VOTE NOW in the Wild Card Round for your Favourite Australian Authors for 2018!

by |January 19, 2018

The Wild Card Round has now closed. The Finals Round is now open.
Click here to vote in The Finals Round.

Our run of 5 Heats has come to an end. And some absolutely amazing authors are through to the Finals. Congratulations to all the finalists!

 But wait!

Surely there’s time for one more round?

With so many authors nominated this year, not all of them qualifying for the Heats, we have decided to hold a Wild Card round of voting.

Vote here for your favourite authors and don’t forget to join in the conversation on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using #AusFaveAuthor

The Wild Card Round is now CLOSED. You have one chance to vote per Heat, but you can vote for as many authors as you would like within each Heat.

Plus, if you would like to go in the draw to win a $1000 book pack, make sure you enter your name and contact details in the form at the bottom.

Nominated authors featured in this heat were: Ade Andrews, Aimie Jennison, Aleesah Darlison, Alex McDiarmid, Alex Miles, Aleya Michelle, Alison Goodman, Alison Lloyd, Alison Stuart, Allison Rushby, Ally Blake, Amanda Bridgeman, Amanda Curtin, Amanda Holohan, Amanda Howard, Amber A Baradan, Ambriehl Khalil, Andrew Daddo, Andrew Joyner, Andrew Weldon, Angela Savage, Ann Mickan, Anna Branford, Anna Walker, Annabel Smith, Anthony Morris, Aria Peyton, Arthur Baysting, Ashlea Rhodes, Aunty Joy Murphy, Barry Jonsberg, Bec McMaster, Becca Van, Ben Hobson, Ben Newsome, Benjamin Gilmour, Bernadette Hellard, Beth Norling, Beth Prentice, Biff Ward, Bren MacDibble, Bren McDibble, Bret Harris, Brodie Lancaster, Bronwyn Bancroft, Bruce Whatley, C.J. Archer, Cally Black, Cameron Williams, Cari Silverwood, Cat Sparks, Catherine Mckinnon, Cathleen Ross, Charlotte Rose Hamlyn, Charmaine Clancy, Cherry Shephard, Chris Morphew, Chris Taylor, Chrissie Krebs, Christine Bongers, Christine Dibley, Christopher Richardson, Claire Christian, Claire G. Coleman, Clare Connelly, Colin Thompson, Coral Vass, Craig Cormick, Damean Posner, Damon Young, Dan Eddy, Daniel O’Malley, Dave Hartley, David Cox, David Harding, David Lawrence, David Leser, David Metzenthen, David Reiter, David Stavanger, Davina Bell, Deborah Abela, Deborah O’Brien, Demelza Carlton, Dianne Wolfer, Dionne Lister, Donna Keevers Driver, Donna Maree Hanson, Doris Pilkington Garimara, Dylan Coleman, Eleanor Kerr, Eleni Hale, Elizabeth Ellen Carter, Ellen Read, Elly Awesome, Emily Brewin, Evie Harper, Felice Arena, Fiona Archer, Fiona Greene, Fiona Robertson, Fiona Wood, Frane Lessac, Frank Woodley, Gabrielle Williams, Geoggrey McGeachin, Gerald Murnane, Gillian Polack, GJ Walker-Smith, Glenda Millard, Graham Potts, Harold John Hunt, Helen Allan, Helen Chebatte, Ian Andrew, Imogene Nix, Isabelle Li, Ivy Stone, J. Thiele, J.A. Collard, J.A. Low, J.M. Peace, Jack Dann, Jacquie Underdown, James Foley, James Moloney, Jane Abbott, Jane Godwin, Jane Jolly, Jane Tanner, Jani Kay, Jason Franks, Jen Storer, Jess Black, Jessica Walton, Jill Lever, Jo Sandhu, Joanne Dannon, John Heffernan, John Larkin, John Williamson, Jono Pech, Josephine Rowe, Josh Langley, Julia Lawrinson, Julian Assange, June Factor, Justin Woolley, Justine Clarke, Justine Flynn, Kaaron Warren, Kali Napier, Karen Collum, Karen J Carlisle, Karen Viggeres, Kate Bonham, Kate Forster, Kate Gordon, Kate McCarthy, Kate Murdoch, Kate Ritchie, Katherine Battersby, Kathryn Gauci, Katie Rowney, KE Osborn, Keith McArdle, Kelly Rimmer, Khloe Wren, Kia Carrington-Russell, Kim Cong, Kim Kane, Kim Lock, Kim Petersen, Kim Wilkins, Kirsty Manning, Kirsty Murray, Kristin Weidenbach, Krystal Sutherland, Kylie Hillman, Kylie Kaden, Kylie Price, Laura Elvery, Laura Sieveking, Lauren Loos, Lauren McKellar, Lea Scott, Leisa Rayven, Len Webster, Les Zig, Lesley Jones, Liam Tanner, Libby Gleeson, Lili Wilkinson, Liliana Anderson, Lisa Gibbs, Lisa L Hannett, Lisa Miranda Sarzin, Lisa Nicol, Lisa Wilyuka, Liz Wilcock, Louisa Masters, Louise Allan, Lucinda Brant, Lucy Estela, Lynette Washington, M.J. Tija, Maggie Christensen, Mandy Sayer, Marc Martin, Margaret Tanner, Margaret Wild, Marianne Delacourt, Marita Smith, Mark Barnes, Mark Greenwood, Mark Wilson, Marley Valentine, Martin Chatterton, Max Henry, Mel Campbell, Mel Teshco, Melanie Alexander, Melanie Milburne, Meredith Hooper, Michael Panckridge, Michelle Irwin, Michelle Somers, Mike Dumbleton, Miranda Riwoe, Mitch Vane, Narrelle M Harris, Ned Kelly, Neridah McMullin, Nevo Zisin, Nic Starr, Nick Falk, Nova Weetman, Omar Musa, Osamah Sami, Pat Clarke, Patricia Holland, Patrick Loughlin, Patti Roberts, Paul Newman, Penelope Janu, Peter Carnavas, Peter M. Ball, Peter Volkofsky, Pip Smith, Prue Mason, Quinn Eades, R.L. Sanderson, Rachel Flynn, Rachel Nightingale, Raewyn Caisley, Rajith Savanadasa, Randolph Stow, Ray Glickman, Rebecca Barber, Rebecca James, Rebecca Johnson, Rebecca McRitchie, Renae Hayward, Renae Kaye, Renee Conoulty, Renee Treml, Richard Newsome, River Savage, RJ Jones, Roanna Gonsalves, Robert Hood, Robert Lewis, Robert Lukins, Robert Newton, Robert Vescio, Robin Elizabeth, Robyn Cadwallader, Roland Harvey, Ronojoy Ghosh, Ros Baxter, Ros Moriarty, Rosalie Ham, Ross Watkins, Rowena Holloway, Royce Kurmelovs, Ruth Hegarty, Ruth Quibell, Ryan O’Neill, Sally Murphy, Samantha-Ellen Bound, Sandra Leigh Price, Sandy Vaile, Sarah Schmidt, Sarah Williams, Saroo Brierley, Sasha Wasley, Scott Westerfeld, Shandi Boyes, Shankari Chandran, Shannon Horsfall, Sharon M Johnston, Shastra Deo, Shay Bell, Sherryl Clark, Sidney Valentine, Simmone Howell, Simon Mitchell, Skye Melki-Wegner, Skyla Madi, Sonya Hartnett, Sophie Masson, Stacey McCoy, Stella Tarakson, Stephanie Parkyn, Stephen Dando-Collins, Steven Carroll, Steven Lochran, Stuart Daly, Sue Saliba, Susi Fox, T Gephart, T.R. Kester, Tamara Martin, Tamara Moss, Tania McCartney, Tansy Ranyer Roberts, Tess LeSue, The Listies, Thoraiya Dyer, Tim Harris, Tina Gephart, Tohby Riddle, Toni Griffin, Tony Cavanaugh, Tony Palmer, TP Hogan, Trinity Doyle, Turia Pitt, Ursula Dubosarsky, Velvet Reed, Victoria Carless, Walter Mason, Wendy Harmer, Will Elliott, Yvonne Mes, Zoe Morrison

