I’m so delighted that The Paper House has been longlisted for the Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year, alongside the most wonderful group of other books and authors.
I mean, holy shit, I won! With so much gratitude to the other brilliant shortlistees, the incredible judges, The Saturday Paper, Aesop, my wonderful sister who accepted the award on my behalf, and everyone who’s ever read anything of mine.
I couldn’t be more excited to announce that my essay is one of five shortlisted for The Horne Prize, a “major essay prize” from The Saturday Paper and Aesop.
What a great thrill to have this piece (originally in From the Outer) included alongside writers like Helen Garner, Fiona Wright, Richard Flanagan and Clive James!
I’m so excited to work with Picador’s new publisher, Geordie Williamson, on my second novel The Gulf, out in mid-2017.
16.9.16 Hannah Kent in conversation with Anna Spargo-Ryan
I’m very excited to be speaking with Hannah about her new book, The Good People, in Beaumaris on October 19 at 7:30pm. SOLD OUT.
16.7.16 The Weekend Australian review
Australian fiction: from fractured families to cli-fi
Three new Australian books reviewed (including mine!)
We talked about writing, poetics, mental illness and the combination of all these things.
A really wonderful review from Kylie Maslen at book-plate.
A very generous review of The Paper House from Gretchen Shirm, author of Where the Light Falls.