50 of the best Australian authors and writers on Twitter

Posted on February 5, 2013


This is a list (in no particular order) of my favourite Australian authors, writers and bloggers on Twitter. They’re all great with the written word, but that’s not why they made this list. There are a lot of great Australian authors, whose books and writing I love, who are not here.

This list is about people who are also great with 280 characters. They play with Twitter the way that it should be played. With wit, with sparkle, with charm, with intent, with humour, with smarts, with engagement, with controversy – sometimes all at once.

They’re worth a follow.

Writers and bloggers

Who would you add to my list*?


  1. Tessa Wooldridge

    Hi Allison, what a terrific list. I would certainly add your name to the compilation for all the reasons you’ve listed above (wit, charm, engagement, etc) as well as for your real generosity toward other writers. I’d also add a further swag of children’s/YA authors who, as you say, ‘play with Twitter the way it should be played’: people like Felice Arena, Kelly Gardiner, Gabrielle Wang, Jen Storer and Tristan Bancks.

    • Allison Tait

      Thanks Tessa! I’ve actually amended the list to include Tristan Bancks and I love all the others as well. The most difficult part of any list is capping it at 50! I’ve also suggested that perhaps *someone* needs to create a #loveOzYA Twitter list post!

  2. Nicole Alexander

    Thanks Allison… hope all’s well at the shack and a belated HNY

  3. edenland

    MADE THE CUT. So relieved. What a bloody brilliant list, great effort and amazing people.

    Hey Al, just want to say you are my Obi-Wan Kenobi lately and you don’t even know it. Cannot thank you enough. One day I’ll tell you about it.

    (Thank you.) XXX

  4. Sarah Ayoub @ Chasing Aphrodite

    I feel so honoured to be among this amazing list of people. I would also add Rachel Hills to the list!

  5. amelia

    Could i reccomend Andie from BlueMilk blog and xothurday girl for tongue in cheek tweets from emma magenta creator of philllipa finch. Also feliceity ward

  6. Michelle

    You missed Susan Johnson @sjreaders .. tweeter, novelist, blogger and v interactive.

  7. Sam Stone

    Thanks for the list Allison. I am heading over to Twitter to follow those I am not yet following.

  8. Sarah

    Brilliant. This is a helpful heads-up for a newbie blogger.

  9. heartmama.net

    Great list. Thank you! I will follow all. X

  10. Amy Andrews

    #wow #listbunny #bigthrill #ingoodcompany #backatya

  11. Johanna

    What a fabulous list, Alison. Many I haven’t followed, but will now πŸ™‚ Definitely you should be on it, and I think Kelly Exeter gives thoughtful Twitter too. Great to find peeps who use Twitter to pique interest, and not just for self promotion.

  12. Anita Heiss

    Fab list Alison and thank you for the inclusion, have tweeted you a few more of my own faves. X

  13. Anna Spargo-Ryan

    That is some esteemed company you have me in, you lovely woman.

    Agree with Benjamin Law and Karen Pickering too.

    We have very similar Twitter tastes, there are only a couple on this list that I wasn’t already stalking πŸ˜€

  14. Giving Back Girl

    For the names I’m not familiar with, I’m now going to spend some quality time getting to know them. Thanks for the heads up Al, it’s nice to share the love!

  15. Allison Rushby

    She loves me! She loves me! Great list. Have just followed a few extra people!

  16. Kelly Exeter

    Wooo awesome list!! Like Carli I would also add Benjamin Law as he gives good twitter. But other than than, spot on πŸ™‚

  17. Rachael Johns

    Wohoo I made your list! Thanks muchly and yes, I’d DEFINITELY add you too πŸ™‚

  18. Mrs Woog

    Make my day, why don’t you! Xx

  19. Carli

    Nice list. There’s a few finds in there, thanks. I would probably add:

    Karen Pickering (@jevoislafemme)
    Benjamin Law (@mrbenjaminlaw)
    Dan Ilic (@danilic)
    Andie Fox (@bluemilk)
    Anne Summers (@summersanne)

  20. MultipleMum

    You my dear. You!

    • allison tait

      LOL. You are a kind and loyal sister. x

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