Related Text List

See below for a comprehensive list of related text options. Please note that certain texts will work better for different prescribed texts/assessment tasks, so consider a few options or check with your tutor before making a selection.

Novels

  • The Slap - Christos Tsiolkas

  • The Man Who Loved Children - Christina Stead

  • Jasper Jones - Craig Silvey

  • Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger

  • Lord of the Flies - William Golding

  • Atonement - Ian McEwan

  • Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

  • Beloved - Toni Morrison

  • Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro

  • Brave New World - Albert Huxley

  • The Secret River - Kate Grenville

  • The Colour Purple - Alice Walker

  • The Help - Kathryn Stockett

  • Sula - Toni Morrison

  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep - Phillip K Dick

  • The Island of Dr Moreau - H.G. Wells

  • The Time Machine - H.G. Wells

  • Nightwood - Djuna Barnes

  • The Tiger's Wife - Tea Obreht

  • Shantaram - Gregory Roberts

  • Burial Rites - Hannah Kent

  • White Noise - Don Delillo

  • Animal Farm - George Orwell

  • The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • Go Set a Watchman - Harper Lee

  • To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

Films

  • Labor day - Jason Reitman

  • The Dressmaker - Jocelyn Moorehouse

  • Finding Neverland - Marc Forster

  • Blue Jasmine - Woody Allen

  • Revolutionary Road - Sam Mendes

  • Schindler's List - Steven Spielberg

  • 12 Angry Men - Sidney Lumet

  • The Shawshank Redemption - Frank Darabont

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Milos Foreman

  • V for Vendetta - James McTeigue

  • The Giver - Phillip Noyce

  • Forrest Gump - Robert Zemeckis

  • Inception - Christopher Nolan

  • Interstellar - Christopher Nolan

  • Silver Lining's Playbook - David O'Russell

  • American Sniper - Clint Eastwood

  • Pleasantville - Gary Ross

  • Rainman - Barry Levinson

  • Gorillas in the Mist - Michael Apted

  • Dead Poet's Society - Peter Weir

  • Goodwill Hunting - Gus Van Sant

  • A Beautiful Mind - Ron Howard

  • The Pursuit of Happyness - Gabriel Muccino

  • Limitless - Neil Burger

  • Life of Pi - Ang Lee

  • Slumdog Millionaire - Danny Boyle

  • Chocolat - Lasse Halstrom

  • The Breakfast Club - John Hughes

  • The Blind Side - John Lee Hancock

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - David Fincher

  • Braveheart - Mel Gibson

  • Remember the Titans - Boaz Yakin

  • Black Swan - David Aronofsky

Short Stories

Poetry

  • Invictus - William Ernest Henley

  • On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer - John Keats

  • Frost at Midnight - Samuel Coleridge

  • The Thorn - William Wordsworth

  • Paradise Lost - John Milton

  • Still I Rise - Maya Angelou

  • I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou

  • Among School Children - W.B. Yeats

  • The Glass Jar - Gwen Harwood

  • At Mornington - Gwen Harwood

  • The Violets - Gwen Harwood

  • Brother and Sisters - Judith Wright

  • Metho Drinker - Judith Wright

  • Sailing To Byzantium - W.B. Yeats

  • Ozymandias - Percy Shelley

  • Diptych - Robert Gray

  • Two Brothers - Judith Beveridge

  • Little Red Cap - Carol Ann Duffy

  • Stealing - Carol Ann Duffy

  • Identity - Julia Polanco

  • Faces In The Street - Henry Lawson

  • After Apple Picking - Robert Frost

  • Tuft of Flowers - Robert Frost

  • Enter Without So Much As Knocking - Bruce Dawe

  • The Journey - Mary Oliver

  • Ulysses - Alfred Lord Tennyson

  • My Father Began As A God - Ian Mudie

  • If - Rudyard Kipling

  • Municipal Gum - Oodgeroo Noonuccal

  • Last Of His Tribe - Oodgeroo Noonuccal

  • The Unknown Citizen - W.H. Auden

Other Text Types

NON-FICTION

Essay​s

Speeches

  • The Australian Dream - Stan Grant

  • Keynote Address at the Beijing Conference on Women - Aung San Suu Kyi

  • The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination - J.K. Rowling

  • I Have A Dream - Martin Luther King

  • We All Breathe the Same Air - JFK

  • Inaugural Address - JFK

Memoir

  • Wild - Cheryl Strayed

  • Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert 

  • The Motorcycle Diaries - Che Guevara

  • Romulus, My Father - Raimond Gaita

  • Into The Wild - John Krakauer

  • 12 Years a Slave - Solomon Northup

  • Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Jean-Dominique Bauby 

  • Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi 

Documentary

  • Boyhood - Richard Linklater

  • Man On Wire - James Marsh

  • The Overnighters - Jesse Moss

  • Sound and Fury - Josh Aronson 

  • How To Survive A Plague - David France

  • Black Sheep - Ed Perkins

PICTURE BOOK

  • The Island - Armin Greder

  • The Arrival - Shaun Tan

  • The Rabbits - Shaun Tan

  • The Lost Thing - Shaun Tan

  • The Red Tree - Shaun Tan

  • Luke's Way Of Looking - Nadia Wheatley

DRAMA

  • Endgame - Samuel Beckett

  • Educating Rita - Willy Russell

  • A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams

  • Pygmalion - George Bernard Shaw

  • The Importance of Being Ernest - Oscar Wilde

  • Doubt: A Parable - John Patrick Shanley

  • Death of a Salesman - Arthur Miller

  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf - Edward Albee

SHORT FILM

  • Identity - K.J. Adames

  • Yearbook - Bernardo Britto

  • Porcelain Unicorn - Keegan Wilcox

  • Missing Her - Michael Weisler

  • The Passage - Philip Burgers and Kitao Sakurai

  • Kenny - Jeanette McCurdy

  • Time - Liam Connor

  • Pria - Yudho Aditya

  • Nerd Cave - Mads Reuther

  • Dinner For Few - Nassos Vakalis

TV SHOWS

  • Black Mirror (most episodes) - Charlie Brooker

  • The Handmaid's Tale (episode 1) - Bruce Miller

  • House of Cards (episode 1) - Beau Willimon

PAINTINGS/PHOTOGRAPHS

  • Napalm Girl - Nick Ut

  • The Nightmare - Henry Fuseli

  • An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump - Joseph Wright

  • Guernica - Pablo Picasso

  • The Haywain Triptych - Hieronymous Bosch

  • Self Portrait Along The Border Line Between Mexico and the United States - Frida Kahlo

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