Michelle de Krester is an Australian novelist who was born in Sri Lanka. She was educated in Colombo, Paris and Melbourne. While working as an editor for Lonely Planet travel guides she wrote and published her first novel The Rose Grower. She was also a founding editor of the Australian Women's Book Review (1989-1992).
On our shelves:
The Hamilton case
- William Boyd, (2004), 'A Killing in Ceylon', The New York Times, May 9.
- Falconer, Delia, (2003), 'The Hamilton case', The Sydney Morning Herald, April 18.
The Life to come
- Silcox, Beejay, (2017), 'Beejay Silcox reviews 'The Life to come; by Michelle de Kretser
- Williamson, Geordie, (2017), 'Shadow play', The Weekend Australian Review, October 7-8.
The Lost dog
- Le Guin, Ursula K., (2008), 'One man and his dog', The Guardian, June 14.
- McCulloch, Alison, (200), 'Stray thoughts', The New York Times, May 4.
Questions of travel
- Juers, Evelyn, 2013, 'Tripped up, tripped out: Questions of travel by Michelle de Kretser', Sydney Review of Books, January 29.
- Moorhouse, Frank, (2013), 'Questions of travel by Michelle de Kretser, review by Frank Moorhouse', The Guardian, June 17.
The Rose grower
- Harris, Joanne, (2000), 'Pruning season', The New York Times: Books, August 27.
- 'The Rose grower', (2000), Publisher's Weekly', January
- Bradley, James, (2014), 'Michelle de Kretser brings ghost stories back to life in springtime', The Australian, November 2.
- 'Springtime: a ghost story', (2016), Publisher's Weekly, February 15,
- Gruber, Fiona, (2013), 'Michelle de Kretser: "Who travels? Who doesn't? What is home? The Guardian, June 22
- Kanowski, Sarah, (2017), 'Michelle de Kretser and the life to come', RN: Books and Arts, October 6, Available to download as an audio file. [54:54]
- Wyndham, Susan, (2012), 'The Interview: Michelle de Kretser', The Sydney Morning Herald, October 6.
Christian Stead Prize for Fiction 2014
- Questions of travel - Judges' comments
- Fitzpatrick, Stephen, 2013, 'Michele de Kretser wins Miles Franklin for Questions of Travel', The Australian, June 19.
- Convery, Stephanie, 2018, 'Miles Franklin 2018: Michelle de Krester wins $60,000 award for the second time', The Guardian, 26 August
- Perpetual: Michele de Krester's The Life to Come wins the 2018 Miles Franklin Literary Award
N.S.W. Premier's Literary Award 2014
- Rice, Deborah, (2014), 'Michelle de Kretser's Questions of travel wins Book of the Year at the NSW Premier's Literary Awards, ABC News, May 19
- Michelle de Kretser by Weng Ho Chong (2013), National Portrait Gallery. Accompanying text includes a short biography of the author