Kate Grenville

Kate Grenville


Kate Grenville is one of Australia's most celebrated authors. Her bestselling novels, which have won many awards and have been published around the world, include The Secret River, which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize; Lilian's Story; The Idea of Perfection, which won the Orange Prize for Fiction; and The Lieutenant. She is also the author of Searching for The Secret River, the story behind the bestselling novel. Kate Grenville's convict ancestor inspired The Secret River, and Sarah Thornhill also has its beginnings in her family history. Along with The Lieutenant, these three novels form a loose trilogy about colonial Australia. www.kategrenville.com

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    In conversation


    Kate Grenville discusses the influences behind her best-selling novel The Secret River.

  • Kate Grenville Speaks with the Guardian


    Listen as the author of Sarah Thornhill discusses personal histories, national secrets and the compulsion to apologise for the sins of our ancestors.

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  • One Life

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