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Kim Kelly

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‘colourful, evocative and energetic’ – Sydney Morning Herald
‘impressive research’ – Daily Telegraph
‘Why can’t more people write like this?’ – The Age

Kim Kelly is the author of seven novels exploring Australia and its history, including the acclaimed Wild Chicory and The Blue Mile, and UK Pigeonhole favourite, Paper Daisies. Her stories shine a bright light on some forgotten corners of the past and tell the tales of ordinary people living through extraordinary times.

With warmth and lyrical charm, Kim leads her readers into difficult terrain, exploring themes of bigotry, class conflict, disadvantage and violence in our shared history – issues that resonate through the social and political landscape of Australia today.

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The Blue Mile

3.84 avg rating — 208 ratings — published 2014 — 10 editions
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Wild Chicory

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Sunshine

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This Red Earth

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Jewel Sea

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Black Diamonds

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Kim: Nigel! It’s so lovely to meet you here in my little bloggy space, and especially lovely to be chatting with you about your latest novel, Bodies of Men – a war story, a story about what it is to be a man, and an unforgettable love story as well.


From the opening pages of the novel, you’ve captured such an impressive au...

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Kim Kelly and 27 other people liked Brenda's review of Sweet Bitter Cane:
Sweet Bitter Cane by G.S.  Johnston
"Amelia was only twenty years old when she was married by proxy to Italo. Her wedding was in Italy with her family – Italo was in Australia in Far North Queensland. When Amelia finally left Italy to travel to Australia to join Italo, a man she’d ne..." Read more of this review »
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Hi Ashley. Yes, walking – or any kind of meditative moving – is great for freeing up the mind to wander, and to focus more imaginatively on problems too. Because I mainly write historical fiction, I also love to search through old newspapers and p... See Full Answer
One Hundred Years of Dirt by Rick  Morton
"Wow. This is a powerful and unflinching book. Morton tells the story of his family. His dad was abused as a child and absent as a father. His mum raised three children through humiliating poverty, with one drifting into jail and drugs. And then th..." Read more of this review »
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Kim Kelly and 3 other people liked Claire's review of This Red Earth:
This Red Earth by Kim  Kelly
"Another fabulous story full of love, drama, intrigue and the beautiful and hard land that is Australia. I fell in love with the characters in this story, I lived through the good, the bad and the terrible times with them as if I were there. Once a..." Read more of this review »
Black Diamonds by Kim  Kelly
" What a beautiful review! Thank you, Claire. I'm so glad you enjoyed the tale. "
" Thanks Donna! Yes, no wonder we're kindred spirits :) x "
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