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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
   The House at Riverton (2006)
     aka The Shifting Fog
   The Forgotten Garden (2008)
   The Distant Hours (2010)
   The Secret Keeper (2012)
   The Lake House (2015)
   The Clockmaker's Daughter (2018)
   Homecoming (2023)
Omnibus editions
Sainsbury's Popular Fiction Award Best Novel nominee (2008) : The House at Riverton

Kate Morton recommends
The Younger Wife (2022)
Sally Hepworth
"Smart, suspenseful, brimming with secrets. This is Sally Hepworth at her unputdownable best."
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 Glass House (2020)
The Daughters of Foxcote Manor

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 Nightingale (2015)
Kristin Hannah
"A rich, compelling novel of love, sacrifice and survival."
Gold Dust (2010)
Kimberley Freeman
"A rich saga with characters you'll never forget. I couldn't put it down."

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