The Muddleheaded Wombat

First introduced on ABC Radio, Muddleheaded Wombat is one of Australia’s most adored children’s book characters. More

A Game of Thrones

First volume in the internationally bestselling series that has sold upward of 70 million copies. More

Native Son

Wright’s unsparing reflection on what it means to be black in America. More

Fermat’s Last Theorem

International number one bestseller about solving a puzzle that had confounded mathematicians since the seventeenth century. More

Papillon

A bestselling phenomenon and classic memoir of prison breaks and adventure. More

Letter from “Padington”

Signed with a paw print, this letter from “Padington” (circa 1966) was sent to Australian booksellers and sales staff, encouraging them to sell the latest Paddington title. More

The Shipping News

Highly acclaimed international bestseller; winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. More

Tessa Duder

This week, I’ve been with Elena Ferrante in Naples, travelling The Silk Roads with Peter Frankopan... More

Donna Hay

I read Patrick Süskind’s Perfume: The Story of a Murderer at twenty-three years old on the plane on my way to Paris, on the beginning of my first big overseas adventure. More

Magician

Bestselling epic fantasy masterpiece that launched Feist’s career and influenced a generation of modern fantasy authors. More

Master and Commander

First book in O’Brian’s Aubrey/Maturin series, widely regarded as the greatest series of historical novels ever written. More

Monster

Winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award and the Coretta Scott King Award. More

Girl with a Pearl Earring

Multimillion-copy global bestseller that won critical acclaim for its beautifully wrought depiction of innocence corrupted. More

A Woman of Substance

With her unforgettable heroine Emma Harte, Bradford popularized the rags-to-riches family saga. More