Complete list of titles reviewed on this blog since 19/7/08, alphabetically by title, listed under Fiction or Non-Fiction.

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  1. 1915, A Novel, by Roger McDonald
  2. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
  3. 8 States of Catastrophe by Karen Lee Thompson
  4. 88 Lines about 44 Women by Steven Lang
  5. The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
  6. The Accident by Ismail Kadare
  7. The Acolyte by Thea Astley
  8. Aquarium, by David Vann
  9. Admiring Silence, by Abdulrazak Gurnah
  10. After Cleo Came Jonah, by Helen Brown
  11. After Darkness, by Christine Piper (2014 Vogel winner)
  12. After the Darkness, by Honey Brown
  13. After the Fall, by Kylie Ladd
  14. After the Fire, A Still Small Voice by Evie Wyld
  15. After Love, by Subhash Jaireth
  16. The Age of Reason by Jean-Paul Sartre
  17. Alice, by Judith Hermann, translated by Margot Bettauer Dembo
  18. All Our Worldly Goods by Irene Nemirovsky
  19. All That I Am by Anna Funder
  20. All That Is, by James Salter
  21. All the Green Year, by Don Charlwood
  22. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad
  23. The Almond Picker, by Simonetta Agnello Hornby, translated by Alastair McEwen
  24. Almost French by Sarah Turnbull*
  25. The Aloe, by Katherine Mansfield
  26. Alone in Berlin, by Hans Fallada, translated by Michael Hofman
  27. Alva’s Boy by Alan Collins
  28. The Amateur Science of Love by Craig Sherborne
  29. Americana, by Don DeLillo
  30. Amok and Other Stories, by Stefan Zweig, translated by Anthea Bell
  31. Amy’s Children by Olga Masters
  32. The Anatomy of Wings by Karen Foxlee
  33. Anchor Point, by Alice Robinson
  34. Ancient Light, by John Banville
  35. And the War is Over, by Ismail Marahimin, translated by John H. McGlynn
  36. Anne of the Iron Door, by Alan Loney
  37. Anguli Ma: A Gothic Tale by Chi Vu
  38. Animal People by Charlotte Wood
  39. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  40. Anne Hereford, by Ellen (Mrs Henry) Wood
  41. Another Country, by Anjali Joseph
  42. Antipodes by David Malouf **
  43. Ariel, by Sylvia Plath
  44. The Ark, by Annabel Smith
  45. As the Earth Turns Silver by Alison Wong
  46. As the River Runs, by Stephen Scourfield
  47. L’Assommoir (The Dram Shop), by Émile Zola, translated by Margaret Mauldon
  48. At Swim – Two Birds by Flann O’Brien
  49. The Australian Long Story, edited by Mandy Sayer
  50. Australian Love Stories, edited by Cate Kennedy, guest review by Karenlee Thompson **
  51. Auto-da-Fé by Elias Canetti
  52. The Automobile Club of Egypt by Alla Al Aswany, translated by Russell Harris
  53. Autumn Laing, by Alex Miller
  54. Babbitt, by Sinclair Lewis
  55. Baby No-eyes, by Patricia Grace
  56. The Back of His Head, by Patrick Evans
  57. The Ballad of Desmond Kale, by Roger McDonald
  58. The Barracks by John McGahern
  59. The Bath Fugues by Brian Castro
  60. The Battlers by Kylie Tennant, read by Jacklyn Kelleher
  61. The Bay of Noon by Shirley Hazzard
  62. A Beautiful Place to Die, by Malla Nunn, narrated by Humphrey Bower
  63. Beauty is a Wound, by Eka Kurniawan, translated by Annie Tucker
  64. The Believers, by Zoe Heller
  65. The Belly of Paris, by Émile Zola, translated by Brian Nelson
  66. Belomor, by Nicolas Rothwell
  67. Belonging by Isabel Huggan
  68. The Beloved, by Annah Faulkner
  69. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  70. Benang by Kim Scott
  71. Beneath the Darkening Sky, by Majok Tulba
  72. Bereft by Chris Womersley
  73. Berlin Syndrome, by Melanie Joosten
  74. Beside the Sea by Veronica Olmi
  75. La Bete Humaine (The Beast in Man) by Émile Zola, translated by Roger Pearson
  76. The Betrayal, by Liam Davison
  77. Between Enemies, by Andrea Molesini, translated by Antony Shugaar and Patrick Creagh
  78. Between the Assassinations by Aravind Adiga
  79. Between Clay And Dust, by Musharraf Ali Farooqi
  80. Between Sky and Sea by Herz Bergner
  81. The Big Fellow, by Vance Palmer
  82. Bird by Sophie Cunningham
  83. The Birds of the Air, by Alice Thomas Ellis
  84. The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
  85. Black Glass by Meg Mundell
  86. The Black Lake, by Hella S Haasse, translated by Ina Rilke
  87. Black Mountain, by Venero Armanno
  88. Black Rock White City, by A.S. Patrić
  89. A Blade of Grass, by Lewis DeSoto
  90. The Blind Eye by Georgia Blain
  91. Blindness, by José Saramago, translated by Giovanni Pontiero
  92. Blood, by Tony Birch
  93. Blooms of Darkness, by Aharon Appelfeld, translated by Jeffrey M Green
  94. The Blue Guitar, by John Banville
  95. Blue Skies, by Helen Hodgman
  96. Blueprints for a Barbed-wire Canoe, by Wayne Macauley
  97. The Boat, by Clara Salaman
  98. The Boat by Nam Le
  99. The Boatman by John Burbidge
  100. Bodies of Light, by Sarah Moss
  101. The Body in the Clouds, by Ashley Hay
  102. A Body of Water by Beverley Farmer
  103. The Book of Emmett by Deborah Forster
  104. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
  105. The Book of Rachael by Leslie Cannold
  106. The Book of Strange New Things, by Michel Faber
  107. The Bookman’s Tale, by Charlie Lovett
  108. Border Crossing by Pat Barker*
  109. Boy on a Wire by Jon Doust
  110. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, Narrated by Michael York
  111. The Break, by Deb Fitzpatrick
  112. The Breaker, by Kit Denton
  113. Breath by Tim Winton
  114. Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo
  115. Bridget Jones’s Diary, by Helen Fielding
  116. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  117. The Briefcase, by Hiromi Kawakani, translated by Allison Markin Powell
  118. Bright and Distant Shores by Dominic Smith
  119. Brigid, by Jill Blee
  120. The Bright Side of My Condition, by Charlotte Randall
  121. Bring Larks and Heroes, by Thomas Keneally
  122. Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
  123. Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann
  124. The Buddha of Suburbia, by Hanif Kureishi
  125. Bulibasha, by Witi Ihimaera
  126. Bundu, by Chris Barnard, translated by Michiel Heyns
  127. The Burial, by Courtney Collins
  128. Burnt Shadows, by Kamila Shamsie, narrated by Jane McDowell
  129. Bush Studies by Barbara Baynton
  130. Butterfly by Sonya Hartnett
  131. Cairo, by Chris Womersley
  132. Cairo Paris Melbourne, by Maher Abou Elsaoud
  133. Caleb’s Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks
  134. Calypso Summer, by Jared Thomas
  135. Campaign Ruby by Jessica Rudd
  136. Capricornia by Xavier Herbert
  137. Captives, by Angela Meyer
  138. Carol, by Patricia Highsmith
  139. Carry Me Across the Water by Ethan Canin
  140. The Captain and the Enemy by Graham Greene
  141. A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif
  142. Castle Rackrent, by Maria Edgeworth
  143. Cat and Fiddle, by Lesley Jorgensen
  144. Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood
  145. Caught in Two Winds, by Monika Pant
  146. The Cellist of Sarajevo by Stephen Galloway
  147. Changes, by Ama Ata Aidoo
  148. The Changing Forms of Clouds by Dalia Millingen**
  149. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith by Thomas Keneally
  150. Chappy, by Patricia Grace
  151. Charades, by Janette Turner Hospital
  152. Cheating at Canasta by William Trevor
  153. The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey
  154. The Child in Time by Ian McEwan
  155. Child of the Twilight, by Carmel Bird
  156. Child’s Play by David Malouf
  157. The Children, by Ida Jessen, translated by Don Bartlett
  158. The Children by Charlotte Wood
  159. The Children’s Book by A.S. Byatt
  160. The Chimes, by Anna Smaill
  161. The China Factory, by Mary Costello **
  162. The China Garden by Kristina Olssen
  163. Chinaman The Legend of Pradeep Mathew, A Novel by Shehan Karunatilaka
  164. Christmas Pudding, by Nancy Mitford
  165. City of God by E.L. Doctorow
  166. Claustrophobia, by Tracy Ryan
  167. Closer to Stone, by Simon Cleary
  168. The Clothes on Their Backs by Linda Grant
  169. Cloudstreet, by Tim Winton (Folio Society Edition)
  170. Coal Creek, by Alex Miller
  171. Coda, by Thea Astley
  172. Cold Comfort Farm, by Stella Gibbons
  173. Cold Light, by Frank Moorhouse
  174. The Colonel by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi, translated by Tom Patterdale
  175. Come Inside by G.L. (Glenys) Osborne
  176. The Comfort of Figs by Simon Cleary*
  177. Coming Rain, by Stephen Daisley
  178. A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews
  179. The Concert Ticket by Olga Grushin
  180. Concrete, by Thomas Bernhard
  181. The Concubine, by Elechi Amadi
  182. The Conductor, by Sarah Quigley
  183. The Confidential Agent, by Graham Greene, narrated by Tim Piggott-Smith
  184. The Conquest of Plassans, by Emile Zola, translated by Helen Constantine
  185. The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer
  186. The Conversation, by David Brooks
  187. The Cook by Wayne Macauley
  188. Cousin Bette, by Honoré de Balzac
  189. Cousins, by Patricia Grace
  190. Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
  191. The Crocus Hour, by Charlotte Randall.
