Kate Grenville





Kate Grenville


Born
in Sydney, Australia
October 14, 1950

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Kate Grenville is one of Australia's best-known authors. She's published eight books of fiction and four books about the writing process. Her best-known works are the international best-seller The Secret River, The Idea of Perfection, The Lieutenant and Lilian's Story (details about all Kate Grenville's books are elsewhere on this site). Her novels have won many awards both in Australia and the UK, several have been made into major feature films, and all have been translated into European and Asian languages.


Average rating: 3.74 · 20,202 ratings · 2,274 reviews · 21 distinct works · Similar authors
The Secret River

3.78 avg rating — 11,394 ratings — published 2005 — 48 editions
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The Lieutenant

3.64 avg rating — 2,406 ratings — published 2007 — 35 editions
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The Idea of Perfection

3.61 avg rating — 2,082 ratings — published 2001 — 21 editions
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Sarah Thornhill

3.74 avg rating — 1,686 ratings — published 2011 — 23 editions
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Lilian's Story

3.65 avg rating — 900 ratings — published 1984 — 20 editions
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One Life: My Mother's Story

3.93 avg rating — 517 ratings — published 2015 — 9 editions
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Dark Places

3.61 avg rating — 378 ratings — published 1994 — 17 editions
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Searching For The Secret River

3.97 avg rating — 321 ratings — published 2006 — 9 editions
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Joan Makes History

3.31 avg rating — 165 ratings — published 1988 — 15 editions
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The Writing Book: A Workboo...

3.79 avg rating — 148 ratings — published 1993 — 6 editions
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Thornhill Family (3 books)
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UQP Modern Classics (1 book)
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“Everything in his life had come down to the sensation of her fingers against his. The person he was, the history he carried within himself, every joy and grief he had ever experienced, slipped way like an irrelevant garment. He was nothing but skin, speaking to another skin, and between the skins there was no need to find any words.”
Kate Grenville, The Lieutenant

“Anyone can be lovely, but you are rare.”
Kate Grenville, Lilian's Story

“What an astonishing thing, that her praise filled his heart.”
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