Booktopia’s quest to discover your Favourite Australian Author continues!
Thank you all once again for voting in Heat 3 yesterday! Your finalists for Heat 3 – and the authors who will be progressing to next week’s all-important final round – are…
Congratulations to these wonderful Australians!
Some of Australia’s most beloved children’s authors have dominated this Heat – Andy Griffiths and Anh Do, who are the respective authors of the Treehouse and WeirDo series of books; Graeme Base, who celebrated 30 years of Animalia in 2016; and Mem Fox, author of one of the best selling Australian children’s books of all time – Possum Magic.
Matthew Reilly returned with The Four Legendary Kingdoms last year, the fourth book in his action/adventure Jack West Jr. series. Author of Looking for Alibrandi, Melina Marchetta, penned Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil last year, her first crime novel after years of writing young adult fiction.
Hannah Kent’s The Good People took out Booktopia’s Best Book of 2016, and the fabulous and feisty comedian and radio presenter, Em Rusciano, published her hilarious and heartfelt memoir last year. Model-turned-writer Tara Moss and author of The Slap, Christos Tsiolkas, have also received a golden ticket straight to the finals.
Joining the above authors are contemporary fiction authors Mandy Magro, Pamela Cook and Tricia Stringer, and fantasy writers Traci Harding and Juliet Marillier.