  192. Crome Yellow, by Aldous Huxley
  193. Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
  194. Crow Mellow, by Julian Davies
  195. The Cry of Winnie Mandela, by Njabulo Ndebele
  196. The Cupboard Under the Stairs, by George Turner
  197. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F Scott Fitzgerald
  198. A Dance to the Movement of Time, by Anthony Powell
  199. Dancer by Colum McCann
  200. Dancing in My Dreams, confronting the spectre of polio, by Kerry Highley
  201. Daniel Stein, Interpreter, by Ludmila Ulitskaya  ++
  202. Dark Clouds on the Mountain by John Tully
  203. The Dark Tide by Vera Brittain
  204. The Darkest Little Room, by Patrick Holland
  205. Darkness of the Edge of Town, by Jessie Cole
  206. The Daughters of Mars, by Thomas Keneally
  207. Daughters Who Walk this Path, by Yejide Kilanko
  208. Day, by A.L. Kennedy
  209. Dead Souls, by Nikolai Gogol, narrated by Gordon Griffin
  210. Death by Water, by Kenzaburo Oe, translated by Deborah Boliver Boehm
  211. Death Fugue, by Sheng Keyi, translated by Shelly Bryant
  212. A Death in the Family, by Karl Ove Knausgaard, translated by Don Bartlett
  213. The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave#
  214. Death of a River Guide by Richard Flanagan
  215. Death of a Whaler by Nerida Newton, read by Christopher Brown
  216. Deeper Water, by Jessie Cole
  217. A Delicate Truth, by John le Carre
  218. Demons, by Wayne Macauley
  219. A Descant for Gossips, by Thea Astley
  220. Desert, by J M G Le Clezio, Translated by C. Dickson
  221. The Detour, by Gerbrand Bakker
  222. The Devil’s Advocate by Morris West
  223. Dining Alone, Stories from the Table for One, edited by Barbara Santich
  224. Dirt, by David Vann
  225. Disquiet by Julia Leigh
  226. Dissection, by Jacinta Halloran
  227. Dissonance, by Stephen Orr
  228. Distant Music by Lee Langley
  229. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? 3, by Philip K. Dick and illustrated by Tony Parker
  230. Doctor Wooreddy’s Prescription for Enduring the Ending of the World, by Mudrooroo a.k.a. Colin Johnson
  231. Document Z by Andrew Croome
  232. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
  233. Dog Boy by Eva Hornung
  234. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  235. Don’t Leave Home: A travel Guide by Timothy Morrell
  236. The Double by José Saramago
  237. The Double, by Maria Takolander ** 
  238. Dream of Ding Village by Yan Lianke
  239. The Dream, by Emile Zola, translated by Andrew Brown
  240. Dreams of Joy by Lisa See
  241. Dressing up for the Carnival by Carol Shields**
  242. Drift, by Brian Castro
  243. The Drinker, by Hans Fallada, translated by Charlotte and A.L. Lloyd
  244. The Driver’s Seat, by Muriel Spark, read by Judi Dench
  245. Drop City by T C Boyle *
  246. The Drunken Buddha, by Ian Fairweather
  247. Dublinesque, by Enrique Vila-Matas, translated by Rosalind Harvey and Anne Mclean
  248. Earth, by Bruce Pascoe
  249. Earth (La Terre) by Emile Zola, translated by Brian Nelson and Julie Rose
  250. The Edge of Bali, by Inez Baranay
  251. Ekaterinburg by Helen Rappaport
  252. The Elected Member by Bernice Rubens
  253. Elemental, by Amanda Curtin
  254. The Emperor of Lies, by Steve Sem-Sandberg, translated by Sarah Death
  255. The Empress Lover, by Linda Jaivin
  256. The End of Longing by Ian Reid
  257. The End of Seeing, by Christy Collins
  258. The End of the World, poems by Maria Takolander, Guest review by Karenlee Thompson **
  259. End of the Night Girl by Amy Mathews
  260. Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
  261. The Engagement, by Chloe Hooper
  262. The English Class by Ouyang Yu
  263. The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje
  264. Escape by Anna Fienberg
  265. The Essence of the Thing, by Madeleine St John
  266. Even the Dogs by Jon McGregor
  267. The Evening of the Holiday by Shirley Hazzard
  268. The Ever After of Ashwin Rao, by Padma Viswanathan
  269. Every Day is for the Thief, by Teju Cole
  270. Every Day is Mother’s Day, by Hilary Mantel, narrated by Sandra Duncan
  271. Every Secret Thing, by Marie Munkara
  272. Everything I Knew by Peter Goldsworthy
  273. An Exclusive Love by Joanna Adorján, translated by Anthea Bell
  274. The Eye of the Storm by Patrick White
  275. The Factory, by Paddy O’Reilly
  276. Faceless, by Amma Darko
  277. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  278. Fair Game by Carmel Bird
  279. Fairyland, by Sumner Locke Elliott
  280. Falling Man by Don DeLillo
  281. The Family Law by Benjamin Law
  282. The Family Men, by Catherine Harris
  283. Family Room, by Lily Yulianti Farid, Translated by John H. McGlynn
  284. The Fall and the Heart, by S. Rukiah, translated John, H. McGlynn
  285. Fall Girl by Toni Jordan
  286. The Fall of the Stone City, by Ismail Kadare, translated by John Hodgson
  287. Fanny Hill by John Cleland
  288. The Far Road by George Johnson
  289. Fateless, by Imre Kertész
  290. Fathers and Sons, by Ivan Turgenev
  291. Fear is the Rider, by Kenneth Cook
  292. The Female Quixote, by Charlotte Lennox
  293. Fever at Dawn, by Péter Gárdos, translated by Elizabeth Szász
  294. Fever of Animals, by Miles Allinson
  295. Figurehead by Patrick Allington
  296. Finders and Keepers by Catrin Collier, read by Kate Jarman
  297. The Fine Colour of Rust, by P.A. Reilly
  298. Fire, a collection of stories, poems and visual images, edited by Delys Bird **
  299. The First Week, by Margaret Merrilees
  300. The Fishermen, by Chigozie Obioma
  301. Flood of Fire, by Amitav Ghosh
  302. Floundering, by Romy Ash
  303. Fly Away Peter, by David Malouf
  304. Foal’s Bread by Gillian Mears
  305. The Folded Earth by Anuradha Roy
  306. The Following, by Roger McDonald
  307. (For the Term of) His Natural Life by Marcus Clarke##
  308. (For the Term of) His Natural Life by Marcus Clarke
  309. For Someone I Love, a collection of writing by Arapera Blank
  310. Forecast: Turbulence, by Janette Turner Hospital
  311. Forever Young, by Steven Carroll
  312. The Fortune of the Rougons, by Emile Zola, translated by Brian Nelson
  313. The Foundling Boy, by Michel Deon, translated by Julian Evans
  314. The Foundling’s War, by Michel Déon, translated by Julian Evans
  315. The Four Books, by Yan Lianke, translated by Carlos Rojas
  316. A Fraction of the Whole, by Steve Toltz
  317. Fugitive Pieces, by Anne Michaels
  318. The Free World by David Bezmozgis
  319. The French Tutor by Judith Armstrong
  320. From Now On Everything Will Be Different, by Eliza Vitri Handayani
  321. From the Mouth of the Whale by Sjón, translated by Victoria Cribb
  322. Fugitive Blue by Claire Thomas
  323. The Funeral Party, by Ludmila Ulitskaya
  324. G by John Berger
  325. Game, by Trevor Shearston
  326. The Garden of Evening Mists, by Tan Twan Eng
  327. The Garden of Sorrows, by John Hughes, with artwork by Marco Luccio
  328. Gasoline, by Quim Monzo, translated by Mary Ann Newman
  329. The Gathering by Anne Enright
  330. Generals Die in Bed by Charles Yale
  331. Germinal by Émile Zola
  332. Ghost River, by Tony Birch
  333. Gifted by Patrick Evans
  334. The Girl from the Coast by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
  335. The Girl Who Fell from the Sky, by Simon Mawer
  336. The Girl You Left Behind, by Jojo Moyes +
  337. The Girls of Slender Means, by Muriel Spark
  338. The Glass Canoe, by David Ireland
  339. The Glass Kingdom, by Chris Flynn, guest review by Karenlee Thompson
  340. The Glass Room by Simon Mawer, read by Jefferson Mays
  341. Glissando by David Musgrave
  342. A God in Every Stone, by Kamila Shamsie
  343. Godiva by Nerys Jones
  344. God’s Dog by Diego Marani, translated by Judith Landry
  345. The Golden Age, by Joan London
  346. The Golden Dice, by Elisabeth Storrs
  347. The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Phillip Pullman
  348. The Good Muslim by Tahmina Anam
  349. Goodbye Mr Chips by James Hilton
  350. Goodbye Sweetheart, by Marion Halligan
  351. Gone by Jennifer Mills
  352. Good on Paper, by Andrew Morgan  **
  353. The Good Parents by Joan London
  354. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
  355. Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott
  356. Gotland, by Fiona Capp
  357. The Great Unknown, Edited by Angela Meyer
  358. Great Western Highway, by Anthony Macris
  359. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
  360. A Guinea Pig Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, Alex Goodwin & Tess Gammell
  361. Hand Me Down World by Lloyd Jones
  362. The Hand of Fatima, by Ildefonso Falcones, translated by Nick Caistor
  363. A Handful of Sand, by Marinko Koscec, translated by Will Firth
  364. The Hands, by Stephen Orr
  365. The Hanged Man in the Garden by Marion Halligan**
  366. Hannah and Emil, by Belinda Castles
  367. Happy Valley, by Patrick White
  368. Harmless, by Julienne Van Loon
  369. Harland’s Half Acre, by David Malouf
  370. The Harp in the South by Ruth Park
  371. Hate, a Romance by Tristan Garcia, translated by Marion Duvert and Lorin Stein
  372. The Haunted Hotel, by Wilkie Collins
  373. The Heat of the Day, by Elizabeth Bowen