 

How It Works

January 2-5: Nominations – CLOSED
Nominate your favourite Australian authors. You can nominate as many as you like, anyone who you think deserves recognition. Nominate them in 1 of 4 easy ways: Email us at faveozauthor@booktopia.com.au, or tag us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, naming your favourites. Or use the hashtag #ausfaveauthor. The top nominations will make it through to the Heats.

January 8-19: The Heats – CLOSED
The top nominations will be collated and split into Heats. Over the next two weeks you’ll have the opportunity to vote for a new list of authors. 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 22-25: The Final Poll – NOW RUNNING
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, 25th January 2018.

January 29: The Countdown Begins
From Monday, 29th January we’ll countdown your top 50 authors, unveiling 20 authors each day, until…

February 1: The Announcement
Australia’s 10 favourite authors will be announced on Friday, 1st February! We’ll be profiling your top 10 authors and the books that have made them your favourites.

Nominated authors featured in this heat were: Ade Andrews, Aimie Jennison, Aleesah Darlison, Alex McDiarmid, Alex Miles, Aleya Michelle, Alison Goodman, Alison Lloyd, Alison Stuart, Allison Rushby, Ally Blake, Amanda Bridgeman, Amanda Curtin, Amanda Holohan, Amanda Howard, Amber A Baradan, Ambriehl Khalil, Andrew Daddo, Andrew Joyner, Andrew Weldon, Angela Savage, Ann Mickan, Anna Branford, Anna Walker, Annabel Smith, Anthony Morris, Aria Peyton, Arthur Baysting, Ashlea Rhodes, Aunty Joy Murphy, Barry Jonsberg, Bec McMaster, Becca Van, Ben Hobson, Ben Newsome, Benjamin Gilmour, Bernadette Hellard, Beth Norling, Beth Prentice, Biff Ward, Bren MacDibble, Bren McDibble, Bret Harris, Brodie Lancaster, Bronwyn Bancroft, Bruce Whatley, C.J. Archer, Cally Black, Cameron Williams, Cari Silverwood, Cat Sparks, Catherine Mckinnon, Cathleen Ross, Charlotte Rose Hamlyn, Charmaine Clancy, Cherry Shephard, Chris Morphew, Chris Taylor, Chrissie Krebs, Christine Bongers, Christine Dibley, Christopher Richardson, Claire Christian, Claire G. Coleman, Clare Connelly, Colin Thompson, Coral Vass, Craig Cormick, Damean Posner, Damon Young, Dan Eddy, Daniel O’Malley, Dave Hartley, David Cox, David Harding, David Lawrence, David Leser, David Metzenthen, David Reiter, David Stavanger, Davina Bell, Deborah Abela, Deborah O’Brien, Demelza Carlton, Dianne Wolfer, Dionne Lister, Donna Keevers Driver, Donna Maree Hanson, Doris Pilkington Garimara, Dylan Coleman, Eleanor Kerr, Eleni Hale, Elizabeth Ellen Carter, Ellen Read, Elly Awesome, Emily Brewin, Evie Harper, Felice Arena, Fiona Archer, Fiona Greene, Fiona Robertson, Fiona Wood, Frane Lessac, Frank Woodley, Gabrielle Williams, Geoggrey McGeachin, Gerald Murnane, Gillian Polack, GJ Walker-Smith, Glenda Millard, Graham Potts, Harold John Hunt, Helen Allan, Helen Chebatte, Ian Andrew, Imogene Nix, Isabelle Li, Ivy Stone, J. Thiele, J.A. Collard, J.A. Low, J.M. Peace, Jack Dann, Jacquie Underdown, James Foley, James Moloney, Jane Abbott, Jane Godwin, Jane Jolly, Jane Tanner, Jani Kay, Jason Franks, Jen Storer, Jess