About the Author

Hannah Kent was born in Adelaide in 1985. As a teenager she travelled to Iceland on a Rotary Exchange, where she first heard the story of Agnes Magnúsdóttir.

Hannah is the co-founder and publishing director of Australian literary journal Kill Your Darlings, and is completing her PhD at Flinders University. In 2011 she won the inaugural Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award.

Burial Rites is her first novel. It has been translated into twenty languages. 

Photograph by Nicholas Purcell

Photograph by Nicholas Purcell

WINNER OF THE ABIA LITERARY FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 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

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