  374. The Heaven I Swallowed, by Rachel Hennessy
  375. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  376. Hergesheimer in the Present Tense, by Morris Lurie
  377. HHhH, by Laurent Binet, translated by Sam Taylor
  378. The Hidden, by Candida Baker
  379. The High Mountains of Portugal, by Yann Martel

  380. Hill of Grace, by Stephen Orr
  381. His Excellency Eugene Rougon, by Emile Zola, Translated by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly
  382. A History of Books, by Gerald Murnane
  383. History of the Rain, by Niall Williams
  384. Hokitika Town by Charlotte Randall
  385. A Hologram for the King, by Dave Eggers
  386. The Homecoming by Bernard Schlink
  387. Homer and Langley by E.L.Doctorow
  388. Honour, by Elif Shafak, translated by Omca A. Korugan
  389. A Horse of Air, by Dal Stivens
  390. Hotel du Lac, by Anita Brookner
  391. The Hours by Michael Cunningham
  392. The House in Smyrna, by Tatiana Salem Levy, translated by Alison Entrekin
  393. The House of the Mosque by Kader Abdolah
  394. The Household Guide to Dying by Debra Adelaide (see also)*
  395. How It Feels by Brendan Cowell
  396. How Late It Was, How Late, by James Kelman
  397. How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone by Sasa Stanisic
  398. The Hum of Concrete, by Anna Solding
  399. Human Traces, by Sebastian Faulks
  400. Hunger Town, by Wendy Scarfe
  401. The Hut Builder, by Laurence Fearnley
  402. I Do Not Come to You By Chance by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
  403. I for Isobel by Amy Witting
  404. I Hate Martin Amis et al by Peter Barry
  405. I Refuse, by Per Petterson, translated by Don Bartlett
  406. Ice by Louis Nowra
  407. If I Should Lose You, by Natasha Lester
  408. If on a Winter’s Night A Traveller, by Italo Calvino, translated by William Weaver
  409. The Iliad by Homer, translated by Robert Fagan
  410. Imago, by Francesca Rendle-Short
  411. In Certain Circles, by Elizabeth Harrower
  412. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (more fiction than NF, though a bit of both)
  413. In a Free State by V.S. Naipaul
  414. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield
  415. In a Strange Room by Damon Galgut
  416. In My Father’s House, by Jane Mundy
  417. In Pursuit by Joanna Fitzpatrick
  418. In the Company of the Courtesan, by Sarah Dunant
  419. In the Fog of a Seasons’ End, by Alex La Guma
  420. In the Kitchen by Monica Ali
  421. In the Memorial Room, by Janet Frame
  422. In the Night of Time, by Antonio Muñoz Moline, translated by Edith Grossman
  423. In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje
  424. Indelible Ink by Fiona McGregor
  425. Indiana, by George Sand

  426. Inez, by Carlos Fuentes, translated by Margaret Sayers Peden
  427. The Infinite Air, by Fiona Kidman (and My God, It’s a Woman, by Nancy Bird)
  428. The Inheritance of Ivorie Hammer, by Edwina Preston
  429. The Interpreter, by Diego Marani, translated by Judith Landry
  430. An Imaginary Life by David Malouf
  431. The Impostor by Damon Galgut, read by Humphrey Bower
  432. The Infinities by John Banville
  433. The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
  434. Inland by Gerald Murnane
  435. An Innocent Gentleman by Elizabeth Jolley
  436. The Invisible Man, by H.G. Wells, read by James Adams
  437. The Irishman, by Elizabeth O’Conner
  438. Isabelle of the Moon and Stars, by S.A. Jones
  439. Island of a Thousand Mirrors, by Nayomi Munaweera
  440. The Italian Girl, by Rebecca Huntley
  441. It’s Fine by Me, by Per Petterson, translated by Don Bartlett
  442. Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
  443. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser
  444. Joe Wilson and His Mates by Henry Lawson
  445. Julia Paradise, by Rod Jones
  446. Just_a_girl, by Kirsten Krauth
  447. Kayang and Me, by Kim Scott and Hazel Brown
  448. The Kill, by Emile Zola, translated by Brian Nelson
  449. The Kindness of Your Nature, by Linda Olsson
  450. A King in Hiding, by Fahim, translated by Barbara Mellor
  451. The King of Tuzla by Arnold Hoop de Haar
  452. Knitting and Other Stories, Edited by Richard Rossiter **
  453. Kusamakura, by Natsume Sōseki, translated by Meredith McKinney
  454. La Rochelle’s Road by Tanya Moir
  455. The Ladies’ Paradise, by Emile Zola, translated by Brian Nelson
  456. The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto, translated by Michael Emmerich
  457. Lady Oracle, by Margaret Atwood, read by Lorelei King
  458. The Landing, by Susan Johnson
  459. Landscape of Desire, by Kevin Rabalais
  460. Landscape of Farewell by Alex Miller
  461. Lantana Lane, by Eleanor Dark
  462. Last Day in the Dynamite Factory, by Annah Faulkner
  463. The Last Illusion, by Porochista Khakpour
  464. The Last of the Vostyachs, by Diego Marani, translated by Judith Landry
  465. The Last Warner Woman, by Kei Miller
  466. Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay
  467. Leap, by Myfanwy Jones
  468. Legacy by Larissa Behrendt
  469. The Legacy by Kirsten Tranter
  470. Legend of a Suicide by David Vann
  471. Lenin’s Kisses, by Yan Lianke, translated by Carlos Rojas
  472. Let Me Sing You Gentle Songs by Linda Olsson, narrated by Edwina Wren
  473. Let the Games Begin, by Niccolo Ammaniti, translated by Kylee Doust
  474. Letters of Two Brides by Honore de Balzac
  475. Letters to the End of Love, by Yvette Walker, Guest Review by Karenlee Thompson
  476. Levels of Life, by Julian Barnes
  477. The Liberator’s Birthday by Jill Blee, read by Stanley McGeagh
  478. The Lie, by Helen Dunmore
  479. The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville
  480. Life and Fate, by Vasily Grossman
  481. The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt, by Tracy Farr
  482. Life Drawing, a novel, by Robin Black
  483. Life of a Counterfeiter, by Yasushi Inoue, translated by Michael Emmerich
  484. The Life of an Unknown Man by Andrei Makine
  485. The Life of Houses, by Lisa Gorton
  486. Life in Seven Mistakes by Susan Johnson
  487. The Light Between Oceans by M.L.Stedman
  488. Like Being a Wife by Catherine Harris
  489. Limassol, by Yishai Sarid, translated by Barbara Harshaw
  490. Liquid Nitrogen, by Jennifer Maiden, ***
  491. The List of My Desires, by Grégoire Delacourt, translated by Anthea Bell
  492. The Little Hotel by Christina Stead
  493. Little Jewel, by Patrick Modiano, translated by Penny Hueston
  494. Little Man, What Now? by Hans Fallada, translated by Susan Bennett
  495. Little People by Jane Sullivan
  496. Locust Girl, by Merlinda Bobis
  497. The Longing by Candice Bruce
  498. Loose by Ouyang Yu
  499. Lost and Found, by Brooke Davis, Guest review by Karenlee Thompson **
  500. The Lost Dog by Michelle de Kretser
  501. The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum, by Heinrich Boll, translated by Leila Vennewitz
  502. Lost Illusions Part 1: The Two Poets, by Honore de Balzac
  503. Lost Illusions Part 2: A Distinguished Provincial at Paris, by Honore de Balzac
  504. Lost Illusions Part 3: Eve and David, by Honore de Balzac
  505. Lost River, four albums, by Simone Lazaroo
  506. Lost Voices, by Christopher Koch
  507. A Love Affair (Une page d’amour), by Emile Zola, translated by Jean Stewart
  508. Love and Summer, by William Trevor
  509. Love in a Fallen City, by Eileen Chang, translated by Karen S Kingsbury and Eileen Chang
  510. Love Like Water, by Meme McDonald
  511. Lovesong by Alex Miller
  512. Loving, by Henry Green
  513. Loving Daughters, by Olga Masters
  514. A loving, faithful animal, by Josephine Rowe