Black, Jessica Walton, Jill Lever, Jo Sandhu, Joanne Dannon, John Heffernan, John Larkin, John Williamson, Jono Pech, Josephine Rowe, Josh Langley, Julia Lawrinson, Julian Assange, June Factor, Justin Woolley, Justine Clarke, Justine Flynn, Kaaron Warren, Kali Napier, Karen Collum, Karen J Carlisle, Karen Viggeres, Kate Bonham, Kate Forster, Kate Gordon, Kate McCarthy, Kate Murdoch, Kate Ritchie, Katherine Battersby, Kathryn Gauci, Katie Rowney, KE Osborn, Keith McArdle, Kelly Rimmer, Khloe Wren, Kia Carrington-Russell, Kim Cong, Kim Kane, Kim Lock, Kim Petersen, Kim Wilkins, Kirsty Manning, Kirsty Murray, Kristin Weidenbach, Krystal Sutherland, Kylie Hillman, Kylie Kaden, Kylie Price, Laura Elvery, Laura Sieveking, Lauren Loos, Lauren McKellar, Lea Scott, Leisa Rayven, Len Webster, Les Zig, Lesley Jones, Liam Tanner, Libby Gleeson, Lili Wilkinson, Liliana Anderson, Lisa Gibbs, Lisa L Hannett, Lisa Miranda Sarzin, Lisa Nicol, Lisa Wilyuka, Liz Wilcock, Louisa Masters, Louise Allan, Lucinda Brant, Lucy Estela, Lynette Washington, M.J. Tija, Maggie Christensen, Mandy Sayer, Marc Martin, Margaret Tanner, Margaret Wild, Marianne Delacourt, Marita Smith, Mark Barnes, Mark Greenwood, Mark Wilson, Marley Valentine, Martin Chatterton, Max Henry, Mel Campbell, Mel Teshco, Melanie Alexander, Melanie Milburne, Meredith Hooper, Michael Panckridge, Michelle Irwin, Michelle Somers, Mike Dumbleton, Miranda Riwoe, Mitch Vane, Narrelle M Harris, Ned Kelly, Neridah McMullin, Nevo Zisin, Nic Starr, Nick Falk, Nova Weetman, Omar Musa, Osamah Sami, Pat Clarke, Patricia Holland, Patrick Loughlin, Patti Roberts, Paul Newman, Penelope Janu, Peter Carnavas, Peter M. Ball, Peter Volkofsky, Pip Smith, Prue Mason, Quinn Eades, R.L. Sanderson, Rachel Flynn, Rachel Nightingale, Raewyn Caisley, Rajith Savanadasa, Randolph Stow, Ray Glickman, Rebecca Barber, Rebecca James, Rebecca Johnson, Rebecca McRitchie, Renae Hayward, Renae Kaye, Renee Conoulty, Renee Treml, Richard Newsome, River Savage, RJ Jones, Roanna Gonsalves, Robert Hood, Robert Lewis, Robert Lukins, Robert Newton, Robert Vescio, Robin Elizabeth, Robyn Cadwallader, Roland Harvey, Ronojoy Ghosh, Ros Baxter, Ros Moriarty, Rosalie Ham, Ross Watkins, Rowena Holloway, Royce Kurmelovs, Ruth Hegarty, Ruth Quibell, Ryan O’Neill, Sally Murphy, Samantha-Ellen Bound, Sandra Leigh Price, Sandy Vaile, Sarah Schmidt, Sarah Williams, Saroo Brierley, Sasha Wasley, Scott Westerfeld, Shandi Boyes, Shankari Chandran, Shannon Horsfall, Sharon M Johnston, Shastra Deo, Shay Bell, Sherryl Clark, Sidney Valentine, Simmone Howell, Simon Mitchell, Skye Melki-Wegner, Skyla Madi, Sonya Hartnett, Sophie Masson, Stacey McCoy, Stella Tarakson, Stephanie Parkyn, Stephen Dando-Collins, Steven Carroll, Steven Lochran, Stuart Daly, Sue Saliba, Susi Fox, T Gephart, T.R. Kester, Tamara Martin, Tamara Moss, Tania McCartney, Tansy Ranyer Roberts, Tess LeSue, The Listies, Thoraiya Dyer, Tim Harris, Tina Gephart, Tohby Riddle, Toni Griffin, Tony Cavanaugh, Tony Palmer, TP Hogan, Trinity Doyle, Turia Pitt, Ursula Dubosarsky, Velvet Reed, Victoria Carless, Walter Mason, Wendy Harmer, Will Elliott, Yvonne Mes, Zoe Morrison

