Originally Posted by YOLO EMSHI
Strange that there is no Patrick White on that list. I'm not a fan but he is normally unanimously held in high regard.
My wife and I both picked up on that. White is our only Nobel Prize writer. Also no Peter Carey (dual Booker Prize-winner), no Thea Astley (five times Miles Franklin winner), no Christina Stead, no Manning Clark (one of our greatest historians), no Germaine Greer and none of the earlier Australian great novels, such as Fortunes of Richard Mahoney, Robbery Under Arms, etc. I guess that's what happens when you pick these lists via audience polling.