Hannah Kent

Hannah Kent is the award-winning author of three novels. The most recent is Devotion.


Hannah Kent’s first novel, the international bestseller, Burial Rites, was translated into more than 30 languages and won the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year, the Indie Awards Debut Fiction Book of the Year, the ABA Nielsen Bookdata Booksellers Choice Award, the Victorian Premier’s People’s Choice Award and the FAW Christina Stead Award. It is currently being adapted for film by Sony TriStar. Hannah’s second novel The Good People was also translated into many languages and is currently being adapted for film by Aquarius Productions. Her most recent book, Devotion, was published in October 2022.

Hannah Kent

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Burial Rites