  515. The Lowland, by Jhumpa Lahiri
  516. The Luminaries, by Eleanor Catton
  517. Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland
  518. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  519. The Magic Mountain, by Thomas Mann, translated by John E. Woods
  520. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
  521. Man Overboard by Tim Binding, read by Stephen Crossley
  522. The Man Who Loved Children by Christina Stead
  523. Mansfield, A Novel by C.K. Stead, read by Helen Morse
  524. The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stories by Rudyard Kipling
  525. Mandarin Summer, by Fiona Kidman
  526. The Map of Time by Felix Palma, translated by Nick Caistor
  527. The Marriage Game, by Alison Weir
  528. The Masterpiece, by Émile Zola, translated by Thomas Walton
  529. Mateship with Birds by Carrie Tiffany
  530. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson
  531. Mazin Grace, by Dylan Coleman
  532. Measuring the World by Daniel Kehlmann
  533. Meatloaf in Manhattan, by Robert Power, Guest review by Karenlee Thompson **
  534. Meet Me in Venice by Elizabeth Adler
  535. Memoirs of a Suburban Girl by Deb Kandelaars
  536. The Memory of Salt, by Alice Melike Ulgezer
  537. The Memory Room by Christopher Koch
  538. The Memory Trap, by Andrea Goldsmith
  539. The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre by Dominic Smith
  540. The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna
  541. Merry-go-round in the Sea by Randolph Stow
  542. The Middle Parts of Fortune, by Frederic Manning
  543. The Midnight Dress, by Karen Foxlee
  544. Milk Fever by Lisa Reece-Lane
  545. A Million Windows, by Gerald Murnane
  546. The Mind’s Own Place, by Ian Reid
  547. The Mirror of Beauty, by Shamsur Rahman Faruqi
  548. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  549. Miss Carter’s War, by Sheila Hancock
  550. Miss Peabody’s Inheritance, by Elizabeth Jolley, read by Deirdre Rubenstein
  551. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  552. Mona, by Dan Selberg, translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles, Guest review by Karenlee Thompson **
  553. Money, by Emile Zola, translated by Valerie Minogue
  554. Monsieur Linh and His Child, by Philippe Claudel, translated by Euan Cameron
  555. Mornings in Jenin, by Susan Abulhawa

