) is an Australian author and lawyer.
Kevin Gilbert (10 July 1933 – 1 April 1993) was a 20th-century Indigenous Australian author, activist, artist, poet, playwright and printmaker.
Kill Your Darlings is a quarterly Australian literary magazine that was established in March 2010 with a mission of "reinvigorating and re-energising this medium – to shake it up, if you like, and publish literature that bites back".
Kim Scott (born 18 February 1957) is an Australian novelist of Indigenous Australian ancestry.
Lao, sometimes referred to as Laotian (ລາວ 'Lao' or ພາສາລາວ 'Lao language') is a tonal language of the Kra–Dai language family.
Latvian (latviešu valoda) is a Baltic language spoken in the Baltic region.
Leon Carmen (born 1949) is an Australian author who is best known for the hoax that resulted from his authorship of the novel My Own Sweet Time—which he wrote under the pseudonym "Wanda Koolmatrie".
Leslie Allan "Les" Murray AO (born 17 October 1938) is an Australian poet, anthologist and critic.
Linda Jaivin (born 27 March 1955).
A list of Australian literary awards and prizes.
This is a list of novelists living in Australia or publishing significantly while living there.
The poets listed below were either citizens or residents of Australia or published the bulk of their poetry whilst living there.
This page gives a chronological list of years in Australian literature (descending order), with notable publications and events listed with their respective years.
A literary genre is a category of literary composition.
Literature, most generically, is any body of written works.
Loaded is the first novel by Australian writer Christos Tsiolkas.
Looking for Alibrandi is the debut novel of Australian author Melina Marchetta, published in 1992.
Luke Carman is an Australian fiction writer and academic.
Charles Manning Hope Clark AC (3 March 1915 – 23 May 1991), an Australian historian, was the author of the best-known general history of Australia, his six-volume A History of Australia, published between 1962 and 1987.
Marcia Lynne Langton AM (born 31 October 1951, Brisbane, Australia) holds the Foundation Chair in Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne in the Faculty of Medicine.
Marcus Andrew Hislop Clarke FRSA (24 April 1846 – 2 August 1881) was an English-born Australian novelist, journalist, poet, editor, librarian and playwright.
Marie Caroline Bjelke Petersen (23 December 1874 – 11 October 1969) was a Danish-born Australian novelist and physical culture teacher.
Marion Mildred Halligan AM (born 16 April 1940) is an Australian writer and novelist.
Marsupials are any members of the mammalian infraclass Marsupialia.
Martin à Beckett Boyd (10 June 1893 – 3 June 1972) was an Australian writer born into the à Beckett–Boyd family, a family synonymous with the establishment, the judiciary, publishing and literature, and the visual arts since the early 19th century in Australia.
Dame Mary Jean Gilmore DBE (née Cameron; 16 August 18653 December 1962) was an Australian writer and journalist known for her prolific contributions to Australian literature and the broader national discourse.
The Mary Gilmore Prize for the best first book of poetry is given to a first book of poetry from the previous year, from 2016 to 1998 it was awarded every two years; prior to 1998 it was awarded annually.
Mary Poppins is a series of eight children's books written by P. L. Travers and published over the period 1934 to 1988.
Mateship is an Australian cultural idiom that embodies equality, loyalty and friendship, usually among men.
Cecilia May Gibbs MBE (17 January 1877 – 27 November 1969), publishing under the name May Gibbs, was an English Australian children's author, illustrator, and cartoonist.
Meanjin is an Australian literary journal.
Melbourne University Publishing (MUP) is the book publishing arm of the University of Melbourne.
Melina Marchetta (born 25 March 1965) is an Australian writer and teacher.
Merrion Frances "Mem" Fox, AM (born Merrion Frances Partridge on 5 March 1946) is an Australian writer of children's books and an educationalist specialising in literacy.
Meuse Press is an Australian Press, publishing a range of "poetry outreach" projects in a number of media ranging from a literary magazine to poetry published on the surface of a river.
Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin, known as Miles Franklin (14 October 187919 September 1954) was an Australian writer and feminist who is best known for her novel My Brilliant Career, published by Blackwoods of Edinburgh in 1901.
The Miles Franklin Literary Award is an annual literary prize awarded to "a novel which is of the highest literary merit and presents Australian life in any of its phases".
Modernist poetry in English started in the early years of the 20th century with the appearance of the Imagists.
Monkey Grip is a 1977 novel by Australian writer Helen Garner, her first published book.
Morris Langlo West AO (26 April 19169 October 1999) was an Australian novelist and playwright, best known for his novels The Devil's Advocate (1959), The Shoes of the Fisherman (1963) and The Clowns of God (1981).
Colin Thomas Johnson (born 21 August 1938), better known by his nom de plume Mudrooroo, is a novelist, poet, essayist and playwright.
Murray Waldren is an Australian journalist, editor and writer.
My Brilliant Career is a 1901 novel written by Miles Franklin.
"My Country" is an iconic patriotic poem about Australia, written by Dorothea Mackellar (1885–1968) at the age of 19 while homesick in the United Kingdom.
My Place is an autobiography written by artist Sally Morgan in 1987.
Nan Chauncy (28 May 1900 – 1 May 1970) was a British-born Australian children's writer.
A national poet or national bard is a poet held by tradition and popular acclaim to represent the identity, beliefs and principles of a particular national culture.
Neoliberalism or neo-liberalism refers primarily to the 20th-century resurgence of 19th-century ideas associated with laissez-faire economic liberalism.
Nevil Shute Norway (17 January 189912 January 1960) was an English novelist and aeronautical engineer who spent his later years in Australia.
New Holland (Nieuw Holland; Nova Hollandia) is a historical European name for mainland Australia.
New South Wales (abbreviated as NSW) is a state on the east coast of:Australia.
The NSW Premier's History Awards honour distinguished achievement in the interpretation of history, through both the written word and non-print media by Australian citizens and permanent residents of Australia.
The New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, also known as the NSW Premier's Literary Awards, were first awarded in 1979.
Nicholas Paul Enright AM.
Nihilism is the philosophical viewpoint that suggests the denial or lack of belief towards the reputedly meaningful aspects of life.
The Nobel Prize in Literature (Nobelpriset i litteratur) is a Swedish literature prize that has been awarded annually, since 1901, to an author from any country who has, in the words of the will of Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, produced "in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction" (original Swedish: "den som inom litteraturen har producerat det mest framstående verket i en idealisk riktning").
Noel Pearson (born 25 June 1965) is an Aboriginal Australian lawyer, academic, land rights activist and founder of the Cape York Institute for Policy and Leadership, an organisation promoting the economic and social development of Cape York.
The non-fiction novel is a literary genre which, broadly speaking, depicts real historical figures and actual events woven together with fictitious conversations and uses the storytelling techniques of fiction.
Norman Alfred William Lindsay (22 February 1879 – 21 November 1969) was an Australian artist, etcher, sculptor, writer, editorial cartoonist, scale modeller, and an accomplished amateur boxer.
A novelist is an author or writer of novels, though often novelists also write in other genres of both fiction and non-fiction.
On the Beach is a 1959 American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama film from United Artists, produced and directed by Stanley Kramer, that stars Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, and Anthony Perkins.
On the Beach is a 1957 post-apocalyptic novel written by British-Australian author Nevil Shute after he emigrated to Australia.
On the Origin of Species (or more completely, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life),The book's full original title was On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.
Oodgeroo Noonuccal (born Kathleen Jean Mary Ruska, formerly Kath Walker) (3 November 192016 September 1993) was an Australian poet, political activist, artist and educator.
Oscar and Lucinda is a novel by Australian author Peter Carey which won the 1988 Booker Prize and the 1989 Miles Franklin Award.
