Hannah Kent’s Devotion is a sweeping historical epic that journeys from Prussia to the South Australian frontier, exploring love, longing and the pain that arises from division. The Nussbaum family are Old Lutherans forced to flee religious persecution in 19th-century Prussia for a new start in South Australia. In the face of brutal hardship, young friends Hanne Nussbaum and Thea form a bond that nothing can break. God, society and nature itself decree Hanne and Thea cannot be together. But within the impossible lies devotion. Join the acclaimed author of Burial Rites, Hannah Kent, as she discusses her latest novel.
Hannah Kent (Australian)
Hannah Kent's debut novel, Burial Rites, was translated into over 30 languages and won the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year, the Indie Awards Debut Fiction Book of the Year, and the Victorian Premier's People's Choice Award. It is currently being adapted for film by Sony TriStar. The Good People, Hannah's second novel, was translated into 10 languages and is currently being adapted for film by Aquarius Productions. Hannah's third novel, Devotion, was published in 2021.