Full Disclosure - Another Aussie Authors Advent

Updated: Jan 2, 2020

If you're doing that last minute dash, don't forget - books make great presents - they're easy to wrap, they don't melt, their shelf life is infinite!

I received a heap of suggestions for the Aussie Authors Advent and it was incredibly difficult restricting myself to only 24 books, so much so that I felt I needed to do Another Aussie Authors Advent! The creative talent in Australia is fabulous and we really should celebrate, laud and promote this. There are many wonderful books that I regret I couldn't include, even on this second AAA. Here is a complete list of all the suggestions made on social media by friends and family, and also as a result of talking to the total gurus on books at my local bookshop, Farrells in Mornington. There will still be some I've omitted for which I can only apologise and encourage you to shout out your favourite Aussie authors.

Anthologies and shorts

A Constant Hum - Alice Bishop @bishopalice

Underdog - YA Anthology

The Penguin Book of the Ocean - James Bradley @cityoftongues

Growing up African in Australia edited by Maxine Beneba Clarke @slamup

Australia Day - Melanie Cheng - @mslcheng

Growing up Queer in Australia

Growing up Asian in Australia

New Australian Short Stories

Christmas on Hope Street - Stella Quinn, Megan Mayfair, Jayne Kingsley and Marianne Bayliss

Rainbow Cove Christmas - Nora James, Susanne Bellamy, Shirley Wine, Renee Dahlia


Curtis Creed and the Lore of the Oceans (kids 10+) - Rebecca Fraser @becksmuse

The Fire Watcher Chronicles (for kids 8+ years)- Kelly Gardiner @kmjgardiner

The Endsister (for kids 10- 14 years) - Penni Russon

Lenny's Book of Everything (for kids 10- 14 years) - Karen Foxlee - @karenfoxlee

The Australian Survival Guide (for kids 9+ years)- George Ivanoff @George_Ivanoff

Detention (for kids 10 + years) - Tristan Bancks @tristanbancks

The Bone Sparrow/The Ones that Disappeared (for 8+ years) - Zana Fraillon

How to make a movie in 12 days (middle grade/teenage) - Fiona Hardy


Darkness for Light - Emma Viskic @emmaviskic

The Nancys - RW McDonald @rwrmcdonald

Peace - Gary Disher

The Wife and the Widow - Christian White @CWhiteAuthor

Good Girl Bad Gilr - Michael Robotham - @michaelrobotham

Hiding to Nothing (described as beach noir) - Andy Muir @pandymedia

The Ruin - Derval McTiernan @DervlaMcTiernan

The Rip - Mark Brandi - @mb_randi

Painting in the Shadows - Katherine Kovacic

Call Me Evie - J P Pomare @JPPomare

Snake Island - Ben Leigh Hobson @BenLeighHobson

River of Salt - Dave Warner

Where the Dead Go - Sarah Bailey @sarahbailey1982

Hades - Candice Fox @candicefoxbooks

Fantasy and Sci-fi

Aurora Rising - Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Harlequin's Riddle - Rachel Nightingale


Skylarking - Kate Mildenhall

The Book fo Colours - Robyn Cadwallader @robyncad

The Hollow Bones - Leah Kaminsky @leahkam

The Lace Weaver - Lauren Chater

The Summer Bride - Anne Gracie @annegracie

The Secret River - Kate Grenville - @kategrenville

The Blue Rose - Kate Forsyth @KateForsyth

Preservation - Jock Serong @JockSerong

Fled - Meg Keneally @KeneallyMeg

Half Moon Lake - Kirsten Alexander @kirstenalex

The Secrets at Ocean's Edge - Kali Napier @KaliNapier

The Girl in the Painting - Tea Cooper @TeaCooper1

The Shepherd - Catherine Jinks @CatherineJinks6

Songwoman - Ilka Tamke @ilkatampke

Burial Rites - Hannah Kent @HannahFKent

The Light in the Labyrinth - Wendy Dunn @wendyjdunn

The French Photographer - Natasha Lester @Natasha_Lester


The Grief Hole - Kaaron Warren

Shadows on the Wall - Steven Paulsen

Perfect Little Stitches - Deborah Sheldon

Literary Fiction

The Fragments - Toni Jordan

The Shepherd's Hut - Tim Winton

The Good Weekend - Charlotte Wood

Wolfe Island - Lucy Treloar @LucyTreloar

Boy Swallows Universe - Trent Dalton @trentdalton

Crossing the lines - Sulari Gentill @SulariGentill

Mother of Pearl - Angela Savage @angsavage

Small Blessings - Emily Brewin @EmilyKBrewin

Body of Men - Niigel Feathers @NGFeathers

Room for a Stranger - Melanie Cheng

A lIfetime of Impossible Days - Tabitha Bird @tabithabird

The Erratics - Vikki Laveau Harvie

The Lebs - Michael Mohammed Ahmed

The Breeding Season - Amanda Niehaus

Speculative - A Superior Spectre - Angela Meyer @LiteraryMinded

There Was Still Love - Favel Parrett @FavelParrett

Maybe the Horse Will Talk - Elliot Perlman

The Glad Shout - Alice Robinson @critrature

Bruny - Heather Rose @Rose_HMD

The Breeding Season - Amanda Niehaus

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent


Dark Emu - Dr Brice Pascoe

Imperfect - Lee Kofman @LeeKofman

Say Hello - Carly Findlay

The Arsonist - Chloe Hooper

Night Fishing - Vikki Hastrich

Yellow Notebook - Helen Garner

Hearing Maud - Jessica White


Your Kind of Girl - Clare Bowditch

Things Nobody Knows About Me - Amra Pajalic

Tell Me Why - Archie Roach

Butterfly on a Pin - Alannah Hill

Picture Books

Tilly - Jane Godwin and Anna Walker (illustrator)

Top Koala - Jackie French illustrated by Matt Shanks @jackie_french_

The Art garden - Penny Harrison and Penelope Partly

The Tiny Star - Mem Fox and Freya Blackwood (illustrator)


Wildflower Ridge - Maya Linnell

Star-crossed - Minnie Darke @MinnieDarke

Long Way Home - Nicola Marsh

Glass Clouds - Suzanne Cass

More than a Promise - Lauren K McKellar @LaurenKMcKellar

The One - Kaneana May

Up on Horseshoe Hill - Penelope Janu

Christmas on Hope Street - Stella Quinn, Megan Mayfair, Jayne Kingsley and Marianne Bayliss

Capture - Sandra Carmel

The Memories of Us - Vanessa Carnevale


The Winter/WIlder Trilogy - Mark Smith @marksmith0257

It Sounded Better in My Head - Nina Kenwood @ninakenwood

Invisible Boys - Holden Sheppard

Because of You - Pip Harry

My Fathers Shadow - Jannali Jones @magabalabooks

Monuments - Will Kostakis

Hive/Rogue - A J Betts

This is how we change the ending - Vikki Wakefield

Promise Me Happy - Rob Newton

Womens Fiction

Just One Wish - Rachel Johns

Place on Dalhousie - Melina Marchetta

House of Wishes - Jenn MacLeod

The Helpline - Katherine Collette @kecollette

The Girl on the Page - John Purcell @Bookeboy

Apologies again to all those awesome authors and brilliant books that I've not managed to squeeze onto my Aussie Authors Advent, or Another Aussie Authors Advent!

I'm always on the look out for great recommendations. Hope to catch you in 2020!















































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