Nominate your Favourite Australian Authors for 2017!

by |January 3, 2017

* Nominations have now closed *

Friends, it’s that time of year again. That time of year when we shout from the rooftops that we love our island home. That we love being Australian and all it entails… and that means loving and celebrating our home-grown talent, in particular our writers who inspire us, who help us understand our world and who we are as Australians.

What better way to say thanks to these authors for their comforting/witty/haunting/inspiring words than to nominate them in the biggest reader poll in the country – Booktopia’s Australia’s Favourite Author!

  • Did you cry your little eyes out whilst reading Jimmy Barnes’ or Magda Szubankski’s memoirs?
  • Were your lunch breaks more enjoyable for reading Liane Moriarty’s latest blockbuster?
  • Did Aaron Blabey have your kids laughing for hours on end?
  • Have Manu and Luke Nguyen made you a whizz in the kitchen?
  • Did Peter FitzSimons enlighten you on the horrors of World War I?

Then nominate them! As long as they were born in Australia (or identify as Australian), and have had work published in book form, then they are eligible to be nominated. They could include your favourite novelists, children’s authors, athletes, historians, biographers, chefs, entrepreneurs, financiers, crafters, interior designers, self-help gurus, radio personalities, models, or celebrities.

Jump onto social media now and start nominating! Tag Booktopia and your favourite authors on all your preferred channels – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or leave a comment below – and spread your love around. If there’s one award your favourite authors want to win, it’s this one! Don’t let them down… or they may never write another book again! Just FYI.

Nominations close 11:59pm, Sunday 8th January, 2017. Once they’re collected and counted, the top contenders will face off in a series of heats, ready for you to vote on starting Monday 9th January. And the best bit, if you vote and leave your email address, you’ll be in the running to win a splendid book pack worth $1000 RRP!

Over the past four years you have bestowed Isobelle Carmody, John Flanagan, Matthew Reilly and Kate Morton with this honour. Who will be next? The power is in your hands.

HOW IT WORKS

January 3-8: Nominations (on now!)
Nominate your favourite Australian authors. You can nominate as many as you like, anyone who you think deserves recognition. Nominate them in 1 of 5 easy ways: Email us at faveozauthor@booktopia.com.au, or tag us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, listing your favourite authors. Or just comment below. The top nominations will make it through to the Heats.

January 9-13: The Heats
The top nominations will be collated and split into Heats. Every day this week you’ll have the opportunity to vote for your favourite authors in each Heat. Only the very best authors from each Heat will progress to the final round of voting.

This is where it gets extra fun! During the Heats, you can go into the running to win a splendid book pack valued at $1000 RRP! – all we need is your email address when you vote!

January 16-20: The Final Poll
The top 75 authors from the Heats will make it to this final poll. This will be your final chance to champion your favourite Australian authors. Voting closes at 11:59pm on Friday, 20th January 2017.

January 23-27: The Countdown Begins
From Monday, 23rd January we’ll countdown your top 50 authors, unveiling 10 authors each day, until…

January 27: The Announcement
Australia’s 10 favourite authors will be announced on Friday, 27th January! We’ll be profiling your top 10 authors and the books that have made them your favourites.

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  • kerrie Levy

    January 3, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Natasha Lester “A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald”.

  • Kirsten Mahoungou

    January 4, 2017 at 12:10 am

    Liane Moriarty; Hannah Kent; Monica McInerney; Tim Winton; Thomas Kenneally; Colleen McCulloch; Favel Parrett; Fiona McIntosh

  • Robyn Masters

    January 4, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Sonya Hartnett, Liam Pieper, Gus Gordon, Kate Mildenhall, Hannah Kent, Will Kostakis, Shivaun Plozza, Judith Rossell

  • Michelle Maynard

    January 4, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Michael Robotham

  • Emma

    January 4, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Unbroken
    Emily Reilly

  • K. Kennedy

    January 4, 2017 at 10:38 am

    “Unbroken” by Emily Reilly

  • Karen

    January 4, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Unbroken by Emily Reilly

  • E.Reilly

    January 4, 2017 at 10:49 am

    “Unbroken” by Emily Reilly

  • January 4, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Christopher Currie – Clancy of the Undertow

  • January 4, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Peter FitzSimons is my nominee for outstanding work in educating the public in Australian history and from an Australian perspective.

