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Hannah Kent - 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 Magnusdottir. Hannah is the co-founder and deputy editor 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 In 2011 she won the inaugural Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award.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.

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If you like Hannah Kent you might also like to read books by Cecilia Ekback, Anna Whitwham and Tanis Rideout.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Hannah Kent

The Good People by Hannah Kent
The Good People
Hannah Kent
Shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2017. Three women are at the heart of this beguiling, elemental novel, in which the dialogue dances, and the force of Irish fairy lore weaves its eerie, all-consuming ways through a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/02/2017
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Reader Reviewed Burial Rites
Hannah Kent
Shortlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. An historical dual-narrative tale set in Iceland in 1829 where three, two women and a man, are sentenced for killing two men. We follow the narrative of the “jealous” woman as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Reader Reviewed Burial Rites
Hannah Kent
Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2013. September 2013 Debut of the Month. This mesmerising and evocative debut based on a true story...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2013

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