Our Country's Good is a 1988 play written by British playwright, Timberlake Wertenbaker, adapted from the Thomas Keneally novel The Playmaker.
The Outback is the vast, remote interior of Australia.
Outbreak of Love is a 1981 Australian mini series about Melbourne society leading up to World War I.Ed.
Overland is an Australian literary and cultural magazine.
Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.
OZ was an underground alternative magazine.
Pamela Lyndon Travers, OBE (born Helen Lyndon Goff; 9 August 1899 – 23 April 1996) was an Australian-born British writer who spent most of her career in England.
The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theater of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and Asia. It was fought over a vast area that included the Pacific Ocean and islands, the South West Pacific, South-East Asia, and in China (including the 1945 Soviet–Japanese conflict). The Second Sino-Japanese War between the Empire of Japan and the Republic of China had been in progress since 7 July 1937, with hostilities dating back as far as 19 September 1931 with the Japanese invasion of Manchuria. However, it is more widely accepted that the Pacific War itself began on 7/8 December 1941, when Japan invaded Thailand and attacked the British possessions of Malaya, Singapore, and Hong Kong as well as the United States military and naval bases in Hawaii, Wake Island, Guam and the Philippines. The Pacific War saw the Allies pitted against Japan, the latter briefly aided by Thailand and to a much lesser extent by the Axis allied Germany and Italy. The war culminated in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and other large aerial bomb attacks by the Allies, accompanied by the Soviet declaration of war and invasion of Manchuria on 9 August 1945, resulting in the Japanese announcement of intent to surrender on 15 August 1945. The formal surrender of Japan ceremony took place aboard the battleship in Tokyo Bay on 2 September 1945. Japan's Shinto Emperor was forced to relinquish much of his authority and his divine status through the Shinto Directive in order to pave the way for extensive cultural and political reforms. After the war, Japan lost all rights and titles to its former possessions in Asia and the Pacific, and its sovereignty was limited to the four main home islands.
The Pampas (from the pampa, meaning "plain") are fertile South American lowlands that cover more than and include the Argentine provinces of Buenos Aires, La Pampa, Santa Fe, Entre Ríos and Córdoba; all of Uruguay; and the southernmost Brazilian State, Rio Grande do Sul.
The Parliament of Australia (officially the Federal Parliament; also known as the Commonwealth Parliament or just Parliament) is the legislative branch of the government of Australia.
Patricia Wrightson OBE (19 June 1921 – 15 March 2010) was an Australian writer of several highly regarded and influential children's books.
Patrick Victor Martindale White (28 May 191230 September 1990) was an Australian writer who, from 1935 to 1987, published 12 novels, three short-story collections and eight plays.
The Patrick White Award is an annual literary prize established by Patrick White.
Paul Chester Jerome Brickhill (20 December 191623 April 1991) was an Australian fighter pilot, prisoner of war and author who wrote The Great Escape, The Dam Busters, and Reach for the Sky.
Paul Jennings AM is an English Australian children's book writer.
A penal colony is a settlement used to exile prisoners and separate them from the general population by placing them in a remote location, often an island or distant colonial territory.
The Peter Blazey Fellowship in an Australian literary award, in honour of the life and work of Peter Bradford Blazey (1939-1997).
Peter Philip Carey AO (born 7 May 1943) is an Australian novelist.
Peter Robert Corris (born 8 May 1942, Stawell, Victoria)) is an Australian academic, historian, journalist and a novelist of historical and crime fiction. As crime fiction writer, he has been described as "the Godfather of contemporary Australian crime-writing". In January 2017, Corris announced that he will no longer be writing novels owing to 'creeping blindness' because of type-1 diabetes.
Peter Temple (10 March 1946 – 8 March 2018) was an Australian crime fiction writer, mainly known for his Jack Irish novel series.
The Pitjantjatjara are an Aboriginal people of the Central Australian desert.
Playing Beatie Bow is a 1986 Australian time travel drama film.
A playwright or dramatist (rarely dramaturge) is a person who writes plays.
