Better Reading’s Director, Cheryl Akle, has been in the Australian publishing industry for over 30 years and in that time has been discovering the best Australian writers – both the best classic authors as well as emerging new talent.
Here at Better Reading, we’re all about championing Australian voices. As part of this mission, this July we’re bringing you our Celebrating Australian Authors special – reminding you of some of the best-loved Australian authors, as well as introducing brand new voices to the Australian book scene and profiling some authors you may have heard of, but would like to know a little more about.
As part of this project, we’ll be talking to the recent winner of Australia’s most prestigious literary award, the Miles Franklin, Sofie Laguna, about her gritty novel, The Eye of the Sheep and many more Australian authors. Find out more here.
But first we’ll start with some of Cheryl’s favourite quintessentially Australian novels:
Let us know your favourites in the Comments.