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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
Non fiction
Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2008) : The Lost Dog
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2009) : The Lost Dog
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (2014) : Questions of Travel

Michelle de Kretser recommends
The Better Son (2016)
Katherine Johnson
"The Better Son maps an emotional landscape as shifting and precarious as the Limestone Country so splendidly evoked here. Katherine Johnson is a sure-footed guide to lives hallowed out by secrets that reach deep into the past."
The Mission House (2020)
Carys Davies
"Tender, playful, piercing, light-footed—this is an irresistible novel."
1,000 Coils of Fear (2022)
Olivia Wenzel
"An audacious and disturbing novel."

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