Poetry (the term derives from a variant of the Greek term, poiesis, "making") is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language—such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre—to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the prosaic ostensible meaning.
Poets' Corner is the name traditionally given to a section of the South Transept of Westminster Abbey because of the high number of poets, playwrights, and writers buried and commemorated there.
Polish (język polski or simply polski) is a West Slavic language spoken primarily in Poland and is the native language of the Poles.
Possum Magic is a picture book by Australian author Mem Fox.
The Australian Prime Minister's Literary Awards (PMLA) were announced at the end of 2007 by the incoming First Rudd Ministry following the 2007 election.
A prisoner of war (POW) is a person, whether combatant or non-combatant, who is held in custody by a belligerent power during or immediately after an armed conflict.
In psychology, the psyche is the totality of the human mind, conscious and unconscious.
Quadrant is an Australian literary and cultural journal.
A Queen's Counsel (postnominal QC), or King's Counsel (postnominal KC) during the reign of a king, is an eminent lawyer (usually a barrister or advocate) who is appointed by the Monarch to be one of "Her Majesty's Counsel learned in the law." The term is also recognised as an honorific.
The Queensland Premier's Literary Awards was an Australian literary award inaugurated in 1999 and disestablished in 2012.
Rachel Perkins is an Australian film and television director, producer, and screenwriter.
Raymond Evenor Lawler OBE (born 23 May 1921) is an Australian actor, dramatist, producer and director.
Recreational drug use is the use of a psychoactive drug to induce an altered state of consciousness for pleasure, by modifying the perceptions, feelings, and emotions of the user.
Red Leaves / 紅葉 is an English-language and Japanese bilingual literary magazine.
Richard Miller Flanagan (born 1961) is an Australian novelist from Tasmania.
Riders in the Chariot is the sixth published novel by Australian Author Patrick White, Nobel Prize winner of 1973.
Robbery Under Arms is a bushranger novel by Thomas Alexander Browne, published under his pseudonym Rolf Boldrewood.
Robert Donald William Farquharson (born 1969) is an Australian man charged, tried and convicted of murdering his three sons on Father's Day in 2005 by driving them in his car into a farm dam.
Robert William Geoffrey Gray (born 23 February 1945) is an Australian poet, freelance writer, and critic.
Robert Studley Forrest Hughes AO (28 July 19386 August 2012) was an Australian-born art critic, writer, and producer of television documentaries.
Robert Michael Manne (born 31 October 1947) is an Emeritus Professor of politics and Vice-Chancellor's Fellow at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.
Robert Southey (or 12 August 1774 – 21 March 1843) was an English poet of the Romantic school, one of the "Lake Poets" along with William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and England's Poet Laureate for 30 years from 1813 until his death in 1843.
Robin McMaugh Klein is an Australian author of books for children.
Rod Jones (born 5 February 1953) is an award-winning Australian novelist.
Romantic poetry is the poetry of the Romantic era, an artistic, literary, musical and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century.
Round the Twist is an Australian children's fantasy television program about three children and their widowed father who live in a lighthouse in the fictional coastal town of Port Niranda and become involved in many bizarre magical adventures.
Russian (rússkiy yazýk) is an East Slavic language, which is official in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, as well as being widely spoken throughout Eastern Europe, the Baltic states, the Caucasus and Central Asia.
Rosina Ruth Lucia Park AM (24 August 191714 December 2010) was a New Zealand–born Australian author.
Sally Jane Morgan (born 18 January 1951) is an Australian Aboriginal author, dramatist, and artist.
Schindler's Ark (released in America as Schindler's List) is a Booker Prize-winning historical fiction novel published in 1982 by Australian novelist Thomas Keneally, which was later adapted into the highly successful movie Schindler's List directed by Steven Spielberg.
Schindler's List is a 1993 American historical period drama film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg and written by Steven Zaillian.
Scott Rankin (born 1959 in Sydney) is an Australian theatre director, writer and co-founder and Creative Director of the arts and social change company Big ''h''ART.
