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Hannah Kent

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Hannah Kent was born in Adelaide in 1985. Her first novel, the international bestseller, Burial Rites (2013), was translated into 30 languages and was shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize) and the Guardian First Book Award. It won the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year, the Indie Awards Debut Fiction Book of the Year and the Victorian Premier's People's Choice Award, and was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

Hannah's second novel, The Good People was published in 2016 (ANZ) and 2017 (Feb, UK; Sept, North America). It was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, the Indie Book Award for Fiction and the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year. It
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Did you know that Burial Rites has now been translated into 30 languages? I chatted with Macquarie Dictionary on their podcast 'Word for Word' about what it feels like to see my first novel appear in languages I can't understand, as well as my love of Icelandic.

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“To know what a person has done, and to know who a person is, are very different things.”
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“I can turn to that day as though it were a page in a book. It’s written so deeply upon my mind I can almost taste the ink.”
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“It’s not fair. People claim to know you through the things you’ve done, and not by sitting down and listening to you speak for yourself.”
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