|This year the Australia Post Australian Legends Award recognises six
significant living novelists, each of whom has made an outstanding
contribution to the social and cultural life of this country. The award
celebrates the breadth of Australian fiction writing, with the recipients
representing literary and popular fiction in various genres.
Australia Post salutes Peter Carey, Bryce Courtenay, Thomas Keneally,
David Malouf, Colleen McCullough and Tim Winton. Together they
have earned critical acclaim and literary prizes, loyal readerships and
immense sales. The pages of their work are distinguished by compelling
narratives and distinctive voices, and their substantial talent positions
them strongly in an international literary landscape.