Australian books adapted into TV shows: ones to watch

Small-screen adaptations of Australian novels and memoirs are thriving ... and there are more coming soon.

Whether the book is better than the TV or film version is a perennial discussion point when it comes to adaptations of novels … but leaving that aside for a minute, here are some recent, not-so-recent, and soon-to-be here small-screen adaptations of Australian authors’ works worth looking out for. Are there more? Let us know and we’ll add them to the list.

The hit Prime Video limited series, which premiered worldwide in August this year, is based on the 2018 debut novel of the same name by the Australian author Holly Ringland. The coming-of-age story about a young girl called Alice, with a deep connection to the Australian landscape and a traumatic past, sold into 19 territories on publication.

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Paul Dalgarno is author of the novels A Country of Eternal Light (2023) and Poly (2020); the memoir And You May Find Yourself (2015); and the creative non-fiction book Prudish Nation (2023). He was formerly Deputy Editor of The Conversation and joined ScreenHub as Managing Editor in 2022. X: @pauldalgarno. Insta: @dalgarnowrites