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Hannah Kent

Biography

Hannah Kent

Hannah Kent was born in Adelaide in 1895. Her first novel, BURIAL RITES, has been translated into nearly 30 languages and was shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize), the Guardian First Book Award and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Hannah is also the co-founder and publishing director of Australian literary journal Kill Your Darlings. THE GOOD PEOPLE is her second novel.

Hannah Kent

Books by Hannah Kent

by Hannah Kent - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Based on true events in 19th-century Ireland, Hannah Kent's new novel tells the story of three women, drawn together to rescue a child from a superstitious community. Nora, bereft after the death of her husband, finds herself alone and caring for her grandson Micheál, who can neither speak nor walk. A handmaid, Mary, arrives to help Nóra just as rumors begin to spread that Micheál is a changeling child who is bringing bad luck to the valley. Determined to banish evil, Nora and Mary enlist the help of Nance, an elderly wanderer who understands the magic of the old ways.

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.