Terms & Conditions

Fill out the form above to vote for your favourite Australian author and you could win a book pack, valued at $1000 RRP!

1. You have from January 8th, 2017 12:00pm until 11:59pm January 25th, 2018 to enter.
2. To enter, you must fill out your name, email address and contact phone number, and vote for your favourite Australian author.
2. You can vote in all five heats and in the final poll for a total of 6 entries to the prize.
4. Only entrants with Australian and New Zealand delivery addresses will be eligible to enter the competition.
5. The winner of the competition will be chosen at random and from the list of those who entered.
6. There is one prize available to be won.
7. The winner will be drawn on February 1st, 2018.
8. Entrants must also agree to the terms and conditions on this page.
9. Cookies on your browser must be enabled in order for you to vote.

If you need assistance with accepting cookies to vote, please try these instructions:

Enabling cookies in the Android web browser
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About the Contributor

Bronwyn Eley is new to the book industry, having previously served in the Royal Australian Air Force & even spent some time as a barista until entering the exciting world of Booktopia. Books are her true passion. Bronwyn writes in her spare time, often has her face buried in a book and enjoys keeping fit (which she undoes by eating loads of chocolate) with Martial Arts and personal training. She can't answer what her favourite book is but she has a soft spot for The Host (Stephanie Meyer), Peter Pan (J.M Barrie) & Outlander (Diana Gabaldon). Fantasy, sci-fi and YA make up the majority of her bookshelves.

Comments

  • January 19, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    Great idea, love it. 🙂

  • James Owens

    January 19, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Ian Andrew is a fantastic author and needs to be recognised!

  • Maree

    January 20, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    voted

  • Kitty

    January 22, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Well I feel sad. I was nominated at least twice and not even notified when the heats were running.

  • Jonny

    January 22, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Has to be Matthew Reilly x 5.

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