Kate Grenville

Kate Grenville is one of Australia’s finest writers. Her early works, which include Lilian’s Story, Dark Places and Joan Makes History, have become modern classics and are admired by critics and readers around the world.

Her 1992 novel, The Idea of Perfection, was a bestseller and winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, Britain’s most valuable literary award.

In 2006 Kate Grenville was awarded the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for The Secret River, and the novel was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Kate lives in NSW.


The writer in a time of change

EssayA WHILE AGO I went to a lecture on geothermal power. Afterwards I got talking to the man sitting next to me, a retired professor of physics. When I told him I was a writer, his face lit up....

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