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Kate Grenville


Kate Grenville is one of Australia’s most celebrated writers. Her international bestseller, The Secret River, was awarded local and overseas prizes, has been adapted for the stage and as an acclaimed television miniseries and is now a much-loved classic. Kate’s other novels include Sarah Thornhill, The Lieutenant, Dark Places and the Orange Prize–winner The Idea of Perfection. Her most recent books are two works of non-fiction, One Life: My Mother’s Story and The Case Against Fragrance. She has also written three books about the writing process. In 2017, Grenville was awarded the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature.