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Breath

Miles Franklin Award 2009

by Tim Winton

Now a Major Motion Picture, Starring Simon Baker, Elizabeth Debicki, and Richard Roxburgh

Breath is a story of risk, of learning one's limits by challenging death. On the wild, lonely coast of Western Australia,...


The Great Fire

Miles Franklin Award 2004, National Book Award for Fiction 2003

by Shirley Hazzard, Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller & The Estate of Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller

A great writer's sweeping story of men and women struggling to reclaim their lives in the aftermath of world conflict

The Great Fire is Shirley Hazzard's first novel since The Transit of Venus, which won the...


Vernon God Little

Man Booker Prize 2003, Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2003, Whitbread Book Award for First Novel 2003

by Dbc Pierre

In the town jail of Martirio - the barbecue sauce capital of Central Texas - sits fifteen-year-old Vernon Little, dressed only in New Jack trainers and underpants. He is in trouble. His friend Jesus has just...


Eucalyptus

Commonwealth Best Book Prize 1999, Miles Franklin Award 1999

by Murray Bail

Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year

On a property in New South Wales, a widower named Holland lives with his daughter, Ellen. Over the...


Cloudstreet

Miles Franklin Award 1992

by Tim Winton

From award-winning author Tim Winton comes an epic novel that regularly tops the list of best-loved novels in Australia.

After two separate catastrophes, two very different families leave the country for the...


Schindler's List

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 1983, Man Booker Prize 1982

by Thomas Keneally

The acclaimed bestselling classic of Holocaust literature, winner of the Booker Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Fiction, and the inspiration for the classic film—“a masterful account of the...