Liste australischer Schriftsteller

Australien existiert erst seit etwas über 100 Jahren als eigenständige Nation und die australische Literatur ist somit noch relativ jung. Die meisten australischen Schriftsteller sind in Deutschland weitgehend unbekannt, auch wenn der Schriftsteller Patrick White Nobelpreisträger war.

In den folgenden Listen werden die wichtigsten Autoren mit ihren Lebensdaten und ihren bekanntesten Werken aufgeführt.



Name Daten Werke
Glenda Adams * 1940 Longleg, The Tempest of Clemenza, Dancing on Coral
Jessica Anderson * 1925 Tirra Lirra by the River, The Impersonators, Stories from the Warm Zone
Tom Arden * 1961 Moon Escape
Thea Astley 1925–2004 The Well Dressed Explorer, The Slow Natives, The Acolyte, Drylands
Murray Bail * 1941 Homesickness, Holden’s Performance, Eucalyptus
Carmel Bird * 1940 The Bluebird Café, The White Garden, Red Shoes
Rolf Boldrewood 1826–1915 Robbery under Arms
Alex Buzo 1944–2006 Norm and Ahmed, Rooted, Macquarie: a Play, Coralie Lansdowne Says No
Peter Carey * 1943 Illywhacker, Oscar and Lucinda, Jack Maggs, Bliss, Die Steuerfahnderin, True History of the Kelly Gang
Marcus Clarke 1846–1881 For the Term of His Natural Life
James Clavell 1924–1994 Noble House
Kenneth Cook 1929–1987 Wake in Fright
Robert Dessaix * 1944 Night Letters
Garry Disher * 1949 Drachenmann, Dreck, Flugrausch, Gier, Hinter den Inseln, Hinterhalt, Willkür, Porta Villa Blues, Schnappschuss
Nick Earls * 1963 Zigzag Street, 48 Shades of Brown, Monica Bloom
Jennifer Fallon Fantasy
Richard Flanagan * 1961 Death of a River Guide, The Sound of One Hand Clapping
David Foster * 1949 The Pure Land, Moonlite, The Pale Blue Crochet Coathanger Cover, The Glade within the Grove
Miles Franklin 1879–1954 My Brilliant Career
Joseph Furphy 1843–1912 Such is Life
Helen Garner * 1942 Monkey Grip, The Children’s Bach, Cosmo Cosmolino
Kate Grenville * 1950 Lilian’s Story, Dreamhouse, Dark Places, The Idea of Perfection
Rodney Hall * 1935 Just Relations, The Grisly Wife, The Island in the Mind
Dorothy Hewett * 1923 Alice in Wormland
Janette Turner Hospital * 1942 Charades, The Last Magician, Oyster
David Ireland * 1927 The Unknown Industrial Prisoner, The Glass Canoe, A Woman of the Future
Elizabeth Jolley * 1923 Mr Scobie’s Riddle, My Father’s Moon, The Orchard Thieves, Lovesong
Barry Jonsberg 1951
Thomas Keneally * 1935 Schindlers Liste, Bring Larks and Heroes, A Dutiful Daughter, Passenger, A River Town
Henry Kingsley 1830–1876 The recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn, Ravenshoe, Stretton
Christopher Koch * 1932 The Boys in the Island, Highway to A War
Kathy Lette * 1958 Puberty Blues
David Malouf * 1934 Johnno, The Great World, Dream Stuff
Drusilla Modjeska * 1946 The Orchard
Frank Moorhouse * 1938 Grand Days, Dark Palace
Sally Morgan * 1951 My Place
Kate Morton * 1976
Max Murray 1901–1956 The Voice of the Corpse,The Neat Little Corpse, The Right Honourable Corpse
D'Arcy Niland 1919–1967 The Shiralee
Garth Nix * 1963 The Ragwitch, Shade's Children, Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen
Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker) 1920–1993 We are Going, The Dawn ist at Hand
Charles Osborne * 1927
Ruth Park * 1923 A Power of Roses; One-a-Pecker, Two-a-Pecker; Swords and Crowns and Rings, The Muddle-Headed Wombat
Andrew Barton Paterson (Banjo Paterson) 1864–1941 Waltzing Matilda, The Man From Snowy River
Doris Pilkington * 1937 Caprice: A Stockman’s Daughter, Follow the rabbit-proof fence. St. Lucia, Qld
Susannah Prichard 1883–1969 Coonardoo
Henry Handel Richardson 1870–1946 The Fortunes of Richard Mahony
Henry Savery 1791–1842 Quintus Servinton
Thomas Shapcott * 1935 Theatre of Darkness
Christina Stead 1902–1983 House of all Nations, The Man Who Loved Children, The Little Hotel
Amanda Stewart 1959
Randolph Stow * 1935 A Haunted Land, To the Islands, Tourmaline, Visitants
Peter Temple * 1946 Vergessene Schuld (Jack Irish), An Iron Rose, Shooting Star, Kalter August
Chris Tsiolkas * 1965 Mapping Desire – Christos Tsiolkas’s Loaded
George Turner 1916–1997 The Sea and Summer, Genetic Soldier
Alan Villiers 1903–1982
Peter Watt To Chase the Storm, Papua, Shadow of the Osprey
Morris West 1916–1999 Children of the Sun, Daughter of Silence, The Ambassador, Vanishing Point
Osmar White 1909–1991 Green Armour, Conqueror's Road
Patrick White 1912–1990 Voss, Riders in the Chariot, The Twyborn Affair, Memoirs of Many in One
David Williamson * 1942 Bühnenautor
Tim Winton * 1960 An Open Swimmer, Cloudstreet, The Riders, Reihe „Lockie Leonard“


