ABC’s First Tuesday Book Club Top 50 Australian Books

According to voting viewers of the ABC’s First Tuesday Book Club, as polled in late 2012, these are the top 50 Australian books:

  1. Cloudstreet – Tim Winton
  2. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
  3. A Fortunate Life – A.B. Facey
  4. The Harp in the South – Ruth Park
  5. The Power of One – Bryce Courtenay
  6. Jasper Jones – Craig Silvey
  7. The Magic Pudding – Norman Lindsay
  8. The Slap – Christos Tsiolkas
  9. The Secret River – Kate Grenville
  10. Picnic at Hanging Rock – Joan Lindsay
  11. Seven Little Australians – Ethel Turner
  12. My Brother Jack – George Johnston
  13. My Brilliant Career – Miles Franklin
  14. True History of the Kelly Gang – Peter Carey
  15. Eucalyptus – Murray Bail
  16. Power Without Glory – Frank Hardy
  17. The Broken Shore – Peter Temple
  18. Monkey Grip – Helen Garner
  19. The Riders – Tim Winton
  20. The Tree of Man – Patrick White
  21. The Fatal Shore – Robert Hughes
  22. Unreliable Memoirs – Clive James
  23. The Tall Man – Chloe Hooper
  24. The Man Who Loved Children – Christina Stead
  25. The Dressmaker – Rosalie Ham
  26. The Fortunes of Richard Mahoney – Henry Handel Richardson
  27. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith – Thomas Keneally
  28. Capricornia – Xavier Herbert
  29. Wake in Fright – Kenneth Cooke
  30. Ransom – David Malouf
  31. The Year of Living Dangerously – C.J. Koch
  32. The First Stone – Helen Garner
  33. Gallipoli – Alan Moorehead
  34. Maestro – Peter Goldsworthy
  35. The Monkey’s Mask – Dorothy Porter
  36. Wanting – Richard Flanagan
  37. Come In Spinner – Dymphna Cusack & Florence James
  38. Grand Days – Frank Moorhouse
  39. 1788 – Watkin Tench
  40. It’s Raining in Mango – Thea Astley
  41. Riders in the Chariot – Patrick White
  42. Carpentaria – Alexis Wright
  43. The Tyranny of Distance – Geoffrey Blainey
  44. That Deadman Dance – Kim Scott
  45. For Love Alone – Christina Stead
  46. An Intruder’s Guide to East Arnhem Land – Andrew McMillan
  47. The Life – Malcolm Knox
  48. The Watcher on the Cast-Iron Balcony – Hal Porter
  49. Here’s Luck – Lennie Lower
  50. Visitants – Randolph Stow
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