Hannah Kent

Favourite Australian Novels of the twenty-first century

Australian Book Review
Monday, 23 September 2019

Ten years after the first ABR FAN Poll, the second one was limited to Australian novels published since 2000 (though we received votes for recent classics such as 1984, Voss, and Monkey Grip). When voting closed in mid-September, Richard Flanagan’s Booker Prize-winning novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North emerged ...

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Amy Baillieu reviews 'The Good People' by Hannah Kent

Amy Baillieu
Friday, 23 September 2016

After reading her début novel about Agnes Magnúsdóttir, the last person to be executed in Iceland, no one is likely to pick up a book by Hannah Kent expecting a frothy comedy ...

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Bronwyn Lea reviews 'Burial Rites' by Hannah Kent

Bronwyn Lea
Sunday, 28 April 2013

A novel that can be summarised in a single, captivating sentence is a publisher’s dream. Not that ease of marketing is a reliable measure of excellence. Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse (1927), for instance – which could be described as ‘the story of a mother who dies before taking her son to visit a lighthouse, and later a woman completes a paintin ...