Here are some of my favourite Australian books/authors;
1) Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay – I have always found this book fascinating. I love the mystery and it still manages to give me chills every time I read it. The imagery and how she describes the Australian setting is spot on.
2) The Complete Adventures of SnugglePot and Cuddle Pie by May Gibbs – As a child I found these tales (especially the illustrations) captivating. May Gibbs was incredibly talented and creative who would think of having Gumnuts as the main characters? I was always slightly disturbed by the Banksiamen though. Creepy!
4) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – The story really doesn’t have anything to do with Australia but the author is Australian and it is one of my favourite books.
5) Storm Boy by Colin Thiele – Always used to make me cry, a beautiful story about a boy and his friendship with a pelican.
What are your favourite Australian books?