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Michelle de Kretser

Born in Colombo to a Sri-Lankan family which emigrated to Australia when she was fourteen, Michelle de Kretser, taught in Montpellier, took an MA at the Sorbonne, and worked for several years as an editor. She now lives in Melbourne. Her first novel, The Rose Grower, was published in 1999.

Genres: Literary Fiction
   The Rose Grower (1999)
   The Hamilton Case (2003)
   The Lost Dog (2007)
   Questions of Travel (2013)
   The Life to Come (2018)
   Scary Monsters (2022)
Novellas and Short Stories
   Springtime (2015)
Non fiction
   On Shirley Hazzard (2020)
Michelle de Kretser recommends
Anam (2023)
André Dao
"This impressive novel illuminates lives that rarely come to the attention of readers. Braiding fiction, essay, family stories and history, the result is a profoundly moving remembrance of things past as well as an invitation to look to the future. There is kindness and insight on every page."
The Sun Walks Down (2022)
Fiona McFarlane
"Gorgeous storytelling and superb characters are among the glories of The Sun Walks Down. Fiona McFarlane is an extraordinary writer, one of the best working today. Her magnificent reworking of the lost child story showcases the profound understanding she brings to people, places and the past. I lived in this wise, majestic novel for days and never wanted it to end."
1,000 Coils of Fear (2022)
Olivia Wenzel
"An audacious and disturbing novel."

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