A screenplay writer (also called screenwriter for short), scriptwriter or scenarist is a writer who practices the craft of screenwriting, writing screenplays on which mass media, such as films, television programs, comics or video games, are based.
Serbian (српски / srpski) is the standardized variety of the Serbo-Croatian language mainly used by Serbs.
Seven Little Australians is a classic Australian children's literature novel by Ethel Turner, published in 1894.
Shane Maloney (born 1953) born in Hamilton, Victoria is a Melbourne author best known as the creator of the Murray Whelan series of crime novels.
Shaun Tan is an Australian artist, writer and film maker.
Shirley Hazzard (30 January 1931 – 12 December 2016) was an Australian-American novelist, short story writer, and essayist.
The Silver Brumby series is a collection of fiction children's books by Australian author Elyne Mitchell.
Sir Leslie Colin "Les" Patterson (born 1 April 1942) is a fictional character created and portrayed by Australian comedian Barry Humphries.
The Snowy Mountains, known informally as "The Snowies", is an IBRA subregion and the highest mountain range on the continent of mainland Australia.
Snugglepot and Cuddlepie is a series of books written by Australian author May Gibbs.
Southerly is an Australian literary magazine, established in the 1930s.
The State Library of New South Wales, part of which is known as the Mitchell Library, is a large reference and research library open to the public.
Steele Rudd was the pseudonym of Arthur Hoey Davis (14 November 1868 – 11 October 1935) an Australian author, from Queensland best known for his novel On Our Selection.
The Stella Prize is an Australian annual literary award established in 2013 for writing by Australian women in all genres, worth $50,000.
Stephen John Sewell (born 13 March 1953 in Liverpool, New South Wales) is an Australian playwright and screenwriter.
Storm Boy is a 1964 Australian children's book by Colin Thiele about a boy and his pelican.
Such Is Life: Being Certain Extracts From The Diary of Tom Collins is a novel written by the Australian author Joseph Furphy (aka Tom Collins) in 1897, and published on 1 August 1903.
Summer of the Seventeenth Doll is an Australian play written by Ray Lawler and first performed at the Union Theatre in Melbourne, Australia, on 28 November 1955.
Sumner Locke Elliott (17 October 191724 June 1991) was an Australian (later American) novelist and playwright.
Susan Johnson (born 1956) is an Australian author of literary fiction, memoir, short stories and essays.
The Sydney Push was a predominantly left-wing intellectual subculture in Sydney from the late 1940s to the early 1970s.
Tara June Winch (born 1983) is an Australian writer of Aboriginal and European descent.
Tasmania (abbreviated as Tas and known colloquially as Tassie) is an island state of Australia.
Tasmanian Gothic is a genre of Tasmanian literature that merges the traditions of Gothic fiction with the history and natural features of Tasmania, an island state south of the Australian continent.
Tasmania, given its small geographic size and population has a flourishing literary culture.
That Deadman Dance is the third novel by Western Australian author Kim Scott.
The Age is a daily newspaper that has been published in Melbourne, Australia, since 1854.
The Asian Saga is a series of six novels written by James Clavell between 1962 and 1993.
The Australian/Vogel Literary Award is an Australian literary award for unpublished manuscripts by writers under the age of 35.
The Bulletin was an Australian magazine first published in Sydney on 31 January 1880.
"The bush" is a term used for rural, undeveloped land or country areas in certain countries.
The Cardboard Crown (1952) is a novel by Australian writer Martin Boyd.
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith is a 1972 Booker Prize-nominated novel by Thomas Keneally, and a 1978 Australian film of the same name directed by Fred Schepisi.
The Club is a satirical play by the Australian playwright David Williamson.
The Fatal Shore: The Epic of Australia's Founding by Robert Hughes is a history of the birth of Australia out of the suffering and brutality of Britain's convict transportation system.
