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Kate Morton

Australia (b.1976)

Kate Morton grew up in the mountains of south-east Queensland and lives now with her husband and three young sons in Brisbane. She has degrees in dramatic art and English literature, specialising in nineteenth-century tragedy and contemporary gothic novels. Kate harboured dreams of joining the Royal Shakespeare Company until she became sidetracked writing novels, and still feels a pang of longing each time she goes to the theatre and the house lights dim.

Kate used to hide to read when she was small, and still believes that reading should be so pleasurable it feels almost illicit. Her favourite novels are the sort that you can disappear inside, and the thing she most likes hearing from readers is that they stayed up far too late turning pages.

Genres: Historical Mystery, Mystery, Literary Fiction

Sainsbury's Popular Fiction Award Best Novel nominee (2008) : The House at Riverton

Kate Morton recommends
Gold Dust (2010)
Kimberley Freeman
"A rich saga with characters you'll never forget. I couldn't put it down."
The Nightingale (2015)
Kristin Hannah
"A rich, compelling novel of love, sacrifice and survival."
The Daughters of Foxcote Manor (2020)
Eve Chase
"A captivating mystery: beautifully written, with a rich sense of place, a cast of memorable characters, and lots of deep, dark secrets."
The Yield (2020)
Tara June Winch
"A beautifully written novel that puts language at the heart of remembering the past and understanding the present."
The Younger Wife (2022)
Sally Hepworth
"Smart, suspenseful, brimming with secrets. This is Sally Hepworth at her unputdownable best."

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