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Hannah Kent

Biography

Hannah Kent

Hannah Kent was born in Adelaide in 1985. As a teenager she travelled to Iceland on a Rotary Exchange, where she first heard the story of Agnes Magnúsdóttir.

Hannah is the co-founder and publishing director of Australian literary journal Kill Your Darlings, and is completing her PhD at Flinders University. In 2011 she won the inaugural Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award.

BURIAL RITES is her first novel. It has been translated into 20 languages.

Hannah Kent

Books by Hannah Kent

by Hannah Kent - Fiction, Historical Fiction, History

Three women in nineteenth-century Ireland are drawn together in the hope of rescuing a child from a superstitious community. Nora finds herself alone and caring for her young grandson Micheál. Micheál cannot speak and cannot walk. Mary arrives in the valley to help Nóra just as the whispers are spreading. Determined to banish the evil in Micheal, Nora and Mary enlist the help of the elderly Nance, a recluse and wanderer once revered by her neighbors for her healing powers, but now condemned as a fraud and a threat by the new priest in town.

by Hannah Kent - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Charged with the brutal murder of her former master, Agnes is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. Only Tóti, a priest Agnes has mysteriously chosen to be her spiritual guardian, seeks to understand her. But as Agnes's death looms, the farmer's wife and their daughters learn there is another side to the sensational story they've heard.