Name Daten Werke
Christopher Brennan 1870–1932 Poems
C.J Dennis 1876–1938 A Sentimental Bloke, Melbourne Streets
Edward Dyson 1865–1931 Rhymes from the Mines and other Lines
Barron Fields 1786–1846 First Fruits of Australian Poetry
Mary Gilmore 1865–1962
Adam Lindsay Gordon 1833–1870 Wolf and Hound, Bush Ballads
Charles Harpur 1819–1868
A. D. Hope 1907–2000
Henry Kendall 1839–1882 Bell-Birds
Henry Lawson 1867–1922 The Days While We Went Swimming, The Teams, auch Kurzgeschichten (While the Billy Boiled)
Dorothea Mackellar 1885–1965 My Country
Les Murray * 1938 Fredy Neptune
Dorothy Porter * 1954 Driving Too Fast, Crete, auch ein Roman (The Monkeys Mask)
Judith Wright 1915–2000 South of My Days


Name Daten Werke
Pamela Allen Who Sank the Boat, Bertie and the Bear, My Cat Maisie
Gary Crew * 1947 First Light, po or shit, The Watertower
Libby Gleeson * 1950 The Princess and the Perfect Dish, An Ordinary Day
Elizabeth Honey Princess Beatrice and the Rotten Robber, Don’t pat the Wombat, The Moon in the Man
Paul Jennings * 1943 Unreal!, Wicked!, The Gizmo
John Marsden * 1950 Tomorrow-Serie
James Moloney * 1954 The House on River Terrace, Black Taxi
Patricia Mullins Hattie and the Fox, The Magic Saddle, The Sea-Breeze Hotel
Emily Rodda (Pseud. von Jennifer Rowe) * 1948 Deltora Quest, Pigs Might Fly
Dick Roughsey Turramulli the Giant Quinkin
Ivan Southall * 1921 Ash Road, „Simon Black“-Reihe
Colin Thiele 1920–2006 The Sun on the Stubble, Storm Boy, Blue Fin
Patricia Wrightson * 1921 The Crooked Snake, The Nargun and the Stars, A Little Fear


Name Daten Werke
Geraldine Brooks * 1955 Nine Parts of Desire, Foreign Correspondence, Year of Wonders, March
Wilfred Burchett 1911–1983 Journalist
Caroline Carver Dead Heat, Ein glücklicher Ort, Wettlauf im Outback
Sandy Curtis Das Tal der Angst, Der Fluss des Vergessens, Im Meer der Furcht, Am Abgrund der Vergeltung
Brian Con Penton 1904–1951
Arthur-W. Upfield Ca. 31 Kriminalromane mit der Hauptfigur des Abo-Kriminalisten Bony