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Hannah Kent

Folklore, faith and fantasy

In her eagerly awaited follow up to Burial Rites, Hannah Kent once again illustrates her mastery in evoking an authentic voice of the past. Published in 2016, The Good People is based on a true story of a crime committed in pre-famine Ireland and the fairy folklore that was intertwined in everyday life, grappling with morality, grief and the nature of faith in a remote southwestern Irish village in the 1820s.

Hannah Kent found significant critical and commercial success with her first novel, Burial Rites, which won numerous prizes, including the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year and the People's Choice in the 2014 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards. It was also shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and the Stella Prize, to name a few, translated into nearly 30 languages and is currently being adapted to film.

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Look Who's Talking 2017