  • Sophie Anderson

    January 4, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Liane Moriarty, Hannah Kent, Di Morrissey, Sally Hepworth, Jane Harper, Andy Griffiths, Cath Crowley, Pete Evans, Luke Hines, Jess Sepel, Kayla Itsines, Alan Brough

  • Bianca

    January 4, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Tim Winton

  • Stuart

    January 4, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Trent Jamieson, Christopher Currie, James Bradley, Rjurik Davidson, Angela Slatter.

  • Sally

    January 4, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Unbroken
    Emily Reilly

  • angelika

    January 4, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Allyse Near, Juliet Marillier, Kate Forsyth, Kate Morton

  • January 4, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Kate Forsyth
    Belinda Murrell
    Jackie French
    Sulari Gentill
    Lynette Noni

  • January 4, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Oh, my, favorite Australian authors. Let’s start with Fiona McIntosh, Kate Forsyth, Garth Nix, Trudi Canavan, Tom Taylor, Kylie Chan, Karen Miller and Isabelle Carmody. Oh wait, what about Jennifer Fallon. You may be starting to see a pattern here. More tomorrow from my fantasy shelves!

  • San

    January 4, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Teena Raffa-Mulligan, Norman Jorgensen; James Foley; John Flanagan; Jack Heath, Jenn J McLeod; Catherine Bateson

  • Carl

    January 4, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    Kate Forsyth
    KateGrenville
    Garth Nix
    Tim Winton

  • January 4, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Fiona McIntosh & Dianne Blacklock

  • Margaret

    January 4, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Helen Garner and Tim Winton.

  • Jo

    January 4, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Chocolate Tin- Fiona McIntosh

  • January 4, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Broken by Emily Reilly fantastic book

  • January 5, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Unbroken
    Emily Reilly

  • Ben

    January 5, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Shivaun Plozza; Kirsty Eagar; Ellie Marney; Cath Crowley; Fleur Ferris

  • Amy Booth

    January 5, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Clementine Ford “Fight Like A Girl”

  • Lorreen Greeuw

    January 5, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Rachael Johns

  • Beni Avallone

    January 5, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    My most favourite Australian author is SUSAN DUNCAN. My other favourite Australian authors are: Judy Dunn, Di Morrissey, Helen Garner, Tricia Stringer, and Bryce Courtenay.

  • Zoe Vicary

    January 5, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Anna Romer, Kate Grenville

  • Vicki

    January 5, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    Anna Spargo-Ryan, Portland Jones, Amanda Curtin, Rachel Johns, Eliza Henry-Jones, Tim Winton, Liz Byrski

  • January 5, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    I nominate Shivaun Plozza – cried my eyes out reading Frankie. 🙂

  • Jess

    January 5, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    Sara Douglass; Traci Harding; Garth Nix

  • Trish Nankivell

    January 5, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Sally Hepworth, Liane Moriarty, Stan Grant, Natasha Lester, Liz Byrski and Graeme Simsion

  • Adam Wallace

    January 5, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Michael Wagner, Leigh Hobbs, George Ivanoff

  • Marie

    January 5, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Kelly Rimmer

  • P. Whitty

    January 5, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Destination Dachshund
    Lisa Fleetwood

  • Lauren

    January 5, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Alison Lester – best Australian children’s author!!!!

  • Jacqueline

    January 5, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    Rosa Fedele Garrett

  • Kelli

    January 6, 2017 at 8:12 am

    Cheryl Adnams

  • Ian

    January 6, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Annie Seaton. Kakadu Sunset

  • Geoff

    January 6, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Peter Fitzsimmons: all his books are a good read, his comment columns and opinion pieces are always well written, he’s an approachable bloke responds to emails and now that he has ditched the sugar can’t say he is an all round nice bloke.