  556. The Mothers, by Rod Jones
  557. Mothers’ Boys, by Margaret Forster, narrated by Susan Jameson
  558. The Mountain by Drusilla Modjeska
  559. Mr Mac and Me, by Esther Freud
  560. Mr Midshipman Hornblower by C.S. Forester
  561. Mr Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan
  562. Mr Shakespeare’s Bastard by Richard B. Wright
  563. Mr Wigg, by Inga Simpson
  564. Mrs Engels, by Gavin McCrae
  565. Mrs Miniver by Jan Struther
  566. Mud map: Australian Women’s Experimental Writing, edited by Moya Costello, Barbara Brooks, Anna Gibbs and Rosslyn Prosser
  567. Murder on the Apricot Coast by Marion Halligan
  568. Mullumbimby, by Melissa Lucashenko
  569. The Murderess, by Alexandros Papadiamantis, translated by Peter Levi
  570. The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk
  571. Musk and Byrne, by Fiona Capp
  572. Musth, an African Thriller, by Fred Guilhaus
  573. My Beautiful Enemy, by Cory Taylor
  574. My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante, translated by Ann Goldstein
  575. My Hundred Lovers, by Susan Johnson (Combined reviews)
  576. The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
  577. My Crowded Solitude by Jack McLaren
  578. My Father’s Den, by Maurice Gee, narrated by Humphrey Bower
  579. The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marion Keyes +
  580. N, by John A Scott
  581. Nana, by Émile Zola, translated by Douglas Parmée
  582. Napoleon’s Double by Antoni Jach (see also)*
  583. Narcopolis, by Jeet Thayil
  584. The Narrow Road to the Deep North, by Richard Flanagan
  585. Navigatio, by Alison Croggon
  586. Navigatio, by Patrick Holland
  587. The Neighbour, by Julie Proudfoot
  588. Nemesis, by Philip Roth
  589. New Finnish Grammar, by Diego Marani, translated by Judith Landry
  590. A New Map of the Universe by Annabel Smith
  591. The New Moscow Philosophy, by Vyacheslav Pyetsukh
  592. Next World Novella, by Matthias Politycki, translated by Anthea Bell
  593. The Night Before Christmas by Nikolai Gogol
  594. The Night Guest, by Fiona McFarlane
  595. Night Street by Kristel Thornell
  596. Nightwalkers, by Siv Parker
  597. Nine Days, by Toni Jordan
  598. No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe
  599. Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not) by José Rizal, translated by Harold Augenbraum
  600. Noonday, by Pat Barker
  601. Noontide Toll, by Romesh Gunesekera
  602. Nora Webster, by Colm Tóibín
  603. The Northern Clemency, by Phillip Hensher, narrated by Carole Boyd
  604. Northern Girls, by Sheng Keyi, translated by Shelly Bryant
  605. The Nose, by Nikolai Gogol, translated by Claud Field
  606. Not the Same Sky, by Evelyn Conlon
  607. Not Wanted on the Voyage by Timothy Findley
  608. Notes from an Exhibition by Patrick Gale
  609. Notes from the Underground, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, narrated by Simon Vance
  610. Nothing, by Henry Green
  611. Nourishment by Gerard Woodward
  612. Novel about My Wife by Emily Perkins
  613. The Novella Project (Griffith Review 8, Annual Fiction Edition) ** 
  614. NW by Zadie Smith
  615. Oblomov, by Ivan Goncharov, translated by C. J. Hogarth
  616. Oh Lucky Country by Rosa Cappiello
  617. Omega Park by Amy Barker
  618. On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
  619. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd
  620. One Boy Missing, by Stephen Orr
  621. One Foot Wrong by Sofie Laguna
  622. One of the Wattle Birds, by Jessica Anderson
  623. Opportunity by Charlotte Grimshaw
  624. The Ordeal of Richard Feverel by George Meredith
  625. Orlando, by Virginia Woolf
  626. Orpheus Lost by Janet Turner Hospital*
  627. The Other Hand by Chris Cleave
  628. The Other Side of the World, by Stephanie Bishop
  629. The Other Wife, by Manfred Jurgensen
  630. Our Lady of Alice Bhatti, by Mohammed Hanif
  631. The Outsider, by Albert Camus, read by Kenneth Branagh, translated by Joseph Laredo
  632. Over the Water, by William Lane
  633. Owls Do Cry by Janet Frame, read by Heather Bolton
  634. The Pages by Murray Bail
  635. The Painted Veil by W Somerset Maugham
  636. Painter of Silence, by Georgina Harding
  637. The Pale North, by Hamish Clayton
  638. Paper Nautilus by Nicholas Jose, read by Paul English
  639. The Paperbark Shoe by Goldie Goldbloom, read by Taylor Owynns
  640. Paris Nocturne, by Patrick Modiano, translated by Phoebe Weston-Evans
  641. Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey
  642. A Partisan’s Daughter, by Louis de Bernières
  643. Passarola Rising by Azhar Abidi
  644. The Passenger, by Maryam Sachs, translated by Gael Schmidt-Cleach
  645. The Passport by Herta Muller
  646. The Past Ahead, by Gilbert Gatore, translated by Marjolijn de Jager
  647. Past the Shallows by Favel Parrett
  648. The Patience Stone by Atiq Rahimi
  649. The Patron Saint of Eels by Gregory Day
  650. The Peastick Girl, by Susan Hancock
  651. The People’s Train, by Tom Keneally
  652. Perfume by Patrick Suskind
  653. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  654. Personal Effects, by Carmel Macdonald Grahame
  655. Petersburg, by Andrei Bely
  656. The Phantom of the Opera, by Gaston Leroux, translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos
  657. The Philanthropist by John Tesarsch
  658. The Piano Cemetery by José Luís Peixoto, translated by Daniel Hahn
  659. The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelenik
  660. Pickle to Pie by Glenice Whitting
  661. Pictures of Us by Todd Alexander, read by Deidre Rubenstein
  662. A Pigeon and a Boy by Meir Shalev
  663. Pilgrimage, by Jacinta Halloran
  664. The Place at Whitton, by Thomas Keneally, Narrated by Geoff Hiscock
  665. The Plains by Gerald Murnane
  666. Please Look After Mother by Kyung-Sook Shin, translated by Chi-young Kim
  667. The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
  668. The Poet by Alex Skovron
  669. Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth, read by Ron Silver
  670. Pot Luck by Emile Zola, translated by Brian Nelson
  671. Potiki by Patricia Grace
  672. The Power and the Glory, by Graham Greene, narrated by Andrew Sachs
  673. The Prague Cemetery, by Umberto Eco, translated by Robert Dixon
  674. The Precipice, by Virginia Duigan
  675. The Pregnant Widow, by Martin Amis, read by Steven Pacey
  676. La Première Gorgée de Biere [The Small Pleasures of Life] by Phillipe Delerm
  677. The Prisoner of Heaven, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  678. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing
  679. Prochownik’s Dream by Alex Miller, read by Paul English
  680. Professor Andersen’s Night by Dag Solstad, translated by Agnes Scott Langeland
  681. The Profilist, by Adrian Mitchell
  682. Prohibited Zone by Alistair Sarre
  683. A Promised Land? by Alan Collins
  684. Provenance by Jane Messner *
  685. Public Enemies, by Michel Houellebecq and Bernard-Henri Lévy, translated by Miriam Rachel Frendo and Frank Wynne
  686. The Pumpkin Eater, by Penelope Mortimer
  687. The Pure Gold Baby, by Margaret Drabble
  688. Purple Threads, by Jeanine Leane
  689. The Queen of the Tambourine, by Jane Gardam
  690. The Queue, by Vladimir Sorokin, translated by Sally Laird
  691. Questions of Travel, by Michelle de Kretser
  692. Quicksand, by Steve Toltz
  693. The Radiant Way, by Margaret Drabble
  694. The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit
  695. The Rainbow Troops, by Andrea Hirata, translated by Angie Kilbane
  696. The Railwayman’s Wife, by Ashley Hay
  697. The Rainy Season by Myfanwy Jones
  698. Raised from the Ground, by José Saramago, translated by Margaret Jull Costa
  699. Rangatira, by Paula Morris
  700. Ransom by David Malouf
  701. Reach, by Laurence Fearnley
  702. Reading Madam Bovary by Amanda Lohrey
  703. Rebirth by Jahnavi Barua
  704. The Recluse, by Evelyn Juers
  705. The Red and the Black by Stendhal
  706. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  707. Red Dirt Talking, by Jacqueline Wright
  708. The Reef, by Edith Wharton, narrated by Eleanor Bron
  709. The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
  710. The Remains of the Day, by Kasuo Ishiguro
  711. Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
  712. The Rest is Weight: Stories, by Jennifer Mills **
  713. Resurrection, by Leo Tolstoy, translated by Louise Maude
  714. The Return, by Silvia Kwon
  715. Reunion by Andrea Goldsmith
  716. Revenge, by Yoko Ogawa, translated by Stephen Snyder
  717. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
  718. Riders in the Chariot, by Patrick White
  719. Rift Breaker, by Tristan Michael Savage
  720. Right at Last, by Elizabeth Gaskell, narrated by Harriet Walker
  721. River of Smoke by Amitav Ghosh
  722. The Road Home by Rose Tremain
  723. Robbed of Every Blessing, by John Tully
  724. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood
  725. Rocks in the Belly by Jon Bauer
  726. The Romantics, by Pankaj Mishra
  727. Room by Emma Donaghue
  728. A Room with a View, by E.M. Forster, read by Joanna David
  729. The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion
  730. The Roving Party by Rohan Wilson
  731. Ruby Blues by Jessica Rudd
  732. Rules for Old Men Waiting by Peter Pouncey
  733. Running Dogs, by Ruby J Murray
  734. Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant
  735. The Sailor from Gibraltar, by Marguerite Duras, translated by Barbara Bray
  736. Salt Story, by Sarah Drummond
  737. Sanditon by Jane Austen
  738. Sarah Thornhill by Kate Grenville
  739. The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano
  740. The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier
  741. The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  742. The Scatter Here is Too Great, by Bilal Tanweer
  743. Scenes from Village Life, by Amos Oz, translated by Nicholas de Lange
  744. Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot
  745. Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
  746. The Seaglass Spiral, by Alan Gould
  747. The Second-Last Woman in England by Maggie Joel
  748. The Secret Chord, by Geraldine Brooks
  749. The Secret of Lost Things, by Sheridan Hay (see also) *
  750. The Secret Lives of Men, by Georgia Blain, Guest review by Karenlee Thompson
  751. The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry
  752. The Secret Son, by Jenny Ackland
  753. The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes
  754. A Separate Peace by John Knowles, read by Matthew Modine
  755. Seven Houses in France by Bernardo Atxaga, translated by Margaret Jull Costa
  756. Seven Terrors, by Selvedin Avdic, translated by Coral Petkovich
  757. Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie, read by Aasif Mandvi
  758. Shame and the Captives, by Thomas Keneally
  759. Shadow Lines by Stephen Kinnane
  760. Shifting Colours, by Fiona Sussman
  761. The Shiralee by D’Arcy Niland, read by Ivor Kants
  762. A Short History of Richard Kline, by Amanda Lohrey
  763. The Shot, by Alexander Pushkin
  764. Shroud by John Banville
  765. Siddon Rock by Glenda Guest
  766. The Siege by Ismail Kadare
  767. Silent House, by Orhan Pamuk, translated by Robert Finn
  768. The Silver Wattle by Belinda Alexander, read by Caroline Lee
  769. The Sin of Father Mouret, by Emile Zola, translated by Sandy Petrey
  770. The Singapore Grip, by J.G. Farrell
  771. The Sinkings by Amanda Curtin
  772. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
  773. Sister Kate, by Jean Bedford
  774. Six, short stories by John Clanchy, Guest review by Mairi Neil +++
  775. Six Impossible Things by Fiona Wood
  776. Skin, by Ilka Tampke
  777. Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
  778. Skios, by Michael Frayn
  779. The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
  780. The Slap, by Roger McDonald
  781. The Slow Natives, by Thea Astley
  782. Slow Water by Annamarie Jagose
  783. The Sly Company of People Who Care by Rahul Bhattachariya
  784. Small World by David Lodge *
  785. Snake by Kate Jennings
  786. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, by Lisa See, read by Janet Song
  787. Snowdrops by A.D. Miller
  788. A Soldier’s Tale by M. K. Joseph
  789. Soldiers of Salamis, by Javier Cercas, translated by Anne McLean
  790. Some Here Among Us, by Peter Walker
  791. Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill
  792. Song for Night by Chris Abani
  793. Songs from the Violet Cafe by Fiona Kidman**
  794. The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller
  795. The Solid Mandala by Patrick White
  796. Solo by Rana Dasgupta
  797. Sons of the Rumour by David Foster
  798. The Sorrows of Young Werther, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  799. The Sorrow of War, by Bao Ninh, translated by Phan Thanh Hao & Frank Palmos
  800. Soundings, by Liam Davison
  801. Sovereign, by C.J. Sansom
  802. Spadework by Timothy Findlay
  803. The  Spare Room by Helen Garner, read by Heather Bolton
  804. Spinner by Ron Elliot
  805. The Spinning Heart, by Donal Ryan
  806. Spirit House, by Mark Dapin
  807. Spirit of Progress, by Steven Carroll
  808. Springtime, by Michelle de Kretser
  809. A Spy in the House of Love, by Anais Nin
  810. A Stairway to Paradise, by Madeleine St John
  811. Starlight Peninsula, by Charlotte Grimshaw
  812. Steeplechase, by Krissy Kneen
  813. Stella’s Sea, by Sally-Ann Jones
  814. The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin
  815. Stoner, by John Williams
  816. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
  817. The Story of My Teeth, by Valeria Luiselli, translated by Christina MacSweeney
  818. The Story of a New Name, by Elena Ferrante, translated by Ann Goldstein
  819. The Storyteller of Marrakesh, by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya
  820. The Strays, by Emily Bitto
  821. Street to Street, by Brian Castro
  822. The Street Sweeper by Eliot Perlman
  823. Sula, by Toni Morrison, narrated by Lynne Thigpen
  824. The Sugar Mother, by Elizabeth Jolley
  825. Summer Crossing by Truman Capote, read by Lorelei King
  826. Summer’s Gone, by Charles Hall
  827. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  828. Sunnyside, by Joanna Murray-Smith
  829. Sunscreen and Lipstick, by Liz Byrski  **
  830. Sustenance, by Simone Lazaroo
  831. Swallow the Air by Tara June Winch
  832. The Swallows of Kabul, by Yasmina Khadra, translated by John Cullen
  833. The Swan Book, by Alexis Wright
  834. The Swarm, by Andy Kissane  **
  835. Sweet Old World by Deborah Robertson
  836. Sweet Water, Stolen Land, by Philip McLaren
  837. Swimming by Enza Gandolfo
  838. Swimming Home, by Deborah Levy
  839. The Sword and the Miracle by Melvyn Bragg*
  840. Swords and Crowns and Rings by Ruth Park
  841. Taking Shelter, by Jessica Anderson
  842. The Tale of a Tub by Jonathan Swift
  843. The Talented Mr Ripley, by Patricia Highsmith
  844. Tales of the Austral Tropics by Ernest Favenc
  845. The Taliban Cricket Club, by Timeri N Murari
  846. The Talisman by Sir Walter Scott
  847. Tamarisk Row, by Gerald Murnane
  848. Tarcutta Wake, Stories by Josephine Rowe
  849. The Taxi Queue by Janet Davey
  850. The Tea Lords, by Hella S. Haasse
  851. Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan
  852. The Testament of Mary, by Colm Tóibín
  853. That Deadman Dance by Kim Scott
  854. That Devil’s Madness, by Dominique Wilson
  855. There Should be More Dancing, by Rosalie Ham
  856. Therese Raquin, by Emile Zola, translated by Andrew Rothwell
  857. These Foolish Things, by Deborah Moggach
  858. Thicker than Water, by Judith Colquhoun
  859. Things That are Found in Trees & other stories, edited by Richard Rossiter
  860. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  861. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, by David Mitchell
  862. A Thousand Nights at the Ritz and other Stories by Alan Collins**
  863. A Thousand Peaceful Cities, by Jerzy Pilch, translated by David Frick
  864. A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini, narrated by Atossa Leoni.
  865. Three Cheers for the Paraclete, by Thomas Keneally
  866. Three Sisters by Bi Feiyu, translated by Howard Goldblatt and Sylvia Li-chun Lin
  867. A Tiger in Eden, by Chris Flynn **
  868. Tightrope, by Simon Mawer
  869. The Time in Between, by David Berger
  870. Time’s Long Ruin by Stephen Orr
  871. Tirra Lirra by the River by Jessica Anderson
  872. To Light Attained, by Morris Lurie
  873. To Name Those Lost, by Rohan Wilson
  874. To the Highlands, by Jon Doust
  875. To the Islands by Randolph Stow
  876. Touch by Adania Shibli
  877. Tourmaline, by Randolph Stow, narrated by Francis Greenslade
  878. The Tower Mill, by James Moloney
  879. Train to Pakistan, by Khushwant Singh
  880. Traitor by Stephen Daisley
  881. Trap by Peter Mathers
  882. Tram 83, by Fiston Mwanza Mujila, translated by Roland Glasser
  883. The Travel Writer, by Simone Lazaroo
  884. Traveller of the Century, by Andrés Neuman, translated by Nick Caistor and Lorenza Garcia
  885. Treasures of Time by Penelope Lively
  886. Trespass by Valerie Martin
  887. The Tribe, by Michael Mohammed Ahmad
  888. Trieste, by Dasa Drndic, translated by Ellen Elias-Bursac
  889. Trio, by Geraldine Wooller
  890. The Trout Opera by Matthew Condon
  891. Truth and Consequences, by Alison Lurie
  892. The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker
  893. Two Caravans by Marina Lewycka *
  894. Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty-eight Nights, by Salman Rushdie
  895. The Twyborn Affair by Patrick White
  896. Ulysses by James Joyce #1#2 #3 #4#5#6#7#8#9#10#11 #12#13#14#15#16#17#18
  897. The Umbrella Club by David Brooks
  898. Unaccountable Hours by Stephen Scourfield
  899. Under the Hawthorn Tree, by Ai Mi, translated by Anna Holmwood
  900. The Undertaking, by Audrey Magee
  901. The Unfortunates by B.S. Johnson
  902. The Unknown Bridesmaid, by Margaret Forster
  903. The Unknown Industrial Prisoner, by David Ireland
  904. An Unknown Sky, by Susan Midalia, **
  905. Utopian Man by Lisa Lang
  906. Valley of Grace, by Marion Halligan
  907. Valley of Masks by Tarun J Tejpal
  908. Vanessa and Her Sister, by Priya Parmar
  909. Varamo, by Cesar Aira, translated by Chris Andrews
  910. The Velodrome, by Liam Davison
  911. The Verge Practice by Barry Maitland*
  912. Vertigo by Amanda Lohrey
  913. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith
  914. Vicky Swanky is a Beauty, by Diane Williams
  915. The Vintage and the Gleaning by Jeremy Chambers
  916. Virtuoso by Sonia Orchard, narrated by Humphrey Bower
  917. Voice Over, by Céline Curiol, translated by Sam Richard
  918. Voss by Patrick White
  919. The Voyage, by Murray Bail
  920. Waiting for an Angel, by Helon Habila
  921. The Waiting Room, by Leah Kaminsky
  922. Wandering Falcon by Jamil Ahmad
  923. Wandering Star by J.M.G. Le Clézio
  924. Wanting by Richard Flanagan
  925. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  926. War and Peace and Sonya by Judith Armstrong
  927. The Wasted Vigil by Nadeem Aslam
  928. The Watch, by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya
  929. Watch Out for Me, by Sylvia Johnson
  930. The Watch Tower, by Elizabeth Harrower
  931. Water Mirrors, by Nicholas Powell
  932. Water Wahala by Isaac Neequaye
  933. Ways of Dying, by Zakes Mda
  934. Ways of Escape by Hugh Mackay
  935. We All Fall Down, by Peter Barry
  936. We Are All Made of Molecules, by Susin Neilsen
  937. We of the Never-Never by Mrs Aeneus Gunn
  938. The Weaver Fish, by Robert Edeson
  939. The Wedding Shroud by Elizabeth Storrs
  940. The Well-dressed Explorer, by Thea Astley
  941. What the Family Needed, by Steven Amsterdam
  942. When Blackbirds Sing, by Martin Boyd
  943. When Colts Ran by Roger McDonald
  944. When the Night Comes, by Favel Parrett
  945. When the Sky Fell Apart, by Caroline Lea
  946. When There’s Nowhere Else to Run, by Murray Middleton
  947. While I Have Pedro by John Chesterman
  948. Whisky Charlie Foxtrot, by Annabel Smith
  949. The White Castle, by Orhan Pamuk, translated by Victoria Holbrook
  950. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
  951. The White Woman, by Liam Davison
  952. The Whole of My World, by Nicole Hayes, Guest review by Karenlee Thompson
  953. The Widow and Her Hero by Thomas Keneally
  954. The Wild Goose, by Mori Ogai, translated by Meredith McKinney
  955. Winter Journey by Diane Armstrong, narrated by Deirde Rubenstein
  956. A Winter’s Tale, by Jon Godden
  957. Wish You Were Here by Graham Swift
  958. Wittgenstein Jr, A Novel, by Lars Iyer
  959. Wolf Among Wolves, by Hans Fallada, translated by Philip Owens
  960. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
  961. Wolfspeer, by Richard Falkinger
  962. The Women in Black by Madeleine St John
  963. The Wonders, by Paddy O’Reilly
  964. The World Beneath by Cate Kennedy
  965. The Words in My Hand, by Guinevere Glasford
  966. Worstward Ho, by Samuel Beckett
  967. Writing is Easy, by Gert Loveday
  968. A Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists, by Jane Rawson
  969. Wulf by Hamish Clayton
  970. Wyatt by Garry Disher#
  971. The Yalda Crossing, by Noel Beddoe
  972. Year of Wonders, by Geraldine Brooks
  973. The Yellow Papers, by Dominique Wilson
  974. Yevgeny Onegin, by Alexander Pushkin, translated by Anthony Briggs
  975. Zest for Life (La Joie de vivre), by Émile Zola, translated by Jean Stewart
  976. The Zookeeper’s War by Steven Conte

