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Hannah Kent

Australia (1985 - )

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 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 In 2011 she won the inaugural Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award.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.
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2014) : Burial Rites
Barry Awards Best First Book nominee (2014) : Burial Rites
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Book nominee (2015) : Burial Rites

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