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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. Grenville’s other novels include Sarah Thornhill, The Lieutenant, Dark Places and the Orange Prize winner The Idea of Perfection.
In 2020 she returns to the first years of European colonisation in Australia with A Room Made of Leaves, an alternative memoir of Elizabeth Macarthur.
Kate has also written non-fiction, including One Life: My Mother’s Story and The Case Against Fragrance, as well as three books about the writing process.
In 2017 Grenville was awarded the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature.
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