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Hannah Kent

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Hannah Kent was born in 1985 in Adelaide, Australia. She is the co-founder and publishing director of Australian literary journal Kill Your Darlings. She won the inaugural Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award (2011). Burial Rites is her first novel. It won numerous awards including the vis mere 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. Her second novel, The Good People, is being adapted into a film. She will be writing the screenplay. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af Hannah Kent

Uindviet jord (2013) 3,587 eksemplarer
The Good People (2016) 795 eksemplarer
Devotion (2021) 230 eksemplarer

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Sight Lines: UTS Writers' Anthology 2014 (2014) — Forord — 4 eksemplarer

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Kanonisk navn
Kent, Hannah
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Flinders University (PhD - Creative Writing)
Kort biografi
Hannah Kent was born in Adelaide in 1985. As a teenager she travelled to Iceland on a Rotary Exchange, where she first heard the story of Agnes Magnúsdóttir.

Hannah is the co-founder and publishing director of Australian literary journal Kill Your Darlings, and is completing her PhD at Flinders University. In 2011 she won the inaugural Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award.



The best novels transport us to new and unfamiliar places and experiences. Grim, cold, though ultimately warm, and relentlessly brutal, this is one of those novels. I'm looking forward to my next encounter with Hannah Kent.
simonpockley | 271 andre anmeldelser | Feb 25, 2024 |
Book, I'm breaking up with you. This shouldn't hurt you too much, you have lots of other conquests under your belt, but you're not right for me. The way you were described sounded intriguing, but unfortunately things went poorly from the start, when you came in all romance novel like.
"Hello, young lady." The man looked down at Steina and her filthy skirts with an air of bemusement. "I see I have interrupted you at your chores."...
Blondal slowly rose to his full height. "I have no choice," he said, his voice suddenly low and dangerous. "Your father's title comes with responsibility."
And I don't mind a slow courtship most of the time, but the way you took 100 pages to establish that people in this narrow minded place don't like loose women and "murderesses", a word I could go the rest of my life without ever hearing again following your frequent use of it, without bringing up anything very interesting, didn't establish a reason to overcome my misgivings.

And of course everyone has quirks, but there is one of yours that really bugged me, I must admit. The way you repeatedly began lines of dialogue with a two word sentence consisting of [person's name] [action]. These examples taken from a short conversation covering pages 111-113 will serve to demonstrate what I mean:

"Margret hesitated."
"Ingibjorg sighed."
"Ingibjorg smiled."
"Ingibjorg paused."
"Ingibjorg nodded."
"Margret winced."
"Ingibjorg laughed."
"Margret tittered."
"Margret snorted."

I'm sorry, it's like nails down a chalkboard for me. I just can't do it. I'm moving on with my life.
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lelandleslie | 271 andre anmeldelser | Feb 24, 2024 |
Desolate, expressive, and solemn. I listened to this on audiobook and felt like I was there in Iceland seeing this all in person. Beautiful but in the most wrenching sort of way.
deborahee | 271 andre anmeldelser | Feb 23, 2024 |
Very interesting to hear this as an audiobook, with (I presume) genuine accents. Sometimes I did have to pay very close attention.
Novels about parenting ill or disabled children will always catch my attention, and in this one the child is both.
Set in the early 1800s in rural Ireland, Nora's daughter has died and her husband brings their young son to Nora and Martin for raising. Martin dotes on the child, despite it's obvious irritability, and tries leg massage and exercise to try to return him to the ability he had a few years earlier when they last visited. Then Martin takes ill and dies. Nora, alone with a crying child, cannot cope. Her neighbor advises she hire a young girl to help, so Nora takes on Mary.
The village is beset with problems in the winter, and rumors blame the child for them. If it isn't the child, the villagers feel it must be the herbalist/midwife, Nance, who moved to their community some time ago.
Unfortunately, Nora is determined to ask Nance for help with the child, since Nance did provide some cures for family members in the past and all the doctor had to say was "there is nothing to be done". The priest also offers no help beyond prayer & a remonstrance to attend church more often. And always, when help is needed, a crofter has to calculate the payment.
As an audiobook, it is difficult to comment on the writing. I felt there were some sections that dragged, but maybe would have felt differently if I were reading. I felt indignant at the scorn shown by the 'educated' priest and doctor to the women for trying herbal remedies, some of which I know to be harmless or potentially nutritive, while others are uncertain because people used several different common names mixing deadly with potent species.
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juniperSun | 50 andre anmeldelser | Feb 5, 2024 |



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