Hannah Kent was born in Adelaide in 1985. She is the co-founder and publishing director of Australian literary journal Kill Your Darlings. In 2011 she won the inaugural Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award. She is the author of Burial Rites and The Good People.
We've picked out our favourite Icelandic and Scandinavian stories – may this be the start of a new reading journey!
From the beaches of Sussex in 1935, to the swinging sixties in London and Sicily in the 1870s, these books will take you to another time and place, wherever you’re spending the summer.
Hannah Kent, the bestselling author of Burial Rites, explains how an intriguing story of faeries and folklore that she discovered in a nineteenth-century newspaper inspired her new novel The Good People.
It's time to clear some room on your shelves, here's the best new fiction books we think you'll want to read in 2017.
From gripping debuts to essential non-fiction, there’s sure to be something here to kick start your 2017 ‘to read’ pile.
We're delighted to announce that we'll be publishing a new novel from Hannah Kent, the bestselling author of Burial Rites, in February 2017.
Some books are to be listened to – in the car, while making dinner, on the tube. Whether because they are weighty tomes you don't want to carry around or because the reading is just spot on, these are some of the best audiobooks around.
Following a recent visit to Brisbane and its many bookshops, I found myself becoming obsessed by Australian literature. In each novel, short story, or memoir that I read, there was something that fascinated me. Slowly, I realised just what had me so hooked. It was the way these writers used their...
Can books be incorporated into a fashion-oriented blog? What if their stories were interpreted in a “fashionable” way? The Modisher does just that over on her blog www.themodisher.gr. Have a look at her interpretations of some Picador books here – they're genius.
Hannah Kent's astounding novel Burial Rites, based on the true story of the last woman to be executed in Iceland, has won Literary Fiction Book of the Year at the Australian Bookseller Industry Awards and the Nielsen BookData Booksellers Choice Award at the Australian Bookseller Awa...
One of Picador's biggest debut novels of 2013, Burial Rites by Hannah Kent, is on the six-strong shortlist for the 2014 Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction.
Hannah Kent explains why a novel's landscape is so important to her as both a reader and a writer and shares her top ten picks of fictional landscapes.
Hannah Kent's Burial Rites and Lottie Moggach's Kiss Me First have both been shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award
We're so excited about Burial Rites that we had a book club to talk about it to our hearts' content. We had a few questions for author Hannah Kent about everything from Icelandic history to writing a gripping narrative; read her answers here.
What better place to celebrate the launch of Burial Rites, a wonderful, moving novel set in cold, dark Iceland, than The Thames Tunnel Shaft? Have a look at the pictures.
Jennifer Lawrence has signed up to star in a film adaptation of Hannah Kent's novel Burial Rites. Here, Hannah shares some of her photos from her time spent in Iceland, visiting the real places from the book. Burial Rites is based on the true story of a woman, Agnes Magnúsdótti...
Watch the trailer for Burial Rites by Hannah Kent and become as entranced by it as we all are.
Hannah Kent’s astonishing novel Burial Rites has been announced as the Waterstones 11 title for September 2013, a promotion is designed to uncover and champion the very best debut fiction.
In northern Iceland, 1829, Agnes Magnúsdóttir is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of two men.
In the face of sexism that is so casually doled out by the media, women's fiction continues to excel. The celebration of women's fiction is a progressive and necessary component to the world of literature and publishing.
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by @HannahFKent - 2 months ago
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by @HannahKentAuthor - 4 days ago
The Good People is now out in Spanish with Alba Editorial! Translated by the wonderful Laura Vidal.
by @HannahKentAuthor - 3 months ago
A very exciting announcement about the film adaptation of Burial Rites...
Exciting news! 'So You Want to Write', the Kill Your Darlings workshop I have been doing with Rebecc...
Japan!! At Kill Your Darlings we want to say thank you to all our members, so we're running a prize ...
by @HannahKentAuthor - 4 months ago