In 2009, ABR invited readers to nominate their Favourite Australian Novel (FAN) of any era (view the 2009 poll here). We received thousands of votes for nearly 300 novels. Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet was the overwhelming favourite – by a margin of three to one to its nearest rival, Henry Handel Richardson’s The Fortunes of Richard Mahony, which was closely followed by Patrick White’s Voss and Winton’s novel Breath.
Now we’re keen to find out your Favourite Australian Novel of the twenty-first century (published since 2000). There’s been some outstanding fiction published over those two decades – novels by writers such as Alexis Wright, Michelle de Kretser, Shirley Hazzard, Peter Carey, J.M. Coetzee, Tim Winton himself – and on the list goes.
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