  • Sally Cole

    January 6, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Jenn J McLeod, Liane Moriarty, Di Blacklock, Ber Carroll

  • Sally Cole

    January 6, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Liz Byrski

  • Kirsty

    January 6, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Matthew Reilly

  • Linda Christie

    January 6, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    The Art of Keeping Secrets by Rachael Johns
    Playing It Cool by Amy Andrews

  • Rebecca

    January 6, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Rachael Johns

  • Ann Adamson

    January 6, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Rachael Johns The Art of keeping secrets

  • Alon

    January 6, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Leah Kaminsky

  • Tricia

    January 6, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Rachael johns patterson girls

  • Natasha Heap

    January 7, 2017 at 12:10 am

    Helene Young

  • Sue

    January 7, 2017 at 12:32 am

    Hannah Kent, Dr Anita Heiss, John Birmingham, Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman, Cath Crowley, Bruce Pascoe.

  • Danielle

    January 7, 2017 at 1:11 am

    Kate Morton, Trudi canavan, Fiona McIntosh, Sara Douglass, Liane Moriarty

  • Kelvie Lowry

    January 7, 2017 at 6:33 am

    Helene Young

  • Deborah Wise

    January 7, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Fiona McIntosh

  • Malvina

    January 7, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Sally Thorne and The Hating Game

  • Andrea Napper

    January 7, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Kate Morton and Monica McInerney.

  • Vanessa

    January 7, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Kylie Howarth

  • Barbra Lyon

    January 7, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    That Fry Boy
    Author : James Fry

  • Missy Moke

    January 7, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Matthew Reilly

  • Janet Johnstone

    January 7, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    Tricia Stringer Heart of the Country

  • Rameen

    January 7, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    JACQUELINE HARVEY!!!

  • January 7, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Natasha Lester – A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald. Loved it and can’t wait for the next one!

  • Kelly

    January 7, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Kylie Howarth
    Fish Jam

  • Jodie MCGee

    January 7, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    I nominate Karly Lane. She is fabulous and I love all her books.

  • Laraine

    January 7, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Kylie Howarth for Fish Jam, and Chip

  • Samantha

    January 7, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

  • January 7, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Helene Young, Adele Jones, Lynne Stringer, Paula Vince, Hannah Kent, Graham Simsion, Shelley Russel Nolan, Kate Morton, Karen Tyrrell

    • January 24, 2017 at 1:26 am

      Hi Jeanette,Thanks for nominating me. Really appreciate it … Karen Tyrrell x

  • Cath

    January 7, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Liz Bryski

  • January 7, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Nicki Edwards ‘The Peppercorn Project’

  • Cath

    January 7, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Liz Byrski, Liane Moriarty, Natasha Lester

  • Maddy

    January 7, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey!!

  • Clementine

    January 7, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

  • Nat

    January 7, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey. Alice Miranda series
    Childrens Author

  • Lauren

    January 7, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey. Clementine Rose series
    Best writing mentor ever !!

  • Mandy

    January 7, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

  • Amelie

    January 7, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

  • Steve Bedford

    January 8, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Gavin McCormack ‘Where’s My Memory?’

  • Michelle

    January 8, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Gavin McCormack – “Are these your glasses” and “Where’s my memory”

  • susan Robertson

    January 8, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Gavin MCormack – Are These Your Glasses

  • matilda Richardson

    January 8, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Gavin McCormack – where’s my memory?

  • John copas

    January 8, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Where’s My Memory by Gavin McCormack. Such a beautiful book by an amazing man. He is an inspiration.

