Top Tassie Books

Lonely Planet has announced little old Tassie as one of the Top 10 Regions of the world to visit. So to celebrate all things Tasmanian we have pulled together a list of the top books to read to get you ready for your now mandatory visit.

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The Making of Mona
by Franklin Adrian

Arguably one of the most exciting (and important) cultural additions to Australia since the Sydney Opera House MONA is the talk of everyone with its accessible, fresh take on modern art. The Making of Mona gives you the inside story on how an amateur private collector managed to set up one of the worlds best museums at the bottom of the world... more

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The Agrarian Kitchen
by Rodney Dunn

The much-anticipated first book from the founder of The Agrarian Kitchen in Tasmania. When former Australian Gourmet Traveller food editor Rodney Dunn moved from Sydney to Tasmania, he and his wife, Severine, set about transforming a nineteenth-century schoolhouse into a sustainable farm-based cooking school... more

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100 Walks in Tasmania
by Tyrone T. Thomas and Andrew Close

Clear and comprehensive track notes and maps for 100 carefully selected walks in the best walking areas of the state... more

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The Dirty Chef: From Big City Food Critic to Foodie Farmer
by Matthew Evans

Matt Evans has done what we would all secretly love to do (or what for some would be their worst nightmare) by packing in his high-flying life in Sydney for a small rundown farm in the middle of Tasmania. His book takes us through his journey, from learning how to kill his first chicken to simple, easy to cook meals... more

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When The Night Comes
by Favel Parett

If you are a fan of reading novels set in your travelling destination either before or during your visit then When The Night Comes is for you. Parett’s evocative writing places Hobart as a central character in her highly recommended and quietly powerful novel... more

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The Narrow Road to the Deep North
by Richard Flanagan

Tassie’s most famous author shot to international stardom recently when this brilliant book was the third Australian to be awarded the prestigious Man Booker Prize. Although it has nothing to do with Tasmania you should do yourself a favour and read this incredible story.... more

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Lonely Planet Tasmania
by Lonely Planet

And for all your 'where am I sleeping tonight', 'how can I be munching on fresh seafood right now', and 'where the hell am I' queries, then the trusty LP has all your answers... more