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English: Distinctive Voices


"The concept of the ‘author’s voice’ is one that any student of the English language should be familiar with. When you are writing, you are expected to be able to project a strong voice in the reader’s head. What this elective aims to do is to show students what techniques authors use to create a distinct voice and how these techniques influence and shape the meaning that is conveyed." - 

Searching the Catalogue

Search the library catalogue by changing the search option to Genre and type Distinctive Voices in the search bar. This will generate a list of all items in the library catalogue that have been classified as being a related text for Module A - Distinctive Voices.

We also have a wide range of HSC Study Guides for you to utilise in your study of Distinctive Voices. 

Distinctive Voices Book Recommendations




Bloom's Literature examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.

This is a great resource for students when studying authors and texts in-depth. 





The Poetry Foundation is an independent literary organisation committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. Use this to search for poetry that is related to Distinctive Voices.

Crowdsourced Resources

These links are to resources produced by HSC teachers and students, not from this College. Please read all material with a critical eye.


Use the box below to search the catalogue to find books available in the Christopher Brennan Library. 

Behind the Wire

Behind the Wire is an award-winning oral history project documenting the stories of the men, women and children who have been detained by the Australian government after seeking asylum in Australia. 

Books in the CBL

This is a small selection of the Distinctive Voices books in the Christopher Brennan Library.