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Thread: Can anyone recommend any good Aussie or NZ writers?

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    Default Can anyone recommend any good Aussie or NZ writers?

    Apart from Janet Frame, whom I already know of. I'm thinking of doing (in an undetermined future) my PhD thesis on insularity as seen through the scope of Anglophone literature, so any recommendations will be welcome. Thanks in advance
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    peter carey. he wrote 'oscar and lucinda'.

    i quite like tim winton. i recommend 'breath' and 'cloudstreet'.

    i also just read 'the slap' by christos tsiolkas and that was well written and entertaining.
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    Ok, thank you. (I wonder how many books are going to fit in my flat? I'm such a book whore).
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    I'd recommend anything by Tim Winton too. He writes beautiful, elegant, gentle prose and really captures the Australian landscape and character.

    "Eucalyptus" by Murray Bail is also a superb novel.
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    Thank you gals. My Amazon wish list is getting huge!
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    Kate Grenville- The Secret River was quite good.

    Alan Duff- Once Were Warriors (NZ)

    Steve Toltz- A Fraction of the Whole

    I like Tim Winton too.
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    Thank you, Witchcurlgirl.
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    maybe look at the shortlist and winners of the commonwealth writers' prize?

    the last book i read on that list was lloyd jones' mister pip. it tells the story of a young girl who lives on bougainville during the civil war. mr. watts, a bit of a character, teaches her and the other kids by reading to them from the only book on the island, a worn copy of dickens' great expectations.

    eta : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...iters%27_Prize

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    I hadn't thought of that! Thanks, Calcifer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
    Alan Duff- Once Were Warriors (NZ)

    I recommend this one. Very good. Tim Winton is a given.
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    ^I couldn't find it on Amazon, and there's no bookshops that would sell such a book where I live
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    Hm, I no longer have my copy or I'd send it to you.
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    Thanks dear, I just found another online store where I can have it for cheap (cheap is the prime condition because I buy books, DVDs or CDs nearly every day).
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    I also recommend Tim Winton, very good writer.

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    Will Elliott - The Pilo Family Circus
    This book won the inaugural ABC Fiction Award...it is incredible and sticks with you.

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