Non Fiction

  1. 1835: The Founding of Melbourne and the Conquest of Australia by James Boyce
  2. Acute Misfortune, by Erik Jensen
  3. After Such Knowledge by Eva Hoffman
  4. After This, by Alice Nelson
  5. After Words by Paul Keating
  6. Agent Garbo, by Stephan Talty
  7. The Aitch Factor, Adventures in Australian English, by Susan Butler
  8. Am I Black Enough For You? by Anita Heiss
  9. Ancient Shore, Despatches from Naples by Shirley Hazzard
  10. Anzac’s Long Shadow, by James Brown
  11. The Apple by Penelope Holt
  12. Appo, Recollections of a Member of the Sydney Push by Richard Appleton
  13. An Armenian Sketchbook, by Vasily Grossman, translated by John and Elizabeth Chapman
  14. Art in History, by Martin Kemp
  15. The Art of Science, Remarkable natural history illustrations from Museum Victoria, by John Kean
  16. At Home with Sous Vide, by Dale Prentice
  17. At the Very Heart by Storry Walton
  18. Awakening, Four Lives in Art, by Eileen Chanin and Steven Miller
  19. An Awkward Truth by Peter Grose
  20. Bad Hair Days, by Pamela Bone
  21. Bad News, Murdoch’s Australian and the Shaping of the Nation by Robert Manne
  22. Barcelona by Robert Hughes
  23. Battarbee and Namatjira, by Martin Edmond
  24. Beatrix Potter by Linda Lear
  25. Beethoven, Triumph and Anguish, by Jan Swafford
  26. Black Sheep, Journey to Borroloola, by Nicholas Jose
  27. Bold Palates: Australia’s Gastronomic Heritage, by Barbara Santich
  28. The Book is Dead by Sherman Young
  29. A Botanical Life: Robert David Fitzgerald, by Penny Olsen
  30. Both Flesh and Not, Essays by David Foster Wallace
  31. Bottersnikes and Other Lost Things: A Treasury of Australian Children’s Literature, by Juliet O’Conor
  32. Brief Encounters, Literary Travellers in Australia 1836-1939 by Susannah Fullerton
  33. Brief Lives: E.M.Forster by Richard Canning
  34. Brush with Gondwana, by Janda Gooding and the Botanical Artists Group of Western Australia
  35. The Burning Library, by Geordie Williamson
  36. By the Book, A Reader’s Guide to Life, by Ramona Koval
  37. The Cambridge History of Australian Literature, edited by Peter Pierce
  38. Can a Duck Swim? by June Porter
  39. Cape Arid, by Philippa and Alex Nikulinsky
  40. Catch and Kill, the Politics of Power, by Joel Deane
  41. Chefs of the Margaret River Region, by Sue-Lyn Aldrian-Moyle and Lisa Hanley
  42. Chinese Lives, The People Who Made a Civilization, by Victor H Mair, Sanping Chen and Frances Wood
  43. Christina Stead, a Biography, by Hazel Rowley
  44. The Cello Suites by Eric Siblin
  45. The Censor’s Library, by Nicole Moore
  46. City Walks, Paris, by Christina Henry De Tessan
  47. Clay Gully, Stories from an Apple Orchard, by Sally Van Gent
  48. Collecting Ladies, Ferdinand Von Mueller and Women Botanical Artists, by Penny Olsen
  49. The Complete Book of Heroic Australian Women, by Susanna de Vries
  50. The Corpse Walker by Liao Yiwu
  51. Creme de la Phlegm, Unforgettable Australian Reviews by Angela Bennie
  52. Curious Minds, The Discoveries of Australian Naturalists, by Peter Macinnis
  53. Dampier’s Monkey: The South Seas Voyages of William Dampier by Adrian Mitchell
  54. Dangerous Allies, by Malcolm Fraser
  55. Dangerous Games, Australia at the 1936 Nazi Olympics, by Larry Writer
  56. Dark Emu, Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident? by Bruce Pascoe
  57. Dogs in Australian Art, by Steven Miller
  58. Doing Life, a Biography of Elizabeth Jolley, by Brian Dibble
  59. Don Dunstan, Intimacy & Liberty, by Dino Hodge
  60. Double Native, by Fiona Wirrer-George Oochunyung
  61. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
  62. Empathy, A Handbook for Revolution, by Roman Krznaric
  63. Emile, or On Education, by Jean-Jaques Rousseau, translated by Barbara Foxley
  64. Encountering Terra Australis: The Australian Voyages of Nicolas Baudin and Matthew Flinders by Jean Fornasiero, Peter Monteath and John West-Sooby
  65. Enjoyed for Generations, The History of Haigh’s Chocolates, by Barbara Santich
  66. Enlightenment, Discovering the World in the  Eighteenth Century, edited by Kim Sloan
  67. Europe @2.4km/h by Ken Haley
  68. Exile: the Lives and Hopes of Werner Pelz, by Roger Averill
  69. Fabled Shore, from the Pyrenees to Portugal by Rose Macauley
  70. Fairweather by Murray Bail
  71. The Fanfrolico Press by John Arnold
  72. Firewood Banksia, by Philippa Nikulinsky
  73. Fishing in the Styx by Ruth Park, read by Anna Volska
  74. Five Days in London by John Lukacs
  75. Flavours of Melbourne by Charmaine O’Brien
  76. Flavours of Melbourne, by Jonette George, Daniele Wilton, and Brad Hill
  77. For a Song and a Hundred Songs, by Liao Yiwu, translated by Wenguang Huang
  78. Foreign Correspondence, by Geraldine Brooks, read by the author
  79. The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, by Clare Wright
  80. Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage by Hazel Rowley
  81. Fred Williams by Patrick McCaughey
  82. French Kitchen, Classic Recipes for Home Cooks, by Serge Dansereau
  83. From India with Love, by Latika Bourke
  84. Galileo, Antichrist by Michael White
  85. Game of Scones, All Men Must Dine, by Jammy Lannister
  86. Gardening Year, by Shirley Stackhouse
  87. The Ghost at the Wedding by Shirley Walker
  88. Ghosts of Spain by Giles Tremlet
  89. Ginger for Pluck, The Life and Times of Miss Georgina King, by Jennifer M T Carter and Roger Cross
  90. A Good Place to Hide, by Peter Grose
  91. The Good, The Bad and the Unlikely by Mungo MacCallum
  92. Grand Obsessions: The Life and Work of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin, by Alasdair McGregor
  93. Great Central State The Foundation of the Northern Territory by Jack Cross
  94. The Great Race, by David Hill
  95. The Handbook: Surviving and living with climate change, by Jane Rawson and James Whitmore
  96. The Heart of the Plate, by Mollie Katzen
  97. Heaven Where the Bachelors Sit by Gerard Windsor
  98. The Henson Case, by David Marr
  99. Her Father’s Daughter by Alice Pung**
  100. His Stupid Boyhood, by Peter Goldsworthy
  101. Historic Heston, by Heston Blumenthal
  102. A History of Southeast Asia: Critical Crossroads, by Anthony Reid 
  103. The Home of the Blizzard by Douglas Mawson
  104. House of Exile by Evelyn Juers
  105. A House Unlocked by Penelope Lively
  106. How Proust Can Change Your Life, by Alain de Botton

  107. I Am Melba by Ann Blainey
  108. The Ice Beneath My Feet by Diana Patterson
  109. Icons, Masterpieces of Russian Art, by Olga A. Polyakova
  110. Images of the Interior: Seven Central Australian Photographers by Philip Jones
  111. Interestingly Enough, the life of Tom Keneally, by Stephany Evans Steggall
  112. The Intervention, an Anthology, edited by Rosie Scott and Anita Heiss
  113. Into the Woods, by Anna Krien*
  114. Jessie Street, a Revised Autobiography, edited by Lenore Coltheart, narrated by Fiona Press
  115. Joseph Banks, A Life, by Patrick O’Brian
  116. Journey to Horseshoe Bend, by T.G.H. Strehlow

  117. Journeys with My Mother, by Halina Rubin
  118. Joyful Strains, Making Australia Home, edited by Kent MacCarter and Ali Lemer
  119. The Judgement of Paris by Ross King
  120. Katherine Mansfield The Storyteller by Kathleen Jones
  121. Kitty’s War, by Janet Butler
  122. Kokoda, by Paul Ham, narrated by Peter Byrne
  123. Kulurdu Marni Ngathaitya! A Kaurna Learner’s Guide, by Rob Amery and Jane Simpson
  124. Kylie Tennant, a life, by Jane Grant
  125. The Landmark Herodotus, edited by Robert B. Strassler
  126. Land’s Edge, A Coastal Memoir, by Tim Winton
  127. Laptops (Teach Yourself Visually) by Sherry Kinkoph Gunter
  128. Larrikins, a History, by Melissa Bellanta
  129. The Last Protector, by Cameron Raynes
  130. The Life You Can Save by Peter Singer
  131. LIMA the Cookbook, by Virgilio Martinez
  132. Lion Hearts: A Family Saga of Refugees and Asylum Seekers, by Henry R. Lew
  133. Listening to Country, by Ros Moriarty
  134. The Local Wildlife, by Robert Drewe
  135. Love’s Obsession: the Lives and Archaeology of Jim and Eve Stewart, by Judy Powell
  136. Madeleine, A Life of Madeleine St John, by Helen Trinca
  137. Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature, edited by Anita Heiss and Peter Minter
  138. The Magnificent Life of Miss May Holman, by Lekkie Hopkins
  139. The Man Who Lost Himself by Robyn Annear
  140. Mannix, by Brenda Niall
  141. Margaret Olley, Far From a Still Life by Meg Stewart
  142. Mary Poppins She Wrote by Valerie Lawson
  143. Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking, by Anya von Bremzen
  144. Meerreeng-an – Here is My Country, edited by Chris Keeler and Vicki Couzens
  145. Melbourne Dreaming, by Meyer Eidelson
  146. The Messenger by Yannick Haenel
  147. Michael Kirby, Law, Love & Life, by Daryl Dellora
  148. Midnight in Siberia, by David Greene
  149. The Mish: Childhood Memories of Framlingham Aboriginal Station by Robert Lowe
  150. Molecule-R, an Introduction to the Science Behind 40 Spectacular Recipes, by Molecule-R Flavors Inc
  151. Montebello, A Memoir, by Robert Drewe
  152. More to the Story, by Rosemary Sayer
  153. The Most Good You Can Do, by Peter Singer
  154. Mug Shots: A Memoir, by Barry Oakley
  155. Mulga’s Magical Colouring Book, by Joel Moore a.k.a. Mulga
  156. My Blood’s Country by Fiona Capp
  157. My History, a memoir of growing up, by Antonia Fraser
  158. My Mother, My Writing and Me: a memoir, by Iola Mathews **
  159. My Place, by Sally Morgan, read by Melodie Reynolds
  160. Not Going to Vietnam by Garrie Hutchinson
  161. Not Just Black and White, by Lesley Williams and Tammy Williams
  162. Notebooks, by Betty Churcher
  163. Nothing but Gold, the Diggers of 1852 by Robyn Annear
  164. Nothing Like a Dame, Phyllis Frost by Bernadette Clohesy
  165. The Novel Cure, by Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin
  166. Obsessive Genius, The Inner World of Marie Curie by Barbara Goldsmith
  167. Ochre and Rust by Philip Jones
  168. Old Man’s Story, the last thoughts of Kakadu Elder Bill Neidjie, by Bill Neidjie as told to Mark Lang
  169. On Beauty by Susan Johnson
  170. On Experience by David Malouf
  171. On Radji Beach, by Ian W. Shaw
  172. The Orpheus Clock, by Simon Goodman
  173. Out of the Well, by Lisa Eskinazi
  174. Over There with the Australians by R. Hugh Knyvett
  175. Oxygen City-Guides: Paris, Berlin and St Petersburg
  176. Paris Under Water, by Jeffrey H. Jackson
  177. Peggy Guggenheim, by Laurence Tacou-Rumney, translated by Ralph Rumney
  178. Penguin and the Lane Brothers, by Stuart Kells
  179. The People Smuggler, by Robin de Crespigny
  180. The Philosophy Book, edited by Sam Atkinson
  181. The Pianist by Wladyslaw Szpilman, read by Stephen Greif
  182. Piano Lessons by Anna Goldsworthy
  183. The Place for a Village by Gary Presland
  184. Places Women Make, by Jane Jose
  185. Plein Airs and Graces: The Life and Times of George Collingridge, by Adrian Mitchel
  186. Plenty by Gay Bilson
  187. Popeye Never Told You: Childhood Memories of the War by Rodney Hall
  188. The Possessed, Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them, by Elif Batuman
  189. Post-war Lies, Germany and Hitler’s Long Shadow, by Malte Herwig, translated by Jamie Lee Searle and Shaun Whiteside
  190. The Pride of Prahran : a History of the Prahran Library, 1860-2010, by Stella M Barber
  191. Produce to Platter: Yarra Valley & the Dandenongs by Jonette George
  192. Public Life, Private Grief, by Mary Delahunty

