Australian Authors

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Kent, Hannah (1985-)

Hannah Kent is a young contemporary Australian writer whose first novel Burial Rites met with international acclaim. Kent's draft of the novel won the inaugural Writing Australia unpublished Manuscript Award. This led to a round of vigorous bidding wars between Australian and overseas publishers. Burial Rites has proved to be a publishing sensation, gaining favourable reviews for this first novel.

Library Resources
eReserve
AV Resources
Web Resources

Library Resources

On the shelves

Serial publication

On our shelves

  • Kill your darlings (KYD). Along with Rebecca Starford, Hannah Kent launched this cultural publication in 2010. The Library commenced a subscription for KYD in 2015.

Online

Study notes

Burial rites

eReserve

AV Resources

Web Resources

Study notes

Reviews

Burial rites

  • Ethington, Ben, 2013, 'The Real deal' in Sydney Review of Books, 8 November
  • Moss, Sarah, 2013, 'Burial rites by Hannah Kent: Hannah Kent's tightly plotted debut leaves its reader immersed in the Icelandic winter of 1829', The Guardian, 3 August

The Good People

  • Lu, Donna, 2016, 'Folklore and order: Hannah Kent dives into an Irish world of faith and fantasy', The Guardian, 26 September.

Interviews

General

Historical background

  • May it do you good: Agnes Magnusdottir, the life and execution of an Icelandic peasant, 2013, Herring and class struggle1 December