The Female Eunuch is a 1970 book by Germaine Greer that became an international bestseller and an important text in the feminist movement.
The First Stone: Some questions about sex and power is a controversial non-fiction book by Helen Garner about a 1992 sexual harassment scandal at Ormond College, one of the residential colleges of the University of Melbourne.
The Fortunes of Richard Mahony is a three-part novel by Australian writer Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson under her pen name, Henry Handel Richardson.
The Getting of Wisdom is a novel by Australian novelist Henry Handel Richardson.
The Glass Canoe (1976) is a novel by Australian author David Ireland.
(For the book on economic development, see The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality) The Great Escape is an insider's account by Australian writer Paul Brickhill of the 1944 mass escape from the German prisoner of war camp Stalag Luft III for British and Commonwealth airmen.
The Harp in the South is the debut novel by New Zealand born Australian author Ruth Park.
The Lifted Brow is an Australian quarterly print literary magazine/journal which is read all around the world.
The Lost Thing is a picture book written and illustrated by Shaun Tan that was also adapted into an Academy Award-winning animated short film.
The Magic Pudding: Being The Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and his friends Bill Barnacle and Sam Sawnoff is an Australian children's book written and illustrated by Norman Lindsay.
"The Man from Snowy River" is a poem by Australian bush poet Banjo Paterson.
The Muddle-Headed Wombat is a fictional wombat featured in the radio serials and later in the children's books of the same name written by Australian author Ruth Park.
The Other Side of the Frontier: Aboriginal Resistance to the European invasion of Australia is a history book published in 1981 by Australian historian Henry Reynolds.
The Playmaker is a novel based in Australia written by the Australian author Thomas Keneally.
The Power of One is a novel by Australian author Bryce Courtenay, first published in 1989.
The Recruiting Officer is a 1706 play by the Irish writer George Farquhar, which follows the social and sexual exploits of two officers, the womanising Plume and the cowardly Brazen, in the town of Shrewsbury (the town where Farquhar himself was posted in this capacity) to recruit soldiers.
The Season at Sarsaparilla: a charade of suburbia in 2 acts is a 1962 play by Australian writer Patrick White.
The Secret River, written by Kate Grenville in 2005, is a historical novel about an early 19th-century Englishman transported to Australia for theft.
The Sentimental Bloke (1919) is an Australian silent film based on the 1915 poem The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke by C. J. Dennis.
The Shoes of the Fisherman is a 1968 American drama film based on the 1963 novel of the same name by the Australian novelist Morris West.
The Slap is a 2008 novel by Australian author Christos Tsiolkas.
The Thorn Birds is a 1977 best-selling novel by the Australian author Colleen McCullough.
The Tree of Man is the fourth published novel by the Australian novelist and 1973 Nobel Prize-winner, Patrick White.
The Twyborn Affair is a novel by Australian Nobel laureate Patrick White, first published in 1979.
Thea Astley (25 August 1925 – 17 August 2004) was an Australian novelist and short story writer.
This House of Grief is a 2014 non-fiction work by Helen Garner.
Thomas Alexander Browne (6 August 1826 – 11 March 1915) was an Australian author who published many of his works under the pseudonym Rolf Boldrewood.
Thomas Michael Keneally, AO (born 7 October 1935) is a prolific Australian novelist, playwright, and essayist.
Three Dollars is a 2005 Australian film, directed by Robert Connolly and based on a novel of the same name by Elliot Perlman.
Tim (Timothy John) Winton (born 4 August 1960) is an Australian writer of novels, children's books, non-fiction books, and short stories.
Timberlake Wertenbaker is a British-based playwright, screenplay writer, and translator who has written plays for the Royal Court, the Royal Shakespeare Company and others, centering on themes of personal growth and displacement.
Trevor Jamieson is an Australian playwright, dancer, singer and musician and one of Australia's leading indigenous actors.
True History of the Kelly Gang is a novel by Australian writer Peter Carey, based loosely on the history of the Kelly Gang.