  193. Quarterly Essay: Found in Translation, in Praise of a Plural World, by Linda Jaivin
  194. Radical Melbourne, a Secret History by Jeff Sparrow and Jill Sparrow
  195. Reading by Moonlight by Brenda Walker, read by Jane Nolan
  196. Reading the OED by Ammon Shea
  197. Real Modern, Everyday New Zealand in the 1950s and 1960s, by Bronwyn Labrum
  198. Resistance, Memoirs of Occupied France, by Agnes Humbert
  199. Riding the Trains in Japan by Patrick Holland
  200. Romps, Tots and Boffins, by Robert Hutton
  201. Russell Drysdale, Defining the Modern Australian Landscape, by Christopher Heathcote
  202. A Russian Journal by John Steinbeck
  203. Searching for the Secret River by Kate Grenville
  204. Seduced by Logic, by Robyn Arianrhod
  205. Shakespeare’s Wife, by Germaine Greer
  206. Shearer’s Motel, by Roger McDonald
  207. The Shell Country Alphabet by John Grigson
  208. A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush by Eric Newby
  209. Sideshow by Lindsay Tanner
  210. Sir Henry Parkes, the Australian Colossus, by Stephen Dando-Collins
  211. Sister, Sister, by Anna Rosner Blay
  212. Slow Journeys by Gillian Souter
  213. Smythe’s Theory of Everything by Robert Hollingworth**
  214. Solly’s Girl, by Ros Collins
  215. Something for the Pain, A Memoir of the Turf, by Gerald Murnane
  216. The Songlines, by Bruce Chatwin
  217. Stalingrad, by Antony Beevor
  218. Staying Alive by Alexander Fullerton, read by Nicolette McKenzie
  219. Stella Miles Franklin, A  Biography by Jill Roe
  220. Storyteller, by Zoe Daniel
  221. Surviving Year Zero, by Sovannora Ieng and Greg Hill
  222. Talking to My Country, by Stan Grant

  223. The Tall Man by Chloe Hooper
  224. Tasmanian Aborigines: A History since 1803, by Lyndall Ryan
  225. Tears in the Darkness by Michael Normal and Elizabeth M. Norman
  226. Thea Astley, Inventing her own weather, by Karen Lamb
  227. They Hosed Them Out, by John Bede Cusack
  228. Thirty Years in Australia, by Ada Cambridge (1903)
  229. Time Without Clocks by Joan Lindsay
  230. Tolerance: the Beacon of the Enlightenment, an anthology compiled by the French Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, translated by students and tutors of French at Oxford University.
  231. The Town Grew Up Dancing, by Wenten Rubuntja, with Jenny Green
  232. The Translator by Daoud Hari
  233. Traumascapes, by Maria Tumarkin

  234. A Traveller’s History of Russia, by Peter Neville
  235. Travels with Epicurus, by Daniel Klein
  236. Trouble in Lotus Land by Charmian Clift
  237. Twelve Years a Slave, by Solomon Northup
  238. Two Futures, Australia at a Critical Moment, by Clare O’Neil and Tim Watts
  239. Two with Nature, by Ellen Hickman and John Ryan
  240. Ulysses and Us by Declan Kiberd
  241. Under the Microscope, by Professor Earl Owen
  242. Under Cover, Adventures in the Art of Editing, by Craig Munro
  243. An Unlikely Leader by Robert Barnes
  244. The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow, by A.J. Mackinnon
  245. Us and Them, On the Importance of Animals, by Anna Krien
  246. A Very Rude Awakening, by Peter Grose
  247. Visions of Colonial Grandeur, John Twycross at Melbourne’s International Exhibitions, by Charlotte Smith and Benjamin Thomas
  248. Walking Free by Munjed Al Muderis, with Patrick Weaver
  249. Walking the Camino by Tony Kevin
  250. Warning, The Story of Cyclone Tracy, by Sophie Cunningham
  251. Warrior, by Libby Connors
  252. The Well at the World’s End by A.J. Mackinnon
  253. What’s Wrong with Anzac? by Marilyn Lake and Henry Reynolds
  254. Wicked But Virtuous, by Mirka Mora
  255. With Just One Suitcase, by Cheryl Koenig
  256. With Stendhal by Simon Leys
  257. A Woman in the Polar Night, by Christiane Ritter, translated by Jane Degras
  258. Women of the Long March by Lily Xiao Hong and Sue Wiles, read by Stephanie Daniel
  259. Wotan’s Daughter, by Richard Davis
  260. Yami, the autobiography of Yami Lester, by Yami Lester
  261. Yarra, A Diverting History of Melbourne’s Murky River, by Kristin Otto
  262. Yulyurlu Lorna Fencer Naparrurla, edited by Margie West

Complete List of Opening Lines from Miles Franklin winners and reviews on this blog so far

(Years with missing links are titles I don’t have a copy of, yet, or have not yet posted their opening lines.  The titles in bold are the ones I’ve read.)

1957  Voss by Patrick White, see my review
1958  To the Islands by Randolph Stow, see my review
1959  The Big Fellow by Vance Palmer, see my review
1960  The Irishman by Elizabeth O’Connor, see my review
1961  Riders in the Chariot by Patrick White, see my review
1962  The Well Dressed Explorer by Thea Astley, see my review and co-winner The Cupboard Under the Stairs by George Turner, see my review
1963  Careful He Might Hear You by Sumner Locke Eliot
1964  My Brother Jack by George Johnston
1965  The Slow Natives by Thea Astley, see my review
1966  Trap by Peter Mathers, see my review
1967  Bring Larks and Heroes by Thomas Keneally, see my review
1968  Three Cheers for the Paraclete by Thomas Keneally, see my review
1969  Clean Straw for Nothing by George Johnston
1970  A Horse of Air by Dal Stivens, see my review
1971  The Unknown Industrial Prisoner by David Ireland, see my review
1972  The Acolyte by Thea Astley, see my review
1973  No award
1974  The Mango Tree by Ronald McKie
1975  Poor Fellow My Country by Xavier Herbert, see my review
1976  The Glass Canoe by David Ireland, see my review
1977  Swords and Crowns and Rings by Ruth Park, see my review
1978  Tirra Lirra by the River by Jessica Anderson, see my review
1979  A Woman of the Future by David Ireland
1980  The Impersonators by Jessica Anderson (This post is entitled Vale Jessica Anderson)
1981  Bliss by Peter Carey
1982  Just Relations by Rodney Hall
1983  No award
1984  Shallows by Tim Winton
1985  The Doubleman by Christopher Koch
1986  The Well by Elizabeth Jolley
1987  Dancing on Coral by Glenda Adams
1988  No award (Date changed from year of publication to year of announcement)
1989  Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
1990  Oceana Fine by Tom Flood
1991  The Great World by David Malouf
1992  Cloudstreet by Tim Winton, see my review
1993  The Ancestor Game by Alex Miller
1994  The Grisly Wife by Rodney Hall
1995  The Hand That Signed the Paper by Helen Demidenko
1996  Highways to a War by Christopher Koch
1997  The Glade Within the Grove by David Foster
1998  Jack Maggs by Peter Carey
1999  Eucalyptus by Murray Bail
2000 Drylands by Thea Astley and Benang by Kim Scott, see my review
2001  Dark Palace by Frank Moorhouse
2002  Dirt Music by Tim Winton
2003  Journey to the Stone Country by Alex Miller
2004  The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard
2005  The White Earth by Andrew McGahan
2006  The Ballad of Desmond Kale by Roger McDonald, see my review
2007  Carpentaria by Alexis Wright
2008  The Time We Have Taken by Stephen Carroll
2009  Breath by Tim Winton, see my review
2010 Truth by Peter Temple
2011 That Deadman Dance by Kim Scott, see my review
2012 All That I Am by Anna Funder, see my review
2013 Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser, see my review
2014 All the Birds Singing, by Evie Wyld, abandoned
2015 The Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna, abandoned


Limited Cities, by Lachlan Brown ***

*      Guest review by Sally Cripps.
**    Guest review by Karen Lee Thompson
***  Guest review by Amber Beilharz
#     Guest review by Helen Rutten
## Guest Review by Dr Lurline Stuart
+     Guest review by Marg Bates
++  Guest review by Subhash Jaireth
+++Guest review by Mairi Neil



  1. Thanks so much for this lovely blog–It keeps me up to date with Australian lit, since I live in the States. I have been keeping up a blog about my mother, Glenda Adams, and her writing, since she died in 2007: It has a much more personal scope than yours, but I am reminded of my mother, her peers and friends when I read your blog.

  2. Hello Caitlin, I am looking forward to reading your mother’s novel. I had been hunting for Dancing on Coral for a while when I came across it in a bookshop in country NSW, and was delighted to add it to my collection of Miles Franklin first editions. I am gradually reading my way through the winners list in more or less chronological order and expect to get to it some time in the next year or so – so I hope you visit again:)

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