About the Author

Hannah Kent is a Melbourne-based writer, born in Adelaide in 1985. Her first novel, Burial Rites, has been translated into over twenty languages and was shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize) and the Guardian First Book Award. It won the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year, the Indie Awards Debut Fiction Book of the Year and the Victorian Premier's People's Choice Award, and has most recently been longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

Hannah is also the co-founder and publishing director of Australian literary journal Kill Your Darlings. She is currently writing her second novel. 

Photograph by Nicholas Purcell

Photograph by Nicholas Purcell

WINNER OF THE ABIA LITERARY FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2014

WINNER OF THE DAVITT AWARDS BEST DEBUT NOVEL 2014

WINNER OF THE DAVITT AWARDS READER'S CHOICE 2014

WINNER OF THE ABA NIELSEN BOOKDATA BOOKSELLER'S CHOICE AWARD 2014

WINNER OF THE BOOKTOPIA PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD 2014

WINNER OF THE FAW CHRISTINA STEAD AWARD 2013

WINNER OF THE INDIE AWARDS DEBUT FICTION OF THE YEAR 2014

WINNER OF THE VICTORIAN PREMIER’S LITERARY AWARD PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD 2014

WINNER OF THE SMH BEST YOUNG AUSTRALIAN NOVELIST 2014

LONGLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD 2015

SHORTLISTED FOR THE VOSS LITERARY PRIZE 2014

SHORTLISTED FOR NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS INTERNATIONAL AUTHOR OF THE YEAR 2014

SHORTLISTED FOR THE STELLA PRIZE 2014

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2014

SHORTLISTED FOR THE VICTORIAN PREMIER’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2014

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ALS GOLD MEDAL 2014

SHORTLISTED FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD 2013

SHORTLISTED FOR THE NIB WAVERLEY AWARD FOR LITERATURE 2013