Sarah Krasnostein

Sarah Krasnostein is the award-winning writer of The Trauma Cleaner and The Believer: Encounters with Love, Death & Faith.


Sarah Krasnostein is a writer. She is admitted to legal practice in Australia and America and holds a doctorate in criminal law. She is the best-selling author of The Trauma Cleaner, which won the Victorian Prize for Literature, the Victorian Premier’s Prize for Non- Fiction, the Australian Book Industry Award for General Non-Fiction, and the Dobbie Literary Award. It jointly won the Douglas Stewart Prize for non-fiction at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, was longlisted for the Walkley Book Award and was shortlisted for the National Biography Award, the Melbourne Prize for Literature, and the Wellcome Book Prize (UK). Her work has appeared in a variety of publications and academic journals in Australia, the UK and America. Her most recent book is The Believer: Encounters with Love, Death & Faith.

Sarah Krasnostein

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The Believer

The Trauma Cleaner