Tag Archives: Hannah Kent

Davitt Awards 2014 Winners

Sisters in Crime Australia last night presented the 14th Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women. Although my shortlisted novel The Dying Beach didn’t win Best Adult Novel, I was delighted to see the prize go to one of my favourite Australian … Continue reading

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Davitt Awards 2014 shortlist

Sisters in Crime Australia yesterday announced its shortlist for its 14th Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women, and I was thrilled to learn that The Dying Beach made this year’s shortlist for Best Adult Novel. It’s the first time a novel of … Continue reading

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Six degrees of separation: Burial Rites

I’m taking part in a new meme for writers and book bloggers based on Hungarian writer Frigyes Karinthy’s 1929 short story ‘Chains’ in which he coined the phrases ‘six degrees of separation’. Each month, WA writers/bloggers Annabel Smith and Emma … Continue reading

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Culture Bites

This article first appeared in The Big Issue, No. 453, 7-20 March 2014 in ‘My Word’. It also appeared on The Big Issue blog. Photos are the author’s own. I was a fluoride baby. Before Melbourne’s water supply was fluoridated … Continue reading

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My year of reading 2013

I was asked for a three-book ‘best of’ list and summer reading list for a feature  in The Melbourne Review, with the stipulation that all books had to be released in 2013. (Quite by chance, the three were laid out … Continue reading

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Review: Burial Rites

This review first appeared on the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing, Ideas website: Discover the 21 Shortlisted Books for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2014. Burial Rites is based on the true story of Agnes Magnúsdóttir, the last woman to … Continue reading

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