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Genre Lists

These are lists compiled by staff to help you find authors who write about similar themes.

Just click on a title to bring up a PDF of the list.

Hard copies of all lists are also available in the library.


Adventure        Australian Authors               Chick Lit            Christian Inspirational                

           Classic Fiction Authors                  Cosy Crime UK           Cosy Crime US

    Culinary Mysteries            Fantasy - Epic             Fantasy                    Fictional Detectives

  Forensic Crime          Historical Fiction - Ancient           Historical Fiction - Medieval          Horror

                 Humour          Legal Thriller          Novels Into Film               Police Procedural Crime

        Private Investigators          Regency/Victorian Stories         Romantic Suspense

  Science Fiction        Sea Stories         Spy/Espionage        Vampire            War Stories


Who Else Writes Like

Read everything by your favourite author? 

Here are some lists of popular authors and other authors who write like them.

Just click on a title to bring up a PDF of the list.


Dan Brown                Mary Higgins Clark                  Michael Connelly            Josephine Cox

     Janet Evanovich           Christine Feehan         Elizabeth George         Alice Hoffman        

 Cathy Kelly       Stieg Larsson            Debbie Macomber        Juliet Marillier         Di Morrissey

         James Patterson         Jodi Picoult                Kathy Reichs                   Nora Roberts



Award Winners

Here we have provided lists of award winners that can be downloaded and printed, as well as links to websites that list many other literary prizes around the world.

Just click on the title to bring up a PDF of the list.  Click on the icon to take you to that prize's website.

Miles Franklin Literary Award                                  


The Australian/ Vogel's Literary Award                    


Orange Prize for Fiction                                           


Commonwealth Writers' Prize                                 


Man Booker Prize                                                   



Other Websites for Literary Prizes

Nobel Prize in Literature                                       

National Book Awards (USA)                                  

Pulitzer Prize                                                            

Edgar Allan Poe Award for Mystery Fiction            

Nebula Awards for Science Fiction & Fantasy