Kirsten Reed was born in 1973 in Seattle. She grew up in New Zealand, Germany and various parts of the US before moving to Australia as an adult. She now lives in Maine, and works as a freelance artist and writer. The Ice Age is her first novel.
A message from Kirsten: 'This was fun. I don't read much at all when I'm writing, so I skipped the reading part (of the questions), but here are the answers I got to, below.'Kirsten Reed has lived in Seattle, New Zealand, Germany and various other places in the US, before moving t...
Maybe readers just didn’t know what kind of book The Ice Age was: the cover didn’t make it easy; were we trying too hard?
With the publication of The Ice Age, things are really starting to heat up on the critical front. Shining reviews have been coming in thick and fast, so be sure to read Kirsten Reed's stunning debut to see what it's all about.
No American road trip could be complete without a beaten-up car stereo, a glove box full of tapes, and a thousand miles of tarmac to get through them all (or, failing that, an auxiliary cable and an iPod on shuffle). To celebrate Kirsten Reed's success in being shortlisted for the Commonwealt...
It looked just the same. The world, that is. The road; the shimmering gray asphalt, pea-green grass, people's houses, people's barns, people's cars, the trees, were all unmoved and unchanged by recent events.