Fiction From Down Under

From established writers to new voices, from literary fiction to crime novels, these are some of the most exciting titles set in Australia and written by Australian novelists in the 21st century. All of these titles are located in the Adult Fiction section of the Library unless otherwise noted.

Alison, Jane. Natives and Exotics. 2005.

Carey, Peter. My Life as a Fake. 2003.
     Also available: CD

Carey, Peter. True History of the Kelly Gang. 2000.

De Kretser, Michelle. The Lost Dog. 2007.

Disher, Garry. Blood Moon. 2009. (Adult Mystery DIS).

Flanagan, Richard. Wanting. 2008.

Francis, David. Stray Dog Winter. 2008.

Garner, Helen. The Spare Room. 2008.

Gilling, Tom. The Sooterkin. 1999.

Goldbloom, Goldie. The Paperbark Shoe. 2011.

Greenwood, Kerry. The Corinna Chapman series. 2004-2011. (Adult Mystery GRE).

Greenwood, Kerry. The Phryne Fisher series. 1989-2011. (Adult Mystery GRE).

Grenville, Kate. The Idea of Perfection. 1999.

Grenville, Kate. The Lieutenant. 2008.

Grenville, Kate. The Secret River. 2005.
     Also available: CD

Hospital, Janette Turner. North of Nowhere, South of Loss. 2003.

Jones, Gail. Sorry. 2007.

Kennedy, Cate. The World Beneath. 2009.

Malouf, David. The Complete Stories. 2007.

McGahan, Andrew. The White Earth. 2004.

McInerney, Monica. At Home with the Templetons. 2011. (Adult Paperback-Oversize M).

Meehan, Michael. The Salt of Broken Tears. 1999.

Padmore, Catherine. Sibyl’s Cave. 2004.

Sallis, Eva. Fire Fire. 2004.

Temple, Peter. Bad Debts. 2005. (Adult Mystery TEM).

Temple, Peter. The Broken Shore. 2007. (Adult Mystery TEM).
     Also available: CD

Temple, Peter. Truth. 2010. (Adult Mystery TEM).

Tiffany, Carrie. Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living. 2005.

Tsiolkas, Christos. The Slap. 2010.
     Also available: CD

Vietch, Kate. Without a Backward Glance. 2006.

Winton, Tim. Breath. 2008.
     Also available: CD

Winton, Tim. Dirt Music. 2001.

Wright, Alexis. Carpentaria. 2009.

Wyld, Evie. After the Fire, A Still Small Voice. 2009.


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