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Hannah Kent’s debut novel, Burial Rites (2013), was translated into over thirty languages and won the 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. It was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Stella Prize, the Guardian First Book Award, and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her second novel, The Good People, was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Award for Historical Fiction, the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction, and the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year. Hannah’s latest novel, Devotion, was published in 2021, and her original feature film, Run Rabbit Run, directed by Daina Reid and starring Sarah Snook, is currently in production with Carver Films.

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