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Hannah Kent

Hannah Kent is an Australian writer known for her novels Burial Rites (2013), The Good People (2016) and Devotion (2021).

Hannah Kent reviews 'Yearning for Acceptance' by Lisha Miller

September 2008, no. 304 01 September 2008
Born in Fiji, Lisha Miller was given away to her grandparents when she was a few months old. Miller’s separation from her immediate family during her youth created intense feelings of unworthiness that continued to haunt her throughout adulthood. Yearning for Acceptance is based on these experiences. The novel evolves around the protagonist, Lanisha, as she struggles through a childhood fraught ... (read more)

Hannah Kent reviews 'Cooee: A novel' by Vivienne Kelly

April 2009, no. 310 01 April 2009
Vivienne Kelly’s short story ‘Passion Fruit’ was included in The Best Australian Stories 2007. In 2008 she won The Australian Women’s Weekly/Penguin short story competition for ‘The Third Child’. Cooee, her first novel, is further confirmation of her remarkable talent. In the deceptively simple opening, the reader is introduced to Isabel Weaving – grandmother, mother, sister, daught ... (read more)

Hannah Kent reviews 'Red Dress Walking' by S.A. Jones in brief

May 2009, no. 311 01 May 2009
Red Dress Walking is the promising début of Western Australian author S.A. Jones. A revealing look at friendships and love affairs, and the cumulative minutiae that make and break them, the novel consists of the alternating narratives of Will and Emily as they reflect upon their relationship and trace it from its unlikely origins to the coup de grâce. ... (read more)