Unbelievable is the second in a series of collections of short stories by Australian author Paul Jennings.
The University of Sydney (informally, USyd or USYD) is an Australian public research university in Sydney, Australia.
The University of Wollongong (abbreviated as UOW) is an Australian public research university located in the coastal city of Wollongong, New South Wales, approximately 80 kilometres south of Sydney.
Unreal is the first in a series of collections of short stories by Australian author Paul Jennings.
Ursula Dubosarsky (born Ursula Coleman, Sydney, 1961) is an Australian writer of fiction and non-fiction for children and young adults, whose work is characterised by a child's vision and voice of both clarity and ambiguity.
A vernacular, or vernacular language, is the language or variety of a language used in everyday life by the common people of a specific population.
Vernon God Little (2003) is a novel by DBC Pierre.
The Victorian Premier's Literary Awards were created by the Victorian Government with the aim of raising the profile of contemporary creative writing and Australia's publishing industry.
Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt) is an Austroasiatic language that originated in Vietnam, where it is the national and official language.
Voiceworks is a national quarterly print magazine based in Melbourne, Victoria, featuring work by Australian writers and artists under the age of 25.
Voss (1957) is the fifth published novel of Patrick White.
Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer (23 June 1860 – 14 July 1929), commonly referred to as W. Baldwin Spencer or Baldwin Spencer, was an English-Australian biologist and anthropologist.
"Waltzing Matilda" is Australia's best-known bush ballad, and has been described as the country's "unofficial national anthem".
Watkin Tench (6 October 1758 – 7 May 1833) was a British marine officer who is best known for publishing two books describing his experiences in the First Fleet, which established the first settlement in Australia in 1788.
We of the Never Never is an autobiographical novel by Jeannie Gunn first published in 1908.
Colonel Sir Ernest Edward "Weary" Dunlop, (12 July 1907 – 2 July 1993) was an Australian surgeon who was renowned for his leadership while being held prisoner by the Japanese during World War II.
Westerly is a literary magazine that has been produced at the University of Western Australia since 1956.
The Western Australian Premier's Book Awards (PBA) is an award for books, scripts, digital narrative and a People's Choice.
Western culture, sometimes equated with Western civilization, Occidental culture, the Western world, Western society, European civilization,is a term used very broadly to refer to a heritage of social norms, ethical values, traditional customs, belief systems, political systems and specific artifacts and technologies that have some origin or association with Europe.
The Western world refers to various nations depending on the context, most often including at least part of Europe and the Americas.
Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, England, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster.
Wet Ink magazine was an Australian magazine devoted to publishing new Australian writing, with an emphasis on new and emerging writers.
William Dampier (baptised 5 September 1651; died March 1715) was an English explorer and navigator who became the first Englishman to explore parts of what is today Australia, and the first person to circumnavigate the world three times.
William Charles Wentworth (13 August 1790 – 20 March 1872) was an Australian explorer, journalist, politician and author, and one of the leading figures of early colonial New South Wales.
The Women's Prize for Fiction (previously with sponsor names Orange Prize for Fiction (1996–2006 and 2009–12), Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction (2007–08) and Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction (2014-2017)) is one of the United Kingdom's most prestigious literary prizes.
The World Fantasy Awards are given each year by the World Fantasy Convention for the best fantasy fiction and art published during the preceding calendar year.
Yiddish (ייִדיש, יידיש or אידיש, yidish/idish, "Jewish",; in older sources ייִדיש-טײַטש Yidish-Taitsh, Judaeo-German) is the historical language of the Ashkenazi Jews.
The Yirrkala bark petitions 1963 are historic Australian documents that were the first traditional documents prepared by Indigenous Australians that were recognised by the Australian Parliament, and are the first documentary recognition of Indigenous people in Australian law.
The Yolngu or Yolŋu are an aggregation of indigenous Australian people inhabiting north-eastern Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia.
Youth is the time of life when one is young, and often means the time between childhood and adulthood (maturity).
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