10 Aussie Books to Read Before You Die

aussiebooks_Portrait Good news for our Library members with all of the 10 of the  Australian books to read before you die available in various  formats…

 Lets start the countdown from number 10…

 Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay, available as a  Daisy download or to reserve on on disc 
Hear an interview with the author – Joan Lindsay

on to number 9…

The Secret River
by Kate Grenville, available as a Daisy download, on disc or on downloadable Braille
We have a transcript of an interview with the author from the Radio National Bookshshow – Ramona Koval talks to kate Grenville

Number 8…

The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas, available as a
Daisy download, on disc, in 7 vols of Braille or on downloadable Braille
you can find an audio interview with the author here – Christos Tsiolkas on Hear This

A return to childhood with number 7…

The Magic Pudding
by Norman Lindsay, available as a Daisy download, on disc, in 2 vols of Braille
Read a transcript of an archived interview with this often controversial author which was aired on the George Negus Tonight show – Norman Lindsay talks to Helen Glad

Number 6…
Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey, available as a Daisy download, on disc, or in 4 vols of Braille
From the Allen and Unwin website the author talks about his novel – Craig Silvey on Jasper Jones

Number 5…

The Harp in the South
by Ruth Park, available as a Daisy download or on disc
Read an article by the author here – Becoming an author by Ruth Park

Number 4…

The Power of One
by Bryce Courtenay, available on disc or in 7 vols of Braille
With the author having passed away so recently we thought we would put in this link to the very short, last message from Bryce Courtenay to public – Gaurdian Obituary for Bryce Courtenay

Number 3

A Fortunate Life
by A. B Facey, available as a Daisy download, on disc, in 5 vols of Braille or as downloadable Braille 
For a look at the life of this modest author here is a link to Wikipedia – A. B Facey

Number 2The Book Thief by Marcus Zusack, available on disc and on Downloadable Braille
Hear an interview with the author here – Interview with Marcus Zusak

And finally the winner of the 10 Australian Books to Read Before You Die….
Ta Da!
Cloudstreet by Tim Winton, available on disc, in 14 vols of Braille or on downloadable Braille
From the ABC’s First Tuesday Bookclub you can hear the panel discuss the novel back in 2010 – Jennifer Byrne and guest discuss Cloudstreet.
You may also find the following link interesting as it has interviews with the Author as well as being a tribute to getting this magical book into a miniseries
Behind the scenes of Cloudstreet, lastly an interview conducted by Andrew Denton with Tim Winton in 2004 – Enough Rope

The following links may also be helpful in offering a range of information on the top 10 and if you are really keen the top 50.

First Tuesday Book Club

We are very happy and proud to have these books in our collection and we hope you will enjoy all or some of them. If you need any help in reserving the books or have any questions please call us on 1300 654 656 or email us at library@visionaustralia.org, and of course we always welcome you to comment on the blog and Hear This.

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