  • Lulu

    January 8, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Jaqueline Harvey

  • E.MacDonald

    January 8, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Jacqueline Harvey

  • E.MacDonald

    January 8, 2017 at 9:15 am

    R.A.Spratt

  • E.MacDonald

    January 8, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Andy Griffiths

  • Brendan

    January 8, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Gavin McCormack for “Where are my glasses”

  • E.MacDonald

    January 8, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Enid Blyton

  • Najah

    January 8, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Gavin McCormack

  • Troy

    January 8, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Gavin McCormack, Are These Your Glasses

  • James Howe

    January 8, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Gavin McCormack

  • Amy

    January 8, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Gavin McCormack

  • Alix Freeman

    January 8, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Mountain McCormack

  • Abdullah Al Rafi

    January 8, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Gavin McCormack

  • john

    January 8, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Gavin McCormack

  • Lamia

    January 8, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Gavin MaCormack

  • Rana najjarine

    January 8, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Gavin McCormack ” Are these your glasses “

  • Jonny Roelandts

    January 8, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Gavin McCormack

  • Anastasia

    January 8, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Nina Levine, Lili St Germain, Amity Cross, Eden Summers, T. Gephart, Chantal Fernando, Kat T. Masen, C.J Duggan

  • Jason Watts

    January 8, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Gavin McCormack for his illustrious and thoughtful children’s book series.

  • Nour

    January 8, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Where’s My Memory- by Gavin McCormack

  • Sarah McCabe

    January 8, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Gavin McCormack

  • Rayan

    January 8, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Gavin McCormack

  • Sharon

    January 8, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Gavin McCormack: Are These Your Glasses?

  • Rhonda Pooey

    January 8, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Craig Silvey (Rhubarb, Jasper Jones), Peter Docker (Water Boys), Tim Winton, Geraldine Brookes

  • Mitch McCormick

    January 8, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Gavin McCormack – Where’s My Memory

  • Donna

    January 8, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Where’s my memory?
    Gavin McCormack

  • Chloe

    January 8, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Gavin McCormack

  • Maryam

    January 8, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Are these your glasses – Gavin McCormack

  • sam

    January 8, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Traci Harding xxxx

  • Amy

    January 8, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Gavin McCormack ! “Where is my memory?” And “Are these your glasses?”

  • Tamara

    January 8, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Exploding Endings – Tim Harris

  • Zeenat Khan

    January 8, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Gavin Mc Cornack

  • Annelise Larin

    January 8, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Traci Harding, Kylie Chan, Isobelle Carmody, Trudi Canavan, Michael Pryor

  • Jade

    January 8, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

  • Craig McDonald

    January 8, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Gavin McCormack and Where’s my Memory

  • Zante Walkee

    January 8, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    ‘Where’s My Memory’, by Gavin McCormack

  • Saima Haq

    January 8, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Gavin McCormack

  • January 8, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Keri Arthur
    Viola Carr
    Kylie Chan
    Sara Creasy
    Francesca Haig
    Erica Hayes
    Amie Kaufman
    Krissy Kneen
    Justine Larbalestier
    L.A. Larkin
    P.D. Martin
    Tara Moss
    Tracey O’Hara
    Daniel O’Malley
    Rhonda Roberts

  • Sarah Wall

    January 8, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Darry Fraser and Helene Young – both FANTASTIC Aussie authors

  • Sarah O'Malley

    January 8, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey. Nominated by Sarah Rose O’Malley.

  • Rory

    January 8, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Gavin McCormack

  • Frances

    January 8, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Hannah Kent

  • Stuart Cameron

    January 8, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

  • Nat Lawrence

    January 8, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

  • Georgia Cameron

    January 8, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Georgia Cameron

    I vote for Jacqueline Harvey

  • Julia Cameron

    January 8, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

  • Georgia Cameron

    January 8, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

  • Mae

    January 8, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey – Alice-Miranda series and the Clementine Rose series

  • Szemei

    January 8, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Gavin McCormack

  • Zoe McInnes

    January 8, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Gavin McCormack

  • Cherry Fowler

    January 8, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Fiona McIntosh

  • Ruth

    January 8, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Judith Rossell

  • George Johnson

    January 8, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    I am trying to vote for Gavin McCormack but the feed isn’t updating. Please update.

  • Skye Anne Morgan

    January 16, 2017 at 5:03 am

    ‘Unbroken’ by Emily Reilly

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