Today we’re celebrating Australia Day (AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE! OI OI OI!). While it’s an excuse for most of the country to get dunk, I’ll be celebrating by…reading. Which is just fine by me.
Here’s a welcome from our Prime Minister:
Aussie Owned and Read turns one today! How exciting! I’ve loved blogging over there, and will continue to do so until the sun burns out (maybe not quite literally). Let’s give it up for awesome Aussie literature!
Okay, so basically I’m going to let Finding Nemo do the talking for me. In 2013, I was really excited to read more Aussie YA books than ever before, by authors like Ellie Marney, Melissa Keil, Will Kostakis, Emily Gale, Karen Foxlee, Steph Bowe and lots of others. This was my reaction when I found them all and loved them:
And when other people tried to borrow the Aussie books that I wanted:
But definitely, my favourite Aussie author is Markus Zusak. Fun fact: my dad went to the same high school as Markus, and my uncle used to play footie with Markus’s brother! Anyway, his writing is so literary and different and AWESOME.
And there are so many GREAT Aussie authors, so in the end I’m just like:
But it’s kind of inspiring. I mean, if they can do it, I can do it, right? Steph Bowe is one of my ultimate idols, because she was published at, like, 16 years old – with an agent. And not just any agent but Ginger Clark. That’s pretty amazing. Then there are also great Aussie book bloggers, promoting Aussie writing and doing what they do for free. I just want to MEET all these people, but I’ll probably come off as completely psycho, something like this:
So yeah, those are the Aussie authors I love, and I look forward to discovering many many many many many many (many) more. Props to Lauren and Stacey from Aussie Owned and Read for organising all of this!
(Wow, I should let Finding Nemo talk for me more often!)
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Who are your favourite Aussie authors? What do you like about their writing?